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Lehi
5:26 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Send Your Kids to Summer School: The Science of Listening at Thanksgiving Point

The bustle of the city, the roar of construction on the highway, and even your neighborhood can all become places of loud and annoying noises. For many, these loud sounds can be overwhelming.  Sometimes, we just have to get away from it all.  But many people are choosing to embrace the  sound, or rather, the science of sound.

Thanksgiving Point recently opened up its newest exhibit, “The Science of Listening," which lets guests of all ages explore the physiological processes of hearing, speech and communication through fun and unique hands-on experiences.

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Iron County
4:42 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

What Not to Grow: Marijuana Garden Bust in Iron County

The Iron/Garfield Task force has information on how to recognize marijuana gardens and how to report them.

During the early hours Monday morning members of the Iron County Sheriff's Office along with the DEA, Forest Service, and the Iron/Garfield County Narcotics Task Force, located and removed a number of marijuana plants located in a garden near Pinto, Utah, about 30 miles west of Cedar City.

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Utah News
4:54 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Free Workshops for Utah Data Breach Victims

The Utah Department of Health is kicking off a dozen outreach meetings to provide help for those impacted by the Medicaid data breach in March, which compromised the Social Security numbers or other sensitive data of up to 780,000 people.  Spokesman Tom Hudachko says over the next month the health department will visit 12 communities, offering free workshops to anyone with questions about the incident.

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Utah News
4:45 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

You Can!: Miss Wheelchair Utah's Chance to Become Miss Wheelchair America

Brittany Cox, the current Miss Wheelchair Utah, is off to Rhode Island to compete in the Miss Wheelchair American Pageant.

Next week is the Miss Wheelchair America Pageant. One of the contestants is the current Miss Wheelchair Utah, Brittany Cox of Logan. Brianna Bodily talked to Cox about her year serving Utah and her anticipation of the week-long national pageant

As Miss Wheelchair Utah Brittany Cox has had the opportunity to give talks on disability awareness. Her platform is "You Can":

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Utah Olympics
12:36 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Olympians Associated With Utah Compete for Different Teams

The Summer 2012 Olympics are upon us and the opening ceremonies are Friday at 6:30 Mountain Standard Time. There are numerous Olympians from and associated with Utah, and not all of them are competing for Team USA. 

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Logan
5:51 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

The American Disabilities Act Turns 22 Today: Big Strides, Long Way to Go

Thursday marks the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Gordon Richins, the Consumer Liaison at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, tells UPR's Brianna Bodily about what the Act has accomplished so far and what still needs to change.

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Salt Lake City
4:16 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

ALEC Welcomed to Salt Lake City with "Parade of Empty Plates"

Utah’s legislative session is still 6 months away, but this week, several state lawmakers are drafting laws along with hundreds of other lawmakers and business representatives from across the country who belong to the American Legislative Exchange Council. The group, known as ALEC, is meeting in Salt Lake City this week, and as  Jessica Gail reports, many are unhappy with the organization’s way of doing things.

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Ogden
9:59 am
Wed July 25, 2012

"Goat Man" Comes Forward

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From the Standard-Examiner

An elusive man photographed earlier this month in a fur-covered goat suit crawling on his hands and knees close to wild goats near Ben Lomond Peak has been unmasked.

The individual, who has been dubbed “Goat Man” by the media and has drawn comparisons to the legendary Big Foot creature, is apparently a 57-year-old hunter from Southern California, Phil Douglass, conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, told the Standard-Examiner on Monday.

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Utah News
5:37 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Pioneer Day Fire Restrictions

Governor Herbert has issued a warning reminding citizens to use caution and follow fire restrictions closely while celebrating Pioneer Day this year.

Although each city is responsible for its own fireworks restrictions and safety, all areas outside of incorporated areas are still under a full ban on fireworks. The only exceptions include 1 or 2 areas inside Salt Lake County.

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Cache Valley
5:17 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

This is Only a Test: Large-Scale Foreign Animal Disease Drill in Cache Valley

Citizens in Cache Valley can expect to see livestock transport vehicles pulled over during the drill.

Veterinarians and public safety responders from Utah and Idaho will be conducting a large-scale foreign animal disease exercise July 31 - August 2 in Cache Valley to quickly identify and contain a foreign animal disease.

Dr. Bruce King, Utah's State Veterinarian talks to Kerry Bringhurst about the importance of containing foreign animal diseases and why this exercise will involve so many agencies and individuals.

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