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Fan boat drives across the Great Salt Lake

Lake questions: Does greater salinity lead to more evaporation in the Salt Lake?

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Local experts answer community questions about the water levels, salinity and health impacts of Great Salt Lake.
A bus waiting at the Redwood campus pick-up

UTA will adjust bus routes and schedules due to a shortage of drivers, affecting...

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A driver shortage forced Utah Transit Authority to adjust several bus routes, including two routes that stop at Salt Lake Community College campuses.
Hundreds of birds fly over a lake with mountains in the background

Lake questions: How can locals help the Great Salt Lake?

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This week’s edition of lake questions explores what locals can do to help the Great Salt Lake.
Side view of Salt Lake City police vehicles

Police investigating shooting near South City Campus

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The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday near the South City Campus.
Two audience members, seated left, listen to panel discussion

Former chair of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation details Salt Lake’s historical significance

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Darren Parry, former chair of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation, discussed his people's relationship with the Great Salt Lake during a panel discussion on Sept. 28.
Mountains in background, lake and phragmites in foreground

Lake questions: How does drought and population growth affect the Salt Lake crisis?

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Local experts answer questions about the effects of drought and population growth on the Great Salt Lake, as well as the state of climate science in public schools.
Campus of Brigham Young University in the fall of 2020, photographed from the 4th floor of the Joseph F. Smith Building

Walkout to protest religious colleges’ discrimination of LGBTQ students set for Oct. 11

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The Black Menaces have organized a walkout on National Coming Out Day to protest LGBTQ+ discrimination at religious institutions of higher education, such as Brigham Young University.
Man reaches down to collect pieces of trash from lakebed

Lake questions: What will it take to save the Great Salt Lake?

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Learn more about the plan to restore water levels at the Great Salt Lake and the different government agencies involved in the lake's management.
Financial aid information center board with fliers of various colors

Without an exact date, the student debt relief application is set to arrive in...

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Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education said the student debt relief application will launch in "early October."
Person crouches down to pick up garbage

SLCC students show up for the Salt Lake during this year’s coastal cleanup

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Six members of the SLCC environmental and sustainability club participated in the Friends of Great Salt Lake cleanup on Sept. 17.
Three people walk along the lake bed looking for garbage

Lake questions: What are the effects of a dried Great Salt Lake on locals...

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This week, local experts answer questions about the effects of a desiccated Great Salt Lake on locals and wildlife.
Matheson Courthouse Building in Salt Lake

What’s the state of abortion in Utah, and what resources are available to students?

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Learn about Utah’s current abortion laws as well as the reproductive health resources available to students at Salt Lake Community College.