Matilyn Mortensen

History Of Women's Suffrage Highlighted In New Curriculum

Jun 14, 2018
Better Days 2020 is a Utah organization that created a curriculum about Utah women's path to suffrage.
Better Days 2020

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.

Logan Main Street; Logan city officials and other stakeholders are discussing ways to improve traffic flow on Logan's Main Street.
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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.

Young Children Ballroom Dance; Children from Davis County Ballroom preform a routine.
Davis County Ballroom

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.

Table set and decorated for Ramadan Dinner; Iftar
Matilyn Mortensen

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 is participating in plans to potentially build a small modular nuclear reactor in Idaho.
Nuclear Street

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.

Clark Davis and Scott Sandall, Republican Candidates for Utah State Senate District 17, shake hands after Tuesday's debate.
Matilyn Mortensen

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 man is taken to prison; Between 2015 and 2017, the Utah's prison population has dropped by 9 percent.
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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.

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act; The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Committee assists in returning ancestral remains and funerary objects to tribal communities.
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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.

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Libraries around the state are beginning children’s summer reading programs to help prevent children’s literacy skills from regressing during the school break.  

Utah State Capitol

During the monthly news conference on Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert spoke about improving mental health resources and anti-bullying efforts in Utah.

Suicide Prevention Summit For Faith Leaders Held This Week

May 23, 2018
Kimberly Myers

“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?" 

Ron Mortensen

“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.”

Utah-based Company Creates Free Escape Room Download Kit

May 17, 2018
Getout Games

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.

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Major cuts in news room jobs at both the Ogden Standard-Examiner last week and Salt Lake Tribune on Monday have prompted many conversations about the future of Utah journalism.

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In the next week or so, Logan city will start spraying for adult mosquitos. Residents who don’t want their property treated can contact the city to opt out.

Living At A Higher Altitude May Increase Risk Of Skin Cancer

May 11, 2018
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Utah ranks number one in the nation for melanoma death and incidence and the number of cases is rising, according to the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Registry.

Utah Driver License Division

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.

Monticello History Teacher Nominated For National Award

May 8, 2018
Lynda Boyle

A history teacher from Monticello High School is nominated for a national teaching award because of the extra effort she puts into helping her students compete at National History Day.

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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.

Keziah Daum

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.

Suit Claims BLM Broke Law With Oil And Gas Leases

May 2, 2018
News Service

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.

Matilyn Mortensen

 

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.

North Logan Students Compete In World Robotics Competition

Apr 26, 2018
Matilyn Mortensen

A group of North Logan students are competing this week in Louisville, Kentucky at the World VEX Robotics competition. The team of six students attend InTech Colligate High School.

governor herbert talking
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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.

Statewide Competition Aims To Strengthen Utah's Middle Class

Apr 25, 2018
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The Alliance for the American Dream is a partnership between the University of Utah and Schmidt Futures - a venture facility dedicated to scientific and technological advancements.

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