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Kerry Bringhurst

Interim Station Manager / News Director / Host, Morning Edition

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah.  Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University.  She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio.  Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007.  Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.

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Utah Business
3:50 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Utah Speeds Ahead of Other States as Great Place for Entrepreneurs

Utah ranks just about in the middle compared to other states for entrepreneurial activity. That's according to a new analysis by the University of Nebraska's Bureau of Business Research. The Beehive State stands out on the list -- not for its ranking but for being the state with the biggest jump in the past year. Utah had been 44th; and now it's 23rd. The researchers compared data like business growth and number of patents.

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UPR Feature Story
7:06 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

The World of Competetive Tractor Restoration at a Utah High School

Next time you're at a Box Elder Bees football game, walk past the purple bleachers and open a large garage style door. Behind the doors you'll find all sorts of different colored large tanks, metal platforms, and trailers. It's a place where members of an unlikely school team gather.

It's taken 3 years for the Box Elder High School FFA tractor team to restore a 1948 Allis Chalmers tractor, which in the 1950s was used to remove snow from the roadways in Preston, Idaho.

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Environment
2:28 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Supreme Court Won't Hear "Roadless Rule" Appeal

After a decade of legal challenges, the "roadless rule" landed on the U.S. Supreme Court's doorstep—and on Monday, the court opted to leave it in place rather than hear the latest appeal. The rule doesn't allow new roadbuilding on millions of acres of national forestland in three dozen states, including Utah. The decision not to hear their appeal is a victory in the conservation community, says Mike Anderson with the Wilderness Society.

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Utah State University
2:57 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Utah State University Celebrates Tradition and a More Secure Future

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht will recognize more than 53,000 alumni and other donors who contributed to the university's comprehensive campaign, Honoring Tradition, Securing the Future, Celebrating Success.

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Voter Information
3:21 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

AARP Releases 2012 Voter Guide for Retired Voters

To help better inform Utah's retired residents about the upcoming election, the American Association of Retired Persons has released a 2012 voter's guide. The guide is available nationwide but has been catered to each state.

Danny Harris is the Associate State Director of Utah's AARP. Kerry Bringhurst talked to Harris about the voter's guide:

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Utah News
3:05 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

EPA to Weigh in on Health Concerns of Leaded Aviation Fuel

The EPA has until this Friday to respond in a federal court case asking the agency to to crack down on the use of leaded fuel. Attorney Marianne Engleman Lado with EarthJustice says the reason for concern is the health effects, especially on children.

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Voter Information
3:42 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Get Out and (Register to) Vote! Tuesday is Voter Registration in Utah

Maryann Martindale is with the Alliance for a Better Utah. She says it's a challenge in any state where one political party has dominated the action for so long that no one is convinced their vote is needed. But she tells people a vote still plays an important role, even if their candidate isn't the one who prevails.

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Ogden
3:45 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

150-Year Celebration of Union Pacific Railroad Comes to Utah

Union Pacific 844 at Painted Rocks, Nevada, on a run from Elko to Sparks, Nevada, September 15, 2009.
Wikimedia Commons

It was on July 1, 1862 that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, creating the original Union Pacific Railway Company. Today Union Pacific Railroad is part of a corporation, linking 23  states in the western 2/3 of the country with cars carrying freight including automobiles and fruits and vegetables.

To mark the 150 year celebration, Union Pacific is traveling a steam engine throughout the country. The next stop is Ogden, Utah, for a day-long display and train-town presentation.

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Religion
5:39 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

General and Scholarly Interest in Mormons Growing in America

A national society focused on the philosophy and theology of Mormons will meet in Logan this weekend. Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Philip Barlow, Utah State University's Director of Religious Studies, about the increased interest in the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Brigham City
6:35 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Brigham City in Free Speech Battle with Demonstrators

Signs along the sidewalks outside the Brigham City LDS temple indicate where protesting is allowed.
Ryan Cunningham

The newest LDS temple in Brigham City has drawn a lot of attention. It can be seen from afar as you enter the city in northern Utah. Its alabaster appearance draws your eye directly to a structure considered sacred by members of the LDS faith. Each day as many as 18,000 guests enter the doors during a public open house that concludes Saturday, giving those interested a rare opportunity to peek inside before the official dedication on September 23. At that time the doors will close to general entrants.

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