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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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Logan
6:02 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Pioneer of Mental Health Courts Shares Ideas at Utah Conference

Judge Stephanie Rhoades of the Anchorage District Court is a pioneer of mental health courts. She was the featured speaker at the second annual Intermountain Health Court Conference at Utah State University in Logan this week.

UPR's Brianna Bodily talked to Judge Rhoades about the role of mental health courts, starting with an explanation of what a mental health court is and does:

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Climate
5:39 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Hot June Explained by State Climatologist Robert Gillies

NOAA: June 2012 was 4th Warmest on Record for the Globe

June 2012 was the 4th warmest on record for the globe according to an analysis by the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. Warmer than normal temperatures were especially prevalent across the Northern Hemisphere, which, when analyzed separately, were the warmest June since records began in 1880.

UPR's Mackenzie Hamilton sat down with State Climatologist Dr. Robert Gillies to try to understand exactly what these June records say about the state of the climate here in Utah and around the world, starting by asking the obvious...

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Utah News
5:00 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

ACLU of Utah Sounds Alarm Over Student Privacy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says Utah schools aren’t doing enough to protect students’ privacy. Legal Director John Mejia says students who take the American Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB exam are having their information released to the military without their parents’ knowledge:

“Currently the system is that the schools are the ones that elect how the information is given to the military, and we’re concerned that the parents don’t have the final say in that.”

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