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Utah Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan serves on the social services committee that approves job training  funding for individuals with disabilities. The lawmaker is meeting with clients and their families Tuesday to gather comments about federally driven changes to the state's employment training policy.

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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.

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A 93-year-old former heart surgeon with three decades of experience with the Mormon church's top leadership panel has been officially named the faith's president.

Ron Maxwell was born in 1949. Throughout his career as a filmmaker, including directing civil war epic Gettysburg, he’s been politically active as a conservative.

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Utah avalanche experts have released a video demonstrating the high risk dangers of recreating in the state's back countries.

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Authorities in northwestern Utah are preparing for a dive into the Great Salt Lake this weekend. They say they've found an object in the lake that could be a small plane that's been missing since late last month.

Mitt Romney, prospective candidate for Orrin Hatch's Republican Senate seat, was treated for prostate cancer.
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The Republican presidential nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, was treated for prostate cancer last year.

That's according to a Romney aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss a sensitive health issue publicly.

The aide said Monday that Romney was diagnosed with "slow-growing prostate cancer" last year. The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said.

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On Dec. 4, an elementary school art lesson led to a controversy that drew international press coverage.

Livestock Truckers Could Be Impacted By New Law

Jan 4, 2018
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Truckers who transport animals, live fish and bees have until March to convince lawmakers that new regulations would negatively impact animal welfare. Electronic logging devices or ELD’s now regulate the amount of hours truckers are on the road.

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Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the LDS Church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City.

A last-minute deal in Congress to provide short-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program has done little to alleviate stress for states and parents in the New Year. 

How Will You Eat Bacon On National Bacon Day?

Dec 29, 2017
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Saturday is National Bacon Day. Researchers from National Today asked 1,000 Americans their opinions about the popular breakfast food.

Reflections On The Careers Of Female Marine Corps Officers

Dec 28, 2017

Marianne Waldrop is the third of four generations of her family to serve in the Marine Corps. She is the only woman.

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The Republican Tax overhaul was signed by President Donald Trump last week. But how do taxpayers know how much they’ll be paying in the future? Utah State Senator Lyle Hillyard said rhetoric and outdated tax calculators have made the situation more confusing.

Wildfires overtaking acres of rangeland and sagebrush country in the West
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Federal officials have launched a two-pronged plan to stop a vicious cycle of rangeland wildfires in a wide swath of sagebrush country in the West that supports cattle ranching, recreation and is home to an imperiled bird. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday says it will create an Environmental Impact Statement concerning fuel breaks and another on fuels reduction and restoration for Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, California, Utah, and Washington.

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The Utah Department of Public Safety estimates that Utah has an average of five driving-related deaths every day between Thanksgiving and the New Year. 

How To Put Safety First During The Holidays

Dec 22, 2017
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Teresa Hunsaker is a family and consumer sciences educator with Utah State University Extension. When it comes to holiday safety, there are three categories to look out for: food, electricity, and toys.

Planning Will Save The Family Farm

Dec 21, 2017
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96 percent of the 2.2 million farms in the United States are considered “family farms,” according to one planning and tax expert. Passing down those family farms to future generations is not an easy task.

Utah The Best State To Live In For Paying Off Student Debt

Dec 19, 2017
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Utah is the best state to pay for college, according to a recent study. Student loans are 2.2 times more affordable than in the worst-ranked state of Hawaii.

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An increasing number of military veterans will return home to Utah during the holidays. An organization focused on veterans is working to help family members manage what can be a difficult transition.

UPR features firefighters battling a blaze.
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As wildfires rage in southern California, Thomas Cova, director of the Center for Natural and Technological Disasters at the University of Utah, said he finds the low number of fire related fatalities to be impressive.

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Trust lands make up about 6 percent of Utah’s land. One important distinction to make is that trust lands aren’t public lands. They don’t fall under the same usage guidelines. Instead, they’re managed to make money for Utah public institutions. Utah’s public school system holds 96 percent of all Utah trust lands. 

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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.

January’s Utah legislative session will be the last for one northern Utah lawmaker. Republican Representative Ed Redd of Logan has announced he will not be seeking a fourth term.

Redd began serving in the Utah House of Representatives in 2013 and represents the fourth district. He is a member of the Health Reform Task Force and of the House Health and Human Services Committee. His assignments as a lawmaker also include serving on the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee.

Mining Companies Won't Be Required to Pay to Clean Up

Dec 13, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it's scrapping rules drafted during the Obama administration that require hard-rock mining companies to clean up their own messes. 

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