Tyler Hewitt

Web/Social Media Assistant

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!

The Utah Department Of Transportation released a statement on Thursday, detailing the top road projects on its agenda through 2022. 

Utah Governor Spencer Cox is defending the Utah Jazz’s scholarship program — which gives a four-year scholarship to a minority student each time the team wins — saying it’s not racist against white students.

According to a new study by WalletHub, Utah is the sixth-least safe state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utah Senator Mike Lee introduced the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act on Wednesday — legislation that would give military spouses with valid professional licenses in one state reciprocity in the state where their spouse is serving on military orders. 

According to Rocky Mountain Power, more than 2,200 of its customers in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties are without electricity.

Utah’s housing market is already extremely tight, but an extra complication for home builders is the shortage of materials — particularly copper used for wiring. 

The Utah Department of Health is recommending vaccine providers temporarily pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to reports of a rare type of blood clot experienced by six women who received the vaccine. According to a press release, the pause is to allow the FDA and CDC time to investigate these reports. 

According to KUTV, only 185 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Utah since Sunday — and the Utah Department of Health is expressing concerns about the decreasing number of Utahns getting tested. 

Cache County Sheriff D. Chad Jensen released a statement Friday, saying he believes in the people of Cache County’s constitutional rights. This comes after President Biden unveiled new gun control executive orders last week after five people were shot and killed in South Carolina. 

According to a report from KUTV, unemployment claims remain high in Utah, but there has been an overall decrease in the need for assistance for nine consecutive weeks.

Beginning this Fall, Salt Lake City high schools will start an hour later, thanks to a unanimous decision made by the Salt Lake City School Board.

According to a report from KUTV, the Utah Public Health Association is encouraging Utahns to continue wearing masks in public, even after the mask mandate ends on Saturday. 

Sharidean Flint, Hyde Park City’s first female mayor, died Tuesday after battling brain cancer. She was 62 years old.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson announced on Tuesday that masks will be required in all county buildings, even after the statewide mask mandate ends on Saturday. 

Dr. Jule Kiefer, a University of Utah doctor, is one of the many medical experts sharing the concerning news that about one-third of COVID-19 survivors suffer from neurological or psychiatric disorders. 

According to the Bureau of Land Management, humans have caused all 13 of the wildfires in northern Utah this year.

Speaking at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 191st Annual General Conference on Sunday, President Russell Nelson announced plans for 20 new temples across the globe — including one in Smithfield, Utah. 

Two vaccination clinics meant for the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be open in northern Utah this week.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released new coronavirus restriction guidelines ahead of the Easter weekend, saying fully vaccinated people can celebrate the holiday safely without a mask.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest Household “Pulse Survey,” more Utah households had an adult move some or all of their work home during the COVID-19 pandemic than any other state.

The Unified Police Department is investigating a threatening letter that was sent to an Asian-American business in Taylorsville. This comes just a few weeks after a Georgia gunman killed eight people, including six of Asian descent in March. 

The parents of murdered University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey ended their federal lawsuit Tuesday after reportedly collecting their nearly $14 million settlement from the state and university. 

In an effort to offer Uthan’s enhanced privacy and convenience, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division is launching a mobile driver’s license and identification card pilot program. 

The Salt Lake County Republican Party is forming an ethics group after it was accused of not taking a stand when several harassment allegations were made by multiple female party members and candidates.

Scott Miller, the chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party, resigned Sunday morning following backlash over an email he sent that questioned the motives of women when they accused GOP member David Robinson of sexual harassment and bullying. The email was sent out on Friday in anticipation of an article detailing the allegations with the Salt Lake Tribune published on Saturday afternoon.

A man in West Valley City is facing charges after police say he posed as both a boy and a girl online in order to solicit a nude picture from a young boy in southern Utah, according to a report from KSL

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined a lawsuit to block President Joe Biden’s plan to suspend oil and gas leases on federal land, according to a statement released by his office on Thursday. 

According to a news release, the Navajo Nation is scheduled to receive nearly $50 million of funding from the American Rescue Plan to help carry out affordable housing activities.

According to reports from Billboard, Rolling Stone and Variety, Utah’s Evermore Park and Taylor Swift have decided to drop their lawsuits, ending their legal battle over trademark infringement. 

Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed H.B. 72, a controversial bill which requires every technological device sold in the state of Utah to come with pre-installed pornography filters. 

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