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STD Risks Growing Among Young Utah Adults

13 hours ago
cdc.gov

According to public health officials, Gonorrhea rates are increasing among young, sexually active Utahns.

The Utah Department of Health reported a dramatic increase for Gonorrhea in 2016; suggesting that Gonorrhea had increased in one year by 29.7 percent.

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.

http://wshu.org

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 Ranchers Not Impacted By Japanese Beef Tariffs

Aug 14, 2017
crft-pit.org

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.

cachecounty.org

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.

Water Conservation: It All Starts With You

Aug 9, 2017
nocoenergystarhomes.org

If you live in Utah, the Utah Division of Water Resources estimates you will use 240 gallons of water today.

Ross Chambless

U.S. Immigration Laws are complicated and constantly changing.  What’s more, they can be even harder to keep up with if you don’t speak English.  

As the Trump Administration tightens border security and immigration enforcement, many Spanish-speaking Utah residents are turning to sources they trust for information and advice about immigration law. 

standard.net

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.

U.S. Panel Lifts Ban On Slaughtering Horses For Meat

Jul 20, 2017
blm.org

Last week, a U.S. House panel voted to lift the ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants. In 2007, funding was removed for USDA inspectors at meat processing plants with horse meat. 

Near Total Solar Eclipse In Utah This August

Jul 11, 2017
David Byrne

August 21 around 10:00 a.m. Utahns will experience twilight conditions and a drop in temperature due to the moon casting a shadow over the sun. 

Dennis Stock

A new museum honoring the history of a Japanese internment camp located in Central Utah opened on Saturday. 

Attendees of Topaz Museum’s grand opening were given a tour of the original internment campsite on their way to the museum. 

National Institutes of Health

A Utah interest group spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana claims it has support from most Utahns. 

forbes.com

With Independence Day just around the corner, one company did a study to see how financially independent each state is.  Jill Gonzalez, an analyst for WalletHub, said Utah is the second most independent state in the nation - just behind Colorado.

Utah Department of Transportation

 

It’s Summertime! The kids are out of school and life slows down for some of us and speeds up for others. Trips to favorite vacation spots and into the backcountry ramp up. Today on Access Utah, we came together as a UPR community to share ideas for summertime trips, activities, traditions and stories.

 

The Salt Lake Tribune

 

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has released his interim report on Bears Ears National Monument.

His recommendations include reducing the size of the monument and seeking congressional approval authorizing tribal co-management of the monument and designation of areas that fall outside the revised monument as national conservation or recreation areas. Sec. Zinke has extended the public comment period to July 10.

Courtesy of Sky View's We the People.

  

Correction: A previous version of this story referred to one of the students as Carter Hawkins. This has been changed to Carter Martindale.

Regulars who pass through Smithfield City are familiar with two large, white letters -- an S and a V -- painted on a hillside. Located beneath those letters is Sky View High School, serving over 1,700 students within the rural community.

In the morning, the halls are silent, but once the bell chirps loudly throughout the school, scuttering sneakers and chattering students quickly follow.

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chaffetz.house.gov

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018.

Utah State University To Host Mountain West Interfaith Lab

Apr 18, 2017
Katherine Taylor

 

Later this month, more than 100 people from twelve different Utah universities will come together to learn how to build interfaith bridges. The first ever Mountain West Interfaith Lab will be hosted by Utah State University.

kuer.org

Utah legislators will not override Governor Gary Herbert's veto last month of a bill that would have allowed him to pack about two dozen of state boards and commissions with members of one political party.

trendzhub.org

The Utah woman who suffered a broken leg in a high-profile London attack that left several people dead — including her husband — has returned home.

Melissa Cochran's brother, Clint Payne, says doctors cleared her to fly back home last week and she is healing faster than expected. Cochran lives in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Bountiful.

bigstory.ap.org

A Utah judicial oversight commission representative says the number of comments about a judge calling a convicted rapist a "good man" during his sentencing hearing has nearly tripled since Friday.

Utah State Board of Education

In February, The Utah State Board of Education launched a four-part book study to assist parents in improving math skills for special needs students.

nhstateparks.org

Officials say a timber harvesting operation has begun at Beaver Mountain in northern Utah.

On Monday, Kamas-based Thompson Logging Inc. began the estimated 36-month operation to harvest 320 acres (129.5 hectares) of timber. The company has a contract with the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration that runs through 2019.

UPR

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has raised about $1.3 million in campaign donations in recent months as he prepares for a possible re-election run, something the long-serving Republican has opened the door to after pledging years ago that his current term would be his last.

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