Objectified: One in Three

Ronni Adams, the Utah chapter leader for the Stop Abuse Campaign, grew up witnessing domestic violence at home and she never thought it would happen to her. Her experience may be a common story for survivors: She met a man. They fell in love. And things were really good for awhile. And then they weren't.
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Takiah Nish is a yellow belt in karate and a senior girl scout.

  One high school student is taking a different approach to combat sexual assault. She’s literally fighting against it.


Biking daily from Smithfield Canyon to Utah State University campus, combined with an early morning run, I’m well aware of the drop in temperatures, as are those of us who find themselves outdoors on a more permanent schedule. I’m speaking of our relatives who reside in the wild- birds, trees, raccoons, and such.


Evan McMullin, Independent candidate for president, is possibly on the cusp of doing something no “third-party” candidate has done in decades: win a state. We’re talking about Utah, where McMullin is neck-in-neck with Donald Trump in the latest polls, even leading in one or two.

McMullin: Post-GOP Conservative Movement Needed

Oct 24, 2016

Independent candidate Evan McMullin has received support from disaffected Republican Party members who are adamant that Donald Trump does not represent them. What will those frustrated voters do after November 8?

Victor Leshyk

It resembles a chameleon, but it’s not. Nor is it a dinosaur or crocodile. In fact, it doesn’t have any living descendants or close relatives—it’s named Drepanosaurus and scientists find this prehistoric creature quite odd, but oh so fascinating.

Legislation signed into law 40 years ago today made conservation one of the country's top priorities on public lands. The Federal Land Policy Management Act or FLPMA, signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976, changed the way the Bureau of Land Management oversees its lands, which until then had mostly been leased for ranching, oil and gas, and other developments. Since FLPMA, the agency now considers preservation part of its mission. 

Utah's School-To-Prison Pipeline, Part 2

Oct 21, 2016

Peer court programs have shown promising results in reducing the number of students who find themselves in legal trouble. According to a National Institute of Justice study, students who went through youth court were significantly less likely to reoffend. Peer courts use positive peer pressure by having high school student volunteers examine each case and come up with a solution that will help the offender as well as the wider school community.

The Connection Between Art and Activism

Oct 20, 2016
Meili Stokes


In a construction project to move oil across the United States, the Dakota Access Pipeline has been met with much resistance. The pipeline challengers have used art, song, video and other creative outlets to raise awareness of the dangers they believe the pipeline has toward the environment.

Utah's School-To-Prison Pipeline, Part 1

Oct 20, 2016

Students with disciplinary problems often find themselves sooner or later in trouble with the law. According to Nubia Peña, J.D., Program Coordinator at Racially Just Utah, the Beehive State is not immune to the school-to-prison pipeline.


Officials have announced the final four candidates in the running to become the next president of Utah State University.


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Mary Ellen Hannibal And "Citizen Scientist" On Wednesday's Access Utah

“What does it take to really save nature?” writer and environmentalist Mary Ellen Hannibal asks in Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. In this wide-ranging adventure—part memoir, part investigation— Mary Ellen Hannibal makes a deeply personal case for the necessity of citizen scientists, sharing stories from boaters recording whale sightings and tracking migration paths to the volunteers whose redwood restoration projects may provide our best hope in...
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Polls show the presidential race in Texas is closer than it's been in decades, some even showing the two candidates within the margin of error.

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It's now official: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been formally charged with criminal contempt of court, with prosecutors saying he disobeyed a judge's order in a racial profiling case. The sheriff for much of the Phoenix metro area could face up to six months in prison if convicted.

The misdemeanor charge against Arpaio, 84, was formally lodged Tuesday, after U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton signed an order to show cause.

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