Utah Women 20/20: Improving The Lives Of Women Through Civic Engagement

In 2015 the Institutes for Women's Policy Research released a fact sheet outlining the well-being of women in Utah. A similar fact sheet was released in August 2018. Chandra Childers is a senior research scientist who helped prepare the 2018 Well-Being of Women in Utah fact sheet.

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'Night School' Review

Oct 4, 2018

I don't understand who thought this movie was a good idea, and I don't understand why anyone involved with this movie thought it was funny. With comedy stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish leading this film, it had potential to be funny and charming. Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 2017) and Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, 2017) are both very successful stand-up comedians, and deservedly so. 

'Life Itself' Review

Oct 4, 2018


This newly released version of Life Itself is an emotional and touching drama about 3 generations of 2 separate families, one in New York City and one in Spain, and how these disparate families cross paths and influence each other’s lives. Through milestones of death, birth, love, mental illness, and separation, the film incessantly reminds us that each person is precious, and the directions of people’s lives can take surprising turns.

Karen Mock

The rustling noise of wind blowing through aspen trees is a sweet sound for many Utahns, reminding them of home.

Artifacts on a cart: This waste can include charred wood and other organic items and can help researchers date archaeological remains.
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A group of anthropologists has released new anthropological and archaeological research that spans 10,000 years and across four continents about human energy consumption.

During a recent installment of the UPR original series Diagnosed, we discussed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.  As the series continues we learn about a social media campaign being used to help educate the public about the benefits of medical cannabis for treating individuals with disabilities. 

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William Clyde Allen III of Logan has been arrested in connection with letters containing a potentially poisonous substance sent to the President and the Pentagon. 

  Authorities say a Utah man has been arrested in connection with suspicious envelopes sent to President Donald Trump and others.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney for Utah said Wednesday that 39-year-old William Clyde Allen III was taken into custody Wednesday in Logan.

Pentagon authorities say two envelopes were addressed to top military chiefs containing the substance from which the poison ricin is derived.

Another envelope was sent to the president with unknown contents. The Secret Service says it didn't reach the White House.

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During next month’s election, Utahns will be able to either support or oppose a new gas tax. Utah Senator Lyle Hillyard said if the question receives high voter support, there will likely be legislation to implement the increase during the 2019 session.

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In November Utahns will vote on whether or not to legalize medical cannabis through a ballot initiative known as Proposition 2. 

Mary Heers

Residents in Cache and Box Elder counties saw skies darken Monday night. Winds sent smoke from two prescribed burns east. In Mendon ash from burning brush and invasive phragmites fell throughout the evening.

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