A recent medical examiner’s report reveals that a toddler found dead in his River Heights home in September had been deceased for at least 10 days.
The child’s mother, 42-year-old Heidi Rutchey, came to Logan Regional Hospital seeking medical treatment on the afternoon of Sept. 4. While treating Rutchey, members of the hospital staff learned of the toddler. Concerned for the well-being of the child, the staff notified law enforcement authorities.
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz is caught in the middle of what Democrats are calling a Republican trick to keep the government’s doors closed.
Rep. Chaffetz is featured in a viral C-Span video which shows a tense moment between he, acting as Speaker of the House, and Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen concerning the change of a standing House rule.
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, we often think first about diet and exercise. But a researcher at Utah State University is looking at the psychological aspects of healthy living and exploring the mental barriers that keep people from living the way they want.
As numbers of LDS missionaries have increased from approximately 58,000 to close to 75,000 this year, so have opportunities for innovative missionary exercise.
To structure and optimize missionary service, many guidelines are provided including the instruction to exercise at least 30 minutes a day before performing proselytizing duties.
"Every morning they want us to do at least 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise to get our heart going and 10 minutes of strength on three days of the week and 10 minutes of stretching the other three days of the week," said Austin Wheelwright, a recently returned LDS missionary.
The Wounded Warrior 5K takes place this Saturday on the Utah State University campus. Maj. Ammon Campbell from USU’s Army ROTC said the Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that assists soldiers who have been injured during their military service.
“Our run is simply a way that we have found that students and the community can get involved in participating and supporting that organization,” Campbell said.
The 5K is an opportunity for people to support the estimated 42,000 wounded American soldiers nationwide, he said.
The water cycle in communities across Utah is pretty straightforward. Water comes out of creeks and reservoirs, serves some purpose, and is put back into the chain further downstream. But as Matt Jensen explains, as the state’s population continues to rise, what we put back into the chain often comes with more than just water.
Utah’s blood-alcohol level laws may become stricter with the support of a conservative nonprofit organization.
Wednesday, the Sutherland Institute will support an address by alcohol policy and safety researcher James Fell to Utah’s congress as he proposes changing Utah’s legal blood-alcohol level from .08 to .05 percent.
"Once you hit this .05 level there is significant impairments on driving abilities," said Derek Monson, director of Public Policy at the Sutherland Institute. "We'd like to have them have an ability to process information quickly, to have their reflexes respond as quickly as possible when something crazy happens like if they get cut off in traffic or somebody quickly hits their brakes."
A Cache Valley native and Utah State University alumnus learned Monday he is one of three recipients of the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in financial market research.
Lars Peter Hansen and his colleague, Eugene Fama, are professors at the University of Chicago. The third recipient is Robert Shiller of Yale University. Hansen graduated from Utah State in 1974 with undergraduate degrees in math and political science. Here’s Hansen in an interview with University of Chicago press earlier today: