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Art Exhibit Focuses On Expressing Everyday Life During The COVID-19 Pandemic

A new art exhibit at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art focuses on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community.

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Protesters broke windows, painted public property, and chanted into the night on Thursday in Salt Lake City after District Attorney Sim Gill announced Utah police officers were legally justified in firing more than 30 times and killing an armed man as he ran away. Prints of hands painted in red covered concrete walls at the DA office following the announcement.

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USU will distribute nearly nine-million dollars in emergency stimulus money for students affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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The Mendez v. Westminster case is not well known in U.S. history, but it laid the framework to ending legal school segregation in the United States. Logan high school student Natalia Lopez recently made a documentary on the legal case to highlight its importance, “Mendez V. Westminster: Breaking Barriers.”

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In the past, the United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, has allowed farmers and ranchers to choose what identification method they prefer to use to mark their cattle. Recently the USDA issued a formal notice requiring the use of Radio Frequency Identification -- or RFID.

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Douglas Tallamy’s first book, “Bringing Nature Home,” awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives.

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In episode seven, we are debunking the myth "The only legitimate treatment for addiction is abstinence."

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Several years ago, writer Paisley Rekdal created a digital community project that mapped the people, places, buildings and events that defined Salt Lake City. When she became Utah’s poet laureate, she decided to build on this idea and create a literary map for the entire state.

Idaho's New Distracted Driving Law: How Effective Are These Measures?

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As of this month, Idaho is now enforcing its new distracted driving law.

Despite tougher measures across the U.S., researchers said there's still a lot they don't know about reducing cell phone use behind the wheel.

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Outside the State House on Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox characterized his campaign as that of an underdog. 

 

“When we started this journey over a year ago, we certainly received some criticism from the experts. They told us we started too early. They told us we couldn’t win with a novice 25-year old campaign manager,” said Cox. 

Malouf To Transition Local Warehouses To California

Jul 8, 2020

Local mattress and bedding company Malouf last month announced plans to close its local warehouses.

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Across the country, students of color have been demanding change from their schools. At one Denver school, the push for a more inclusive and diverse curriculum came last year, from a group of African American high school students at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College.

California will release up to 8,000 prisoners this summer in an effort to create more space and prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in prisons.

News of the plan comes after more than a third of the inmates and staff at the San Quentin State Prison in the San Francisco Bay Area tested positive for the coronavirus.

Around the world, countries are debating what to do about schools during a pandemic.

In many places, they've been shut. In some they've reopened.

Hong Kong offers a cautionary tale of how difficult these decisions can be.

Schoolchildren were sent home at the end of January as the first wave of the outbreak began, originating from visitors from mainland China. Schools stayed closed through a second wave, sparked largely by European and North American travelers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics once again plunged into the growing debate over school reopening with a strong new statement Friday, making clear that while in-person school provides crucial benefits to children, "Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics." The statement also said that "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

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