News

Morgan Pratt

Bateman Mosida Farms was recognized nationally for being one of the most sustainable dairy farms in the U.S.

www.greatercanyonlands.org / Greater Canyonland Coalition

Federal regulators are requiring new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired plants to reduce haze near national parks.

Utah Considering Death Penalty by Firing Squad

May 26, 2016
http://www.npr.org

With the drugs most commonly used for lethal injections no longer available, Utah may revert to carrying out death sentences with a firing squad. 

Eric Newell

A group of second graders from Edith Bowen Laboratory School got the chance to plant new trees after a section of aspens were torn out during construction along the Blacksmith Fork River in Logan. 

"Adopt a Canyon" Clean-up Begins at Lake Powell

May 16, 2016
https://www.nps.gov

A government-funded project to help remove debris from campsites, beaches and tourist areas is underway. Areas of Lake Powell, including Halls Crossing and The Escalante River Tributaries, will be part of the “Adopt a Canyon” clean-up project this year.

Living A Transgender Life

May 12, 2016
iamequal.org

During this segment of the Kitchen Sisters Project, "Living a Transgender Life," you will hear from Utah resident Dominique Storni, as well as Jessica Lynn of California who was asked to share her story with audiences at the USU campus by the Center for Women and Gender's director, Dr. Ann Austin.

https://proverbs226.org

More than 5 million children across the nation, including 44,000 in Utah, experience separation from a parent due to incarceration.  A new report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines hardships for children, and discusses new policies to help children who have a parent in jail.

"Greenness" Linked to Lower Mortality Rates in Women

Apr 22, 2016
www.fhwa.dot.gov

  Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to a new report. Dr. Bonnie Joubert with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says the study found women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes had a 12 percent lower death rate than women with the lowest levels of vegetation.


Wildlife groups say they will continue to pressure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the American Wolverine. A federal court ruled the agency buckled under political pressure from states in its decision not to seek protections under the Endangered Species Act. 


cals.arizona.edu

***UPDATE: After a search by both ground and air Monday and Tuesday, Humphrey was located in good condition.

  


www.nps.org / National Park Service

Utah State University ecologists recently partnered with NASA to study how the timing of mule deer fawning tracks vegetation growth in parts of the Intermountain West.

 


utahstatecapitol.utah.gov

  Legislators held a panel discussion last Friday to review the 2016 Utah legislative session, and the impact it had on women. 


The National Football League is admitting a connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. And now the question of protecting young athletes from concussions is once again a main topic of discussion. 


humanities.utah.edu

  Matthew Potolsky teaches English at the University of Utah. He also has been teaching a course for two years on secrecy and surveillance.

“Part of it is that I think a lot of people are unaware of how much they’re being surveilled—how much they’re being watched," Potolsky said.

Do Debtor's Prisons Exist in Modern-day America?

Mar 29, 2016
action.org

  The question of debtors imprisonment was a topic of discussion after a man died in jail. 

On January 23, a Box Elder County man was arrested for not paying an ambulance bill in December 2013. The fine was for $2,376. The man died that afternoon while in a holding cell. The cause of death is still under investigation.

consumerreports.org

The Cache County Sheriff’s Department is warning of a police call scam effecting local citizens. 


Ted Cruz Leading in Utah Polls

Mar 22, 2016
kevinbrady.house.gov

Ted Cruz is leading in Utah with 53 percent support among Republicans, according to a  Y2 Analytics survey. If those same people supported Cruz at Tuesday’s caucus, he would win all 40 of the GOP delegates in the state.


SLC Site of Friday Trump Protest

Mar 21, 2016
Roger McDonough

  Republican front-runner Donald Trump was one of four presidential hopefuls to visit Utah in the days leading up to this Tuesday’s caucuses. His appearance at the Infinity Event Center in downtown Salt Lake City drew a large protest.


Bernie Sanders' Performance In Utah May Depend On Millennials

Mar 17, 2016
Associated Press

Looking back on polling numbers for March of 2015 things were not looking good for presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders. He was pulling in just 5 percent of democratic voters support nationally compared to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s dominating 60 percent. In a Dan Jones & Associates poll of Utah voters, Sanders wasn't even mentioned, but rather lumped into the “others” category.


4-H Healthy Living Field Trips Held at Utah State

Mar 15, 2016
extension.usu.edu

Nearly 1,000 middle school students from the Cache County School District are taking part in Healthy Living field trips on the Utah State University Logan Campus. 


loc.gov

In order to understand the diverse impacts that women had on the Civil Rights Movement, we need not look further than Birmingham, Alabama. In the early 1960s, Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the south and was a place where many civil rights organizers feared. In 1963, however, Birmingham would become the epicenter of the ongoing civil rights movement.


http://parkerlab.bio.uci.edu

A new National Park app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices that includes some of Utah’s national parks. 


Jason Gilmore

When we think of the women of the Civil Rights Movement one powerful woman comes to mind. Rosa Parks. And rightfully so. Her iconic image, sitting alone on a bus, refusing to give up her seat to a white man, inspired a movement. But there are so many other women who have dedicated themselves to the causes of civil rights, not only in the 1950s and 60s, but still today.


 A federal court has sided with the Navajo Nation by ordering San Juan County to create new voting districts that grant equal power to Navajo voters.


Gliding Into The Basics Of Aviation and Gravity

Mar 7, 2016
Morgan Pratt

Third graders from the Edith Bowen Laboratory School visited the Logan-Cache Airport on March 1 to learn how airplanes interact with gravity. As part of the project each student designed and built their own Styrofoam plate glider. They watched in wonder as experts shared their knowledge about the impacts of gravity on airplanes.  


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