Smithfield Boys To Be Tried For Aggravated Attempted Murder

A second teenager has been ordered to stand trial in a case involving the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner. First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck listened Tuesday and Wednesday as state prosecutors argued there is sufficient evidence to suggest two 16-year-old boys planned to kill the girl with a knife and a gun.

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Box Elder County Commissioner Stan Summers and his family receive health insurance through the county government. However, according to Summers, that has not kept him from feeling the impact of the rising cost of healthcare, either personally or as a county official.

Bonanza Flat borders Salt Lake and Summit Counties but is nestled in the upper elevations of the Wasatch Mountains, in Wasatch County.

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There’s something primal about gazing at the stars on a dark clear night. Something ancient, powerful and romantic. However, there are some people that just don’t get to share in that experience anymore.

VidAngel Releases First Full-Length Movie

Mar 13, 2017

After the recent court ruling requiring VidAngel to take down their custom-edited movies, VidAngel announced their first theatrical film release.

Food Banks Make Case For Funding

Mar 10, 2017

One in six people in Utah struggle with hunger, according to the group Feeding America, and 1 in 5 Utah children don't know where to get a next meal.

Such statistics are why hunger-fighting groups are concerned about possible cuts to federal nutrition programs under the Trump administration.

‘No-Promo Homo’ Bill Passes Out of Utah House

Mar 10, 2017

A measure striking down a school curriculum statute known as “no-promo homo” passed through the Utah House with only one dissenting vote on Wednesday, making its way to Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk with bi-partisan support.

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On a brisk and sunny morning in Logan Canyon I got to see one of the great northern traditions that is still practiced by outdoorsman who love dogs and snow. The Cache Valley K9 Challenge is hosted every year at Peter Sinks in Logan Canyon and is made possible through the collaboration of Cache Valley Mushers, Arctic Breeds Rescue, the Utah Department of Transportation, and the Forest Service.  Teams of 4,6, and 8 dogs, or a 2 dog junior team, pull mushers on 7 or 12 miles of groomed track.

Utah Republicans are defending a $100 million bond package that was approved this week without a public hearing. The money is designated for a future state prison west of Salt Lake City.


As director of the Utah State University Center for Women and Gender, Ann Austin is responsible for finding and scheduling guest speakers who can address issues effecting women throughout the world. During a recent lecture by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, students and community members in Cache Valley were told that worldwide, violence toward women is a modern-day moral matter.

Utah Women Take Day Off To Meet With Lawmakers

Mar 9, 2017
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Utah lawmakers faced a sea of red at the Capitol on Wednesday for A Day Without a Woman, a direct-action event organized by Utah Women Unite, the group behind the women’s march at the beginning of the legislative session.


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When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised.

But a new federal report, released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for.

Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber's campaign for culture change.

The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters.

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