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Use Of Opioids Is A Growing Trend Among Young Teens

A new study found the death rate from drug overdoses among older U.S. teens has jumped 19 percent in one year, and health officials are seeing a growing trend for opioid addiction in this age group.

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"RAISE Act" To Reduce Migrant Workers In U.S.

Aug 10, 2017
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The “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act” also known as the “RAISE Act,” seeks to reduce the amount of legal immigration to the United States by 50%. One immigration attorney in Salt Lake City is pushing for further discussion about how the act could prevent skilled workers from entering the United States.

Space - The Final Frontier For Business

Aug 10, 2017
wavemagazineonline.com

This week Utah State University hosted the Small Satellite Conference where researchers, government groups, businesses and students gathered to talk about technological advances driving the small satellite commercial market. Experts in the industry said small satellites are energizing the emerging market.

usda.gov

Summer poses a problem for school-aged children in regards to their food. Many school districts in Utah take part in a federally funded program that offers meals to kids struggling with summer hunger. 

Taking Over The World, One Ukulele At A Time

Aug 9, 2017
Nicole Heaps

The ukulele is an instrument with a sound recognizable in a lot of today's music.

Utah Works: A Real Sense of Purpose

Aug 9, 2017

From a cattle ranch in Delta to a hospital in Cache Valley, Carolyn Jones shares her sense of fulfillment in work.

Water Conservation: It All Starts With You

Aug 9, 2017
nocoenergystarhomes.org

If you live in Utah, the Utah Division of Water Resources estimates you will use 240 gallons of water today.

Keep Pets Safe From Wildfire By Planning Ahead

Aug 8, 2017
News Service

Wildfire season is in full force, and safety experts are encouraging people to keep their pets in mind in the event of evacuation. 

Ross Chambless

U.S. Immigration Laws are complicated and constantly changing.  What’s more, they can be even harder to keep up with if you don’t speak English.  

As the Trump Administration tightens border security and immigration enforcement, many Spanish-speaking Utah residents are turning to sources they trust for information and advice about immigration law. 

Bread & Butter: Population Grown And Food Waste

Aug 8, 2017
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The world population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. With 1/3 of our food wasted, how do we produce enough food for everyone? In this three-part series, Lael Gilbert explores the issue of food waste in the United States and around the world and how we can value our food more and waste less.

Logan Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On Future For Downtown

Aug 7, 2017
Katherine Taylor

There are four candidates for mayor of Logan: Hayden Nielson, Holly Daines, Brian Seamons and Kyle Barney.

The candidates span a wide variety of ages and backgrounds.

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