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Yellow school bus: School buses can bring harm to school children and Cache Valley School District is doing what it can to address the issue.
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School buses are one of the worst vehicles for emissions due to their stop and go routine and one school district in Utah is trying to address the issue.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: The choir will perform at Utah State University for the first time in 10 years.
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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, colloquially known as the MoTab, is a 360-person choir made up of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Craig Jessop, the dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, says listening to the choir is an experience of a lifetime.

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The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday took final steps to weaken Obama-era methane rules requiring oil and gas companies to reduce the amount of natural gas lost through venting, flaring and leaks on public lands.

'Peppermint' Review

Sep 20, 2018

When a happy wife and mother in current day Los Angeles sees her husband and 10-year-old daughter killed in a drive-by shooting, her life takes a nasty turn. It becomes an even greater tragedy when the justice system allows the murderers in the drive-by shooting to go free. Five years later this broken, fragile, widowed woman resurfaces in L.A. with a lot of weapons, a new attitude, and a new haircut to exact her revenge on the criminals who took her family.

'A Simple Favor' Review

Sep 20, 2018

A Simple Favor is a stylish mystery film based on the novel of the same name by Darcey Bell that was published only last year. When overzealous, nerdy single mother Stephanie (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) befriends another mother Emily (Blake Lively, The Shallows) in her suburban Connecticut neighborhood, Stephanie is quickly enamored with her new friend’s life of crisp business suits, an expensive mansion, and delicious cocktails. But when Emily goes missing, an awkward friendship of afternoon chats transforms in police interviews, dark family secrets, and a dead body.

After knocking on the door of Fred Rogers’ television neighborhood home more than one thousand times, actor David Newell now spends his time traveling to communities promoting the benefits of public television. His Mr. McFeely character tagline of “Speedy Delivery” is said as much today as it was 50 years ago when the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood series began.

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The Utah Society for Environmental Education honored five young people from around the state this week for their outstanding work on environmental and social causes.  

When Megan Bohman learned that her neighbors and friends in Brigham City were dying from opioid misuse and abuse she decided as a health education specialists for the Bear River Health Department that something needed to be done. So she applied for a grant and went to work.

Loving Our Lands: What Did Summer Do To Our Lands?

Sep 11, 2018
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Zion National Park is now the third most visited National Park in the United States, bringing in 4.5 million visitors a year – an increase of 60 percent of visitation over the past three years.

Event Celebrates History Of Women's Suffrage In Utah

Sep 11, 2018
Girls selling art; Dalloway Smith and Gwyneth Park sell artwork at the Better Days 2020 event.
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Looking to the past is one Utah organization’s way of trying to direct the future for women in the state. Better Days 2020 is a group based on celebrating the role Utah women played during the suffrage movement.

Wolves Helping Aspen Return To Northern Yellowstone

Sep 10, 2018
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Aspen trees are on the rebound in and around Yellowstone National Park, and a new report says predators deserve the credit.

Luke Painter, a wildlife ecologist at Oregon State University and the study's lead author, says the trees were in decline for decades largely because concentrated elk populations were eating new tree shoots. 

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A Utah conservation group is calling for more environmental protections in a federal land management bill for Emery County. The group says the proposed bill is a step backward.

Utah State University Police and Logan City emergency crews join Cache County EMT and SWAT teams for campu shooter training
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Utah State University held an active shooter training Wednesday to prepare emergency crews, coordinate, compare notes, and plan for what they hope will never happen in their campus community.


  Operation Finale is a historical thriller based on the true story centered on a group of government agents from Israel in 1960 who track down and apprehend Adolph Eichmann, a leading Nazi official who organized the Holocaust and then fled to Argentina under a different identity after WWII. 

Empire State Development

Utah Farmers now have the rules and regulations in place to grow industrial hemp. Lawmakers in this year’s legislative session passed two bills giving the Department of Agriculture and Food the task of organizing an industrial hemp program for local producers.

Plants taxonomy identification
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If you’re a scientist studying any kind of plant or animal species, you’ve probably come across Symbiota. But, if you’re like me and that’s not your cup of tea, you may have never heard of it.

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Logan city is opening its own animal shelter since the city’s partnership with the Cache Valley Humane Society ended. City officials are considering offering pet chipping services to residents in an effort to increase animal return rates.

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Try Googling “public lands in America.” You’ll find loads of maps covered in different colors outlining types of land – private, city, county, state and federal. The color representing public lands spans the country and absolutely covers the West, reminding residents that most of Utah is public, owned and managed by the federal government.

St. Luke's Health System

With the opening of the region's first "virtual hospital," some Idahoans' health care needs could be met with the click of a button. Saint Luke's Health System says its virtual-care center in Boise is now up and running, eliminating the distance rural Idahoans have to travel to receive care. 

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Federally qualified health centers across the state provide low or no cost health services to Utahns experiencing homelessness. 13 of these clinics combined received nearly $1 million in grants this week. The money was awarded for the quality of service the centers offer.

Utah and Baja California, Mexico sign energy export trade agreement
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The Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development and the Baja, California Ministry of Economic Development in Mexico signed an agreement to promote collaboration in advancing infrastructure, technology and global market access for Utah’s energy resources. The agreement comes at a time when national trade agreements are being finalized between the U.S. and Mexico.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he will vote against a marijuana proposition
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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he wants lawmakers to take action on medical marijuana regardless of whether a November ballot initiative to legalize it passes.

A fire burning on the Cache/Weber county lines has forced the closure of Pineview Reservoir and the evacuation of Powder Mountain Resort. The Avon Fire began Thursday and has burned 2,000 acres.

USU Food Science Students Create Recipe For Success

Aug 31, 2018
Vidita Deshpande

Earning a top spot in a national food science competition takes more than proving yourself as a chef, according to Vidita Deshpande, a Ph.D. candidate studying food science at Utah State University. She said perfecting the chemistry in food is what takes the cake in competitions by professional organizations like the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Cookie Crumbles: The Most Common Cookie Pitfalls

Aug 31, 2018

I can’t make chocolate chip cookies. Well, I can make them. People just don’t want to eat them afterward. No matter the method, ingredients or elevation, my cookies always seem to turn out too … something.

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