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Romney Says Supreme Court Confirmation Process 'Awful,' Wilson Says 'Heartbreaking'

Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is "awful," a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during a Tuesday debate.

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Farmers looking for ways to improve crop production while maintaining soil health for future yields are working with scientists at Utah State University. Because of Utah's arid climate, the soil’s health and weeds provide a challenge to farmers and researchers. 

This year, we are getting more and more calls about individuals reporting mice in their neighborhood.  Most times mice can be found living far away from humans but with the onset of colder weather plus periods of unseasonably warm weather, it will promote individuals to move into structures as they search both for food and for cover.  

On Monday morning I visited what looked like a huge, elaborate fort on the campus of Utah State University.  The structure is constructed of thin willow branches woven together in a flowing pattern.  Volunteers were just starting to arrive to continue building.  

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Clement Chow studies how—and why—two people can get the same disease and have very different outcomes. Josh Tewksbury's research team has developed a model indicating how human-caused climate change stands to make insects much hungrier. Together, we'll try and build some bridges between those two very different areas of research.

Range Creek Cutthroat Trout Restoration; Trout Unlimited and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reintroduce native trout to Emery County
Jordan Nielson - Trout Unlimited

Before the widespread introduction of non-native fish species like Rainbow and Brown Trout, Colorado River Cutthroat Trout occupied large portions of the Yampa, White, Colorado, and San Juan river basins. Today, this black-spotted, yellow and red fish has been reduced to only 14 percent of its historical range. 

Yellow school bus: School buses can bring harm to school children and Cache Valley School District is doing what it can to address the issue.
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School buses are one of the worst vehicles for emissions due to their stop and go routine and one school district in Utah is trying to address the issue.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says lawsuits are coming on the inland port because she believes the legislation that created it is unconstitutional. A Vernal detective walks a delicate line between enforcement and entrapment in sexual solicitation arrests. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates a former LDS bishop who has been critical of one-on-one interviews between Mormon clergy and youths. And one of Elizabeth Smart's kidnappers is freed from prison. 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir: The choir will perform at Utah State University for the first time in 10 years.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Organization

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, colloquially known as the MoTab, is a 360-person choir made up of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Craig Jessop, the dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, says listening to the choir is an experience of a lifetime.

BLM

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday took final steps to weaken Obama-era methane rules requiring oil and gas companies to reduce the amount of natural gas lost through venting, flaring and leaks on public lands.

'Peppermint' Review

Sep 20, 2018

When a happy wife and mother in current day Los Angeles sees her husband and 10-year-old daughter killed in a drive-by shooting, her life takes a nasty turn. It becomes an even greater tragedy when the justice system allows the murderers in the drive-by shooting to go free. Five years later this broken, fragile, widowed woman resurfaces in L.A. with a lot of weapons, a new attitude, and a new haircut to exact her revenge on the criminals who took her family.

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A Soyuz rocket booster failed during the launch of a capsule carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin Thursday, forcing officials to abort their mission. The capsule made a "ballistic landing" and rescue teams recovered the pair, who are reportedly in "good condition," NASA says.

Hague and Ovchinin launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. ET, heading to join the crew of the International Space Station. But more than a minute after launch, their Soyuz MS-10's booster failed.

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