Workshops this week are preparing 30 of Utah’s elementary and middle school teachers to teach their students a new curriculum about the history of women’s rights in the state. The curriculum focuses on women’s suffrage in Utah.
A discussion on the future of Logan city’s main street was facilitated by Utah Department of Transportation representatives on Friday. Meeting attendees included Logan city officials, business owners and other stakeholders.
A Davis County dance instructor is working with Utah youth to provide them an opportunity to use ballroom dancing as a way of developing social skills. At the same time, students learn more about the art of ballroom dance.
Muslims around the world are in the midst of celebrating Ramadan, a month long Islamic holiday. One Muslim family in Cache Valley is opening their home and inviting their friends of all beliefs to join the celebrations.
Logan City officials are weighing project risks as they decide whether or not to continue participating in a plan to build a small modular nuclear reactor in Idaho, just North of Idaho Falls. An expert says concerns about nuclear power are valid, but people often need to shift the focus of their concern.
Republican primary election candidates for the Utah state senate seat representing Tooele, Box Elder and Cache counties met Tuesday in Wellsville. The candidates discussed school safety, education funding and Utah tax policy.
A few years ago, Utah's prison population was growing at a faster rate than the national average. Data shows after policy changes in 2015, both the state's prison population and crime rate have declined.
A member of a Utah-based organization dedicated to protecting the sacred lands of indigenous people has recently been appointed to a national committee. This committee assists in returning Native American ancestral remains and funerary objects to tribal communities.
School safety and gun violence were discussion topics during Thursday's news conference with Utah’s governor. UPR’s Maitlyn Mortensen reports on what the governor addressed and how he is planning to implement solutions.
During the monthly news conference on Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert spoke about improving mental health resources and anti-bullying efforts in Utah.
A suicide prevention summit for faith leaders was held Tuesday by the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen tells us the interfaith event is an effort to provide faith leaders more resources to address mental health struggles in their communities.
“One of the things we wanted to do was really help clarify what is the role of faith leaders?" said Kimberly Myers, the state suicide prevention coordinator. "What are the resources that faith leaders can use when the problem is beyond their scope? And then, what are some core considerations for when there is a death in their community, how they can play that vital role in promoting healing and promoting support?"
In this week’s Crossing Borders’s installment, UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen interviews her dad and a few of her friends to learn more about what life is like after the death of a spouse.
“I didn’t have to compare before to after and make one better than the other. I just could make what I had the best it could be. And it wasn’t comparing to life before Gaylynn passed away and life after and one’s better and one’s worse, it’s while she was here we made the best of what we had and had a lot of fun, and while she’s not here, I can make the best of that time. And they’re separate. You don’t have to compare them.”
Escape room games are interactive adventures where participants are given a set time to solve a series of puzzles and clues to answer a riddle. UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen tells us a Utah based-company has created a free download for youth groups to create their own escape room activity.
When Dallin Henrie was asked to create an escape room for a Mormon youth activity, he thought the challenge sounded fun. As the owner of Getout Games in Provo and Salt Lake City, Henrie has experience designing these types of rooms.
Refugees in Utah who are taking their first driving exam have always been allowed to use an interpreter for the written portion. Legislation passed during the 2018 legislative session will now allow them to also use an interpreter when renewing their license for the first time.
Last week, UPR’s Dani Hayes reported how after-school programs in Utah are helping children who live in poverty. UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen tells us more about what makes these programs effective.
Cori Groth is the associate director of the Utah Education Policy Center. The policy center conducted a study on after-school programs in Utah that were created after the legislature passed a bill in 2014 calling for intergenerational poverty intervention in public schools.
Twitter users went crazy with comments after a Utah high school student posted a picture of herself wearing a red, Chinese-style dress to her prom. Many responses to the tweet criticized the Woods Cross High School student's choice of dress as being racists, while others are defending her. Some commented that they were not offended by the dress, but rather by a photograph of the girls in the group standing with their hands pressed together in a pose they felt mocked Chinese culture.
Conservationists are hoping a federal judge in Boise, Idaho will agree that the Bureau of Land Management is not taking a balanced approach to land management by opening up sensitive sage grouse habitat for energy development.
Conservation groups say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management broke the law when it approved eight large oil and gas lease sales in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming, and filed suite earlier this week in federal court.
Clear Recovery is working with private property owners to house clients at a duplex just two blocks south of Logan High School on 100 West. The sober living center would be located in a neighborhood which is zoned for traditional, single family use, a designation which also allows for up to three unrelated persons to live together in a single unit.
The news conference began with Governor Gary Herbert thanking the candidates running for office this year. He then encouraged the public to step up and pay attention to what will be on this year’s ballot.