Brianne Johnson

Logan citizens show support for Cache Valley animals after the Cache Humane Society ended their contract with Logan city
Brianne Johnson

Logan city residents hoped to address animal care in Cache Valley at a city council meeting Wednesday but Logan’s mayor suggested a separate meeting to discuss community concerns. The date of the meeting will be announced at a later date.

Aron Ralston's hand was rescued from Blue John Canyon after he amputated his hand
The Telegraph

Utah’s public lands welcome tourists from around the globe to play, explore and adventure - sometimes to a fault. In the last four years, Utah has seen a 68 percent increase in search and rescue missions in our national parks. Just last year, there were 324 rescues statewide, costing Utah nearly $300,000 in equipment, training and manpower.

Cache Humane Society

Negotiations between the Cache Humane Society and Logan city have lead to an alternative plan to house lost animals.

Utah's Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission names Emma Houston as new chair
Anna Pocaro

Utah’s Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission has appointed a new chair to lead efforts toward racial equality. Emma Houston will begin her work as an advocate and community resource this fall.

Michael is chosen at 2018-2019 U.S Youth Observer To The UN
UNA-USA

Former Utah State University Student Body President, Michael Scott Peters, has been chosen as the youth representative in the United Nations. Peters will work with the United Nations Association to promote awareness of human rights issues and engage US youth globally.

A Latino youth leadership boot camp is taking place for the first time at Utah State University. The university is joining Latinos-in-Action, a national organization working to encourage Latino youth to consider pursuing higher education.

Utah Implements Online Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System
Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault

A new bill passed by the Utah legislature calls for the implementation of an online system allowing survivors of sexual assault to track the status of their sexual assault kits. 

Darius Gray Speaking At The Black, White, And Mormon Conference In Salt Lake City
Tanner Humanities Center

A Utah scholar has released a database for tracking the history of African American members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Utah Native Americans At The 2016 Summer Gathering
Tim Peterson

A Utah indigenous grassroots organization will host its fourth annual summer gathering at Bears Ears National Monument at the end of July. Utah Diné Bikéyah is involved in ongoing battles to conserve cultural lands.

Global Village

Employees from Global Village Gifts traveled to Colorado to attend the annual Fair Trade Federation Conference in March.

Logan City Citizen Meet To Discuss Current Restrictions On Dogs In Public Parks
Brianne Johnson

Last Thursday, a public meeting was held with Logan City Mayor Holly Daines to discuss possible amendments to the city's current policy restricting dogs in public parks. 

Electric Spin Scooters Removed From Cache Valley Rideshare Program
Brianne Johnson

After only a few short weeks, Spin’s bright orange electric scooters have been removed from Cache Valley. Spin representatives pulled the scooters from their fleet within an hour of being told that Logan City policy prohibits electronically assisted vehicles on sidewalks.

Weber County Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Companies

May 31, 2018
Weber County Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Companies To Stop Opioid Epidemic
Consumersafety.org

Last week, Weber County joined ten other Utah counties to file a lawsuit against opioid distributing and manufacturing companies after claims of false advertising for commonly used pain medications.  

Scooters Added To Ride-share Program In Cache Valley

May 29, 2018
Spin Scooters Added To Cache Valley Rideshare Program
Brianne Johnson

Spin scooters are now available to rent in Cache Valley. The ride-share company partnered with Aggie Blue Bikes to launch the pilot program lasting through mid- July. This gives the company an opportunity to gauge the level of interest in the community and potentially make the program permanent in Cache Valley.

500 Women

Following the November 2016 presidential election, four women wrote an open letter calling for nation-wide equality. Those women hoped to get 500 signatures. Today, over 20,000 people have signed on and created the organization 500 Women Scientists

UDOT Repaving US-91 From Logan To Smithfield

May 14, 2018
UDOT Resurfacing of US-91 From 1000 N in Logan to 900 South in Smithfield
UDOT /

Through the end of July, the Utah Department of Transportation will resurface Main Street in Logan, from 10th North to 900 South in Smithfield. 

King's Road: 50 Years Later, People Continue To Remember

Apr 10, 2018
Interviews during the 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
Jason Gilmore

On April 4, 2018, the bells rang out in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and around the world, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.