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Executive Order Assigns Agricultural Task Force

President Donald Trump recently signed the Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America.

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While the U.S. Senate is debating national juvenile justice reform, Utah’s lawmakers have announced the formation of a committee to oversee the state’s own changes to the system.

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The Trump Administration released its proposal to balance the country’s budget over the next decade on Tuesday – and said it will require large cuts to domestic programs to do that. More than $800 billion would be slashed from Medicaid by 2027.

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Authorities say they are searching for the four people who are suspected of stealing an 800-pound bronze statue depicting two Mormon leaders.

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Mormon officials say 89-year-old church president Thomas S. Monson is no longer coming to meetings at church offices regularly because of limitations related to his age.

Utah Works: If You'll Listen, I'll Tell

May 24, 2017

After 33 years in the military and 27 in law enforcement, Kay Hargis can now concentrate on his real passion -- sharing lessons from history at the Ogden and Hill Air Force Base museums.

Optimism High For Utah Small Businesses

May 24, 2017
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According to a new study, small business owners in Utah should be happy with what the future holds. The study shows that for every one pessimistic business owner here, there are thirteen who are optimistic.

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Cache County Sheriff Lt. Mike Peterson said an investigation into the case involving a child drowning has concluded the death was an accident.

Tuesday the office released a written statement naming the victim, Titan Chavez. Peterson said the 2-year-old from Brigham City walked away from his family while camping in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The boy was found Sunday afternoon less than a half-mile from the campsite in the Left Hand Fork Tributary.

Summer Reading Programs Help Utah Students

May 23, 2017

Libraries throughout Utah are preparing summer reading programs to help students stay connected. Depending on where you live, programs often include more than just reading books. Some programs may also incorporate technology and the use of art to educate and entertain.

Melinda Barlow, a librarian at the Uintah County Library in Vernal, wants to see the children in her community reading throughout the summer.

Virtual Walking Tours Feature USU Sculptures

May 23, 2017
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The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art has a virtual walking tour of more than a dozen sculptures found throughout the Utah State University Logan campus. The tour illuminates the meaning behind various statues seen regularly by students and the local community.

You might think that a cold spring would mean a late frost, but in fact regional spring temperatures and the last day with frost are unrelated.  

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Utah Works is a new series of short stories about the way we work in Utah, told in participants’ own words.

As Utah Public Radio begins research for a new original series, we want your knowledge and opinions.

Utah is a state endowed with many natural wonders. Hear about it on this weekly nature series. Check out the latest episodes.

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A school district near Houston has apologized after a 13-year-old student received an award declaring her "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist."

The award was one of several "insensitive and offensive fake mock awards," the Channelview Independent School District said in a statement, and the teachers in question have been disciplined, KHOU in Houston reports.

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Denis Johnson, the author behind the seminal collection Jesus' Son, has died at the age of 67. Jeff Seroy, a spokesperson for Johnson's publisher, Farrar Straus and Giroux, confirmed that the National Book Award-winning novelist died Thursday but offered no further details.

"Denis was one of the great writers of his generation," FSG's president and publisher, Jonathan Galassi, said in a statement Friday. "He wrote prose with the imaginative concentration and empathy of the poet he was."

On Friday, Hillary Clinton addressed the graduating class of her alma mater, Wellesley College.

She used the opportunity to wade into current politics and direct a few jokes at President Trump.

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