Fighting Incivility With Tolerance

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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The Pain Of A World War II Refugee Painted Through Music

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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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The teenagers appeared separately in court Wednesday with their parents. A judge ordered them to stay at a detention center until at least next Tuesday, when lawyers will meet to set a date for another hearing.

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Just like a lunchroom bully, brown bears (or grizzly bears, as Americans are more likely to refer to them) regularly steal food killed by other carnivores. As such, those carnivores usually have to kill more often to get enough food when brown bears are present. But research conducted in both Yellowstone and in Scandinavia suggests that this may not be the case for wolves.

Avocados: The Fruit of Amour

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When I think about foods that speak amour, I think about the avocado – with its creamy texture and soft flesh that rolls between deep and pale green. To me, a simple slice of ripe, buttery avocado mashed across a crisp baguette and stippled with the sharp accent of freshly ground pepper is positively sensual.  

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Helmet laws in Utah for motorcycles, require anyone under 18 years old to wear a helmet. But one Utah Lawmaker is trying to expand that law.

As an emergency room doctor, Utah Senator Brian Shiozawa, who serves District 8 in Salt Lake City, says he’s seen multiple motorcycle accident victims.

 

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Initially, Clint Perry wanted to make a vending machine for bumblebees. He wanted to understand how they solve problems.

Perry, a cognitive biologist at Queen Mary University of London, is interested in testing the limits of animal intelligence.

"I want to know: How does the brain do stuff? How does it make decisions? How does it keep memory?" says Perry. And how big does a brain need to be in order to do all of those things?

A Kansas man is charged with murder in a shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded. Two of the victims are originally from India; their assailant was reportedly heard yelling "get out of my country" just before opening fire.

The incident occurred at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kan., where two of the victims, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, work for Garmin, which has its U.S. headquarters in the town. Police say Adam Purinton, 51, shot the two men as well as another bar patron who intervened on their behalf.

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Michael Ryan, 45, is a juvenile judge in Cleveland, Ohio. And like many of the kids who end up in his courtroom, he didn't have an easy childhood.

He adored his mother, he tells his son — also named Michael, 19, at StoryCorps in Cleveland, but she was addicted to heroin.

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