Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke was in Logan for a town hall meeting on Monday night.
A retired General and USU alumnus, Cooke stopped by the Utah State campus on Monday for a town hall meeting with students and community members. The candidate for governor was asked about his positions on a wide range of Utah issues, from air quality to concerns about Hill Air Force Base.
USU College Democrats president Briana Bowen thinks the event was a good way for voters to get to know Cooke.
Utah State’s College Republicans arranged a unique display on campus Tuesday memorializing September 11th. 2,977 miniature flags were clustered neatly in the grass on Tuesday as a tribute to each victim of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
USU College Republicans president Casey Saxton says it’s as important as ever to remember the events of that day.
More people are surviving cancer in Utah, but new data released by the Utah Department of Health show cancer survivors are experiencing more chronic diseases than those without cancer. Utah Cancer Control Program Epidemiologist Meghan Balough says the data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, which is part of a 5-year plan to combat cancer in Utah.
Federal and local law enforcement officials are trying to find who is responsible for killing eagles across the state. Tom Tidwell with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says more than a dozen golden and bald eagles have been poisoned or shot in Utah over the past two years.
“It’s a unique situation. I’ve been in this job for a little over a decade now and I’ve never seen a situation like this where we have this many eagles either shot or poisoned in such a short amount of time.”
During the last session, the Utah State Legislature decided to take a $3 million chance on a new educational program in a handful of schools this year. Titled the “Smart School Technology Act," the program incorporates electronic learning as a supplemental platform to existing school curriculum.
The new Moab Regional Hospital, a year and a half after opening its doors, faces a grave financial crisis, and the new long-term Care Center may have to close soon unless local government coughs up substantial funds.
On Friday, local officials were told the new Moab hospital, already the county’s largest employer, may be $1,000,000 in the red and is slowing payments to creditors while making significant changes to its operations.
Nearly 2,000 members of the national LDS Democrats met this week during the Democratic National Convention. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Utahn Crystal Young-Otterstrom, who was among the first to join the Utah LDS Democrats Caucus.