Utah News http://upr.org en Utah Women Call Out Carl's Jr. On Sexualized Ads http://upr.org/post/utah-women-call-out-carls-jr-sexualized-ads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Utah nonprofit is leading a campaign against a nationwide fast-food chain, which they claim is objectifying women in its advertising.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twin sisters Lindsay and </span>Lexie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kite are pushing back against a Carl’s </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. advertising campaign they say objectifies women. The ads feature bikini-clad women eating the fast-food chain’s burgers in a seductive manner.</span></p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:29:14 +0000 Travis Johnson 46200 at http://upr.org Utah Women Call Out Carl's Jr. On Sexualized Ads 50 Conservation Projects Celebrate Historic Legislation http://upr.org/post/50-conservation-projects-celebrate-historic-legislation <p>Wednesday, September 3 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a piece of legislation that set aside millions of acres of public lands for preservation. &nbsp;In celebration of the anniversary and the recent creation of the 21<sup>st</sup> Century Conservation Service Corps, national conservation groups plan to complete conservation projects in 50 “wild places” across the country this year.</p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:38:03 +0000 Taylor Halversen 46199 at http://upr.org 50 Conservation Projects Celebrate Historic Legislation Police Continue Searching For Man Lost In Utah Reservoir http://upr.org/post/police-continue-searching-man-lost-utah-reservoir <p>Police are still searching for a man who fell out of a boat in Daggett County this week.</p><p>Teams from three counties in Utah and Wyoming are contributing to the search for a 69-year-old man from Riverton after he fell out of his boat &nbsp;in Flaming Gorge Reservoir on Monday around 4 p.m. The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office was notified of Charles Darrell Thomas’ disappearance after his girlfriend, who was also in the boat, managed to swim to shore and call the police.</p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:08:07 +0000 News 46198 at http://upr.org Police Continue Searching For Man Lost In Utah Reservoir Man's Death After Fleeing From Police Being Investigated http://upr.org/post/mans-death-after-fleeing-police-being-investigated <p>The investigation continues by the Arizona Department of Public Safety into the death of a motorcyclist who was tased twice after fleeing a traffic stop on Interstate 15, near <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Littlefield,+AZ+86432/@35.9177184,-112.9092394,8z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80ca325a49eebc49:0x57ceb99d783f3253" target="_blank">Littlefield</a> Friday evening.<br /><br />Michael John O'Connell, 44, had a felony warrant for seven counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child issued out of San Jose, Calif.<br /> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:48:38 +0000 Chris Holmes 46175 at http://upr.org Unlikely Team To Race In Southern Utah Half Marathon Saturday http://upr.org/post/unlikely-team-race-southern-utah-half-marathon-saturday <p>Saturday morning, runners of the Southern Utah half marathon will cover the Virgin River Trail as hundreds of people rush by, clothed in neon and black, feet slapping the pavement, and numbers pinned to their backs. It's a typical race- with less than typical contestants.</p><p>In the past three years Elsha Stocksetch has crossed the finish line in 31 races, the most recent being a marathon just last weekend. Her next race is Saturday, along with friend Walter Brown.</p><p>“Elsha's amazing. You know she, has overcome obstacles like I have, where we shouldn't be alive, she's done it,” Brown said.</p><p>Brown will be Stocksetch’s partner in the race- because instead of pounding the pavement in the latest neon shoe, Stocksetch will be treading the course in a three-wheeled jogging stroller, Walter behind her, every inch of the 13-mile course. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:24:37 +0000 April Ashland 46176 at http://upr.org Unlikely Team To Race In Southern Utah Half Marathon Saturday Governor Confronts Controversial Issues In Conference http://upr.org/post/governor-confronts-controversial-issues-conference <p>Thursday morning, Gov. Gary Herbert addressed issues currently facing Utah.</p><p>In regards to the problematic Utah Transit Authority audit that came out earlier this week, Herbert said that it is for transparency and accountability that audits take place within the government.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I’m just in the process of having my people review the audit. Our general councils review not only the audit on&nbsp;</span>UTA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but also the 50-page response from&nbsp;</span>UTA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and with a cursory view, it appears that a lot of these issues are old issues going back to 2009 and maybe even before that,” Herbert said. “I believe that the new leadership there in place now, has taken steps to correct those problems.”</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:44:54 +0000 Taylor Halversen 46028 at http://upr.org Governor Confronts Controversial Issues In Conference Great Salt Lake Approaching Record Low Levels http://upr.org/post/great-salt-lake-approaching-record-low-levels <p>The Great Salt Lake is only 2 1/2 feet from its all-time record low water level, which media reports was set over 50 years ago.</p><p>Low snow packs over the last few years are reported to have majorly contributed to water shortage in the area.</p><p>Wayne Wurtsbaugh, professor of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University said another factor creating the low levels in the lake is the diversion of water for agricultural, industrial and municipal use.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:56:21 +0000 Taylor Halversen 45978 at http://upr.org Great Salt Lake Approaching Record Low Levels Naked Art: Photographer Works In The Nude To Explore Emotion http://upr.org/post/naked-art-photographer-works-nude-explore-emotion <p>A new project from a photojournalist in Provo is causing quite a <a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/27V4p">stir online</a>. The focus of his work is nude photos, but it isn’t the subjects who are naked.</p><p>Trevor Christensen launched the project titled <a href="http://www.trevorchristensen.com/#!/p/nude-portraits">Nude Portraits</a> earlier this week. Christensen’s subjects are fully clothed,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">but he—the photographer—is not.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:55:27 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45977 at http://upr.org Naked Art: Photographer Works In The Nude To Explore Emotion State Granted Extra Month For Gay Marriage Appeal http://upr.org/post/state-granted-extra-month-gay-marriage-appeal <p>Tuesday a federal appeals court granted the state of Utah an extra month to file its appeal of a federal order that would require the state to recognize the nearly 1,300 same-sex couples married between December and January.</p><p>The new deadline for the state’s appeal to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is Oct. 22.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:56:22 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45928 at http://upr.org State Granted Extra Month For Gay Marriage Appeal The Brink Of Eruption: Icelandic Volcano Could Halt Air Travel, Cause Floods…Or Not http://upr.org/post/brink-eruption-icelandic-volcano-could-halt-air-travel-cause-floods-or-not <p>Iceland is known for its volcanic activity; however, it wasn’t until 2010, when an Icelandic eruption shut down air travel in Europe, that the whole world took notice. Now, another volcano is on the brink of eruption, but what may happen is still unclear. UPR spoke with Mary Hubbard, a Utah State University geologist who recently returned from Iceland, about the most recent volcano to make the news.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:58:45 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45879 at http://upr.org The Brink Of Eruption: Icelandic Volcano Could Halt Air Travel, Cause Floods…Or Not