Kerry Bringhurst

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.

More than a child's well-being is at stake when they are abused. Society pays a price as well, and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the economic burden of abuse is substantially higher than previously estimated.

When Megan Bohman learned that her neighbors and friends in Brigham City were dying from opioid misuse and abuse she decided as a health education specialists for the Bear River Health Department that something needed to be done. So she applied for a grant and went to work.

Utah State University Police and Logan City emergency crews join Cache County EMT and SWAT teams for campu shooter training
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Utah State University held an active shooter training Wednesday to prepare emergency crews, coordinate, compare notes, and plan for what they hope will never happen in their campus community.

Utah voters will decide if lawmakers should increase the state gas tax to fund education
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In November Utah voters will be given an opportunity to ask lawmakers to consider increasing the state gasoline tax. A group supporting Question 1, an opinion question, is releasing a statewide campaign to convince voters that it is a good idea to pay more at the pump as an indirect way of paying to improve Utah schools.

A national organization that promotes cancer awareness and research says a recently released state-by-state report shows Utah can improve tobacco control efforts to save lives and money. 

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A K-9 partner with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office has died. This is the second local K-9 officer to have died in less than a year. The officer’s name was Storm, a 2-year-old Malinois who joined the sheriffs’ K-9 team last year, around the time another K-9 team member, Endy, passed away.

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An extreme athlete running cross-country was forced to change his route to avoid a Utah wildfire. Christian Griffith is an ultra-endurance sports enthusiast whose crossing country run for a cause had him scheduled to travel through the state when the fire broke out earlier this month.

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended himself at a debate Tuesday from attacks on his status as a recent Utah transplant who has previously criticized President Donald Trump.

Earlier this month the Federal Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, Brenda Burman, called on western states to work together on long-term solutions to address water shortages on the Colorado River.

A letter sent to Cache County residents who signed a petition supporting a ballot initiative that, if passed, would legalize the medical use of marijuana for individuals with qualifying medical illnesses has led to inquiries by the Utah Lt. Governor's office. Opponents of the initiative claim many who signed the petition have been misled. A group of those being asked to remove their signatures say they are being harassed.

William "Billy" Thompson was among a group of poaches arrested and convicted for illegally killing wildlife in Northeastern Utah.
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Investigators and officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources have made at least two arrests in a series of animal poaching cases because of a tip hotline. One of the cases involved the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Residents living in the southern Utah community of Cedar City watched as flames fueled a fire and filled the air with smoke beginning in June 2017. The Brian Head fire damaged more than 72,000 acres of Dixie National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land.

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Logan City Police called a SWAT crew to assist Monday following a pursuit near a downtown elementary school.

Utah State University and the College of Education and Human Services is opening a new facility to serve individuals with varying needs
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A 100,000-square-foot clinic is opening in Logan. The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence is designed to serve as many as 5,000 clients of varying abilities each year.

The driver and passenger in a vehicle that was hit while trying to make a left hand turn have died.
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A vehicle collision in Idaho killed two people and injured four Wednesday. The highway crash happened in Preston, Idaho near the Utah-Idaho border. Traffic was stopped for nearly four hours while emergency and law enforcement crews cleared the area.  

Idaho State Police report 83-year-old Franklin resident L. Max Richards was driving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee when the vehicle was hit as Richards attempted to make a left hand turn onto Cub River Road. He and a passenger, 80-year-old Phyllis Richards, died at the scene when their vehicle was hit by an oncoming  2011 Ford Edge.

A suspect has been arrested following a Monday morning shooting that left one man dead in Tremonton.
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An investigation into a possible homicide continues in Tremonton. A press release from local police outlines the details of a shooting early Monday morning.

Followers of the Kyle Burton Search Party Facebook group received a status update Monday. They wonder if the remains of a male body found near Providence Canyon could be Burtons.
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UPDATE:

On Monday, UPR's Arden Ott reported on a possible connection between a body found Sunday in Cache Valley and a Wyoming man missing since November.

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