Dani Hayes

Selma, Alabama water tower
Brianne Johnson

By only looking at the civil rights movement through the lens of Martin Luther King Jr., we would see a cursory story of Jim Crow segregation, and the struggle for voting rights. But if we follow the story of a child, who was a foot soldier in the movement, we would reveal a more visceral story. 

First African Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Jason Gilmore

On our journey along King’s Road, we visited Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The story of Tuscaloosa is not well-remembered in the annals of civil rights history. 

New yoga series to take place in Utah's state parks
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The Utah Department of Natural Resources announced a new outdoor yoga series taking place in nine different state parks. Organizers hope the experience of practicing yoga in the outdoors will help participants feel more connected to nature.

King's Road: 50 Years Later, People Continue To Remember

Apr 10, 2018
Interviews during the 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
Jason Gilmore

On April 4, 2018, the bells rang out in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and around the world, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

USU President Noelle Cockett discussing results of an independent investigation of the school's Piano Program
Dani Hayes

In light of multiple social media claims of sexual assault and discrimination in a university music program, officials from Utah State University hired an outside organization to investigate. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being interviewed by the press.
Pixaby

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found himself in Memphis, Tennessee to lend support to a sanitation workers’ strike.  

Rep. Rob Bishop Votes Yes On Bill Aimed To Improve School's Safety
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U.S. Representative Rob Bishop has voted in favor of a house resolution, which will provide funding to make public schools more safe. 

Mitt Romney meets with USU students
Matilyn Mortenson

Students on the Utah State University Logan campus had an opportunity to shake hands with a former governor, Olympic organizer and past presidential candidate Wednesday.

Art created in the Art Therapy for Survivors of Sexual Assault workshop
Kat Smith

A Utah organization is using art as a form of therapy for victims of sexual assault or abuse. Art Access's five-week art therapy program has a history of helping clients express themselves.

Cache County School District

A letter from the superintendent was sent out to employees, parents and students of the Cache County School District on Friday.  It addressed the recent school shooting in Florida and what the district is doing to increase safety.

Cache Refugee and Immigrate Connection

2017 was a big year for the Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection, an organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in Cache Valley. 

Medically complex children pilot program
Guardian Angels of America Foundation

In 2015, a pilot program was approved by the Utah Legislature giving financial assistance to families with children who have complex medical conditions, such as a disability and who don't typically qualify for Medicaid. The funds for the program run out in June. This year, H.B. 100 would give the program ongoing funding by a Medicaid waiver. 

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance organization has released a statewide video focusing on a chaining plan, a practice the alliance describes as destructive, within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 

psnetwork.org

Salt Lake Democratic Representative Brian King wants people to stop looking the other way.

Dani Hayes

Education is often a topic of discussion during a legislative session and 2018 is no different.

Senate Majority Whip Stuart Adams says his top priority is always education.

Utah State Univeristy

The president of Utah State University sent a memo to faculty and staff about the university’s code of conduct amid growing awareness of mental health issues and sexual violence on college campuses. 

lds.org

93-year-old, former heart surgeon Russell M. Nelson has been officially announced as the next president of the LDS Church. The new leadership change comes after the death of former president Thomas S. Monson on Jan. 2nd.

Garfield County Sheriff

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 90-year-old female whose body was found on Wednesday buried under a large amount of coal in her home’s coal bin in Panguitch.

When President Donald Trump came to Utah in December, he reorganized the boundaries of two national monuments in Utah. The areas of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante now contain five smaller national monuments.

Utah's Dark Skies on Wild About Utah

Jan 5, 2018
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The night sky...throughout history humans have looked up after the sun set in the evening and marveled at the astral bodies spread above them in a sea of black. This sight has inspired people from every age of history and from every culture around the world.

kawasakimotorcycle.org

Authorities say a second teenager has died from a New Years' Eve crash where two dirt bikes collided in rural northern Utah.

The fatal crash, involving three teenage boys and two Kawasaki model KX250 dirt bikes, occurred in Corrine on Sunday night. 

ruralandproud.org

It’s a cold, November morning and I’m outside a free detox center in South Salt Lake. It stands out because it’s a modern-looking building in an industrial part of town. Two tired-looking men are pacing under a heater just outside the center’s doors waiting for a woman to call their names so they can begin detoxing from either alcohol or drugs.

drug-addiction-help.org

"Had my son. C-section. I was given a prescription for pain pills. They did the trick. They helped with the physical pain, as well as the emotional pain because everything is better when you take opioids. Or so it seems."

Dani Hayes

 

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said President Donald Trump called on Friday to say he will approve a recommendation from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

Chris Holmes

A man is in critical but stable condition after being accidentally shot while elk hunting near Brian Head in Iron County.

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