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Residents Give Suggestions For Cache County Bike Routes During Community Bike Ride

Cache County residents and officials met for a public meeting on wheels Tuesday morning. The community bike ride was an opportunity to discuss ways to improve bike routes in the county.

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'The Meg' Review

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After watching this movie, I felt like I needed to rush to the Logan Public Library and start reading an Oliver Sacks book in an effort to replenish the brain cells I lost from watching this movie. 

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Researchers have produced a new interactive Climate Opinion Map that allows users to see people’s climate change opinions across the U.S.

It’s widely known that large agriculture producers of pork and soybeans are struggling because of overseas tariffs. Producers of smaller operations in Utah are also struggling.

Diagnosed: Hope For Caregivers

Aug 15, 2018
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While more than 150,000 Utahns serve as caregivers for loved ones with dementia, often many people feel they are going at it alone. However, support resources for caregivers are available. And so is hope.

A national organization that promotes cancer awareness and research says a recently released state-by-state report shows Utah can improve tobacco control efforts to save lives and money. 

Yellow vehicle on Salt Flats: This year marks the 70th anniversary of Speed Week.
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The 70th annual Speed Week is this week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah and one driver has already been injured at the event.

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A Utah man died Monday night at a California hospital after he was injured while battling the massive Mendocino Complex wildfire north of San Francisco, the largest recorded blaze in the state's history.

 

Firefighter Matthew Burchett leaves behind a wife and a young son and worked for the Draper Fire Department. 

Box Elder County Scuba and Search and Rescue were called out Monday night to help find a missing 16-month-old.

Box Elder County Sherriff Chief Deputy Dale Ward says the call to help locate the missing boy came in around 9:00 p.m. After searching an irrigation canal in Thatcher, west of Tremonton, the child's body was found 45 minutes later in a body of water near the child's home. Ward says it appears the child drown.

The name of the child has not been released. 

Many college students in Utah will be heading back to class later this month. Because of the traditional low-paying jobs held by college students, there is growing concern nationwide that students won’t have enough to eat with their limited financial resources.

Large brown bull moose standing in a wildflower field.
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Wildlife experts are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of potential encounters with moose, deer and other big game. 

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Even in a strong economy, many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Forty percent don't have $400 to cover an emergency expense, such as a car repair. And many working-class people turn to payday loans or other costly ways to borrow money. But more companies are stepping in to help their workers with a much cheaper way to get some emergency cash.

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Dr. Jodi Jackson has worked for years to address infant mortality in Kansas. Often, that means she is treating newborns in a high-tech neonatal intensive care unit with sophisticated equipment whirring and beeping. That is exactly the wrong place for an infant like Lili.

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Senate Democrats threatened to sue the National Archives to obtain documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's career as a White House official during President George W. Bush's administration.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters Thursday that Democrats will file a lawsuit if the National Archives does not respond to their Freedom of Information Act request. The suit is a last-ditch effort to obtain the documents ahead of confirmation hearings set begin Sept. 4.

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