Utah Politics
5:45 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

New Poll Confirms 4th District Election To Be A Close One

The polls continue to swing in the Mia Love-Doug Owens 4th Congressional District Race. Earlier this week a poll from BYU showed Owens, a Democrat, creeping ahead, but now a new poll shows that Republican Love is the one in the lead.

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Utah News
5:20 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Poisoning Likely Cause Of Springville Family's Death

A Springville family that was found dead in their home last month may very well have died from poisoning, according to newly released evidence. Relatives of the Strack family said in a statement they had suspicions that poisoning was the cause of death.

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The Zesty Garden
4:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Zesty Garden - October 30

Spotted Bat

Utah is home to 18 species of bats. Today on the Zesty Garden,Michael Wolfe helps us understand this often misunderstood mammal. In Yes You Can!, it becomes a little more clear from Adrie Roberts why your jars sometimes don’t seal. Then Helen Cannon in Petals and Prose continues with victory gardens in World War II and the sacrifices everyone made.


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Access Utah
10:33 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Spooky Stories And Folklore On Thursday's Access Utah

Credit snookerbacker.com

A while back on Access Utah, Glen in the Uintah Basin shared this story: “I used to haul crude oil from oil wells. We have an area in central Duchesne County called the Koch Field. It was originally operated by the infamous Koch brothers' business and developed in the 1970s and early 80s. The Koch field is very remote and quite rugged. Many oilfield workers claimed to have seen a ‘headless horseman.’ I first heard about this when I was dispatched to a load out in the field probably in 1999.

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Utah Crime and Courts
5:55 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

ACLU: Convictions Of Ogden Gang Members Were Unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah filed a class action petition against a 2010 injunction against a street gang in Ogden. Weber County sued the gang, claiming they were a public nuisance. The court had no authority to make the injunction and convictions under it should be dropped, said John Mejia on Wednesday. Mejia is the legal director of the ACLU of Utah.

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Health and Wellness
5:05 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Healthcare Marketplace Opens Mid-November, Organizations Preparing To Assist

Affordabe Care Act
akronohio.gov

The next open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act begins Nov. 15. While the ACA has come under criticism for having high premiums, Jason Stevenson with the Utah Health Policy Project says there are many government subsidies that can cover the majority of the premium cost.

“Sixty to 70 percent of Americans have no idea that financial help is available if you go to Healthcare.gov to shop for insurance,” Stevenson said. “Once they find that out, they're amazed, and they quickly sign up. But too many people don't know that insurance is now affordable and within their reach through the Affordable Care Act."

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Utah Politics
3:01 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Utah Democrats Profess High Hopes For Elections

The Utah Democratic party is optimistic of their chances to pick up legislative seats in 2014.
Credit Democratic Party of Utah

About half of Utah's state Senate and the entire House are up for election this year, and the Democratic Party has high hopes for increasing representation in the traditionally red state.

“I think we’re in great shape. I think Democrats are mobilized and engaged, I don’t think the Republicans really have a whole lot to vote for, and I think that that’s going to make a difference and we’re going to win in November,” said Matt Lyon, executive director of the Utah Democratic Party.

Utah Democratic Party chairman Peter Corroon said this week that his party has a chance to win seats in Carbon, Emery and Weber Counties.

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TEDx
1:42 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

The Bear Over There: TEDx Event Comes To Utah State University

Jarod Raithel is speaking Wednesday afternoon as part of USU's TEDx event. Tickets have been sold out since eight minutes after they went on sale.
Utah State University, TEDx

They can be held on a stage, in box, or in a zoo next to a fox. Heard through an app, in person or in your home on your desktop. Each week they air here, on UPR through the radio in your car.

If he were living today, Dr. Suess would be on my wish list of speakers asked to present a short, powerful talk about technology, entertainment or design known as a TED talk.

"To be an official TEDx event, you have to register and apply to the TED organization," said Scott Bates, associate vice president for research and associate dean of graduate studies at Utah State University.

Bates is one of the organizers of USU's TEDx event, taking place Wednesday in Logan, where you won't hear from Dr. Seuss but you will hear from Utah author Orson Scott Card, selected community members and USU students and faculty.

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Access Utah
9:51 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Balancing Work And Life On Access Utah Wednesday

Credit linkedin.com

In this age of smartphones, work doesn’t necessarily end when you leave the office. For many there is an expectation that you should be available after hours. Germany is considering legislation that would ban employers from contacting workers after office hours. Labor Minister Andrea Nahles says "there is an undeniable relationship between constant availability and the increase of mental illness."

And what about work/life balance? Entrepreneur and mother of three, Inge Geerdens, writing on LinkedIn, says “I don’t need a balance; I’m not looking for a way to balance my private life with my professional life. I’m just trying to have a great life.” What do you think? Tell us about your work and how you are balancing everything, especially with the explosion of technology.


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Utah News
5:59 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Living With A Disablity: One Man's Journey

National Disability Awareness Month
U.S. Department of Defense

The theme for this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Expect, Employ and Empower.”

The Disability Law Center released a report earlier this month that said Utah agencies need to fine-tune their programs that assist student’s transition from high school to jobs.

John Cardis works with disabled students in the Cache County School District and agreed that things need to improve, but said some parents are just surviving the day-to-day and haven’t allowed themselves to imagine the future.

“Once they get into secondary [school] I start talking a lot about transition in the future," Cardis said. " As I start talking about employment a lot of times the parents look at me as though I’m not really understanding their child or their situation so I get a lot of questions on what other students are doing and what a typical situation is.”


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