A new study confirms what many Utahns speculate—there are a lot of married people in the state.
Find The Best, a website that researches and interprets data on various topics, used marriage statistics from the U.S. Census' American Community Survey to calculate a state-by-state proportion of wedded to non-wedded individuals. With 57% of its adult population hitched, Utah came out on top.
On Saturday, 500 spectators watched as students gathered from around the Nation to test their rocket designs at an annual NASA-sponsored competition.Twenty university teams gathered at the Utah location with 16 student-built rockets, ranging in length from 7-1/2 to 15 feet.
Previously hosted in Huntsville, Al., the NASA Student Launch moved to the Bonneville Salt Flats this year due to a change in altitude requirements, which made launches infeasible at the old location. Angela Storey with the Marshall Space Flight Center said the height goal this year was an astonishing 20,000 feet.
“In the past they only had to have a goal of one mile and this year it was changed to 20,000 feet, which would be accomplished out there (the Salt Flats),” said Storey.
Students from around the country competed in Washington D.C. for the title of the National Geographic Bee Champion, including Cache Valley’s 13-year-old Gauri Garg.
Gauri seemed like your typical 13-year-old; she attends Bear River Charter School, she loves swimming, ice skating and skiing; she has a smile that lights up the room and she aspires to be president of the United States and a doctor one day.
But she isn’t your average teenager- she has a knack for geography. Gauri placed 13th in the National Geographic Bee on Monday.
A federal judge has ordered that the state of Utah must recognize same-sex marriages performed during the 17-day window following the Dec. 20 ruling that struck down a same-sex marriage ban in the state. 1,300 couples were issued licenses in the time between the ruling and the Supreme Court’s temporary halt of the marriages.
In his ruling Monday, federal Judge Dale Kimball wrote that the state has placed the couples in “legal limbo with respect to adoptions, child care and custody, medical decisions,” and other rights associated with marriage.
“She kept saying, ‘this a joke, right? This is a joke.’ Unfortunately, it wasn’t a joke,” Amussen said.
They said the beloved Cache Valley Adult Day Center temporarily closed its doors two weeks ago, which displaced up to a dozen elderly people, including their aging mother, Colleen Amussen.
Thompson and Amussen said they have been taking care of their mother since January after she never fully recovered from a surgery. They said they have had no intentions of putting their mother in a nursing home regardless of the 24 hour care that she has needed. Instead, the siblings personally took care of their mother until they discovered the Cache Valley Day Center.
“She didn’t want to go the first day, but since that time, she’s loved it,” Thompson said.
Police have identified the individual who was shot by law enforcement at Cache Valley Hospital on Friday morning as 34-year-old Jason James Burr of North Logan.
According to North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes, Burr was in a hospital waiting room at around 8 a.m. when he was seen brandishing a firearm. Reports indicate the hospital was then locked down while personnel tried to subdue the suspect. Two Adult Probation and Parole officers, who were at the hospital on a separate case, confronted Burr.
The renegotiation of the joint agreement between the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune is once again making news. The new agreement, which was put in place at the beginning of the year, changed the Trib’s portion of the two newspapers’ shared revenue from a long-term 58 percent to 30 percent.
Utah Senator Jim Dabakis said the Trib is likely to go under in the next two months, thanks to what he calls an illegal agreement between the Deseret News and Tribune owner Alden Global Capital.
A new survey in conjunction with the iUTAH water preservation project is under way this week to study household water use and resident perspectives on water policies and resource issues in Utah.
Researchers from Utah State University will collect information from 180 randomly selected households in 21 neighborhoods across the Cache, Salt Lake, and Heber-Midway valleys.
Courtney Flint, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Sociology at USU said the five-year iUTAH project is a collaborative effort pulling from many areas of study, from ecology to hydrology, sociology to climate science, in a statewide effort to maintain and improve water sustainability.