For National Guard and Reserve service members, combining military service with civilian responsibilities can be an overlooked challenge. It’s about more than volunteering their time to our nation’s military. It’s also about sacrificing family, friends, relationships, and careers.
While not all of that sacrifice can be mitigated, an organization like Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, can help support service members and their employers with employment stability.
Thanks to a ruptured Chevron oil pipeline, more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into Salt Lake City's Red Butte Creek in June 2010. The spill not only killed wildlife, including waterfowl, fish, and the invertebrates they eat, but also caused park closures and many residents along the creek to become ill. Now, more than two years later and with a comment period on the spill's closure document set to open, the Utah Division of Water Quality says the creek is clean. Environmentalists disagree.
Women's roller derby has had a resurgence since the early 2000s. What once had the reputation as a spectacle akin to professional wrestling is now seen as a respectable competitive sport. But it's not for everyone. Jennifer Pemberton sends us this report from team try-outs for the Junction City Roller Dolls in Ogden.
After eighteen years, a Cache Valley organization that has served the area's Latino population has closed. The non-profit Multicultural Center of Cache Valley reports to have served more than 18,000 individuals and families over the years, providing translation services, financial counseling, education, as well as immigration and legal assistance.
By the end of the month, offices in Logan's Whittier Center will be cleared and doors closed.
In September, the National Science Foundation released a sobering report on research funding for public universities. Nearly every state in the nation faces declines in per-student research funding, and Utah is no exception.
UPR’s Ryan Cunningham spoke with Provost Raymond Coward of Utah State University to hear how his university is dealing with this nation-wide trend.