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Sexual Assault Bystander Training Held Next Week

Mar 23, 2017

The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) is hosting a Bystander Intervention Training at the Utah State University campus. The coalition joined forces with Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA), and the Utah State University Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAVVI) office to host the training.

 

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UPDATE: On Tuesday, First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck considered testimony in the preliminary hearing of the boy accused of actually shooting Deserae Turner. The judge has called for a trial in this case. The other defendant's updates can be found here.

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For more than a hundred years, people have walked along the canal trails in Cache Valley. Dozens of dirt paths wind through the valley and are used for jogging and biking. These trails connect communities together and community leaders want to preserve the trails.

'Operation Underground Railroad' Saves 29 Haitian Girls

Mar 15, 2017
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A recent Operation Underground Railroad rescue mission in Haiti saved 29 girls suspected to be sex trafficking victims.

 

The operatives also arrested 9 traffickers. Alongside Haitian officials and Haiti’s Minor Protection Brigade, the Utah organization spent two months undercover planning the rescue mission by researching the location, meeting with traffickers and setting up the operation.

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As director of the Utah State University Center for Women and Gender, Ann Austin is responsible for finding and scheduling guest speakers who can address issues effecting women throughout the world. During a recent lecture by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, students and community members in Cache Valley were told that worldwide, violence toward women is a modern-day moral matter.

Islam 101: Logan Islamic Center Holds Open Discussion

Mar 2, 2017
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The first thing you notice when you walk into the Logan Islamic Center is the quiet. Even footsteps are muffled, since shoes are left at the door. The upstairs prayer area is carpeted and empty, leaving room where worshippers can kneel and pray facing east. Downstairs is more relaxed. Bookshelves hold boxes of crayons and snacks for kids. A spirit of peace and reflection fills every corner of the mosque.

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On Tuesday, President Trump said he wants to cut billions from non-defense programs to give to the defense and security budget. The proposed budget changes could affect the Center for Persons with Disabilities in Utah.

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Over the course of his campaign and election, President Trump has repeatedly criticized the media. Just last week the president said in a tweet that "fake news media" such as the New York Times and CNN are enemies of the American people. However, a recent national survey shows American voters trust the media more than they trust the president to tell the truth.

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Youth of color are treated differently than their white peers, according to a recent report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. The report shows significant racial inequality in the state juvenile justice system, even when youth commit the same crime.

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On January 18, experts in mental health, suicide prevention and social media met with military officials at the Pentagon to discuss how social media can find individuals at risk for suicide and offer them help and resources. 

Utah Dams And Reservoirs Working Fine Amid Flooding

Feb 15, 2017
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The recent rising temperatures brought a surge of flood warnings to northern Utah. Amid concerns about the integrity of Utah’s dams, David Marble, assistant state engineer for the Utah Dam Safety program, says the dams and reservoirs in Utah are working fine.

 

 

Is Marriage Worth It? Research Says Yes

Feb 9, 2017
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Is marriage worth the investment? That’s a question many American men face, and some agree that marriage means a lack a freedom. University of Utah professor Nicholas Wolfinger disagrees. His latest research brief shows that the benefits of marriage definitely outweigh the sacrifices.

 

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Outdoor clothing company Patagonia says it is boycotting Outdoor Retailer shows held in Utah. The decision comes in response to a resolution signed on Friday by Governor Gary Herbert calling on President Donald Trump to repeal the newly named Bears Ears National Monument.

 

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Last week President Trump signed an executive order that suspended refugee resettlement and temporarily banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

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The majority of college-age men are uncomfortable in a situation when women are being mistreated. But they usually don’t express their opinions when they think they are the only ones who are uncomfortable. Research shows, however, that bystanders can play a significant role in preventing sexual assault. A Utah State University awareness campaign that will launch on January 30 is asking bystanders to take action.

 

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The second leading cause of hearing loss in the United States comes from congenital cytomegalovirus, or CMV. It is also the most common congenital infection among infants, affecting about 1 in 150 children in the United States each year. Infants who contract the infection before birth can suffer from hearing loss and potential damage in the brain, eyes or inner ear.

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More than 200,000 people plan to march at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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Hundreds of people rallied at Utah’s state capitol over the weekend to show their support for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The rally was one of several around the country.

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For Utah’s Catholic community, the long wait is over. On Tuesday, Pope Francis named 63-year-old Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis as the bishop at the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. The announcement ended the city’s longest period without a bishop.

Utah Lacks Strong Animal Protection Laws

Jan 12, 2017
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Utah’s animal protection laws flunked a recent year-end report from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The 11th annual report evaluates animal protection laws in every state, reviewing laws concerning crimes against animals.

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Earlier this month, parents with kids in school received an email from the Cache County School District. The email links to an educator-effectiveness survey.

Over Half Of Utah Residents Optimistic About Trump

Dec 21, 2016
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Over 50 percent of Utah residents said they feel optimistic about the next four years under Donald Trump, according to a recent Utah Policy poll

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The award-winning video “Dear Future Mom” features kids from around the world with Down Syndrome. The kids are smiling and happy, and the video is meant as a reminder that people with Down Syndrome can have happy childhoods and lead independent lives.

 

DWR Officers Focus On Stopping Poaching This Winter

Dec 13, 2016
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The conservation officers at the Division of Wildlife Resources have one goal this winter: protect Utah’s mule deer from poachers.

 

Jobs Created In Price Lift Spirits

Dec 9, 2016
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HealthEquity hired 28 benefited and permanent positions in Price, a town of 8,500 residents. Unemployment in the county is at 5.6 percent, according to Bureau of Labor statistics. The state unemployment rate is 3.4 percent.

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