Kerry Bringhurst

UPR Management | Host, Morning Edition

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah.  Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University.  She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio.  Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007.  Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.

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The chief of police of a small Box Elder County community has been cited for driving under the influence.

According to a press release from the Utah Highway Patrol, Mantua City Police Chief Shane Zilles was arrested after being pulled over Tuesday night near Wellsville.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is asking Utah lawmakers to approve a $6 million budget recommendation to fund the state's arts and museums grants program.  Directors of organizations applying for these grants gathered at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday in Salt Lake City to lobby lawmakers.

Utah's governing farm and agriculture department releases yearly report
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The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has released its annual report outlining 2018 production numbers that include a review of the health and welfare of the state's farm, produce and ranching industries. Utah Agriculture Commissioner LuAnn Adams is warning of challenges facing agricultural producers in 2019, including drought.  

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is sending businesses a reminder to register their hemp products
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The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is sending out letters to businesses selling hemp products. The state is requiring product registration to help protect consumers and pay for oversight.

U.S. Military personnel fill orders for charity food groups.
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Ogden is home to thousands of IRS and US Forest Service workers. It is also the location of Catholic Community Services of northern Utah which is helping feed furloughed employees and their family members. 

The Utah State Legislature has allocated $300,000 to support business owner operating in rural Utah
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State tax money is available for economic development expansion in rural Utah. The Targeted Business Tax Credit is used to encourage private investment and job creation in areas other than the Wasatch Front.

Consumer confidence in the economy could decrease as Utahns become more reserved about future trends.
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Confidence in the state and federal economy gave way to a strong holiday shopping season in 2018. Zion’s Bank has released the most recent Utah Consumer Attitude Index, which indicates those surveyed feeling more reserved about the future stability of the federal economy. Financial experts worry this could lead to a slow-down in spending.

Patrick Wiggins is Utah's Solar System Ambassador for Utah and has been following China's landing on the far side of the moon.
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Earlier this week, on January 2 around 10:19 p.m. MST, the Earth was as close to the sun as it will get this year. This might surprise many of us who are wondering why temperatures in Utah have plummeted to the below zero mark.

Graduate Student Goes Home To Squash For The Holidays

Dec 31, 2018
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As university students have headed home for the winter break, graduate student Thuy-Tien Thi Lindsay sits down with her Buddhist-Vietnamese extended family in Atlanta, Georgia, over a big plate of food -- which will certainly include a healthy helping of her auntie's abundant harvest of squash.  Thuy-Tien is studying the hibernation of bumblebees.

Cache County law enforcement has released details of an investigation into threats by two 16-year-old students at a Northern Utah high school. 

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After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, becoming its first visitor in billions of years. A group of Utah scientists at the Space Dynamics Lab in Logan are monitoring the mission.

A new book highlighting places of interest in Logan and Cache Valley is being released this week.  The travel guide, 117 Amazing Things To Do In Logan and Cache Valley, Utah, explores obvious and hidden attractions.

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One person is dead and another is in critical condition after the driver of a Toyota sedan rear-ended a school bus in Cache County Monday afternoon. 19-year-old Amber Nielsen Crouch was a passenger in the vehicle. She died Monday night from her injuries.

Utah State University graduate uses law degree to assist immigrants and educate about myths.
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Before Angela Morrison started teaching immigration law at Texas A&M she provided direct legal representation to noncitizen victims of trafficking and crime as legal director of the Nevada Immigrant Resource Project at UNLV. A graduate of Utah State University, she was on the Logan campus recently as the keynote speaker during Inclusive Excellence Symposium where she discussed Five Myths about immigration, including the belief that noncitizens are illegal aliens.  

Trees used for protecting and isolating residents in Paradise, California fueled the fire that destroyed most of the community.
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Efforts to identify the remains of victims in the Northern California Camp Fire continue.

As the search for remains moves forward one Utah woman who spent her childhood living and visiting her family in Paradise, California wonders now if the qualities that made the area so special contributed to the devastation there.

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A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah is accusing leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint  Thursday of "extreme undermining" of a medical marijuana ballot measure, alleging it is exerting its power to push through significant changes to the proposition.

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Eric Eliason was the United Utah Party candidate for the Congressional 1st District. During this conversation, UPR’s Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Eliason about voter turnout and his participation in the Utah Debate Commission’s debate.

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Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute, a non-profit think tank organization that has pushed for support of Utah’s Medical Marijuana Proposition 2. Libertas Institute has been involved in medical cannabis reform for five years and has been negotiating with Prop 2 opponents for several weeks to identify areas of common ground. 

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is partnering with Thanksgiving Point to gather information from patrons to measure the impact of cultural organizations on communities.
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A study to help determine the social impacts of cultural organizations in Utah will measure how museums, gardens and the state's planetarium can address social change. 

Beginning Thursday Cache Valley's historic movie theater, the Utah Theatre, will be the location of a film series based on WWI.

The First World War Centennial Film Festival begins with the showing of All Quiet on the Western Front. This 1930 film is about a disillusioned soldier who faces the horrors of war.

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Police in Logan spent several hours  Monday night negotiating a stand-off. A traffic stop on 400 North and Main Street at a 7-11 convenience store parking lot ended with a Nibley man turning himself over to officers. 

Logan Police Captain Tyson Budge said David D'Addabbo was pulled over for a traffic violation.

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A former Utah lawmaker and retired emergency room doctor, Brian Shiozawa, says federal legislation banning pharmacy gag clauses will lower the cost of prescriptions for American patients.

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The University of Utah says it has lifted the lockdown of the campus after a fatal shooting. University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins informed students, through the university's online safety network, that Lauren McCluskey was killed Monday night.

Work to improve northern Utah’s Valley View Highway is expected to begin in two years. Details about plans to widen and create more passing lanes along a heavily traveled road leading from Logan to Petersboro have been released.

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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