One BYU senior is filming a documentary about his journey to find lasting love. Film student Stephen Nelson is on a mission to find true love and get engaged in six months. He said he woke up one morning with the idea, which has now grown into a documentary called 6 Till Engaged.
Nelson Mandela, iconic former South African president and anti-Apartheid leader, passed away Thursday afternoon, but mourners believe it should be a time dedicated to celebrating this great man.
Mandela was a prisoner under the Apartheid for 27 years and served as president of South Africa for five years after which he peacefully transferred the title to his successor, a first in South African history and a symbol of democracy for the nation.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) will be visiting Utah State University on Friday to give a presentation entitled “Solving America’s Opportunity Crisis.” Lee said he will be discussing what he calls a crisis of unequal opportunity and a bill called the Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act which would change the current parent tax penalties. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the Ag Science building and it is open to the public.
Utah was picked to host the new planes for a variety of reasons, one being Hill Air Force Bases’ Close Proximity to Utah’s test and training range. John Petroff, Davis County Commission Chair, said Hill Air Force Base was chosen for more than its prime location.
When an Idaho native discovered that 65 percent of foster children who turn 18 become homeless, she decided to help. Last week, she volunteered to be homeless for five days.
20-year-old Shaylee Hatch spent her Thanksgiving week on the streets of Boise and Salt Lake City to raise awareness for the homeless youth, specifically those who have been kicked out of the foster care system at age 18 with nowhere to go.
“Thanksgiving is a big holiday where people are really giving and grateful and I just felt really strongly that would be the perfect time to do something like this. I wanted people to actually take the time to hear it,” she said.
So from Tuesday to Saturday, she and a few friends sat on the streets. No food, no water, and nowhere to sleep.
A federal judge heard arguments from both sides of a lawsuit surrounding Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. Three couples who were denied Utah marriage licenses filed the lawsuit in March, saying the ban violated their constitutional rights.
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby heard arguments Wednesday from both sides, who had each asked for a summary judgment—meaning that a ruling could be made without material facts.
John Majia the legal director for the ACLU, which is in support of the couples, explains the arguments in the case.
A Beech Bonanza Plane that left Baker City, Oregon on Sunday morning continues to be searched for, however the accuracy of the faint transmitter beacon heard Tuesday morning which narrowed down the search area is in question. Rescuers broadened the search area Wednesday and brought in new planes with diverse capabilities to aid in the search.
Rescuers continue to search for a small aircraft carrying five people that disappeared in rural Idaho on Sunday.
The six-seat, single engine Beech Bonanza left Baker City, Oregon on Sunday morning headed for Montana. The plane reported engine trouble as it crossed central Idaho around 1 p.m. before it lost contact with air traffic controllers.
Rescue crews have been searching near the Johnson Creek airstrip, where last contact was made.
Utah is known for its world-class scenery, winter sports and, according to the Utah Avalanche Center, some of the highest avalanche danger in the world. But safety experts say it's easy to mitigate risk by arming yourself with the right information.
Paige Pagnucco, who represents the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, sat down with Utah Public Radio to talk about ways to stay on top of the best snow on Earth.