Utah Sees Backlash on Public-Lands Policies

Feb 24, 2017
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At least three western states are vying to host a conference of outdoor retailers that's leaving Utah over its position on public lands. The Outdoor Industry Association, which has held its giant trade shows in Salt Lake City for two decades, says it will seek a new home for its Outdoor Retailer shows in 2018. It's a direct response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert's opposition to the newly created Bears Ears National Monument. 

Wild Roots on Wild About Utah

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One thing I love about being a horticulturist is paying close attention and working with seasonal cycles, especially this time of year when it finally feel OK to slow down.  This is the time of year when plants put all their energy into reserve for the winter and I think this is really cool.  If you’ve never thought about it, or even if you have… imagine how vibrant the fresh, new, green leaves are in the spring, busting from the dormant branches of trees. 

Fighting Incivility With Tolerance

Feb 23, 2017

 

 

 

That is the sound of Utah State University students establishing the ground rules for Teaching Tolerance, an interactive presentation about civility with middle school students in Cache Valley. The demonstration involves acting out a series of everyday interactions gone wrong to discuss strategies for overcoming differences in opinion with respect. In a way, it's a blueprint for living in a civil society.

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Over the course of his campaign and election, President Trump has repeatedly criticized the media. Just last week the president said in a tweet that "fake news media" such as the New York Times and CNN are enemies of the American people. However, a recent national survey shows American voters trust the media more than they trust the president to tell the truth.

The Pain Of A World War II Refugee Painted Through Music

Feb 23, 2017
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As a way of giving students access to professional performers and to enhance the cultural opportunities in Northern Utah, Utah State University’s Caine College of The Arts, has a group of string artists known as the The Fry Street Quartet.  

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Youth of color are treated differently than their white peers, according to a recent report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. The report shows significant racial inequality in the state juvenile justice system, even when youth commit the same crime.

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The city of Moab joined 23 communities across the nation, including Salt Lake City and Park City, to a commitment of 100 percent renewable power sources by 2035. 

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One person is dead and another in custody after Ogden Police officers opened fire Tuesday night during a burglary investigation that happened in a parking garage of a popular part of downtown Ogden.

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Families from four homes in the Weber County community of Eden have been forced to evacuate after a landslide happened Tuesday.

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State Democratic leaders and a couple of small business owners are blasting Utah’s Republican leadership for its stubborn stance on public lands that led a lucrative outdoor trade show to leave town.

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