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Crossing Borders: Cache Valley Teach For America Volunteer Writes About 'One Day'

A fortitude for finding ways to help educate low income and at risk students in North Carolina forced Jackson Olsen to change course. While volunteering with Teach For America Jackson went from planning to be an attorney to writing a book about his experiences.

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Utah Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan serves on the social services committee that approves job training  funding for individuals with disabilities. The lawmaker is meeting with clients and their families Tuesday to gather comments about federally driven changes to the state's employment training policy.

Ron Maxwell was born in 1949. Throughout his career as a filmmaker, including directing civil war epic Gettysburg, he’s been politically active as a conservative.

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The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 90-year-old female whose body was found on Wednesday buried under a large amount of coal in her home’s coal bin in Panguitch.

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Utah avalanche experts have released a video demonstrating the high risk dangers of recreating in the state's back countries.

Classroom In The Sky on Wild About Utah

Jan 12, 2018
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Edith Bowen third graders recently had the opportunity to visit the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City. The day was chock full of exciting activities meant to engage students’ senses and ground their understanding of core curriculum within the context of the place we were visiting. It was awareness we were after, using the semi-wild freshwater wetlands as a wellspring of imagination and thought.

Times have changed. The majority of Americans now live in urban environments, and the current generation is defined by technology. This has left some public land agencies fighting to stay relevant.

Utah's Native Bees Are Diverse In Traits And Species

Jan 11, 2018
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In a recent survey at Utah State University, 99 percent of people described bees as either critical or important. The pollination services provided by bees are crucial for the survival of entire ecosystems. 

Two People In Custody After High-Speed Chase On I-70

Jan 11, 2018
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It began as police in Salina attempted to pull over a car on I-70. But the car didn’t stop and instead lead police on a high-speed chase.

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Last month, Lincoln Elementary School art teacher Mateo Rueda was fired after students in his class saw nude paintings in a set of printed cards as part of a lesson on color theory. 

Farm Bill Debate In Congress Could Put Food Stamps At Risk

Jan 11, 2018
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When Congress takes up the $140 billion farm bill, food programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, could face funding cuts under a GOP push for welfare reform.  Anti-hunger advocates are concerned that millions of Americans could lose access to healthy foods if SNAP benefits are reduced or eliminated.

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Michigan residents got a surprise Tuesday night when a meteor punched through the clouds with an explosive flash. It was powerful enough to register on seismic instruments.

The details of how North Korea will participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea are still being worked out, but the two countries say their athletes will march together at the opening ceremony, under a unification flag.

The two countries will also form a unified women's hockey team to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February, NPR's Elise Hu reports from Seoul. In addition, North Korea will send a cheering squad of 230 people to support athletes who make the trip.

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