Access Utah
10:53 am
Thu June 26, 2014

The Fight for Indian Rights Comes to Utah on Thursday's Access Utah

Clockwise from top left, Ken Sleight, Mark Maryboy, Steve Boos and Phil Lyman
Credit Courtesy of Jon Kovash

Sometime next year, a federal judge will decide whether Native Americans are still being shut out of political power in San Juan County, where now more than 52 percent of residents are Navajo or Ute tribal members. At issue will be the Navajo Nation’s claim that voting districts in the county have been gerrymandered to assure a permanent white majority in local elections. 


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The Zesty Garden
10:23 am
Thu June 26, 2014

The Zesty Garden - June 26

Variegated Pothos

In an encore presentation from a year ago, we take a captivating look at the sinister side of the natural world on today’s Zesty Garden. Author Amy Stewart uncovers more than one hundred of our worst insect enemies in her book Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. It’s a mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins-but doesn’t end-in our own backyards. The Green Room showcases the pothos houseplant as a low-light alternative, and in Petals and Prose it's the language of bees.

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Utah Outdoors
9:38 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Search And Rescues In Logan Canyon Double This Summer

Officials remind hikers to be smart and prepared when entering Logan Canyon
Credit wildlife.utah.gov

The number of rescues performed in Logan Canyon have doubled this season from previous summers.
Officials say inexperienced and unprepared hikers hitting the trails with a little too much confidence could be behind the spike.

Lt.  Doyle Peck from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office says the search and rescue team, made of volunteers, has been called weekly. He said while they’re not entirely sure why there has been a dramatic surge in rescues, they want to raise safety awareness, particularly on social media.

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Utah News
7:05 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Former Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing From USU

Noell Hansen of Hyrum, Utah plead guilty to theft and forgery charges in a 1st District Court Monday.
Credit ice.gov

A former Utah State University employee pled guilty Monday to theft and forgery, both felony charges.

44-year-old Noell Hansen was accused of stealing over $38,000 from USU from 2011 to 2013 after working for the university for over 20 years.

  Media reports Hansen was able to embezzle the funds by keeping deposits until she had accrued multiple checks. After, she would take cash in the amount of a particular check to cover the missing money, then would submit the check instead of cash for that day’s deposit.

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Utah Politics
6:17 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Utah's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Circuit Court

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier decision by Judge Shelby striking down Utah's gay marriage ban.
Credit seattle.gov

On Wednesday, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision from a Utah judge striking down the state’s gay marriage ban. 

Six months after the state appealed Judge Shelby’s ruling, which found Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, a three-judge panel from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's decision in a 2-1 ruling. However, with the ruling, the court put an immediate stay on the decision.

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Utah Politics
3:40 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Cache County Primary Election Results

Primary elections were held across Utah on Tuesday. To view the full results, click here.

Cache County results are below.

County Executive / Surveyor:
Boyd R. Pugmire:     2132
Craig W. Buttars:     3025*

County Recorder
Bradley P. White:     2080
Michael L. Gleed:     2985*

County Tresurer:
Craig McAllister:     2653*
Denise Lindsay    2529
  

*Winner of the election.

Access Utah
10:47 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Human Trafficking on Wednesday's Access Utah

Credit www.fairgirls.org

Andrea Powell and Stephanie Henry join us Wednesday on Access Utah to discuss their work in helping victims of human trafficking. We’ll also share comments on human trafficking in Utah from our Public Insight Network. You can respond right now at www.upr.org. Click “Become a Source.” 

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Utah News
6:56 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Sen. Thatcher: There Is No Rape Kit Backlog

Senator Daniel Thatcher says there is no rape kit backlog in controversy surrounding kit processing in Utah.
Credit https://doj.mt.gov

Updated June 25, 2014. 

Controversy has arisen this week over proposed amendments to the processing of rape kits in Utah.

During a Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee meeting last week, Rep. Jennifer Seelig (D- Salt Lake) pushed for additional processing of backlogged rape kits. Sen. Daniel Thatcher (R- Salt Lake, Tooele) questioned the wisdom of the proposed resource allocation.

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Utah Science
6:21 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Research Shines Light On Gardening Question

The efficiency of lights used for growing home gardens and crops has changed in recent years, leaving many to wonder which lamps to use.
Credit epa.org

Though the sun is still the primary source of light for most gardeners, many rely on electric lights some of the time. But varying claims on the efficiency of these lights from different manufacturers has left many growers confused about which products to use, according to Bruce Bugbee.

Bugbee, a professor in Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, along with graduate student Jacob Nelson decided to look into these claims, publishing an article on the topic in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Access Utah
10:41 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Paul Holton's "Collateral Kindness" on Tuesday's Access Utah

Credit collateralkindness.com

As a loving father, Paul Holton found it hard to reconcile his innate goodwill with his role as an interrogator for the Army National Guard. Until one day, deep in Iraqi territory, surrounded by the horrors of war, he realized how he could make a small but significant difference in the lives of the children all around him. 


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