Utah News

Cache Valley
11:37 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Cache Valley Road Work to Potentially Disrupt Farm Transportation

A project to repair a bridge in Northern Utah begins this weekend and farmers needing to move farm equipment through the area should prepare now for road closures.

Repair work on the Bear River-Cutler Reservoir Bridge is scheduled to begin Sunday. Utah Department of Transportation crews will repair the deck of the bridge between Cache Junction and Newton on SR-23.

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Utah News
11:25 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Increase in ACT College Prep Test Takers Leads to Decrease in Scores

Nearly 7,700 more Utah high school students took the ACT last school year than in 2011.

Judy Park, associate state superintendent says that means 97% of 2012 graduates took the college entrance exam… placing Utah among the top ten states for participation.

“The reason we have a larger number is because we have participated in what we call the college and career readiness pilot where the state had taken funding and paid for juniors in participating schools to take the ACT.”

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Orem
11:15 am
Thu August 23, 2012

New Orem School Specific to Helping Children with Autism

As kids return to school this week, one Orem school hopes that opening its doors will provide life changing experiences for its students. 

On Geneva Road in Orem, between new home developments and farmland lies a brand new 31,000 square foot school.  To an ordinary passerby, Clear Horizons Academy looks like any other school. But Clear Horizons Academy isn’t your ordinary school, it is built specifically to help children with autism. 

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Logan
12:21 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Hear We Run: The Osmonds Know a Thing or Two About the Gift of Hearing

The Osmond family can sing and dance but can they run?

Brianna Bodily speaks with Justin Osmond, the founder of the Olive Osmond hearing fund, about a 5K run the family is sponsoring to raise money for children with hearing loss.
 

The "Hear We Glow" 5K run will be held September 21 at 9:00 p.m. in Logan. For more information and to register, go to www.run4hearing.com/logan

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Utah News
9:42 am
Wed August 22, 2012

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Democratic Friend, Jim Matheson

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it’s sticking with its friends this election, and Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is one of them. Matheson received the chamber’s endorsement at the Grand America Hotel Tuesday morning.

Rob Engstrom, its national political director, says endorsements are based on voting records: “If you’re an incumbent member and you vote with the U.S. Chamber 70% of the time at a minimum, you’re automatically endorsed. In this case Matheson is nearly 80% with us.”

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Enoch
4:47 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Emergency Declared for Iron County Areas Flooded Over Weekend

A sustained thunder storm on Friday dumped 2 inches of rain in about 20 minutes on central Iron County, overwhelming city streets and resulting in flooded basements in some 80 homes in the town of Enoch.

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Utah News
4:36 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Mia Love Invited to Speak at GOP Convention

The Republican National Committee announced today that Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional candidate Mia Love will speak at the GOP’s convention in Tampa, Florida, next week.

With visits to Utah last week by Senator John McCain and Speaker John Boehner, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love has been getting a lot of support from the Republican Party. Adding to this momentum, Love will speak next week at the Republican National Convention. Love says she’s honored to have been chosen and will do whatever she can to get Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan elected, and return the support Ryan has given her campaign.

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Utah News
4:03 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Utah On Top of Giving

When it comes to giving, Utah is on top. According to a new study residents in the Beehive state give more to charity than any other state in the country. Jessica Gail reports on what the study reveals about the nation’s most charitable people.

Utahns sure know how to share. A study released Monday shows the state’s residents give 10.6% of their discretionary income to charity.

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Arizona
3:34 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

AZ Supreme Court Clears Way for "Quality Education and Jobs"

Arizona's Prop 204, "The Quality Education and Jobs" Initiative, calls for the renewal of a $0.01 sales tax set to expire in 2013. The tax would provide a dedicated permanent revenue stream for education that the legislature cannot cut.

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Utah News
5:58 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Utahns Help Build Azerbaijani Dairy Industry

Allen Young (3rd from the left) with colleagues in Azerbaijan.

Flanked by the Caspian Sea, Armenia, and Georgia, Azerbaijan is just far enough away we rarely hear it's name. But for Allen Young, a Utah State University Extension dairy specialist, Azerbaijan has become a household name. UPR's Brianna Bodily has the story of how this Utahn become invested in a the future of a country halfway around the world.

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