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Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.

At a rally Tuesday for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, Bannon called the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee a draft dodger who "hid behind" his religion. Romney received a draft deferment for missionary work in France during Vietnam.

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“Well, as we feared, Trump has cut out over two million acres,” said Scott Groene, the executive director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

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An amber alert has been issued in Utah for two girls whose father was arrested last week, more than two months after he disappeared with his four children.

The alert was issued Monday after sheriff's deputies in Utah's southwest Iron County raided a compound of a polygamist sect and found the girls' two brothers.

Behind The Scenes Of Logan's Parade Of Gingerbread Homes

Dec 1, 2017

When I decided my boyfriend Kenny and I should enter Logan’s Parade of Gingerbread Homes, neither of us had ever built a gingerbread house before. We had also never attended the Parade of Gingerbread homes. 

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Utah according to Utah’s Public Health Data Resource. Symptoms often do not appear until the disease is advanced and early detection of this cancer is difficult.

Representatives from 11 Utah counties calling for state control of federal lands are not sure what to expect when President Donald Trump visits Utah on Monday. County commissioners who are members of FIRM, the Foundation for Integrated Resource Management, say at the very least Trump’s planned visit to the state demonstrates his support of residents living in rural Utah.

$5 Million Donated To Hospital In Logan

Nov 29, 2017

Like many others, Richard and Jane Spillman have had loved ones diagnosed with cancer. They have seen the emotional and physical toll it takes on families and decided they wanted to help where they could. They decided to make a $5 million donation to the Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital to fund a caregiving team for cancer patients.

The cause of an early morning fire at a Logan home decorating store is being investigated. 

USDA To Spend $16.6 Million In Rural Utah

Nov 29, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing close to $17 million dollars for broadband infrastructure in rural Utah. Only nine percent of Utah’s population live outside of urban areas, but according to Randy Parker, the state Director of USDA rural development, that small number of people still need to be connected to the state and the rest of the world.

Utah Declared The Most Charitable State In The Nation

Nov 28, 2017
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Wallet Hub has published a data analysis that confirms Utah is the most charitable state in the U.S. To reach this conclusion the organization pulled data from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau and National Center for Charitable Statistics. 

Matika Wilbur is the photographer behind Project 562. When she came to Utah State University on Nov. 15, it was the 37th university she had spoken at that month. The project, named for the 562 federally recognized U.S. tribes she initially planned to visit, is dedicated to changing the way we see Native America.

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Farmers and ranchers spend most of their day in the fields and with their animals. When it comes to issues and policies that impact the agricultural industry, they don’t have much time to voice their concerns. In November, things slow down just enough for farmers and ranchers to gather at the annual Utah Farm Bureau convention.

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For the second year in a row, Jay and Kathy Keller are asking people to send Christmas cards to their disabled son Joshua as part of their effort to give back to the community.

Christmas Trees In Short Supply This Season

Nov 21, 2017
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Every holiday season we follow the routine - have Thanksgiving dinner and then the Christmas tree goes up. Trees are more expensive this year and they’ll be gone sooner than years in the past.

Utah State Grad Wins Carpet Design Competition

Nov 20, 2017

“I graduated in May of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Utah State,” said Meg Turner.

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Authorities say a Mormon missionary serving in Samoa is dead after being struck by a vehicle.

A spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City says 21-year-old Aaron Ahkau Matapa Patiole was walking with a companion in Upolu when he was fatally struck Sunday.

Childhood Trauma Training Now Offered In Northern Utah

Nov 20, 2017

Last year more than 63 percent of adults in Utah reported having an adverse childhood experience or a traumatic event.  Two students at Utah State University are trying to educate people in Utah on ways to help children cope with physical abuse or sexual assault.

Preventing Allergic Asthma Starts In Your Home

Nov 17, 2017
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Spring is often associated with the flare up of allergies but during the holiday season, people can experience intense asthma symptoms. According to experts, there are ways to solve this problem instead of just treating the symptoms. 

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This weekend a group of about two dozen people, including religious leaders from surrounding areas and tribal spiritual leaders, will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico and make a pilgrimage to Bears Ears National Monument.

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The Department of Workforce Services, Utah Lt. Gov Spencer Cox and president of the Utah Jazz announced phase 3 of Operation Rio Grande, an initiative aiming to help Salt Lake City’s homeless community receive jobs and workforce skills.

Utah representatives of a national organization that advocates for older Americans are working to educate patients about their rights. AARP is concerned that many of the association’s members are not aware of their right to designate a caregiver.

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Utah Representative Val Potter and Senator Howard Stephenson, R-North Logan and R-Draper, introduced a bill aiming to help the shortage of math, science and special education teachers in Utah.

More Bike Shares Coming To Logan, St. George

Nov 15, 2017
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Members of a Logan committee working to bring a bike share to the city hope to complete their project by Earth Day 2018. Bike shares allow residents to pay a small fee to rent a bicycle, which they can pick up and drop off at any of the bike sharing stations in the city.

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Researchers from the University of Utah used a model originally for studying birds to see why pioneers settled certain areas within the state of Utah. The study could tell us more about human migration throughout history.

The federal government announced Monday that opioid treatment centers in Utah will receive additional Medicaid reimbursement money. The money will be used to house more clients seeking drug treatment help.

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