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3:56 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Logan Woman to Receive Utah State University Distinguished Service Award

Global Village Gift founder Sally Keller has spent the last 10 years doing what she loves.
The 80-year-old Cache Valley transplant reflected on a decade of service at her Logan alternative gift store and on the lives of the people she has helped serve through the years. Keller has long been a proponent of fair trade and rights for women.

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Utah News
3:53 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

A Bill That Would Put State Gun Laws Above Federal Laws Passed Out of Committee

A bill that would put state gun laws above federal laws passed out of committee on Monday, after key provisions were amended to soften the legislation's language.

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Utah News
3:46 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Experts Discuss Ways Housholds Can Reduce Food Waste

It is estimated that most American households throw away about 40 percent of the food they buy. Experts say smarter food shopping and planning can help address not only what Utah families spend on groceries, but the larger issues of world hunger and the growing global demand for food. 

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Utah News
3:06 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

ADOT Seeking Reimbursement From the Federal Highway Administration for Repairs to US 89

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has declared an emergency in the case of the recent collapse of US highway 89 south of Page.

The declaration will assist the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in seeking reimbursement from the Federal Highway Administration for necessary repairs to the roadway.

The collapse occurred on February 20. As a result, ADOT has closed the highway indefinitely northbound and southbound at milepost 526, between Page and U.S. Route 89a.

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Utah News
1:18 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

ADOT Must Determine if the Mountain Slope has Stabilized Before Repairing the Damage to US 89

Before the Arizona department of transportation can move forward with a design to repair the damaged section of US 89 south of Page, the agency needs to determine the mountain slope has stabilized.

ADOT received environmental clearance and geotechnical engineers began drilling shafts to deploy equipment called inclinometers beneath the ground surface. These plastic pipes will measure slope movement at a specific location.

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Southern Utah
1:41 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Rollover Closes I-15 Southbound Near Toquerville Sunday Afternoon

A rollover accident near Toquerville, in southern Utah shut down the southbound lanes of interstate 15 Sunday afternoon.


The single-car rollover happened around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.  A 25-year-old St. George woman traveling southbound apparently overcorrected, rolling her vehicle.  The woman was traveling alone.

The victim, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. 

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Education
4:10 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

USU Alum Gives Inmates Opportunity to Assist in University Research

Credit USU PUBLIC RELATIONS

A chance encounter with Utah State University’s Intermountain Herbarium allowed Utah State University alum Sara Lamb ’12 to indulge her fascination with rare and endangered plants, while creating an enriching opportunity for fledgling lab technicians to contribute to university research.
In a unique partnership forged with the herbarium in fall 2012, Lamb is leading a group of inmates at eastern Utah’s Daggett County Jail in preparing and cataloging a collection of more than 4,000 plant and seed specimens for the herbarium’s collections.

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Utah News
1:02 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Logan, Mountain Crest, and Skyview High Basketball Advance to Semi-Finals

All three Cache Valley High School basketball teams are advancing to the state championship semi-finals. Logan, Mountain Crest, and Skyview won their respective games Thursday.

Skyview began the series of northern Utah wins by defeating Olympus 62-57. Then, the Logan Grizzlies defeated East High in a 66-62 upset. The Mustangs of Mountain Crest defeated Herriman 52-47 Thursday.

Logan and Mountain Crest face off tonight (Friday) at 5:45 in Pgden. Mountain Crest won both regular season games against Logan and captured the Region 5 title.

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Utah News
1:14 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Immigration Bill that Would Delay Utah's Guest Worker Program is Debated in Committee

A bill that would push back the start date of Utah’s guest worker program for undocumented immigrants was debated in committee at the Capitol on Wednesday morning. Lawmakers are backpedaling from legislation they passed two years ago.

With the federal government considering comprehensive immigration reform, Utah lawmakers are trying to postpone the state-level immigration laws they created in 2011.

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Utah News
1:04 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Cedar City Bank Robbery Causes School Lockdown

An afternoon bank robbery in Cedar City not only put police on alert for the suspect, but also led to the lockdown of a nearby middle school.

At approximately 1:30 pm, an older white male entered the Mountain American Credit Union and handed the teller a note demanding money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and left the building.

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