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Utah News
1:56 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Busy and Boring - Wrapping Up the 2012 Legislative Session

After 45 days of negotiating bills and budgets, the Utah Legislature wrapped up its business last night at midnight. Jessica Gail reports on what lawmakers got done over the last six weeks.

Utah News
7:30 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Coach to Go From Red Rocks to the Gem State

Idaho State would neither confirm nor deny whether former Southern Utah University Coach Bill Evans will become the new Idaho State Coach. Evans had 209 career victories in his 15 seasons at SUU, but in 2007 his contract was not renewed. Chris Holmes has the story.  

Utah News
7:19 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Juvenile Detention Centers Need More Funding

Incarceration and incarceration prevention centers don't just provide a place to house youth in trouble, they provide counseling and other services. Without more funding, some of those centers may shut down, move to part-time, or have to downsize by 40 jobs. 

Jessica Gail has the story. 

5:30 News
6:55 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Utah News for Thursday, March 8

  • A Busy Last Day of Utah Legislative Session
  • Grain Mill Fire in Southern Idaho
  • Suing DOT Over Sinkhole Death

These stories and today's headlines in Utah News, plus full legislative coverage and the wonderful forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

UPR News Feature
4:18 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Women's Education, Women's Empowerment on UPR in March

Photo courtesy of the Utah Women & Education Project.

March is National Women's History Month, and the 2012 theme is Women's Education, Women's Empowerment. Although women now outnumber men in colleges nationwide as a very recent phenomenon, the same is not true for women in higher education in Utah.

Storee Powell explores this topic in UPR's Women's History Month series by talking to those who research this issue and to the women breaking through Utah's glass ceiling in higher education.                          

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5:30 News
3:45 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Utah News for Wednesday, March 7

  • Snowy Road Conditions Kill Two Men in Clearfield
  • Utah Home Sales are on the Rise
  • Senate Says No More Filming on Farms

These stories and the rest of the day's headlines, plus legislative coverage and a forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Utah News
11:38 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Utah Supreme Court Hears Environmental Groups' Arguments in Lawsuit

Environmental groups told the Utah Supreme Court state regulators granted approval to Alton Coal Development

to operate a coal mine near Bryce Canyon without thinking of the environmental impact the operation would have. Alton Coal spokespeople say they have complied with the law. Chris Holmes has the story. 

Utah News
12:55 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

The Big Picture on State Education: a Conversation with Larry Shumway

Without fail, there’s always one issue that dominates much of the discussion during the Utah Legislature’s annual session: public education. This year, issues like reforming teacher contracts, dramatically changing how education dollars are spent and the Common Core standards adopted by the State Board of Education have been debated in the House and Senate. So what does Utah’s top education official think of all this, with just two days left in the session? Jeff Robinson sat down with State Superintendent Larry Shumway at his office in Salt Lake City.

Utah News
12:50 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

A Wolf Pack in Utah? What Would be the Impact?

On Sunday, Division of Wildlife Resources personnel spotted what appeared to be four wolves while performing coyote control from a helicopter in the mountains east of Springville in Utah County. Now the division must determine if the animals are wolves or wolf-dog hybrids before deciding a course of action. Eric Ray spoke with DWR Wildlife Section Chief Kevin Bunnell, who says finding the predators wasn’t a great surprise.

5:30 News
6:05 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Utah News for Tuesday, March 6

  • Woman Struck and Killed by Truck in Provo
  • State Attorneys Appeal Payment of $5.5 Million Debt Incurred by Warren Jeffs
  • Education a Hot Topic at the Capitol Today

These stories and the rest of the day's headlines, plus legislative coverage and a forecast from the Utah Climate Center.