Logan Parks May Soon Welcome Four-legged Citizens

Logan Mayor Holly Daines held a second public hearing at Logan City Hall last night to discuss allowing dogs into Logan City parks for a 12-month trial period. Eight parks are under consideration for the law change and the details are still being debated.

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Thyroid Meds Popular In U.S., Especially For Women

Jan 22, 2019
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January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and thyroid medication is among the most prescribed in the U.S. Levothyroxine, a common thyroid supplement, is currently the second most filled drug at American pharmacies, according to data from GoodRx. 

I did not watch a newly released film this week. Instead, I watched Eighth Grade, an adorable comedy released back in August of 2018 (which first premiered at Sundance) and now available through your personal movie streaming or delivery service. 

National Institutes of Health

This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about why we don't do the things we know we should do. Why, for instance, don't we get as much sleep as we're supposed to? And why do we often withhold information from our doctors? 

The Henry Mountain Bison on Wild About Utah

Jan 18, 2019
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The Henry Mountains of southeast Utah are famous for being the last mountain range in the contiguous United States to have been officially mapped. Indeed, before they were mapped, they were often referred to as the “Unknown Mountains.” Another relative unknown detail about this range is that it harbors one of only five genetically pure, free-roaming bison herds on North American public lands.

Joan holds a net containing a captured bee in a dry, rocky field with wildflowers. Hills in the background.
Therese Lamperty

Current and former researchers at Utah State University have been catching bees in a national park in California and this research has led to the discovery of the largest biologically diverse community of native bees.

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While most anglers are likely furloughing their outdoor activities until the warmer months, utility managers at the popular northern Utah fishing destination Cutler Reservoir are working to get permission to maintain operations.

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is sending businesses a reminder to register their hemp products
Daily Utah Chronicle

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is sending out letters to businesses selling hemp products. The state is requiring product registration to help protect consumers and pay for oversight.

 

  One in three senior citizens dies with a dementia-causing disease - most commonly, Alzheimer’s. A diagnosis with one of these diseases can be dreadful, as there are currently no effective treatments. In this installment of our series “Diagnosed,” we talked with one Utah couple adjusting to a disease with no effective long-term treatment and no cure.

National Parks Service

A change of habitat by a small mammal is having an impact on our mountain ecosystems, and the pika is being used to help understand high elevation mountain ecosystems. 

Groups Plan To Sue EPA Over Utah Air Pollution

Jan 15, 2019
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A coalition of community, conservation and public health groups has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice to enforce air-quality standards in Utah or it will sue the agency. 

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In federal courts around the nation, the wheels of justice may soon be grinding to a halt.

The government shutdown has already caused delays and disruptions throughout the federal court system, and officials are bracing for things to get a lot worse next week.

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Nathan Phillips and Nick Sandmann sparked a nationwide debate after video surfaced of their confrontation on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. There are myriad perspectives on the event, and reporter Jacqueline Keeler writes that this video "reveals the triumvirate of experiences that largely define American history."

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In federal courts around the nation, the wheels of justice may soon be grinding to a halt. The government shutdown has already caused court delays and disruptions. But as NPR's Tovia Smith reports, things may get a lot worse next week.

TOVIA SMITH, BYLINE: It's carved in stone on the front of the federal court in Boston that the whole government depends on the, quote, "skillful administration of justice." But for many who do that job, it's getting harder.

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In federal courts around the nation, the wheels of justice may soon be grinding to a halt. The government shutdown has already caused court delays and disruptions. But as NPR's Tovia Smith reports, things may get a lot worse next week.

TOVIA SMITH, BYLINE: It's carved in stone on the front of the federal court in Boston that the whole government depends on the, quote, "skillful administration of justice." But for many who do that job, it's getting harder.

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At least five people were killed when a man opened fire Wednesday afternoon in a bank in Sebring, Fla., according to officials.

At a brief news conference, Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund named 21-year-old Zephen Xaver, of Sebring, as the suspect. Xaver is in police custody.

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