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Fall is an underrated season for flower gardening. Plants adjust better when they're not blooming, and winter precipitation helps them get established.
State of play: That means now is a good time to start thinking about landscape plants.
From hot air balloons to dinosaurs, check out these fun events happening in Salt Lake County this weekend.
What's happening: Witness a different kind of rainbow in the sky at Sandy's annual hot air balloon festival.
Intermountain Healthcare CEO Marc Harrison is stepping down after six years leading Utah's biggest health care system.
Why it matters: Intermountain is where at least half of Utahns get their healthcare.
Salt Lake County Council member Dave Alvord is facing backlash on Twitter over inaccurate medical claims he posted in regard to how fetuses are developed in the womb.
Background: Alvord, a Republican who served as mayor of South Jordan, said babies are not part of women's bodies and claimed umbilical cords and placentas do not connect to women.
The Salt Lake County Health Department is working with LGBTQ rights organizations to frame public health messaging around the spread of monkeypox and the availability of vaccines.
Driving the news: While U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra has urged every American to take monkeypox seriously, the outbreak has disproportionately impacted men who have sex with men.
About a quarter of young adults who grew up in Salt Lake City packed their bags and moved to other parts of the state or the West Coast by the age of 26, according to census data.
Details: Axios looked at a Center of Economic Studies analysis of census migration data comparing where Salt Lake City residents lived at the age of 16 to where they moved by 26.
Lower-income Utahns have more higher-income friends than do residents of almost any other state, according to a study published last week in the journal Nature.
Why it matters: Children from low-income families who have wealthier friends are more likely to have economic mobility as adults, the study found.
Sean Whalen, owner and founder of Lions Not Sheep, is calling "complete and utter bull—" on the FTC's latest claims.
Context: In May, the federal commission alleged the Utah-based apparel company removed "Made in China" tags from their products and replaced them with "Made in USA" labels.