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Students and staff gathered around the new Life Science Building on Tuesday and signed their names on the last steel beam. It's located on Utah State University campus behind the Merrill-Cazier Library and next to the Biology and Natural Resources building.

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Various prints hang on the white walls. Clay mugs and colorful sculptures sit on pillars resting against the sparkling wooden floor of the Tippetts and Eccles Gallery during an art showcase called Paper and Clay.

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The Department of Workforce Services, Utah Lt. Gov Spencer Cox and president of the Utah Jazz announced phase 3 of Operation Rio Grande, an initiative aiming to help Salt Lake City’s homeless community receive jobs and workforce skills. /



Utah Representative Val Potter and Senator Howard Stephenson, R-North Logan and R-Draper, introduced a bill aiming to help the shortage of math, science and special education teachers in Utah.

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Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee spoke out Tuesday on the senate floor against the $36.5 billion funding alotted to the National Flood Insurance Program.

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The Wellsville City Council recently formed a committee to make changes regarding the battle re-enactment, which originally involved white citizens dressing up as Native Americans and re-enacting a version of the Bear River Massacre that Native Americans say is historically inaccurate.

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On Wednesday, the Utah State University Center for Women and Gender joined the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art to promote art and social justice while kicking off the Year of the Arts.


The director of a Utah coalition says Thursday's announcement by United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is an insult to victims of sexual assault.

“Secretary DeVos’ comments, while they were fairly ambiguous, the message was crystal clear,” says Turner Bitton, executive director for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a nonprofit organization that provides education and resources to various groups around the state.

Bitton and his group work as advocates for survivors of sexual violence.