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Three Utah counties among the fastest growing in the nation

Salt Lake City, UT (March 23, 2017) – Today, the US Census Bureau reported that three Utah counties, San Juan County, Wasatch, and Juab, were among the fastest growing in the nation.   Read More

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March Newsmaker Breakfast: The Utah-Mexico Relationship

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute invites you to its next “Newsmaker Breakfast,” a monthly event highlighting current issues impacting the State of Utah. The event will be held in the Ivory Ballroom of the Thomas S. Monson Center. A light breakfast will be served.  Read More

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“February Newsmaker Breakfast: The State of the Media in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities”

Featured Guests:

Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune 

Doug Wilks, Editor, Deseret News

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute announces its next “Newsmaker Breakfast,” a monthly event highlighting current issues impacting the State of Utah. The event will be held in the Ivory Ballroom of the Thomas S. Monson Center. A light breakfast will be served.  Read More

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Newsmaker Breakfast: “Autism in Utah and Around the World: Prevalence, Progress & Challenges

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute will host a discussion on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts a greater proportion of the Utah population than the nation as a whole, as part of its monthly Newsmaker Breakfast series. The forum will include recommended steps policymakers can take to address what has been called an epidemic.

The newsmaker for the event will be Eric Fombonne, a psychiatrist, epidemiologist and leading expert on ASD at Oregon Health & Science University. Fombonne has completed ground-breaking studies of autism throughout the world and focuses on the prevalence of ASD, possible causes and potential treatments.

The event is free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be served.

Please RSVP at gardnerinstitute@utah.edu. 

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Gardner Policy Institute to host discussion on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Salt Lake City, Utah (Jan. 10, 2017) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute will host a discussion on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts a greater proportion of the Utah population than the nation as a whole, as part of its monthly Newsmaker Breakfast series. The forum will include recommended steps policymakers can take to address what has been called an epidemic. Read More

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Utah’s population increased by nearly 60,000 between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016

Salt Lake City (December 8, 2016) — Utah’s population increased by 57,402 people between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, according to new population estimates released by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. Read More

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Newsmaker Breakfast: A Conversation with Senator Mike Lee

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute invites you to its next “Newsmaker Breakfast,” a monthly event highlighting current issues impacting the State of Utah. The event will be held in the Ivory Ballroom of the Thomas S. Monson Center. A light breakfast will be served beginning at 8am. Read More