Utah News

UPR Feature Story
2:59 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

So You Want to Be a Roller Doll?: Derby "Fresh Meat" Try-Outs in Ogden

Women's roller derby has had a resurgence since the early 2000s. What once had the reputation as a spectacle akin to professional wrestling is now seen as a respectable competitive sport. But it's not for everyone. Jennifer Pemberton sends us this report from team try-outs for the Junction City Roller Dolls in Ogden.

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Cache Valley
12:18 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Multicultural Center of Cache Valley to Close

After eighteen years, a Cache Valley organization that has served the area's Latino population has closed. The non-profit Multicultural Center of Cache Valley reports to have served more than 18,000 individuals and families over the years, providing translation services, financial counseling, education, as well as immigration and legal assistance.

By the end of the month, offices in Logan's Whittier Center will be cleared and doors closed.

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Utah Education
10:55 am
Thu November 8, 2012

University Research Funding on the Decline in Utah

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In September, the National Science Foundation released a sobering report on research funding for public universities. Nearly every state in the nation faces declines in per-student research funding, and Utah is no exception.

UPR’s Ryan Cunningham spoke with Provost Raymond Coward of Utah State University to hear how his university is dealing with this nation-wide trend.

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Access Utah
3:31 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

The Morning After: a Post-Election Discussion on AU Wednesday

We turn the focus now to you, listeners and voters. Maybe you want to share who you voted for and why? What issue were you focused on this election season? Maybe you ran for office or worked for a candidate? Did your experience last night make you more or less hopeful about the democratic process?

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Election 2012
3:08 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Utah Votes: Constitutional Amendment to Exempt Military Members from Property Tax

Should active military members be exempt from paying property taxes while they serve?  Utah voters will answer that question when they head to the polls on Tuesday.

When Democratic Senator Luz Robles began working to get Constitutional Amendment B on the ballot, she says it was about giving back to those in the military who defend the country.

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Election 2012
2:51 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

40 Percent of Utahns Already Voted; High Election Day Turn-out Expected

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If the turnout for early voting is any indication, the overall voter turnout for the 2012 Utah general election could be high. Mark Thomas, Director of Elections in the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office, says he anticipates about 40% of people who intend to vote did so early.

"The numbers that have been reported in from the county clerks show 378,000 have voted either by mail or at the early voting locations so far. This number could certainly increase in the days after Election Day as they count more of those absentee ballots that came in before Election Day."

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Election 2012
11:53 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Analyzing Women Voters: How They'll Vote and Why

Women's issues have played a large part in the 2012 campaigns, with many "zingers" coming from candidates surrounding these issues. Romney's "Binders full of women" quickly became an Internet sensation. But women are more than political pawns, they are the largest voting bloc in the country and have the potential to sway the election. How will they vote and why? UPR's Storee Powell talks with Professor Tim Chambless of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah to put women voter trends into context.

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Sports
11:41 am
Tue November 6, 2012

USU Women's Soccer to Face BYU in NCAA Tournament

The Utah State women’s soccer team captured the WAC championship for a second consecutive year on Sunday. After yet another gutsy defensive slog, the Aggies defeated No. 19 Denver to earn an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

Aggies head coach Heather Cairns gives a lot of credit for the victory to the raucous home crowd in Logan.

"We were able to host on Sunday. We had over a thousand fans there. And the fans were just amazing. They really gave our girls that extra step."

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Education
1:56 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

TEDx Comes to USU

An independently organized TED event will be held at Utah State University on Wednesday. USU is among a select number of independent organizations selected to host TEDx events throughout the country.

UPR's Kerry Bringhurst spoke with USU TEDx organizer and USU associate vice president for research Dr. Scott Bates about the event.

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