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  Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of investigating students for violations of the school's strict code of behavior after reporting they were sexually assaulted.

Provo's police chief said Thursday that he's pleased the Mormon-owned school based in his city is considering changing the way it handles reports of sexual violence. Provo Police Sgt. Brian Taylor says he hopes BYU changes its policy, and starts providing amnesty to victims.

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The ability to assess water supply is becoming increasingly important, especially since data shows statewide reservoir storage is lower than last year. Utah State University soil scientists and climatologists have created a device to track snowmelt, that could lead to better assessments on water supply. 


Tragedy Strikes Cache Valley Family Again

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Tragedy once again strikes the family of a transgender, woman, Ashley Hallstrom, who committed suicide seven months ago.

 

Ashley’s 58-year-old father, Calvin Hallstrom, was stabbed to deathThursday night. Police allege he was killed by his son, Ashley’s brother, 25-year-old Shane Hallstrom.

  Survivors of sexual assault at BYU say their attackers used the school's Honor Code against them. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson beats Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the GOP convention. And charter school students get less state money than their public school counterparts. 

On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Benjamin Wood, Lee Davidson and Erin Alberty as well as columnist Paul Rolly join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the week's top news stories.

 

 


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As part of the Utah Public Radio Kitchen Sisters project, survivors of eating disorders share their stories of addiction, recovery and renewal. 

According to the National Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. The group is focused on early intervention in an effort to save lives.

Charles Bock's daughter was 5 months old when his wife was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. His wife died two and a half years later, just before their daughter's third birthday. Charles Bock has written a new novel that's based on that experience. It’s titled "Alice & Oliver."  

 

The award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Children has created an unflinching yet deeply humane portrait of a young family’s journey through a medical crisis, laying bare a couple’s love and fears as they fight for everything that’s important to them.

Utah Ranks as the Least Gambling-Addicted State

Apr 27, 2016
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A personal finance website has released a report on states and gambling addiction. 

The report released by personal finance website WalletHub ranked residents in all 50 states to determine how addicted they are to gambling.  Researcher Jill Gonzalez says Utah ranks as the least gambling addicted state in the nation.

Kit Foxes: Sentinels of Utah’s Desert Nights

Apr 27, 2016
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  One of the first things observers notice about the kit fox is its tiny size. Weighing in at a mere four pounds or so, Vulpes macrotis is among the smallest canids on the planet.

 


The 2016 Utah Legislature passed SCR9 which describes pornography as a public health crisis. The resolution has captured attention of people around the world. There has been some push-back as well.

We’ll talk about it with the resolution’s sponsor Sen. Todd Weiler R-Woods Cross; Vauna Davis, Executive Director, Utah Coalition Against Pornography; and Ana Bridges, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Arkansas.

 

 


Bryce Canyon National Park Recieves Top Rating Award

Apr 26, 2016
http://www.cleanair.pima.gov

For a record-breaking 18th year in a row, The Michelin Guide has awarded Bryce Canyon a 3-star ranking. 

The Michelin Guide, a European Guidebook which gives awards to locations around the globe, awarded Bryce Canyon National Park 3 stars, making it one of five locations in Utah to receive the honor. Zion National Park and Monument Valley, in comparison, were only given a two-star rating.

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