People and Bears, Hunting For Coexistence

Humans have a complicated relationship with large carnivores. We enjoy viewing these charismatic species in nature, but not in our trash bins. But recreational hunting may help foster coexistence between humans and large animals where our habitats increasingly overlap.
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Three months after the Utah State University Student Association declared a “mental health crisis” at the university, Utah’s higher education governing board announced the formation of a working group on student mental health.


Nalini Nadkarni is a professor of Biology at the University of Utah and project coordinator of one of the National Science Foundation’s programs. One of her project ideas include the use of storytelling and theater to work with juvenile and adult inmates as a way of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: 

During the attack at Ohio State University a student plowed his car into a group of pedestrians on campus and then got out and began stabbing people with a butcher knife before he was shot to death by a campus police officer. Eleven people were hurt.

A Utah junior high student says an armed 15-year-old boy entered a science classroom and fired a shot into the ceiling before a woman grabbed the shotgun he held, threw it down and pulled him into a hallway.

Toddler Obesity Significantly Drops In Utah

Nov 30, 2016
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Nearly one in four toddlers are overweight or have obesity, but lately those numbers have dropped. A recent study shows 2-to-4-year-old kids have significantly lower obesity rates than in 2010. In Utah, obesity rates among toddlers dropped from 12.5 percent to 8.2 percent.

The Utah Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that it has received reports about an online gifting scam that is tricking people into paying into a PayPal account. The scheme, going by the name of Blessing Loom, asks unsuspecting social media users to contribute money and then recruit two friends with the promise of receiving a large profit.

Utah Ranked The Most Giving State In 2016

Nov 29, 2016
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Americans are among the most generous people in the world, according to a recent international study. The United States ranked second out of 140 countries surveyed annually by the Charities Aid Foundation 2016 World Giving Index.

Some Utah lawmakers want to phase out a $2,000 tax credit that homeowners can receive for installing rooftop solar panels. The credit costs the state budget under $1 million annually. By the end of this year, the credit will amount to $20 million dollars.

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The show is called “Fat Phobia” and is part of a larger multi-faceted program called “The Body Image Project.” Those at Art Access, which is a community-focused organization that uses art to drive ideas, wanted to tackle the concept of personal and social body image perspectives by deepening the conversation of weight. Within The Body Image Project was the Fat Phobia exhibit.

Neighbors To North Search For Ways To Feed Families

Nov 29, 2016

A national organization has released details about families in Idaho who are struggling to put food on that table. According to Feeding America, one in six Idahoans struggles with hunger.


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