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1:39 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Utah Appeals Judge's Ruling Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages

The state submitted a notice to federal court on Wednesday saying they would appeal Judge Kimball's May 19 ruling on the recognition of same-sex marriages preformed in the state.
Credit seattle.gov

Two and a half weeks after a federal judge ordered the state of Utah to recognize the 1,300 same-sex marriages performed in Dec. and Jan., the state has announced its plan to appeal the ruling.

On Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert and State Attorney General Sean Reyes filed a notice of appeal in federal court saying they would challenge U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball’s May 19 ruling.

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The Zesty Garden
1:35 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

The Zesty Garden - June 5

Credit www.creativebioscience.com

USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost is in studio for some garden talk. Among the topics is our continued discussion about growing the best tomatoes. And in Petals and Prose, Helen Cannon reads why Shakespeare really knew his plants.

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Dan Drost's Five Planting Aphorisms

1. 3X rule: Don't plant seeds any deeper than 3X their thickness (as they lay on their sides)

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Access Utah
10:18 am
Thu June 5, 2014

EPA's New Carbon Rules on Thursday's Access Utah

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This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations which would cut carbon pollution from future and existing power plants. Since coal accounts for about 70 percent of Utah’s power generation (twice the national average) our state may be disproportionately affected. 


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Utah News
7:15 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Despite Positive Economic Effects, Utah Last In Beer Consumption

Utah is last in the nation for beer consumption, despite positive economic effects of the industry.
Credit http://www.beerinstitute.org/

A new report released by the Beer Institute, the national beer industry representative, shows the growing economic impact beer brewing has on the state’s economy. According to the report, beer brings in a total of $179 million in local, state and federal taxes, with a total economic impact of over $1 billion.

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Utah News
7:07 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Cache Makers Club Sparks Student Creativity And Ingenuity

Students participating in the Cache Maker club's weekly activities.
Taylor Halversen

UPR reporter Taylor Halversen visited the Cache Makers 4-H club. The following is a report of the club including interviews with the co-founders and participating students.

Within a historic building on Logan’s Main Street, I descend the last set of stairs into the Cache Makers club weekly meeting space. The basement room seems to be made of dry-erase boards, covered in the ideas and scribbles of students.

Kids ages 9-15 are engaging computers which line the walls, designing creations to print on the club’s new 3D printer or testing their video game designs and robotic creations. The whirr of a laser wood cutter hums in the background as excited students chatter and stare at it expectantly. The environment is an atmosphere for creation.


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Utah News
7:05 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Logan Canyon Rescue Takes Criminal Turn

Rescue efforts in Logan Canyon took an unexpected turn Wednesday.
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A rescue effort was underway Wednesday in Logan Canyon. Two women, who claim to have been stranded for multiple days in the canyon, contacted another hiker in the area around 10 a.m. who called for help.

Medical and search and rescue crews were dispatched to Logan Canyon where they assisted the 19- and 46-year-old women down the mountain. However, the case has taken a criminal turn since the rescue.


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Access Utah
11:26 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Life In Oil And Gas Boom Towns On Wednesday's Access Utah

Access Utah guest Emily Lierle of Williston, North Dakota
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The oil and gas industry has increased by 40 percent in the past seven years across the United States, leading to dramatic growth some areas. Duchesne County, for example, is the second fastest growing county in the U.S. compared to counties of similar size.

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Commentary
10:50 am
Tue June 3, 2014

The Things Kids Say: Science vs. Sports

I seldom take seriously what a 20-something-year old NFL draft rookie says, especially when he's got a beer in his hand and is splashing around poolside in Las Vegas over Memorial Day. But the Cleveland Browns's Johnnie Manziel's pitiful comments about his status relative to other folks, especially scientists, was something that caught my ears. And I didn't like what I heard.

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Access Utah
7:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

USU Studies Minorities in Business on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Last year, USU professors Alison Cook and Christy Glass tested the glass cliff phenomenon—the idea that women are more likely to get promoted to leadership positions when a firm is struggling, placing them in a precarious position from the start. The glass cliff is back in the news with the recent firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of the New York Times. Cook and Glass found that merit alone doesn’t give women and minorities the key to the executive suite and that the composition of the board of directors can affect whether or not they succeed. Their analysis confirmed that the glass cliff theory also applies to minorities, a phenomenon they dubbed “the savior effect.” 


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Utah Environment
6:16 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

USDA Program Ushers In "New Era of Conservation"

Critical Conservation Areas designated with the Regional Conservation Partnership Program will result in more targeted conservation in areas of greater need.
Credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is changing the way the nation approaches conservation efforts.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced last week the creation of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which bridges the public and private sectors for conservation and will make available $1.2 billion for various conservation efforts across the country.

Vilsack spoke with UPR and said this new approach will focus on both local and regional conservation needs.


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