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At a Logan Municipal Council meeting earlier this month, council member Tom Jensen introduced an issue that could impact every Logan resident.

Treasure Valley Trees Fighting Climate Change

Feb 8, 2018

Forests in Idaho's Treasure Valley are fighting climate change, according to a new report. 

In the report, The Nature Conservancy in Idaho and Ecosystem Sciences Foundation's Treasure Valley Forest Carbon Assessment looked at how much carbon dioxide trees in the region have been able to store. 

  A teenage boy convicted in a plot that left a 14-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the head will serve at least 15 years and up to life in prison.

Jayzon Decker was sentenced Wednesday, a year after prosecutors said he encouraged a friend to kill the girl who was messaging one of them.

As the 2018 winter Olympics begin, Utah lawmakers are announcing their support for an Olympic future in Utah.
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On Wednesday, Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution in support of holding a future winter Olympics in Utah.

Four months after Hurrican Maria, much of Puerto Rico still has basic needs like light and clean water going unmet. Utah volunteers are trying to change that.
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After FEMA was mistakenly reported to being pulling aid from Puerto Rico, several organizations, including those in Utah, are reminding Americans that much of the island is still without power and clean water.

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Firefighters who are used to knocking down doors with heavy equipment and battling suffocating fire now are learning about new ways technology can help them more efficiently battle big blazes.

Trainees at the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy Winter Fire School in St. George spent a lot of time last month operating touch screens, analyzing data and learning ways to implement technology.

This year, 18 Westminster College students will compete in the winter Olympics.
Maddie Bowman

By the time a college-age athlete reaches the Olympics, they’ve usually been training for about decade, with their sport as one of their primary focuses in life.

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A teenager convicted in a plot that left a 14-year-old Utah girl in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head will serve at least 15 years and up to life in prison.

Deserae Turner survived, but said Thursday that she'll still struggle to walk, dress herself and use her left hand for the rest of her life. Before the shooting, she practiced karate and was an accomplished equestrian.

Auto Trends Include Ways To Transport Millennials

Feb 1, 2018
Millennials are looking to purchase their first cars
Brian Champagne

The North American International Auto Show wrapped up Sunday in Detroit. Utah State University Journalism Professor Brian Champagne follows all things automotive. Champagne tells us the show showcases the latest in auto trends, including ways cars are being marketed to appeal to Millennials. 

Katherine Taylor

Arie French, a student at Utah State University, chose to make a stencil portrait of Maya Angelou at Friday’s “Work in Progress” workshop in the Merrill-Cazier Library.

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In the last five years, Utahns were sued in 330,000 debt-collection cases. An online tool for people who can’t afford legal services was developed by a team from the Brigham Young University Law School.

Hunting Guide Illegally Kills Desert Bighorn Sheep in Utah

Jan 24, 2018
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A well-known hunting guide won’t be hunting in Utah or 46 other states anytime soon. The Arizona man illegally harvested a desert bighorn sheep in southern Utah.

Amazon, a major Seattle-based company.
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No Utah locations are on the short list of cities in the running for a new Amazon headquarters.The online retailer released a list of 20 finalists for its second headquarters on Thursday. Most were on the East Coast and Midwest; Los Angeles was the only West Coast city that made the cut.

A new study by researchers Claudia Geist of University of Utah and Jennifer Tabler of University of Texas Rio Grande Valley looks at how retired heterosexual married couples ages 60 and older share household tasks. 

The Third Bitcoin Bubble

Jan 17, 2018
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In the past year, Bitcoin – a digital cryptocurrency with no physical backing that can be sent electronically from one user to another – has risen in value more than 1,400 percent. Market researchers are worried that Bitcoin could be similar to the Netherlands tulip mania in the 1600s.

Cannabis Laws Proposed For Utah's 2018 Legislative Session

Jan 17, 2018
USDA.gov

Earlier this month Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Department of Justice would do away with the Obama era policy of federal oversight on marijuana.

What does the announcement mean for Utah?

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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.

Mormon Newsroom

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.

Utah Avalanche Center

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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