Utah Stories Top 5

17 Arrests Were Made At The University of Utah’s Pro-Palestine Rally Utah Stories Top 5 5/1/24

On today’s top 5, we discuss The University of Utah’s Pro-Palestine protests, along with the many other colleges protesting.


  1. The Lights Fest, Sky Lantern Festival Is Coming To Utah 

The Lights Fest, a family-friendly sky lantern festival, is hosting the event right outside of St. George for Mother’s Day weekend. Guests will be provided with biodegradable lanterns and located at  970 Peppermill Palms Boulevard, Littlefield, Ariz. 86432. 

  1. Utah Has The Sixth Biggest Decline In Homeownership Over The Past Ten Years 

According to a study done by real estate experts, Agent Advice, a recent housing vacancy and homeownership survey from a census data to determine which states have had increases and decreases in homeownership from 2014 to 2023. Utah has the sixth biggest decrease in homeownership with a -2.12% change. 

  1. 17 arrests were made at The University of Utah’s Pro-Palestine Rally 

What began as a peaceful protest at The University of Utah’s peaceful Pro-Palestine protest, turned into a riot, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. According to The Tribune’s article, the school’s police department detailed that 17 students were arrested. The U is not the first university in the states to protest with many other university’s students organizing similar protests. 

  1. Democratic Nominee Will Step Down After Claiming He Is Anti Joe Biden 

Utah Democrats nominated an anti-Joe Biden candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, who has already said he will step aside, and let the party pick a replacement, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Brian Adams, the candidate, said to The Tribune that he will step down if nominated. To read more on this story go to The Tribune’s website. 

  1. Dangerous Crash in Provo? 

Careful on the roads in Provo. Provo has some of the strangest news stories. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that they have some of the highest abuse of over-the-counter drugs in the nation. Two suspects (a man and a woman) were on the run from the police when they pulled off some Dukes-of-Hazzard style evasion tactics. The crash created a diversion which thwarted police efforts to stop them.

*Content for this article curated from other sources.

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