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Utah News
4:53 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Paleontologists discover a new species of dinosaur in Utah

When a team of paleontologists started digging in the Southern Utah desert, they never expected to find a new species of dinosaur unique to Utah.

The Nasutoceratops titusi, a dinosaur similar to the famous Triceratops is estimated to have been about 15 feet in length and 2.5 tons. The discovery and research of the Nasutoceratops titusi, who’s name can be translated to big-nosed horn face, has been published by a British scientific journal and unveiled at the University of Utah.

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Utah Education
4:51 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

High school students participate in research at USU during Biotech summer camp

Gone are the days of at home chemistry kits and crystal growing sets — these days, students are getting involved in research that has potential to change the world.

This past week, Utah State University hosted 19 high school students from around the nation at Biotech Summer Camp. The camp, which pairs students with USU professors and graduate students, lets aspiring scientists work in real labs on real research questions. 

 

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Utah News
4:40 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Airport security removes guns from two people at SLC International

 

Two handguns were confiscated from two different women in isolated incidents Tuesday at the Salt Lake City International Airport, the 23rd and 24th guns found at the airport so far this year.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said that number is up dramatically from last year, but wouldn’t speculate on why.

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Utah Environment
4:36 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Latino family travels to national parks in Southwest to view oil and gas development

The "Four Stops, One Destination" tour takes (from left) Ted, Luke, Maite, Noah and Jonathan 950 miles this week, to see firsthand how four national parks could be affected by oil and gas development.
Credit Hispanic Access Foundation

It's not just a vacation- it's an adventure for one family traveling through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico this week. The family of Maite Arce has made it their mission to discover national parks and monuments this summer-- and to encourage other Hispanic families to join them.

Along the way, Arce said she, her husband and sons are looking closely at what they've heard is going on with the oil and gas boom in these areas. They started the trip this weekend at Dinosaur National Monument.

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Utah Agriculture
4:17 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Rural residents discontent with current farm bill, according to poll

A new poll of rural residents in about 20 states indicates rural communities want and need economic help from the government, current farm bill is not enough.

As the debate over the purpose and programs in a new 500-billion-dollar farm bill drags on in Congress, a survey of people in rural areas shows most believe the federal government isn't paying much attention to their needs.

A poll commissioned by the Center for Rural Affairs says eight out of 10 rural voters believe the feds ought to be backing infrastructure projects to revitalize small towns, investing in better water and sewer systems, roads, and bridges.


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Transportation
2:38 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Construction continues in Sardine Canyon, SR 23

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will continue making improvements to US Highway 89/91 between state Route 90 (200 South in Brigham City) and Mantua, and between Sardine Summit and S.R. 23 in Wellsville in the 2013 construction season.

Scheduled Project Activities: Crews have begun removing and replacing asphalt between S.R. 23 and the summit. One land will be closed in each direction weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Expect delays during the morning commute. Use S.R. 30 to I-15 as an alternate.

There will be no construction work the week of July 22-26 in recognition of Pioneer Day. Construction work is tentatively scheduled to resume the week of July 29.

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Utah Politics
12:58 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Legislators receive public input, discuss campaign contributions

Suspicions of government corruption stemming from large campaign donations to up-and-coming Utah officials had the state legislature discussing the possibilities of limiting large-dollar campaign gifts in Wednesday’s special session of the Utah Legislature.

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Utah Health
4:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Utah healthcare plans move forward

Federal healthcare reform might still be controversial, but plans to implement it are moving ahead.

Utah's community health centers have been enlisted to help get people signed up for health insurance coverage - something required of most Americans by next year under the Affordable Care Act.

More than $1.3 million is coming to the state to hire new outreach experts and boost technology.

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Utah Education
3:47 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Students from around the world learn English together

Leonardo Arroyo Valerio plays foosball with friends he met in his stay in Logan.
APRIL ASHLAND Utah Public Radio

Logan plays host to people from around the country each summer, from church youth groups and cheer camps to the summer citizens, escaping the heat of the southwest and beyond for the relatively cool Logan summer. But on campus, there's another group with students from around the world.

Listen to the story.

There are  students from Japan,  China, Syria, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Yemen, Haiti, Tajikistan and the Congo. Why are these students here? To learn of course.

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Utah News
10:39 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Spacecraft to take Earth's photo from Saturn on Friday

Has anyone ever told you, you have a celestial smile?

Friday brings the opportunity to make that dream a reality.

Friday, July 19 presents a unique opportunity to get your picture taken from space as the Saturn system is backlit by the sun.

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