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  • Chick-fil-A Payment App Changing Utah's Customer Experience

    A national chain restaurant has chosen Utah as its testing ground for technology that could change the game for its consumer experience.

    Customers at Chick-fil-A establishments across the state can now pay using their phone instead of cash or card. Earlier this week the corporation launched a new mobile payment app, testing it in four states including Utah’s 18 participating locations.


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  • Run My Roadtrip
  • Run My Roadtrip: On The Road Interview

    You're listening to Utah Public Radio, I'm Kerry Bringhurst. We continue our conversation with Brian Champagne, a professor of journalism at Utah State University, and a contributor to UPR. Run My Roadtrip, a series of reports we've been hearing from Brian, and we're with him.

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  • Utah News
  • Tar Sands Mine Protesters Arrested At Construction Site

    Twenty-one environmental activists were arrested at the construction site of a U.S. Oil Sands tar sands mine near Moab earlier this week.

    Protestors in Uintah County have engaged in a constant two-month vigil near the site, which is set to become the first tar sands strip mine in the United States. Individuals have camped out, living on the land in opposition to the proposed clearing of 212 acres for the construction of the mine.  


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  • Utah News
  • Study Aims To Fix High Minority Infant Mortality Rates

    Infant mortality has been dropping in the United States; however, as a new study shows, some Utah babies are still more likely to die than others.

    Jacob Fitisemanu, outreach director for the Office of Health Disparities at the Utah Department of Health, explained the study.

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  • Access Utah
  • How To Quinoa on Access Utah Wednesday

    Forget the royal baby and Suri Cruise. Meet Quinoa, a viral sensation and star of the popular Pinterest board, My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter. Quinoa is a trendy, fashion-forward girl who, when she’s not hanging out with her BFFs Chevron and Aioli, is teaching the world about proper parenting, fashion and accessorization, etiquette for play dates, and much more.

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  • Utah Science
  • Utah Space Expert To Receive NASA’s Highest Award

    UPR’s long-time go-to outer space and star guy Patrick Wiggins is being awarded NASA’s highest civilian honor. Wiggins is Utah’s Solar System Ambassador for NASA and his mission is to get the public outside and looking at the stars.

    UPR spoke with Wiggins the day after he learned he’d be the first ambassador to receive the Distinguished Public Medal and, by his own account, he was still in shock.

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  • Utah News
  • Governors Write To President Concerning Immigrant Children

    This issue of immigration reform has been a major focus of President Obama's administration, particularly the children caught between borders. This week, one Utah representative expressed concern regarding the current state of illegal child immigration to the president. 


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  • Utah Transportation
  • USU Student Dies In Plane Crash In Southern Utah

    The bodies have been recovered and identified, but the questions remain in the crash of a single-engine aircraft in the Virgin River Gorge Sunday night. The victims were teenage brothers from Clinton, Utah.

    Daulton Whatcott, 19, just received his pilot's license. He was excited about pursuing a career in commercial aviation according to a Facebook post by a family member.

    Daulton was accompanied by his 16-year-old brother Jaxon. The two were en-route to a basketball tournament in Las Vegas.

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