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Katherine Taylor

On any given day, the majority of the people at the Sinclair on 1000 North in Logan probably aren’t buying gas.

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Utah election officials say about 22 percent of registered Republican voters have cast early ballots in the three-candidate GOP primary race to replace U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Elections director Mark Thomas said that number is expected to rise as people go to the polls to vote Tuesday.

Cache County Sheriff's Office

Sentencing has been delayed for a northern Utah woman who admitted killing her infant son nearly four years ago.

District Court Judge Thomas Willmore postponed Monday's scheduled sentencing in Logan so 45-year-old Marie Rutchey of River Heights can undergo another psychiatric evaluation at a state mental hospital.

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Utah residents are holding unity and anti-racism rallies Monday night to denounce the messages of hate and violence of white supremacists at a weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Utah Department of Public Safety

A new plan to restore safety in Salt Lake’s Rio Grande district is in motion.

Operation Rio Grande - a three-phase operation that will continue over the next two years - is officially underway as of Monday morning.

Utah Shooting Ranges Offer Free Day With Firearm Purchase

Aug 14, 2017
Katherine Taylor

It’s August, and you know what that means: it’s National Crayon Collection Month. It’s also National Catfish Month, National Eye Exam Month, and National Golf Month.

Utah Ranchers Not Impacted By Japanese Beef Tariffs

Aug 14, 2017
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The government of Japan has raised tariffs for U.S. beef from 38.5 percent to 50 percent which will last until March 31, 2018. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue has expressed concerns with the new tariffs and the U.S. trade relationship with Japan. Experts from Utah are concerned about trade relationships with Japan, but aren’t concerned for local beef producers.

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In the middle of the Cache County Fair Grounds, four iconic buildings stand for their last county fair. Shortly after the fair finishes this year the Home Arts building, the 4-H building, the Community building and the Art building will be torn down. Community leaders are organizing a celebration for the 100-year life of these buildings.

"RAISE Act" To Reduce Migrant Workers In U.S.

Aug 10, 2017
NPR.org

The “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act” also known as the “RAISE Act,” seeks to reduce the amount of legal immigration to the United States by 50%. One immigration attorney in Salt Lake City is pushing for further discussion about how the act could prevent skilled workers from entering the United States.

Space - The Final Frontier For Business

Aug 10, 2017
wavemagazineonline.com

This week Utah State University hosted the Small Satellite Conference where researchers, government groups, businesses and students gathered to talk about technological advances driving the small satellite commercial market. Experts in the industry said small satellites are energizing the emerging market.

Keep Pets Safe From Wildfire By Planning Ahead

Aug 8, 2017
News Service

Wildfire season is in full force, and safety experts are encouraging people to keep their pets in mind in the event of evacuation. 

Logan Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On Future For Downtown

Aug 7, 2017
Katherine Taylor

There are four candidates for mayor of Logan: Hayden Nielson, Holly Daines, Brian Seamons and Kyle Barney.

The candidates span a wide variety of ages and backgrounds.

americansforprosperity.org

After compiling a list of taxpayer-funded projects, an American policy group asks Utah lawmakers to reconsider whether certain items should be publicly funded.

moabcity.org

A law enforcement officer in Utah deliberately jammed a pistol's firing mechanism by hand during a struggle with a man who had just fired the gun near charging officers.

Witnesses at a Moab bar called police on Tuesday saying the man was showing the gun and threatening people.

Witnesses say the man pulled the gun from his waistband as officers approached him. They say he was able to fire one bullet before officers tackled him and someone was able to jam the pistol.

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Federal investigators say a plane that slammed into a Utah highway started making unusual sounds during takeoff and apparently struggled to stay at altitude before the crash that killed four people.

Utah.gov

A board of Utah lawmakers recommended John Cannon, former head of government relations for the LDS Church, to lead the Legislature’s law drafting office on Thursday.

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After completing many projects in Cache Valley, President of the Cache Chamber of Commerce Sandy Emile is retiring this month after 17 years of service. Some of the projects she worked on while in office include the 10th West truck route and improvements to the airport. Emile attributes the community’s success to working together and she said that’s what Cache Valley will need for the future.

Katherine Taylor

After protests from residents, plans to build a controversial 120-unit apartment complex in downtown Logan were ultimately canceled. 

Though the controversy surrounding the apartments has ended, the questions it raised remain: What exactly is in the plans for downtown Logan, and how will it be interpreted in the future? How will preservation and growth be balanced?

Credit Card Debt Is Becoming More Expensive

Aug 1, 2017
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With credit scores at an all-time high and credit card delinquency rates near all-time lows, the Federal Reserve has raised rates four times since December of 2015. Experts say because of the increased interest rates, it will cost consumers more to pay their bills.

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A man charged in the death of an 11-year-old girl in a remote part of the largest American Indian reservation is headed to federal court.

Tom Begaye is scheduled Tuesday to attend a change-of-plea hearing in federal court. But it is not known if his lawyers and federal prosecutors have struck a deal. Begaye previously pleaded not guilty to murder, sexual abuse and other charges.

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The Trump administration's tax proposals would not benefit all taxpayers or states equally, according to new analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

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After a rise in child vehicular heatstroke deaths from last year, U.S. lawmakers are drafting bills in the House and Senate that will require all new vehicles to come with a child safety alert system.

ACLU To Keep An Eye On Bolstered Rio Grande Policing

Jul 28, 2017
Dennis Stock

As Utah officials guarantee more police surveillance in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande District, some groups are worried about potential civil rights violations from Utah law enforcement.

Dennis Stock

Admired nationwide for its effective solutions to homelessness, Salt Lake City is now faced with a burgeoning homeless population magnified by crime, drugs and frustrations from the surrounding community.

Cache Valley Farm Helps Residents Connect With The Land

Jul 27, 2017
Bronson Teichert

One Cache Valley farm is providing a fresh new way for residents to buy their produce. According to the owner of  Mt. Naomi Farms, it also helps the growing population develop an appreciation for farmland.

Owner Brenda Meikle said every year more farmland is being taken over by development.

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