Nick Herrmann

Utah Ranks as the Least Gambling-Addicted State

Apr 27, 2016
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A personal finance website has released a report on states and gambling addiction. 

The report released by personal finance website WalletHub ranked residents in all 50 states to determine how addicted they are to gambling.  Researcher Jill Gonzalez says Utah ranks as the least gambling addicted state in the nation.

Bryce Canyon National Park Recieves Top Rating Award

Apr 26, 2016
http://www.cleanair.pima.gov

For a record-breaking 18th year in a row, The Michelin Guide has awarded Bryce Canyon a 3-star ranking. 

The Michelin Guide, a European Guidebook which gives awards to locations around the globe, awarded Bryce Canyon National Park 3 stars, making it one of five locations in Utah to receive the honor. Zion National Park and Monument Valley, in comparison, were only given a two-star rating.

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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.


UDOT to Host Ogden Canyon Study Open House

Apr 21, 2016
http://blog.udot.utah.gov

The Utah Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to discuss the future of Ogden Canyon. 

UDOT is studying the transportation needs for Ogden Canyon through a series of information and project idea meetings. The ideas gathered during the past two years are being used to help create new concepts for the heavily traveled area.

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The American Lung Association of Utah released their annual Air Quality report results, Wednesday. 

The results of the 17th annual “State of the Air” report, a national air quality grading system, showed that Utah’s air quality received poor ratings.

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. 


business.utah.gov

The Providence City Council held a meeting discussing a local section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The section under discussion would cut through a local subdivision. 


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  The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources added Kokanee Salmon to Jordanelle Reservoir Monday. 

For the first time in Utah history, Kokanee Salmon will be part of the fish species at Jordanelle Reservoir.

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. 


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

Mar 29, 2016
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  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.

American Ninja Warrior To Speak at Utah High Schools

Mar 28, 2016
HOANDO.COM

Millard High School students will be the first of many Utah students who will meet an American Ninja Warrior this week. 


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


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  With spring officially here, gardeners are preparing their orchards for summer crop. 


4-H Healthy Living Field Trips Held at Utah State

Mar 15, 2016
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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. 


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


Herbert Discusses California Coal Port Plan

Mar 9, 2016
www.sierraclub.org

A Utah lawmaker wants to invest $51 million in taxpayer money to build a coal shipping port in California. 


Death Penalty Bill Passes Senate, Moves To House

Mar 7, 2016
www.jurist.org

Utah Senators discussed Senate Bill 189, Death Penalty Amendments on Monday morning. 


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House Bill 440 - Suicide Prevention and Gun Data Study - passed unanimously in the Utah House Law Enforcement Committee, Tuesday. 


"Gain Lane" I-15 Construction Project Underway

Mar 2, 2016
http://blog.udot.utah.gov

Construction preparations began Sunday night on I-15 to add an inside lane between 2700 North in Farr West and 1100 South in Brigham City due to high amounts of travel in the area. 


Immunization Exemption Bill Passes in House Committee

Feb 25, 2016

House Bill 221, sponsored by Democratic Representative Carol Spackman Moss, preserves parents’ rights to exempt their children from immunizations. 


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Utah Lawmakers have killed a legislative amendment that would have changed sex education programs in Utah’s schools. The majority of the House education committee members, made up of mostly male Republicans, voted against further discussion of what has been one of the more controversial topics this session.

whitehouse.gov

The Chair of the National Governor’s Association, Utah’s Gary Herbert, joined governors from throughout the country Monday, for a question and answer session with President Barack Obama. 

Youth Group Takes on Tobacco at State Legislature

Feb 17, 2016
tobaccofreeutah.org/youth.

Around 250 members of a statewide youth anti-tobacco advocacy group had an educational course for state legislators Wednesday morning.


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  The Lethality Assessment Protocol, along with law enforcement, held a domestic violence press conference at the State Capitol Wednesday afternoon. 


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