Utah Legislature
9:33 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Utah Lawmakers Joke About Being Transgender On Twitter

State Sen. Jacob Anderegg tweeted, "The private Men's bathroom in the House office building is occupied. Strongly considering a gender identifying change to use the open Women's."
Credit https://twitter.com/Political_Jake

Two Utah lawmakers generated outrage on Monday after jokingly commenting about changing genders on Twitter. Monday morning State Rep. Jacob Anderegg posted to the social media site said he was "strongly considering a gender identifying change" so that he could use the women’s restroom because the men’s was occupied.

"Switching your gender identity? Just can’t keep up with you. You’re a new man! Erm…woman," said State Sen. Wayne Neiderhauser via Twitter in response to Anderegg's comment.

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Holiday Programming
2:33 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Programming

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Thursday, November 28 9-11 a.m.

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Utah News
2:30 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Group protests Ag-Gag bill outside Draper slaughterhouse

This Draper slaughterhouse and meat packing factory was the site of a weekend protest against Utah's Ag-gag bill.

More than 200 protestors gathered on Saturday to denounce Utah’s so-called “Ag-Gag” law. The law, which was signed by Governor Herbert in 2012, prohibits unauthorized filming or photography at agricultural facilities. This weekend’s protest was organized after charges were filed – and then dropped –  against a woman who filmed activities at a slaughterhouse in Draper.

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UPR Station News
10:14 am
Tue April 16, 2013

USU Grads Ace CPA Exams

Jill Aoki and Anthony Lemon, who graduated with master’s degrees in accounting from USU in 2012, will receive the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award for their high scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.
Credit Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Only 39 people out of more than 92,000 candidates who took the Uniform CPA Examination in 2012 scored above 95.5, and two of those high scorers were graduates of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

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Utah News
5:53 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Boy Scouts of America Reject Troop Sponsored By a Gay Rights Organization

Credit Boy Scouts of America

A  proposed Boy Scouts troop sponsored by a Utah gay rights organization has been rejected by Boy Scouts of America.

Valerie Larrabe of the Utah Pride Center says they were told that the mission of their organization didn’t properly align with the goals of Boy Scouts.

Larrabe says the troop would have included 10 middle-school aged boys and been guided by straight troop leaders.

Boy Scouts of America spokesman Deron Smith said they decided that a partnership with the Utah Pride Center would not have been beneficial based on the mission of the Utah organization.

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Utah News
6:11 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Logan Film Festival Building Utah's Presence in the Movie World

Film Festival Logo
Credit Logan Film Festival

For organizer Tyler Woodbury, the Logan film festival does more than just provide a screen for viewing movies.

“The atmosphere in Logan is disjointed right now. So, one of the purposes of the festival is to bring it together, and bring the people together.”

The Utah Film Commission is known for promoting Utah in the movie world, but generally focuses on the Southern end of the state.

Gabe Saxton, from the Logan Downtown Alliance and the man in charge of the festival, says this publicity problem hinges on airport access.

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Utah News
10:31 am
Fri March 29, 2013

ATK Experiences Cutbacks, Loses Employees in 3 States

The aerospace giant ATK announced Thursday the layoff of approximately 150 employees at its Box Elder County facility as well as in Mississippi and Ohio.

The company, best known for its solid-rocket boosters that propelled the space shuttle into orbit for many years, has laid off roughly half its workforce since 2009.

ATK spokeswoman Trina Helquist said the majority of layoffs took place at the nearby Promontory facility. About 90 employees agreed to voluntary severance.

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Emergency Preparedness
2:18 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Sandy Responders Teach Utahns How to Save Animals During Disaster

Would you know what to do in case an earthquake hit Utah?  You may have a plan for your family, but what about your pets?  Superstorm Sandy first responders are teaching Utah agencies how to save animals as well as families in case of emergency.

Animal experts from all over Utah gathered at the 4th annual Animals in Disaster Workshop at the Provo Marriott.  The workshop educates different agencies about what to do with pets in case a natural disaster hit Utah.

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Utah News
6:33 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Universities Look Outside the State to Fill the Enrollment Gap Left by LDS Missionaries.

Jasilyn Brinkerhoff, a USU sophomore, displaying her call to an LDS mission. She is one of many that will be taking an 18 month leave of absence from the University.
Credit Brinkerhoffs

With more students leaving for religious missions than ever before, Universities across the state are facing major enrollment dips.

Utah State University President, Stan Albrecht, said the school is still having difficulty estimating the fiscal consequences of this lower enrollment.

“We’re budgeting in a fog right now because we don’t really understand all of the impacts yet.”

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Utah News
6:21 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Church Fire Sparked By Old Computer Monitor

Firefighters try to save the Clearfield Community Church
Credit Salt Lake Tribune

Investigators are blaming a 1980’s-era computer monitor for a fire that ravaged a Clearfield church this week.

“I was getting ready to yell out, ‘Did anyone call 911 yet?’ and the police came up the street.”

Jamie Monson lives right across the street from where an old monitor overheated and sparked the Tuesday afternoon blaze in the Clearfield Community Church library.

North Davis District Interim Fire Chief Mark Becraft estimated the damages at between $750,000 and $1 million.  Monson says that damage is apparent.

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