Shanie Howard

$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.

Utah Declared The Most Charitable State In The Nation

Nov 28, 2017
WILLIN RODRIGUEZ

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. 

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.

More Bike Shares Coming To Logan, St. George

Nov 15, 2017
Shanie Howard / 1996

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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University of Utah Communications Professor Kevin Coe wanted to know what impact a shout out from a president might have on a minority group like the LGBT community.

Educating Utahns About Impacts Of Childhood Trauma

Nov 10, 2017
Shanie Howard

A Northern Utah nonprofit is using a training program to help educate the public about the impacts of childhood trauma.

Utahns Make Plans To Expand Medicaid

Nov 3, 2017
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Utah Decides Healthcare is an initiative that hopes to extend Medicaid healthcare coverage to single adults without children and families that have annual income between $20,000 and $26,900.

Conservatives Changing Minds About The Death Penalty

Oct 27, 2017
Alex Brandon/AP

On October 25, former Republican Utah Senator Stephen Urquhart spoke at the Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty press conference in Washington D.C.  

Nevada Department of Corrections via AP

Utah is one of 31 states in the U.S. that uses capital punishment as a penalty for murder.

SUU Declared The Most Outdoorsy School In The Nation

Oct 17, 2017
Keith Howells

The 2017 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge ended Sunday leaving Southern Utah University with the title of the most outdoorsy school in the nation.

Utah Corn Mazes Lacking In Security Regulation

Oct 11, 2017

On Monday, a three-year-old boy was left at a corn maze in Ogden, Utah. The child’s mother didn’t realize he was gone until the following morning, however incidents like this are not entirely uncommon at corn mazes, according to Nancy Jensen who owned Green Canyon Farms Corn Maze until 2013.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its first set of guidelines for teenagers hoping to get a tattoo or piercing but some Utah artists in the business think those guidelines are too lenient.

 

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An analysis of wildfire data by the Center for Western Priorities compared the risk of wildfires on federally managed public lands and state-owned lands. 

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/

The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America Project recently published the results of a 400,000 person survey on the 2016 obesity rates in the U.S. Overall, the obesity rate in the United States is stabilizing.

thehill.com

Students at Utah State University are reacting to a call for Congress to create a program to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.