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Diseases Carried By Insects Closing In On Utah

Jun 22, 2018
This summer mosquitoes and ticks are out in full force according to experts. Those experts are also out in full force working with the public to prevent disease and illness caused by insects.
NPR.org

This summer mosquitoes and ticks are out in full force, according to experts. Those experts are also out in full force working with the public to prevent disease and illness caused by insects.

Riparian Zones on Wild About Utah

Jun 22, 2018
como.gov

Summer’s heat has turned on. It was evident in a dramatic fashion as I ran a ridge in N. Utah where the early am temps were near 70 degrees, flowers had faded, and the absence of birdsong. 

Located in University of Utah’s Crocker Science Building
Americans for the Arts


In the state of Utah, over 230 permanent artworks have been placed on sidewalks, parks, city buildings and plazas. Many of these works include sculptures, paintings, landscapes, and installations. The thing that makes these artworks interesting, is that they were all funded by legislation, a statute called the Utah Percent-for-Art Act.

Group of migrant children together on mats with silver shock blankets.
US Customs and Border Control

After intense pushback against separating migrant children from their parents at the United States southern border, President Trump signed an executive order ending these separations. 

Bear River Celebration: 'We All Live Downstream'

Jun 21, 2018
Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day: First-time anglers and volunteers gather around Skylar Pond and learn about stewardship over the watershed.
Jackson Wilde

On June 9, dozens of families gathered with their children at Willow Park West in Logan for the 17th annual Bear River Celebration.

Mary Heers

Across the ocean, as the Iron Curtain was lifted 25 years ago, Ania Dabrowska and Mary Heers taught English as a second language to eager students while forging a friendship and sharing cultures.

Cars Parked on Logan Main Street; Parking rquirements for mainstreet parking discussed
Wikimedia Commons

Logan city officials are considering details for a rezone allowing more residential units in downtown Logan. The proposed rezoning plan applies to properties on Logan Main Street between 200 South and 500 North.

Black American family, smiling together; Black households tend to fare worse economically despite overall prosperity in Utah
Army Medicine, flickr.com / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The nonprofit organization Prosperity Now recently released its yearly economic “scorecard”—a report detailing the economic wellbeing of populations across the U.S. The report said there is a racial divide when it comes to economic security and in areas like Utah, minority groups tend to fare worse than white populations.

Jurassic Park has sparked the imagination of viewers since its debut in 1993. With movie number five coming out this week, the film industry’s ability to make species that have been extinct for millions of years seem real, have people wondering what scientist can actually do with gene editing technology.

The U.S. is imposing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods. The Trump administration claims theft of intellectual property and unfair trading practices is the reasoning behind the tariffs. China is responding to the U.S. by hitting Tru
NPR.org

The U.S. is imposing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods. The Trump administration claims theft of intellectual property and unfair trading practices is the reasoning behind the tariffs. China is responding to the U.S. by hitting Trump’s base in the agriculture and automobile industries.

Sign that says Voting with an arrow hanging on blue brick wall
Justgrimes/flickr / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Cache County mail-in voting is delayed because primary election ballots didn’t arrive on time. As of Tuesday, 90 percent of the ballots are either at the post office or out for delivery.

Visitors Explore Timpanogos Cave; Timpanogos Cave is one of Utah's National Park sites experiencing increased visitation.
www.nps.gov / National Park Service

Total National Park site visitation saw a six percent increase from 2015 to 2016. Along with increased visitation, parks are facing rising costs of deferred maintenance projects, leading to financial resources being thinly stretched. 

Jehovah's Witnesses handing out phamplets; The Jehovah's Witnesses Convention "Be Courageous" will be held in Ogden this week.
Wikimedia Commons

For the past three weeks, Jehovah’s Witnesses around the state have been inviting friends and neighbors to join them at a convention in Ogden. The Bible-based convention entitled "Be Coureous" will be held this week.

Heat Safety Tips
NOAA

As temperatures rise across the state, officials at the National Weather Service are improving the way they issue heat advisories.

GOED Working To Diversify Utah's Economic Landscape

Jun 18, 2018
Utah’s growing tech companies and other businesses located on the Wasatch front are getting a lot of attention, but it’s the rural areas that help diversify Utah’s economy.
utahbusiness.com

Tech companies and other new businesses have Utah’s urban areas and cities growing at the third-fastest rate in the country, behind Idaho and Nevada. Officials from the governor’s office of economic development are focusing on creating a diverse Utah economy.

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Native Americans continue to be one of the most underrepresented groups in the Census of Agriculture. While more producers are participating every year, much of the data is still missing.

Rescue team searches for missing 35-year-old man at Newton Dam
Brian Champagne

A 35- year-old man went missing while swimming with a group of people in Newton Dam reservoir on Saturday. 

Global Village

Employees from Global Village Gifts traveled to Colorado to attend the annual Fair Trade Federation Conference in March.

Paul Campbell and Bruce Bugbee stand on each side of the new environmental observatory, a tall white metal structure with a variety of instrumentation, featuring the informational plaque in the bottom right.
Deni Murray

It was a sunny, but windy afternoon as dignitaries, instrumentation scientists, and curious community members met in downtown Logan.

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A new survey shows high rates of depression and anxiety among LGBTQ teens nationwide. Advocates say lawmakers could do more to ensure kids aren't bullied because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Bret Rasmussen turns his passion for snowmobiling into a worldwide business teaching men and women to "Ride Rasmussen Style."  

History Of Women's Suffrage Highlighted In New Curriculum

Jun 14, 2018
Better Days 2020 is a Utah organization that created a curriculum about Utah women's path to suffrage.
Better Days 2020

Workshops this week are preparing 30 of Utah’s elementary and middle school teachers to teach their students a new curriculum about the history of women’s rights in the state. The curriculum focuses on women’s suffrage in Utah.

Logan Main Street; Logan city officials and other stakeholders are discussing ways to improve traffic flow on Logan's Main Street.
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A discussion on the future of Logan city’s main street was facilitated by Utah Department of Transportation representatives on Friday. Meeting attendees included Logan city officials, business owners and other stakeholders.

BLM Issues Fire Prevention Order In Utah's West Desert

Jun 13, 2018
A dry winter and one of the warmest springs on record has experts worried about the potential of wildfires on Utah’s West Desert. The Bureau of Land Management is issuing restrictions on BLM lands in Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, Rich and Box Elder Counties.
suwa.org

A dry winter and one of the warmest springs on record has experts worried about the potential of wildfires on Utah’s West Desert. The Bureau of Land Management is issuing restrictions on BLM lands in Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, Rich and Box Elder Counties.

Young Children Ballroom Dance; Children from Davis County Ballroom preform a routine.
Davis County Ballroom

A Davis County dance instructor is working with Utah youth to provide them an opportunity to use ballroom dancing as a way of developing social skills. At the same time, students learn more about the art of ballroom dance.

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