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Conservation Groups Ask Judge To Halt Trump Drilling Plan

Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm sage grouse. Western Watersheds Project and other groups asked for the injunction in U.S. District Court in Idaho late last week for Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon.

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The star Arcturus glows brightly in the eastern sky in the spring and summer months. It is the fourth brightest star in the sky. It has a distinct yellowish color and when noticed in the eastern sky you will know that spring is about to arrive. 

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UPR Science Reporter Leslie Forero interviews the Utah State University Jackson Lab about their work on CRISPR - a tool for editing an organism's genes.

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Idaho has a lot riding on an accurate 2020 Census count, but concerns are growing that a citizenship question could skew results. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will review a request from the Justice Department to add a question about a person's citizenship status to the Census. 

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Every year for Earth Day, we talk about the earth with writer and photographer Stephen Trimble, author of “Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America,” and many other books. This time, we’ll also be talking to retired Westminster professor David Stanley and former National Park Service naturalist and planner Greer Chesher. All are editors of books in the ongoing National Park Reader Series published by University of Utah Press.

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Jonathan Williams, vice president and chief economist at American Legislative Exchange Council, explained that by looking at the economic outlook of each state and ranking them in 15 different factors -- including tax regulations, labor policies and economic growth -- ALEC is able to see which state ranks the richest and the poorest.

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The iconic Salt Lake City temple will close for four years to complete a major renovation. Authorities are also keeping a careful eye on construction plans after a devastating fire this week at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

All Things Age, Including Your Fruit Trees

Apr 19, 2019
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Every living thing ages over time. This is as true for plants, as it is for people. Even the giant redwoods and sequoias of California age over their prolonged lifetimes.

'The Gull' on Wild About Utah

Apr 19, 2019
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  "When it seemed that nothing could stay the devastation, great flocks of gulls appeared, filling the air with their white wings and plaintive cries, and settled down upon the half-ruined fields. All day long they gorged themselves, and when full, disgorged and feasted again, the white gulls upon the black crickets, hosts of heaven and hell contending, until the pests were vanquished and the people were saved." Orson F. Whitney, June 6th 1848. 

Right On With Leftovers

Apr 19, 2019
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I’ve been thinking about leftovers. Not the stubborn remnants of the casserole that turned out a little questionable even on the first go-around. No, I’ve been thinking of welcome leftovers. The curry that improves with time, giving bold spices the chance to marry and settle down. The chicken salad that tastes better the next day.

UnDisciplined: Superlatives And Survival

Apr 19, 2019
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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about big things and small things, loud things and fast things, things that kill and things that survive being killed — but we're doing it a little differently than normal. 

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Today Rochester Drug Cooperative became the first pharmaceutical distributer to face federal criminal charges for its role in the opioid epidemic. RDC is charged with conspiring to distribute drugs and defrauding the federal government. The charges are a result of a two-year investigation that began after it was found that RDC ignored pill limits for pharmacies and catered to doctors who over-prescribe.

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Egyptian voters have approved sweeping constitutional amendments that allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030 and further entrench the power of the military.

Voters approved the amendments by 88.83%, according to the National Election Authority, which said that 44.33% of eligible voters took part in the poll.

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