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Utah State University Receives Legislative Funding For Building Renovation

Two years ago, Utah State University received legislative funding to build a new Life Sciences building on the Logan main campus. As the building nears completion, focuses are shifting towards its neighbor-- the Biology and Natural Resources building, or BNR.

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Utah Teen Has A 'Kind' Approach To Prevent School Violence

Mar 16, 2018
Utah teen Elizabeth Busdicker has a nicer solution to prevent violence in schools.
Busdicker Family

Earlier this week thousands of high school students walked out of class, calling for safer schools and stronger gun control legislation. One Utah student joined the smaller movement of students across the nation to stay inside their schools.

Richard Elliott plays the Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ


A 1967 Holtkamp Organ is the featured instrument at the annual Campbell Organ Festival in Logan. Richard Elliott, principal organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be performing a few of his original works in the recently renovated Daines Concert Hall on the Utah State University campus this Friday.


Mental health can be difficult to discuss, which is why McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden wanted a more approachable way to address the topic. 

A group of residents living in a community near southern Utah's Zion National Park are concerned about a proposed plan to pave and widen a local road. Washington County and Utah Department of Transportation officials are holding an information meeting about the plan on Friday and predict it will be greeted by protestors.

Utah Rock-Hiding Group Creates Geocache-like App

Mar 15, 2018
Sonya Reid, 801Rocks

A Facebook search for "rock hiding groups" will bring up community pages from around the country. These groups encourage people to hide rocks they’ve painted and then post clues on social media for others to find.

Rep. Rob Bishop Votes Yes On Bill Aimed To Improve School's Safety

U.S. Representative Rob Bishop has voted in favor of a house resolution, which will provide funding to make public schools more safe. 

Mitt Romney meets with USU students
Matilyn Mortenson

Students on the Utah State University Logan campus had an opportunity to shake hands with a former governor, Olympic organizer and past presidential candidate Wednesday.


“This is just the beginning,” West High School Liz Love told the crowd gathered in front of the school. “Today, by walking out, we are telling our leaders and our lawmakers that we are watching and we are listening and we demand change.”

A Utah bill that would have allowed for the importation of cheaper pharmaceutical drugs into the United States was debated during the 2018 legislative session. House bill 163 failed, but there is an increased interest by some companies to find market-driven ways to bring down the cost of medications

Andrea Smardon

Our series LGBTQ: Off The Grid, explores the far corners of Utah where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and those questioning their sexuality are often isolated and unseen. In this story, a family turns a Mormon tradition on its head to create a gathering place for LGBTQ teenagers. 


The 4-part UPR Original Series LGBTQ: Off The Grid explores the often unseen and unaddressed aspects of rural life for LGBTQ individuals and their families.

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a Republican challenge to the newly drawn Pennsylvania congressional map ahead of the 2018 elections.

The decision means Republicans have few, if any, options remaining to try to stem a map that will almost certainly result in Democrats picking up potentially three or four seats and could make half a dozen or more competitive.

Tuesday is the filing deadline for candidates for Pennsylvania's April 26 primaries.

If you want to cut your risk of catching the flu on your next flight, pick a window seat and stay put.

That's a key take-home message of a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"I have always chosen window seats," says Vicki Hertzberg, a biostatistician at Emory University, who co-led the research. "But after this study, I have stopped moving around as much on flights."

Sherry Alvarez says she knew there was something different about her son since he was about 9 months old. Back then Sherry says his pediatrician told her there was nothing to worry about, " 'Boys are a little slower than girls, so let's just wait until his second birthday.' " We aren't using Sherry's son's name to protect his privacy.

By her son's second birthday, Sherry says she was getting desperate. She didn't know why he wasn't talking yet or showing affection like other kids. At 2 1/2, he was referred to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Authorities say a fourth device that exploded in Austin, Texas, this month indicates a "serial bomber" — and one who is more sophisticated than the earlier bombs suggested.

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A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

The car was in autonomous mode but had a human riding along to take control of the vehicle if necessary, according to the Tempe Police Department. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, was struck while walking outside a crosswalk, police said. She was immediately transported to a local hospital, where she died.

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