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Lead Poisoning Primary Cause Of Death In Utah's Endangered Condors

If you see one, especially up close, you always remember it. They have featherless orange-pink faces and their massive wings span nine feet. Iconic and intimidating, there is no forgetting the critically endangered California Condor.

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Utah Working To Improve Specialty Crop Production

Feb 13, 2018
Grant applications will allow farmers to grow more specialty crops
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Utah is one of the top producers of tart cherries in America, but that’s the only specialty crop the state is known for. One agriculture group is working to help local farmers  grow more produce and increase their profit.

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The upswing in construction southern Utah comes with mostly positive economic benefits to the community, but there is a downside: the corresponding increase in job-site burglaries. 

Cache Refugee and Immigrate Connection

2017 was a big year for the Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection, an organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Cache Valley. 

Will Tax Cuts Leave Big Idaho Families In The Lurch?

Feb 12, 2018
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According to the nonpartisan Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy's analysis of the House bill passed last week, families that fall in the top 5 percent of earners, with three or more children will see a decrease in taxes. However, middle-class families will actually see an increase in their taxes.

Soundscapes on Wild About Utah

Feb 9, 2018
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Imagine yourself in your favorite place outside.  What sounds do you expect to hear?  The sound of water rushing over rocks? Crickets chirping? The wind softly blowing through the trees?  These are some of the natural sounds you might expect to hear, but it might not always work out that way.  

Bill To Thwart Elections Compromise Fails

Feb 9, 2018
Katherine Taylor

On Thursday, the Utah House of Representatives rejected a bill that would undermine a contentious compromise over elections. House Bill 68 would have given political parties the power to decide whether candidates could take a “single path” or “duel path” to the ballot.

Southern Utah residents will have the chance to weigh in on the future of transportation in Washington County at the annual Dixie Transit Expo.
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The Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization recently started working on an update to their Regional Transportation Plan. The plan will cover from 2019 to 2050 outlining which road and transit improvements are expected to become necessary within their boundaries, which encompass St. George, Washington City, Santa Clara City and Ivins City. 

Local Craftsmen Gather To Forge Foot Ware For Horses

Feb 9, 2018

The lost art of ferrying, when craftsmen create shoes for horses, is taken seriously by those who compete to be recognized for the fine art of manipulating metals into a functioning form of footwear.

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Proposals for a class five landfill on Promontory Point would allow Utah to store more out-of-state waste. Advocacy groups are worried about the potential environmental and economic impacts on the Great Salt Lake.

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The University of Utah was awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation last December. It's the first time the organization recognized the university's arts and humanities program.

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A grocery store's baby formula aisle often stocks an overwhelming number of options. Aside from different brands of pastel-hued tins and tubs, there are specialized formulas — some for spit-up reduction, gas or colic. And in the past decade or so, companies have introduced formulas meant for toddlers who are leaving bottles behind.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered an overture to his U.S. counterpart on Twitter, using President Trump's preferred medium Monday to ask for talks between the two countries.

Trump "campaigned promoting non-interference in other countries' domestic affairs," Maduro tweeted, tagging the U.S. president's account. "The time has come to fulfill it and change your agenda of aggression for one of dialogue.

"Dialogue in Caracas or Washington DC?" he added. "Time and place and I'll be there."

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