Lauren Bennett


New research from the University of Utah links poor air quality to a higher risk in pregnancy loss.

UDAF Urges Utahns To Inspect Christmas Trees For Bugs

Dec 19, 2018


While invasive species of insects pose a threat year round, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is stressing the importance of checking your Christmas trees for unusual looking bugs.

Utah hasn’t gone more than seven days without road fatalities since Jan. 2016. That is until this last week when The Utah Department of Transportation reported Utah went 10 consecutive days with zero road fatalities.



New research co-authored by a Utah State University professor delves into the age-old question: Why do waiters spit in our food?

Goodwill Industries Of Kansas

A federal Affirmative Action requirement designed to help individuals with disabilities find employment has parents of children with intellectual or physical disabilities concerned. The regulation, known as the Settings Rule, forces people with disabilities to find a suitable job in their community in order to receive federal funding.

Cache Center For The Arts



  Ticket speculation — similar to ticket scalping — is a problem plaguing an arts center in Cache Valley. And Utah currently has no laws against scalping.

UCC members in front of a truck: The Utah Conservation Corps volunteers are in North Carolina to help with Hurricane Florence relief.
Utah Conservation Corps



The Utah Conservation Corps traveled to North Carolina last month to help provide relief efforts to those affected by Hurricane Florence. The team of 19 — which includes members from all over the country — could end up staying as late as January.

Boy holds apple and donut: Utah has the lowest youth obesity rate in the nation, according to new data.
CHOC Children's Org.



Utah has the lowest youth obesity rate in the nation, according to new data released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The data comes from the National Survey of Children’s Health.

Four people on a panel: Utah State University held a free speech discussion. The panel left to right: Michael Melendez the Libertas director of policy, Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan, Josh Johnson, USU’s Student Association VP for diversity and clubs, an
Lauren Bennett


All of Utah’s universities have policies that unconstitutionally restrict free speech, said Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan, at a free speech panel held Thursday at Utah State University.

HRC Logo yellow equal sign on blue background: The Human Rights Campaign released its Municipal Equality Index earlier this month. The index found that Utah ranked lower than the national average for LGBTQ equality.
Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index earlier this month which assesses 506 cities across the country to see where the cities rank for LGBTQ equality. Eight of the 506 cities were in Utah and the index found the averaged score for Utah was lower than the national average.

People at an open house in front of posters: The Utah Division of Water Resources held an open house in Logan Tuesday night — one of many that have been held all over the state.
Lauren Bennett

Officials from Utah’s Division of Water Resources met with Cache Valley residents Tuesday night in an effort to continue educating Utah citizens about water conservation. The open house comes a day after Governor Gary Herbert declared Utah in a state of emergency due to drought.

Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development


The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development more than $600,000 Tuesday through two competitive grants.

Three attorneys: The defense attorneys at Intermountain Legal are offering a scholarship to those who have been wronged by the justice system.
Intermountain Legal


A new scholarship is being offered to students at Utah universities through a law-firm in Salt Lake. What makes this scholarship unique? You have to be accused of or found guilty of a crime to qualify.

Artifacts on a cart: This waste can include charred wood and other organic items and can help researchers date archaeological remains.
Lauren Bennett / USU's Museum of Anthropology

A group of anthropologists has released new anthropological and archaeological research that spans 10,000 years and across four continents about human energy consumption.

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.

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.

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.

Loving Our Lands: What Did Summer Do To Our Lands?

Sep 11, 2018
National Parks Service



Zion National Park is now the third most visited National Park in the United States, bringing in 4.5 million visitors a year – an increase of 60 percent of visitation over the past three years.

A portrait photo of Dean Craig Jessop: The founding dean of Utah State's Caine College of the Arts has announced his resignation.
Utah State Today



After serving for nearly 11 years, Craig Jessop, the first dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, announced his resignation. Jessop said he’s grateful for the experience he’s had at USU.

Yellow vehicle on Salt Flats: This year marks the 70th anniversary of Speed Week.
Bureau of Land Management


The 70th annual Speed Week is this week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah and one driver has already been injured at the event.

Zion Bighorn Sheep Herd Infected With Pneumonia

Aug 7, 2018
Bighorn Sheep: Some Zion National Park sheep have contracted pneumonia.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources



A few bighorn sheep in the Zions National Park herd have been diagnosed with a sheep-specific strain of pneumonia. While the number of infected sheep is currently less than 10, that number could change every day and two sheep have already been euthanized for testing.

Arches National Park: 63.1% of Utah's land is federally owned.



A new bipartisan bill aimed at addressing the national parks maintenance backlog was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday.

New Species Of Dinosaur Discovered In Utah

Jul 24, 2018
Life reconstruction illustration (closeup) of the new armored dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni: New dinosaur discovered in Utah.
Andrey Atuchin / Natural History Museum Of Utah


A new species of dinosaur, discovered at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, was officially announced Thursday by the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Opioid pills in a hand: Utah ranks seventh in the nation for drug overdoses.



The United States Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it is investing in two rural health centers in Utah: the Brigham City Bear Lake Community Health Center and Rocky Mountain Health Care in Heber.

Tours Of Nibley Firefly Colony Offered This Week

Jun 26, 2018
Firefly park; At night, fireflies can be seen in this area of Nibley, Utah.
Lauren Bennett

Utah is not known for its fireflies, but there is a dense population in Cache Valley’s city of Nibley. The Stokes Nature Center hosts tours of the area to provide education about the unique group of fireflies.