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State, Industry Partner To Prepare Students For Careers

On Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the creation of a new grant program to help provide work-based learning programs for adults and students.

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AARP Mobilizes Against GOP Health Plan

Mar 17, 2017
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Opposition to the GOP's proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act is swelling, and the nation's largest advocacy group for people age 50 and older is stepping into the fray.

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An increase in the Transient Room Tax (TRT) - a tax guests pay to stay in Cache Valley hotels - has been approved by the Cache County Council. Members of the local lodging association are wondering how they will compete with nearby hotels that can charge guests less.  

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For more than a hundred years, people have walked along the canal trails in Cache Valley. Dozens of dirt paths wind through the valley and are used for jogging and biking. These trails connect communities together and community leaders want to preserve the trails.

Greens Hollow Coal Lease Sale Approved

Mar 16, 2017
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Federal officials have given the go-ahead for the sale of a big coal lease in central Utah, despite concern from conservation groups who say the move will hurt the environment.

The U.S. Interior Department announced on Wednesday that they had finalized a $22 million Greens Hollow coal lease, which was awarded to the owner of Sufco Mine.

Encouraging Women in the Gaming Industry

Mar 16, 2017
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The CEO and founder of a Utah-based company that helps create animation and motion pictures for video games, is making a mark as one of the few women in the industry.

Call of Duty and The Amazing Spiderman are just two of the videogames that Animation Vertigo has helped create. CEO Marla Rausch believes spinning around on a web in The Amazing Spiderman isn’t just entertaining, but actually helps people empathize with and understand others.

A video appears to show an LDS missionary fighting off two robbers while serving in Brazil.

The video taken Saturday shows two men drive up to the American missionary on a motorcycle. After one man pulls out a gun, the missionary wrestles it away from him, throws the gun over a fence and then fights off the second attacker.

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The Cache County Council has approved a funding request by the Cache County Visitors Bureau. UPR’s Kerry Bringhurst spoke with bureau director, Julie Hollist-Terrill, about plans to use the money to help pay for maintenance and improvement projects at some of the area’s most popular tourist sites.

Road Closure in Duchesne County for a drainage culvert replacement on 4000 North in Cedarview from 3000 West to the Neola Highway Intersection. Starting on Monday March 20th until Friday April 28th. Please use the North Cove Road (1000 North) as the primary detour route. 

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Above normal precipitation and warm temperatures in late February led to extensive flooding in northern Utah this winter.  The Bear River Health Department has announced free bacteria testing for residents whose primary source of water is wells, and have experienced flooding in Cache, Box Elder and Rich Counties. 

'Operation Underground Railroad' Saves 29 Haitian Girls

Mar 15, 2017
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A recent Operation Underground Railroad rescue mission in Haiti saved 29 girls suspected to be sex trafficking victims.

 

The operatives also arrested 9 traffickers. Alongside Haitian officials and Haiti’s Minor Protection Brigade, the Utah organization spent two months undercover planning the rescue mission by researching the location, meeting with traffickers and setting up the operation.

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of child endangerment for his role in the sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

In a split verdict, the Pennsylvania jury found that Spanier's handling of a 2001 complaint alleging abuse by Sandusky, warranted conviction on one of three charges against him. The jury did, however, acquit Spanier of conspiracy and a second count of child endangerment, the Associated Press reports.

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In a series of memorandums sent to U.S. embassies, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered a glimpse of what President Trump's promised "extreme vetting" will mean for visa applicants when put into practice.

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