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Climate change will make pollen season more unpleasant – ABC4 Utah

Climate change has already lengthened allergy season and increased pollen counts, but you haven’t sneezed anything yet. University of Michigan climatologists looked at 15 different plant pollens in the United States and used computer simulations to calculate how likely the allergy season will get worse by the year 2100. That’s …

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Poll: Utahns mixed on state of economy amid inflation worries

When it comes to the current state of the economy, it turns out that Utahans are far more optimistic about what’s happening in their home state compared to the rest of the country. But opinions are almost evenly divided on the actual performance of the local economy. A new statewide …

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U. enters ‘Engineering Rose Bowl’ with deal that expands research opportunities

A partnership with a national lab gives the University of Utah the ability to research cybersecurity. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) John Wagner, director of the Idaho National Laboratory, speaks with Taylor Randall, president of the University of Utah, after a press conference on the partnership between the …

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5 of the best Utah-bound athlete moments at the 2022 Olympics

More than 80 Olympians with ties to Utah have competed in the 2022 Winter Olympics, with nearly every day of competition in Beijing featuring someone with ties to Beehive State. From Nathan Chen to Erin Jackson, Utah-bound athletes produced many memorable moments at the 2022 Olympics. Here are five of …

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Fewer accidents after Utah sets toughest DUI law in US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Road deaths declined in Utah after the state enacted the nation’s toughest drunk driving laws five years ago, a new study finds. published Friday by a US government agency. The findings, which relate to deaths involving alcohol and not alcohol, provide initial validation for conservative …

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Biden’s approval rating: How Utah voters feel

President Joe Biden fares slightly better in the latest Deseret News/Hinckley Institute poll among Utah voters as he enters his second year in office after a rocky first. The new poll found 37% of Utahns approved of the president’s job performance, while 57% disapproved. Another 7% don’t know. This makes …

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Going to college pays off in more ways than one

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes With Utah’s scorching economy, locals are considering the value of a college education more carefully than ever. Today’s employers desperately need workers, and it’s tempting for many to jump straight into the job market. While requiring an investment of time and effort, a college education …

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Despite Lower Growth Rates, Population Expected to Grow | Utah News

By SHELLEY K. MESCH, The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Although they predict a slower rate of growth over the next few decades, researchers at the University of Utah still predict a population increase over the next 40 years. Utah had the highest growth rate of any …

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Top news from Utah in 2021

Just like 2020, the year 2021 will always be associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Utah has lost nearly 3,800 people to the virus. But there was also plenty of other news in 2021 – both good and bad. In January, Utah began the New Year with a new …

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U’s graphic design students challenge the fast-paced fashion industry with a used clothing swap – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Cyan larson (Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle) The Worn Again Clothing Swap took place on December 8 in the Gould Auditorium of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. This event was part of a sustainable design practice class, as taught by graphic …

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Has Utah’s Tourism Industry Recovered From COVID-19? The report details the ups and downs

After a decade of steady growth and record numbers, the pandemic has proven to be a drag on Utah’s tourism industry, which has seen widespread declines in visits and revenues in 2020. The forecast looks better for 2021, however. And while some tourism-dependent industries experienced a financial decline during the …

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What are President Joe Biden’s approval ratings? Poll shows how Utahns feel

President Joe Biden’s job performance rating continues to languish among voters in Utah. A new Deseret News / Hinckley Institute of Politics poll found that just 32% of state residents approve of the way the president does his job, while 63% disapprove, with just over half strongly disapproving. Presidents often …

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Ken Sanders’ bookstore, forced to move by developers, finds home at Leonardo

After nearly two years of research, while struggling to keep his business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake City bookseller and counter-culture icon Ken Sanders has found a new home for his eponymous store: Leonardo. Somewhere in 2022, Rare books by Ken Sanders will open a store at the …

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Business beat | The spokesperson-magazine

Banking First Interstate Bank has promoted Lauri Mathew to the senior director of the loans department, senior vice-president. Mathews will oversee loan management functions for consumer loan, commercial, mortgage, small business administration and specialty products. She has over 20 years of experience in credit. Health care Providence has selected Susan …

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Raising awareness about diabetes | @theU

Adapted from an originally published Good Notes blog post here. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, but for people living with the disease, there is no month, week, day or even time when they are not. fully aware diabetes. For the most part, it will last the rest of their …

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Finicity’s open banking platform connects customer financial data to applications

Steve Smith and Nick Thomas are best described as fintech pioneers, two Utahns who started out Finicity in 2000, a fintech company recently acquired by Mastercard, a Fortune 500 company doing business in 200 countries, not to mention one of Utah’s largest acquirers. When I asked Smith about the inspiration …

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Native Four Corners potato makes a comeback

When you think of the diet of the ancient indigenous peoples of North America, you probably think of squash, beans and corn – the famous three sisters. Potatoes probably don’t come to mind. But recent archaeological research has revealed that at least one potato was part of the North American …

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Don’t think stories about higher education aren’t worth it

More and more across the country, there is a growing feeling that a college education is not worth the time or the money. These opinions persist even though data repeatedly shows us that increased education leads to increased income over a person’s lifetime, and this is just one of the …

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Everyone wins when we lift families out of poverty

A popular axiom is that if you are unlucky economically, all you need to do is cheer yourself up. The implication is that his economic fortunes are entirely in his control. If this were true, we would have almost no poverty. The truth is more nuanced and complicated. Yes, personal …

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Bam Bam’s BBQ Planning Special Tailgate Event with Utah Pig Bus to celebrate the life of Aaron Lowe and Ty Jordan

(Photo: 247Sports) When tragedy strikes, we rely on our friends, family and neighbors to pull us out. We rarely expect solace and help from our archenemies, but when it does, it can be one of the most powerful aids we can hope to receive. As we learn that the University …

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Location and change in environment affect rates of depression and anxiety – The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah’s physical location attracts hikers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, but also a group of environmental activists concerned about saving their places of life from climate change. According to professors and students, the current environment and how it evolves can affect mental health and rates of depression, anxiety …

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COVID-19 has environmental takeaways – The Daily Utah Chronicle

COVID-19, while catastrophic and disruptive in many ways, has forced the world to dramatically change its ways. The protocols of the COVID era have given us insight into our relationship and our dependence on the environment. More importantly, it has shown us that there is a lot we can do …

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Coal resources in the Uinta basin could be used for electronics and renewable energy products

Coal has always been an important resource and an economic engine in northeast Utah. Now researchers at the University of Utah are studying alternative uses, as well as other critical mineral deposits near the Uinta Basin. They hope to find and transform the raw resources into materials that can be …

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How two brothers from a small coal mining town built the main solar platform

LEHI, UTAH, United States, September 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The story of one of the country’s major solar rigs begins ironically in a small mining town of Colstrip, Montana. Brothers and co-founders, Will (CEO) and Dave Anderson (CMO) were brought up in the face of the reality of the energy …

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Utah’s booming population, impacts of aging infrastructure on air pollution are a growing concern

As part of Utah’s 5th Annual Climate Week, panelists met after the premiere of a local documentary to discuss air pollution on Tuesday. (Mark Wetzel, KSL) SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Senator Derek Kitchen raised ‘red flags’ regarding the future of the state’s air quality during a panel following the …

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A teddy bear gets a helping hand

Orphan cubs have a better chance of living, thanks to the combined efforts of Utah State University, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) and the National Center Predator Research Center USDA Wildlife Research. Each year, the Department of Wildlife Resources coordinates the relocation and rehabilitation of young bears who …

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Utah football got the win it needed – but fumbles, injuries and other issues are piling up

After the week the University of Utah football program had, after the two games he had just lost, he needed a win. The Utes got the win they needed, an ugly, error-filled 24-13 decision against Washington State in which they survived seven trial and error. Some would argue that Utah …

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Crimson Nights returns with festivities and free food – the Daily Utah Chronicle

After nearly a year and a half of Zoom events, the Union Programming Council has once again hosted Crimson Nights at the A. Ray Olpin Union, along with a crowd of approximately 3,000 University of Utah students who attended on August 27. Provided with entertainment, music, free food, and opportunities …

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Salt Lake City is one of the biggest winners of the past decade

Sep 18, 2021 Salt lake city “IT PROTECTED LINKS behind its mountains of ramparts, sheltered from physical and intellectual storms on both coasts, ”Wallace Stegner wrote of Salt Lake City. The novelist associated his adopted hometown, where he spent much of the 1920s and 1930s, with an “isolationism” and “provincialism” …

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Space Symposium: Catalyst Campus Has Big Growth Plans, Including Nationwide Expansion | Business

Six years after turning an old, near-vacant train station into a hub for space and tech startups, Kevin O’Neil has even more ambitious plans for his Catalyst Campus business park. Construction is slated to begin early next year on a sixth office building in the 12-acre business park on the …

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Is Utah the Worst State for Women’s Equality? Here’s what the numbers show.

Editor’s Note: This article is one of a series examining the status of women in Utah. Read the editorial explaining the project. Utah is regularly called the worst state for women’s equality, and this ranking is often due to these factors in the lives of the women who live here: …

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It’s time to cleanse the sacred air

Because the current Drought conditions in the southwest are worse than any spring in the past 21 years, utah state faces potentially devastating situation forest fire season. Ultimately, this situation is a harbinger of our future as mega-lice due to climate change. It’s easy to blame the fossil fuel companies …

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Environmental Humanities Program Hosts Essay Workshop and Authors’ Discussion Series – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Edible gardens on the University of Utah campus. (Chronicle Archives) The University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program is hosting a new series of six-part writing workshops this spring, focusing on the intersection of gardening, ecology, and social justice. The idea for the event started with a group of graduate students …

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox Plans To Focus On These 3 Things Over His Next 100 Days

With the legislative session behind him and the Utah vaccine rollout well underway, here’s what Cox will look to. (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Governor Spencer Cox is holding a media availability at the Salt Lake City Capitol on Friday, March 5, 2021, the last day of the …

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Equity and diversity among the keys to economic success in Utah, according to a panel

For the Beehive State to maintain its current level of economic prosperity, ensuring that people of various circumstances have the opportunity to participate in that success will be key, a panel of Utah leaders said on Wednesday. Research by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute showed that in 2015, 79% …

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A look at Governor Cox’s progress during his first 100 days in office

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – It’s been 100 days since Spencer J. Cox took office as 18e Governor of Utah. “I think the Governor and Lieutenant Governor could not be happier,” Governor Cox Director of Communications Jennifer Napier-Pearce told ABC4. “Obviously, COVID-19 is our top priority and it took a …

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Main Street Pillars: How Some US States Have Used Crisis Lending

Through Howard schneider, Timothy Aeppel (Reuters) – As the coronavirus crisis gripped the U.S. economy and Congress approved hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency small business loans, Utah builder Clark Ivory knew what tell his local colleagues. FILE PHOTO: Empty restaurant tables sit in a Pennsylvania Avenue plaza during …

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