Emma Feuz

General News Reporter

Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies. 

Utah confirmed 1,749 COVID-19 cases on Friday, and one doctor at Intermountain Healthcare said that Utah leaders fear the state will reach “crisis standards of care.” Dr. Todd Vento said hospitals are overwhelmed and there aren’t enough staff to keep up.

 

Miranda Baker, a TikTok user, has claimed in a series of videos to have picked up Brian Laundrie, boyfriend of missing woman Gabby Petito, while he was hiking in Grand Teton National Park.

The Food and Drug Administration has voted to reject a plan to approve the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots. The panel voted 16-2, with most members frustrated at the lack of evidence Pfizer provided to show the safety of the booster. 

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This week, Catholic Community Services launched the St. Vincent’s Kitchen Academy - a new program that provides individuals who are homeless and unemployed culinary training. After completing the course, staff will help place them into jobs. They will also receive assistance with housing, transportation and clothing.

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Even rain couldn’t stop volunteers from coming to Pack It Out Utah, a statewide effort to clean up as much trash as possible. This event will last through September 19th and includes any effort people make to pick up trash along trails, streets, or just by their homes.

Thirteen Intermountain Healthcare hospitals are suspending all non-urgent surgeries and procedures requiring hospital admission. This policy will take effect on September 15th and will last several weeks.

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Cache County planners are in the final stages of updating the General Plan, and they are asking citizens for their input on what they want to see happen in the valley in the next twenty years. 

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Yu Huang, an assistant professor in biological engineering at Utah State University, and his team received a $1.8 million grant to conduct research that will potentially answer questions that have been asked in the biological engineering field for decades. They were the only researchers in Utah awarded the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award in 2021.

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Small class sizes, an aviation program, and easy access to Utah’s National Parks are a few of the things that attract students to Southern Utah University. These are also some of the characteristics of the school that will be highlighted in a new TV series called “The College Tour.”

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September is Suicide Awareness Month. At the USU Extension Office in Cache County, Alisha Straatman and Tom Keady are two individuals working to provide suicide prevention resources to people throughout Utah.