Aug 7, 2019 12:14 pm MDTUtah charter school students 5 times more likely to get chickenpox, report says A report from the Utah Department of Health finds that vaccination rates for students at Utah charter schools are lower than those at public schools, meaning charter students are five times more likely than public school students to get chickenpox.
Lauren Bennett graduated from Utah State University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in print journalism. She was the news director for The Utah Statesman, Utah State University's student-run newspaper, and was a news reporter for Utah Public Radio. Talking to people, getting to the bottom of things and keeping communities informed are just a few of the many things Lauren loves about reporting.
Jun 13, 2019 4:41 pm MDTMeditation helps treat and even prevent opioid addiction, University of Utah studies show The implications of mindfulness don't just help people overcome addiction — it can potentially reduce the actual pain in those suffering from chronic pain, according to the lead researcher behind new University of Utah studies.
May 24, 2019 7:06 pm MDTFired Sandy police chief settles with city for $100K After former Sandy Police Chief Kevin Thacker was fired last year amid inappropriate hugging allegations, he threatened to sue the city for defamation. The city paid him $100K in a settlement but stood by original statements.
May 22, 2019 2:50 pm MDTMontana trooper injured in shooting and hospitalized in Utah returns home "Thank you Utah, we love you and you're now all honorary citizens of the state of Montana," said Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, sharing his gratitude for Utah's support of trooper Wade Palmer, who was shot on duty in Montana and treated in Utah.
May 20, 2019 5:06 pm MDTIllinois truck driver who suffered heart attack on Utah road thanks those who saved his life Monday brought an emotional reunion between John Lindsey and the strangers who saved his life, filled with hugs and a few tears at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, where he was treated.