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3:51 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

2,977 September 11th Victims Remembered with Flags

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.

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Health
10:26 am
Tue September 11, 2012

After Cancer: Utah Department of Health Studies Survivors

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.


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Utah News
10:21 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Eagle Killings in Utah of Great Concern to Officials

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.”

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Utah News
11:42 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Utahns recognize 9-11 anniversary

The US and Utah flags will be at half-staff on Tuesday.
Credit Elizabeth Foote / Flickr

People across Utah are preparing to mark the anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

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Provo
11:55 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Frog Dissection? There's an App for That: iSchool is in Session in Utah

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.  

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Moab
10:56 am
Mon September 10, 2012

The New Moab Hospital Faces Financial Meltdown

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.

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Election
8:30 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Barack Obama's Democratic Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

Transcript of President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, as delivered. Source: Federal News Service.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you.

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Election
7:00 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Mitt Romney's Republican Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech

Transcript of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention:

"Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America.

I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.

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Utah Politics
4:44 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Crystal Young-Otterstrom on Being LDS and Democrat

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.

Utah Outdoors
12:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

LOTOJA Classic celebrates three decade anniversary

The LOTOJA starting line moments after being erected.

Preparations are underway for the famously strenuous cycling race known as LOTOJA as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. Over one thousand cyclists are expected to participate.

LOTOJA, the 206-mile race (the longest one-day race in the nation) from Logan, Utah, to Jackson, Wyoming, is in its 30th year, but co-founder Jeff Keller says the race had humble beginnings.

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