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Study Shows 39.3% Of Utah State Gov. Employees In Leadership Positions Are Female

A new study from the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah State University examines the women in leadership positions on the state government level. While there has been some progress in the number of women holding leadership positions in Utah, there is still room for improvement.

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School is beginning and while many students will be attending in-person classes, online education will still play a large role in their learning this fall. Some educators and parents worry about how this could increase inequity between students.

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Wildlife managers in Wyoming are moving forward to combat chronic wasting disease in deer, elk, and moose herds, after the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved a new statewide management plan.

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Many Latter-day Saint missionaries from around the world have returned home and others are adapting to virtual missionary work as the pandemic has led to major changes in the missionary program for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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A Collision with a 300-foot tall communication tower brought down a single-engine airplane killing two men near Cedar City on Sunday.

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Poet Ben Gunsberg will join us for Access Utah on Monday. He’s been writing poems for the pandemic. We’ll hear some of those poems today. His latest collection is “Welcome, Dangerous Life.” He writes about the vulnerability of being a parent. He says (in an article in Utah State University Today) “The stakes are raised once you’ve got children. The title [of the collection] sort of hints at the way life seems more dangerous once you have children, once you have this vulnerable being you’re responsible for, and the way the world has colored and changed.” Ben Gunsberg will read some of these poems as well. 

 

 

Understanding Some Of The Basics In At Home Food Preservation

Jul 31, 2020
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Shalayne Smith Needham- Food preservation is important for those wanting to enjoy food for a longer amount of time without spoilage. Melanie Jewkes, an associate professor at Utah State University teaches food preservation to members of the community. And with many people buying their produce directly from farmers this summer, how can we make our farm fresh food last longer?

Utah’s Housing Market Is Strong Despite Pandemic

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Nationwide, anywhere between a quarter to a half million homeowners could face foreclosure by the end of 2021 as a result of the pandemic, according to new projections from Attom Data Solutions

Bread And Butter: The Power Of The Drizzle

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You know me as a no-frills home cook. Just listen to me rave about left-overs or two-ingredient dishes. So, this may come as a curveball: In the last few months, I have come to respect the Power of the Drizzle.

In The Eyes Of A Bear On Wild About Utah

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We call him Old Ephraim up here in Cache Valley. He’s a tale known by just about everyone: one of the last brown bears in Utah, shot and killed by Frank Clark, in August of 1923.

Thursday was Human Trafficking Awareness day and the Utah Coalition Against Secual Assualt held an online community education event to mark the occasion.

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost the Senate GOP primary on Tuesday, delivering a victory of sorts for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's strategy to hold on to his majority this November.

Beirut is reeling and Lebanon is in grief after a powerful explosion tore through the capital's port area on Tuesday. The enormous blast, which officials say was driven by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, killed at least 100 people and injured thousands more. Emergency crews are still working to find all the victims.

Despite strong opposition from Republicans and rural voters, Missouri on Tuesday joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in expanding its Medicaid program.

Voters in Missouri approved Amendment 2, creating a state constitutional amendment that will open Medicaid eligibility to include healthy adults starting on July 1, 2021.

Voters approved expansion by a vote of 53.25% to 46.75%. A total of 1,263,776 voters weighed in on the measure.

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare many of the problems of societies around the world. In Italy, the first Western country hit by COVID-19, it revealed how much the country relies on its migrant work force. Many undocumented migrants work on farms, as field hands and harvesting crops — jobs that Italians don't want. With the pandemic, they were suddenly recognized as essential.

One African-Italian became the spokesman for hundreds of thousands of migrants — those who couldn't stay home, who were risking their health to go out to work.

It was supposed to be a great year for Golden Daka. He would be the first member of his family to graduate from college. He had a big commencement speech planned for his graduation from Morehouse College, where he was a valedictorian.

"I wanted to give that huge speech on stage with my family, friends and loved ones there, who made it very possible for me to go to Morehouse," says Daka.

But in March campus emptied and classes went online. And then the moment he'd been waiting for — commencement — it was postponed.

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