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Utah's Own Creating Member Chapters In Northern Utah

Utah's Own is an organization that helps producers of local goods markets their vegetables, preserves and even skin care products to consumers. Right now, Salt Lake City is the only chapter of the organization, but the program is hoping to expand. Educators with The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food’s Utah’s Own program provide training to state producers who want to connect with consumers. They are targeting northern Utah food producers who want to market and sell their goods to independent retailers and at gardeners markets. On Friday they will be in Brigham City.
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The Inacurracy Of The Pre-recession Mile Marker

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The March unemployment numbers for Utah were published in a April 17 report by the Department of Workforce Services. The report has Utah sitting at 3.4 percent joblessness compared to 5.5 percent nationally, both of which have not changed much in the first quarter of this year.

Also reported, the number of Utahns with jobs adds up to about 1.3 million people, with 49,000 residents actively looking for a work. The job growth rate, or created jobs, for the month was 4.0 percent.

If new jobs are popping up, why does it appear the unemployment number is stagnating? 

In the American West, water is so alarmingly scarce these days that California has imposed restrictions and, as the Sacramento Bee reports, landscapers are planting desert plants and rock gardens.

The drought, Gov. Jerry Brown told USA Today recently, is "unprecedented in recorded history."

W. W. Norton & Co.

Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, in his book “All The Wild That Remains,” nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these remarkable men from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, interweaving their stories and asking how they speak to the issues that confront the West today.

In a region affected by droughts and fires, by fracking and drilling, and by an ever-growing population that may be loving the West to death, Gessner asks: how might these two far-seeing environmental thinkers have responded? 

It's another busy morning at Dr. Anthony Aurigemma's homeopathy practice in Bethesda, Md.

Wendy Resnick, 58, is here because she's suffering from a nasty bout of laryngitis. "I don't feel great," she says. "I don't feel myself."

Resnick, who lives in Millersville, Md., has been seeing Aurigemma for years for a variety of health problems, including ankle and knee injuries and back problems. "I don't know what I would do without him," she says. "The traditional treatments just weren't helping me at all."

On March 27, a Utah State University fraternity voluntarily suspended itself and ceased operations in light of the arrest of a former chapter president on suspicion of sex abuse. Now, three weeks later, the chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has resumed activities.

Current chapter president Alex Souvall talks about the steps the fraternity took during that three-week period.

NPR Founder Don Quayle Dies

Apr 17, 2015

Don Quayle, the first president of National Public Radio, passed away Friday at the age of 84. Quayle, an alumnus of Utah State University, helped establish NPR in 1970 and served as its president until 1973. He was also instrumental in building up KUSU, which would later become Utah Public Radio after affiliating with NPR.

In 2013, Quayle spoke to UPR about his beginnings in radio.

Utah Pride Center

It’s prom season, and while many students are shopping for prom dresses or picking out tuxes for their school’s prom, others are getting ready for a dance geared especially toward LGBT youth.

“So many kids felt like they couldn’t go to their junior prom or their senior prom because they were gay or felt awkward, or didn’t really know where they fit in. And because of that, no one went and they felt left out,” said Sheila Raboy, director of operations at the Utah Pride Center. “This way, you’re giving the kids who would have stayed home from their prom the opportunity to go to one.”

The historic four-year drought in California has been grabbing the headlines lately, but there's a much bigger problem facing the West: the now 14-year drought gripping the Colorado River basin.

One of the most stunning places to see its impact is at the nation's largest reservoir, Lake Mead, near Las Vegas. At about 40 percent of capacity, it's the lowest it's been since it was built in the 1930s.

You Mailed Them In, Now Where Is Your Tax Money Going?

Apr 17, 2015

Take a deep breath, because tax season is officially over. But it is also a good time to reflect on how your money was spent by our federal government, and why it doesn’t seem to change much from year to year.

If the taxpayers in Utah gave the federal government one dollar, a quarter of that dollar would go to national defense and healthcare respectively. Then another dime and a nickel would go to paying the interest on the national debt.