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Zion National Park sees record-breaking visitation

Zion National Park has seen an increase in tourist visitation, making it another record-breaking year for the park.

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Shari, Jon Badger talk Lee's Marketplace expansion in recent years

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The Herald Journal

Forty years ago, a 9,000 square-foot store called Jack’s Foodtown opened in Smithfield. Today it is known as Lee’s Marketplace, and stretches from Cache Valley to Heber.

Safe storage: Logan coffee shop offers to hold onto guns for those in crisis

32 minutes ago
The Herald Journal

Cache Coffee owners Mindie and Jamie Buttars recently announced they would hold weapons for those experiencing mental and suicidal crisis.

Officials from the Utah Internet Crimes against Children Task Force say they have been seeing alarming growth in the number of adults who are buying nude photos from children online. 

The state of Utah is planning to file a lawsuit to challenge President Joe Biden’s executive order to expand the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s office issued a public notification that they’re looking to hire outside lawyers to assist in the case.

Resources for the Future

This week USU’s Ecology Center hosted Dr. Margaret Walls for their monthly seminar series. Walls is an economist and senior fellow at Resources for the Future, an environmental nonprofit focused on environmental policy solutions.

Walls’ Wednesday seminar discussed environmental justice and federal funding for conservation.

Emma Feuz

The recent United States Census means it’s time for redistricting in Utah. Congressional, state and school board maps are being redrawn to better reflect the changing population. It’s a process that Utah State political science professor Michael Petersen said is very important.

USU Extension

Reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah this year. This may be related to both the ongoing drought, as habitat conditions deteriorate, and increased outdoor activity, as humans seek solace from COVID-19. With the onset of fall hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the chance of encountering a cougar may also increase.


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The West’s dire drought issues took a national stage on Friday, as a roster of prominent Western water experts from the region testified in front of the U.S. Congress. 

Evans Food Group has recalled over 10,000 pounds of pork rind products that shipped out to a number of states, including Utah.

Mier Chen / Unsplash

Utah is one of three states to receive a warning from the U.S. Labor Department regarding their failure to comply with COVID-19 rules.


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