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The team built on a legacy in USU’s food science program since over the past 10 years a USU team has won either the grand prize or first place in the IMPA competition.
David Dang

Sometimes figuring out the next step in your life means moving off the path you were on and finding your way in a new direction. 

In 2015 the Institutes for Women's Policy Research released a fact sheet outlining the well-being of women in Utah. A similar fact sheet was released in August 2018. Chandra Childers is a senior research scientist who helped prepare the 2018 Well-Being of Women in Utah fact sheet.

Hi! This is Dan Drost, Utah State University Extension Vegetable Specialist. I hope 2018 was a good gardening year for you. Some of the things that I recommend you do now is to review the successes that you’ve had.

'A Star Is Born' Review

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A Star is Born is a remake of a well-known story that’s been told in 3 previous Hollywood films all with the same title. First in 1937 with Janet Gaynor, in 1954 with Judy Garland, and in 1976 with Barbra Streisand. This 2018 version has Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, 2014) playing an established rock star who meets a working-class waitress (played by Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel, 2015-2016) who has her own hopes of singing stardom. 

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UPDATE: The driver in the semi-truck accident has died. 31-year-old Ahmed M. Abdelgader was operating the Kenworth semi-truck carrying a load of butter in boxes. The passenger is in critical condition. 

ORIGINAL STORY: The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of US 89 and HWY 30 in Garden City. The semi was heading northbound on US 89, the highway that connects Logan to the Bear Lake area and comes to a T interaction when it meets HWY 30.

Three attorneys: The defense attorneys at Intermountain Legal are offering a scholarship to those who have been wronged by the justice system.
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A new scholarship is being offered to students at Utah universities through a law-firm in Salt Lake. What makes this scholarship unique? You have to be accused of or found guilty of a crime to qualify.

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“With stroke, we have a very short time window when we’re able to treat people,” said Dr. Marilyn McKasson , telestroke medical director for Intermountain Healthcare.

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For refugees who have left their countries to flee violence and war, Halloween can be a traumatic holiday. One Utah organization is working to help these children and families have a fun and safe holiday experience.

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 Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is "awful," a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during a Tuesday debate.

Kaycee Pearce and Stephen Page train after winning Mountain Force MMA championship
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Mixed Martial Arts — a collision of two opponents leveling strikes, chokes and joint-locks as means of conquering one another. It’s a calculated, violent and reliably controversial sport, that has grown widely in popularity over the past two decades.

Niall Clancy

Since an act of Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 1965, the program has provided grants to local, state and federal agencies for the acquisition, conservation and maintenance of public lands.

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Sixteen of Utah’s reservoirs are below 20 percent capacity and eight of those are below five percent, according to the Utah Division of Water Resources. 

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Thursday, the Utah System of Higher Education released the latest enrollment numbers and Southern Utah University once again leads the state’s colleges and universities in percentage growth from the previous year.

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The president of the Mormon church reiterated Sunday that he wants members, the media and others to use the faith's full name, saying nicknames are "a major victory for Satan."

Addressing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City, Russell M. Nelson said the church's name "is not negotiable."

A utility vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Cache County Sheriff's officer.  Lt. Brian Locke was found Saturday evening in the Paradise Dry Canyon area.

Legislators, proponents and opponents of Proposition 2, a ballot initiative to legalize the use of cannabis products for medical purposes in Utah, struck a compromise on Thursday.  Legislators will vote on a bill resulting from the compromise shortly after the upcoming mid-term elections.

Cache Valley Archer Shooting For The World Stage

Oct 5, 2018

The most severe symptoms of spinal infections can cause paralysis, and can be especially dangerous in infants. This is what happened to a Utah State University student at four months old, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. He hopes that archery will one day take him to the Paralympics.

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The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith's new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the church.

What Is Killing Our Utah Fir Trees?

Oct 5, 2018

Today’s topic has to do with something that is going on in our high elevation mountains. This is a concern because some of our native trees, in particular, the sub alpine fir and the white fir, so these are the true firs, are having some problems with an insect infestation. 

'Night School' Review

Oct 4, 2018

I don't understand who thought this movie was a good idea, and I don't understand why anyone involved with this movie thought it was funny. With comedy stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish leading this film, it had potential to be funny and charming. Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017) and Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, 2017) are both very successful stand-up comedians, and deservedly so. 

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The rustling noise of wind blowing through aspen trees is a sweet sound for many Utahns, reminding them of home.

Artifacts on a cart: This waste can include charred wood and other organic items and can help researchers date archaeological remains.
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A group of anthropologists has released new anthropological and archaeological research that spans 10,000 years and across four continents about human energy consumption.

During a recent installment of the UPR original series Diagnosed, we discussed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.  As the series continues we learn about a social media campaign being used to help educate the public about the benefits of medical cannabis for treating individuals with disabilities. 

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William Clyde Allen III of Logan has been arrested in connection with letters containing a potentially poisonous substance sent to the President and the Pentagon. 

  Authorities say a Utah man has been arrested in connection with suspicious envelopes sent to President Donald Trump and others.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney for Utah said Wednesday that 39-year-old William Clyde Allen III was taken into custody Wednesday in Logan.

Pentagon authorities say two envelopes were addressed to top military chiefs containing the substance from which the poison ricin is derived.

Another envelope was sent to the president with unknown contents. The Secret Service says it didn't reach the White House.

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