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Logan Named A Top Foodie Destination

Sep 18, 2017
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In September, Logan was listed among the top destinations to visit when it comes to finding not only unique, but quality food options by rewardexpert.com.

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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.

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Southern Utah University has been ranked among the seven Best Colleges in Utah for 2017 from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. SUU was listed as the second best public school in Utah, edging out all other public institutions except the University of Utah.

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About two months after a Utah wildfire stopped burning, testing has shown unacceptable levels of E. coli bacteria in most of the water that filters through the taps of the rural town of Panguitch.

Town manager Lori Talbot suspects the cause of the contaminated water supply is the fire because "we didn't have E. coli before the fire burned over the watershed."

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Several animal shelters in Utah including the Cache Humane Society have taken in pets from Texas to make sure animal shelters there have room for pets lost or left behind in Hurricane Harvey.

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A Native American tribe wants a small northern Utah city to get rid of an annual battle reenactment that features people dressed as American Indians raiding an encampment of white settlers.

The Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation has told Wellsville city officials that the so-called "Sham Battle" is a racially and culturally insensitive portrayal of Native Americans.

SUU Police Investigate Reports of Lewdness

Sep 8, 2017
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Southern Utah University Police are warning of a man who has flashed several women near the campus in Cedar City.

The man in question is a 5’6-5’10 male of average build wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

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In preparation for the Sept. 11th National Day of Service, the World Trade Center of Utah is partnering with a state service commission to promote community volunteering.

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After filing government paperwork and months of waiting, Southern Utah University has officially trademarked itself as the University of the Parks.

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For the past six years, a Moab Restaurant owner has been running a mobile kitchen to feed wildlife firefighters in Utah and New Mexico. This week, he will be in Texas serving hot meals to flood victims. 

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Immigrant advocates in Utah are vowing to fight back against President Donald Trump's push to rescind a government program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

About 50 people gathered Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol to protest the phasing out of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that includes about 10,000 young immigrants in Utah.

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Salt Lake City police have apologized after an officer handcuffed a hospital nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient.

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Utah air quality regulators have approved plans from a medical waste burning plant cited for toxic emissions in a neighborhood to relocate to a more rural part of the state.

Utah's Division of Air Quality on Friday approved a plan from Illinois-based Stericycle, Inc. to relocate its incinerator from North Salt Lake City to Tooele County and burn two and half times more medical waste each year.

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Figures released by the state show 46 people were likely saved during the first six months of the year by police officers who gave them a drug called Naloxone, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

The overdose victims were saved as part of a state-funded pilot program aimed at reducing high rates of opioid death in Utah.

Music: 'The Prosthetic For The Brain'

Aug 31, 2017

Geezerfest is a summer music festival in Orem that reunites local bands. Alan Breese is the director of the event.

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A new electric bus has been added to Zion National Park's transportation fleet as part of a three-month pilot program to determine the feasibility of electric shuttle buses.

The bus was added this month, with officials eyeing a looming overhaul of the park's busing system.

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Water samples show an area of Utah Lake is contaminated with E.coli, adding to the lake's ongoing health concerns stemming from a harmful algal bloom.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality said on Tuesday that elevated levels of E.coli were found in the Lindon Drain area and Sandy Beach. Representatives from the Utah County Health Department posted "caution" signs in the areas.

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U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop says his 2018 re-election bid will be his last.

Bishop made the pledge not to seek another two-year term in the U.S. House on Friday while he held a town hall meeting in Layton.

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A recent study conducted by the University of Utah offers new insights into what goes on when a romantic relationship is being questioned.

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The English Language Center in Logan has recently seen a 20% increase of students, mainly refugees, and its resources are growing thin.

My Discovery Destination

My Discovery Destination is a Cache Valley program that launched locally this summer, and, because of its success, will extend statewide this fall. The program lets families participate in activities in the community and to help encourage children discover who they are and what they can do.

Use Of Opioids Is A Growing Trend Among Young Teens

Aug 17, 2017
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A new study found the death rate from drug overdoses among older U.S. teens has jumped 19 percent in one year and health officials are seeing a growing trend for opioid addiction in this age group.

Utah Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Kerry Bringhurst shared with me an experience she had as a mother of a son with special needs. She unexpectedly met another mother with a daughter who has the same rare developmental disorder known as Williams syndrome. As Kerry told her story, I couldn’t help but want to learn more about the syndrome and get to know the children their parents describe as being “built on love.”

STD Risks Growing Among Young Utah Adults

Aug 16, 2017
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According to public health officials, Gonorrhea rates are increasing among young, sexually active Utahns.

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