USU Eastern is buzzing about a disappointing dinosaur hunt that turned into a major fossil find. UPR's Brianna Bodily spoke with the scientist who made the find, about his discovery and where the public can see it.
Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything. She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.
Update: Friday March 22, the FAA announced Provo and Ogden airports are among the nationwide air traffic control towers to close. Read the story here.
In response to the across-the-board federal budget cuts due to sequestration, the Federal Aviation Administration has said it will cut $600 million by closing air traffic control towers at some of the nation’s smaller airports, including two in Utah. UPR’s Matt Jensen speaks with Utah airport officials and the US Contract Tower Association to see how the closures could affect the national airspace and air safety
Air traffic control towers at two Utah airports are among the more than 200 nation wide that could close on April 7 due to sequestration.
On Monday, Utah Valley University announced plans of an expansion to its campus in Orem. UPR’s Stephen Tanner tells us why the new expansion is much needed for a crowded UVU campus.
The Utah State Legislature recently approved 54 million dollars for UVU to build a 240 thousand square foot building. The classroom building was approved by the House and Senate at the close of the Legislature’s 2013 session. Now all it needs is Governor Gary Herbert’s signature.
The legislature hurried to address a problem with Utah law that could have a bearing on ongoing investigations into alleged ethics violations by Utah Attorney General John Swallow.
Among the more than 200 bills considered by the Utah legislature on its final day was a newcomer. Senate Bill 289 sought to fix a problem with the law that gives the state Attorney General the power to investigate himself in cases of ethics violations.
Many scientists have been predicting that effects from climate change in the Southwest will be especially severe, Utah in particular.
In January, Moab’s temperatures never rose above freezing for the entire month. With pipes freezing all over town, Ron Pierce, Moab’s weather historian, was among many old timers who had never seen anything like it.
“As far as I can remember, it’s the coldest spell we’ve had in a long, long time,” said Jayne Belnap.
Legislation that would have made cockfighting a felony in Utah died in the House Thursday morning, after animated discussion that included worries about increasing the population of the yet-to-be-approved new state prison.
Alternating between the terms cockfighting and Game Fowl Fighting, Republican Representative Johnny Anderson of Taylorsville urged the House to pass the bill, saying that it invited illicit activities to the state and that it was cruel to the animals involved.
Unmarried Utahns who have been threatened or abused may soon be able to seek a restraining order against a current or former dating partner, thanks to a bill that was passed by the state Senate yesterday. House Bill 50 amends the state’s code to let Utahns who are 18 years of age or older seek protective orders against someone they are, or have been dating. Republican Senator Daniel Thatcher, of Tooele said the measure’s time had come.