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West Nile-Positive Mosquito Found Near Willard Bay

Jul 30, 2018
An brown and red, engorged mosquito extracted blood from a human.
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Earlier this month, Box Elder Mosquito Abatement monitors in Willard Bay found a West Nile-positive mosquito. 

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Without a stable home, positive role models and tools for success, many young Americans fall behind their peers and experience a rocky transition to adulthood, according to a new study. These issues not only affect young people later in life, but they also prove harmful to society as a whole.

A keg wagon with pie wheels and a beer drinking wagon driver. Background the sun setting sun over the prairie.
ILLUSTRATION BY FRANCISCO KJOLSETH

July 24 is Pioneer Day in Utah, a state holiday honoring the arrival of Brigham Young and other Mormon settlers to Salt Lake Valley in 1847.

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The United States pays more for healthcare per capita than any other country, yet our outcomes are less than perfect compared to other developed nations. In an attempt to address the disparity, healthcare professionals are changing how they approach patient treatment. 

Study on medical marijuna delayed in Utah.
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Results of a state-funded study in Utah designed to gauge marijuana's impact on pain might not be ready until after voters in the state decide on a medical marijuana ballot initiative in November.

Utah Science Technology and Research executive director Ivy Estabrooke says that strict federal regulations around marijuana delayed the study for nearly a year and a half.

Small business owners in the United States and Utah are looking forward to the next 12 months, according to a recent study. But Utah has dropped in the rankings from number three in the nation to eighth this year for small business optimism.

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James A. McLaughlin grew up in rural Virginia and lives in the Wasatch Range east of Salt Lake City. His debut novel “Bearskin” is getting rave reviews. He joins us for the hour next time on Access Utah.

Shiras Moost Calf
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In the early 1900s, moose began expanding south into Utah from Wyoming.  

 

This moose sub-species was named in honor of [Congressman] George Shiras III who explored Yellowstone in the early 1900’s and found large numbers of moose.

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National weather and wildfire experts say the American Southwest is one of the regions hardest hit by drought as many areas have received just a fraction of their normal precipitation while temperatures have climbed.

Climatologist Brian Fuchs with National Drought Mitigation Center painted a grim picture Wednesday as he used a series of maps to depict the dryness that has consumed the Four Corners region — where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet.

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Major cuts in news room jobs at both the Ogden Standard-Examiner last week and Salt Lake Tribune on Monday have prompted many conversations about the future of Utah journalism.

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In the next week or so, Logan city will start spraying for adult mosquitos. Residents who don’t want their property treated can contact the city to opt out.

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A.J. Jacobs, author of the new book: “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree,” joins us for the hour on Monday’s Access Utah.

New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes family—where it begins and how far it goes—and attempts to untangle the true meaning of the “Family of Humankind.”

Dominion Energy customers received misleading mailers offering insurance services on the gas company letterhead. The utility company and a third party contractor are being investigated.
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Dominion Energy customers received misleading mailers offering insurance services on the gas company letterhead. The utility company and a third party contractor are being investigated.

Monticello History Teacher Nominated For National Award

May 8, 2018
Lynda Boyle

A history teacher from Monticello High School is nominated for a national teaching award because of the extra effort she puts into helping her students compete at National History Day.

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Cori Groth is the associate director of the Utah Education Policy Center. The policy center conducted a study on after-school programs in Utah that were created after the legislature passed a bill in 2014 calling for intergenerational poverty intervention in public schools.

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Twitter users went crazy with comments after a Utah high school student posted a picture of herself wearing a red, Chinese-style dress to her prom. Many responses to the tweet criticized the Woods Cross High School student's choice of dress as being racists, while others are defending her. Some commented that they were not offended by the dress, but rather by a photograph of the girls in the group standing with their hands pressed together in a pose they felt mocked Chinese culture.

“In the scientific community his work will be recognized for a very, very long time,” Perry said. “I would imagine that in a thousand years’ time his name will still be known.”
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Scientist Stephen Hawking was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity. He passed away March 14, 2018, at the age of 76, but his legacy as a pioneer and a friend lives on. UPR’s Bronson Teichert spoke with Malcolm Perry, a professor at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and close friend of Stephen Hawking.

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Clear Recovery is working with private property owners to house clients at a duplex just two blocks south of Logan High School on 100 West. The sober living center would be located in a neighborhood which is zoned for traditional, single family use, a designation which also allows for up to three unrelated persons to live together in a single unit.

North Logan Students Compete In World Robotics Competition

Apr 26, 2018
Matilyn Mortensen

A group of North Logan students are competing this week in Louisville, Kentucky at the World VEX Robotics competition. The team of six students attend InTech Colligate High School.

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A ceremonial bill signing this week will feature multiple bills related to mental health and suicide prevention.

Each year, USU 4-H Extension hosts a mock legislative session for high school students. In a condensed version of what takes Utah lawmakers 45 days, high school students visit Utah’s capitol hill and go through the entire legislative process in one day.

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The Logan City Council held their bi-monthly meeting Thursday to vote on a resolution dedicated to neighborhood improvement and enforcement of Logan’s occupancy limit.

Utah State University Names New Provost

Apr 17, 2018
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Utah State University announced on Tuesday that Francis D. Galey will be it’s new executive vice president and provost. Galey is currently the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the University of Wyoming. He fills the position Noelle Cockett left vacant when she became university president in January 2017.

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On Saturday, April 21, visitors will be able to attend any national park site in the United States free of charge. Dinosaur National Monument is one of the many areas in Utah the public will be able to enjoy at no cost.

A Hurricane woman has been sentenced to prison for her part in the kidnapping and killing of a southern Utah man.

The Spectrum reports prosecutors say Tammy Freeman was a co-conspirator in a plot to "get rid" of David Heisler of Santa Clara after he gained custody of a daughter he shared with his ex-girlfriend.

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