Matilyn Mortensen

Living At A Higher Altitude May Increase Risk Of Skin Cancer

May 11, 2018
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Utah ranks number one in the nation for melanoma death and incidence and the number of cases is rising, according to the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Registry.

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Refugees in Utah who are taking their first driving exam have always been allowed to use an interpreter for the written portion. Legislation passed during the 2018 legislative session will now allow them to also use an interpreter when renewing their license for the first time.

Monticello History Teacher Nominated For National Award

May 8, 2018
Lynda Boyle

A history teacher from Monticello High School is nominated for a national teaching award because of the extra effort she puts into helping her students compete at National History Day.

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Cori Groth is the associate director of the Utah Education Policy Center. The policy center conducted a study on after-school programs in Utah that were created after the legislature passed a bill in 2014 calling for intergenerational poverty intervention in public schools.

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Twitter users went crazy with comments after a Utah high school student posted a picture of herself wearing a red, Chinese-style dress to her prom. Many responses to the tweet criticized the Woods Cross High School student's choice of dress as being racists, while others are defending her. Some commented that they were not offended by the dress, but rather by a photograph of the girls in the group standing with their hands pressed together in a pose they felt mocked Chinese culture.

Suit Claims BLM Broke Law With Oil And Gas Leases

May 2, 2018
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Conservation groups say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management broke the law when it approved eight large oil and gas lease sales in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming, and filed suite earlier this week in federal court.

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Clear Recovery is working with private property owners to house clients at a duplex just two blocks south of Logan High School on 100 West. The sober living center would be located in a neighborhood which is zoned for traditional, single family use, a designation which also allows for up to three unrelated persons to live together in a single unit.

North Logan Students Compete In World Robotics Competition

Apr 26, 2018
Matilyn Mortensen

A group of North Logan students are competing this week in Louisville, Kentucky at the World VEX Robotics competition. The team of six students attend InTech Colligate High School.

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The news conference began with Governor Gary Herbert thanking the candidates running for office this year. He then encouraged the public to step up and pay attention to what will be on this year’s ballot.

Statewide Competition Aims To Strengthen Utah's Middle Class

Apr 25, 2018
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The Alliance for the American Dream is a partnership between the University of Utah and Schmidt Futures - a venture facility dedicated to scientific and technological advancements.

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A ceremonial bill signing this week will feature multiple bills related to mental health and suicide prevention.

Each year, USU 4-H Extension hosts a mock legislative session for high school students. In a condensed version of what takes Utah lawmakers 45 days, high school students visit Utah’s capitol hill and go through the entire legislative process in one day.

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When refugees and immigrants come to Utah, they bring with them different elements of their culture. As these individuals and families work to establish themselves in their new communities, some choose to open businesses featuring their native food.

A professor at the University of Utah recently co-authored a study exploring challenges faced by black male doctoral students. The six-year study followed 21 students earning doctorate degrees in engineering. It showed these students felt they were at the bottom of the hierarchy when it came to receiving resources from faculty members.

Utah State University Names New Provost

Apr 17, 2018
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Utah State University announced on Tuesday that Francis D. Galey will be it’s new executive vice president and provost. Galey is currently the dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as the University of Wyoming. He fills the position Noelle Cockett left vacant when she became university president in January 2017.

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On Saturday, April 21, visitors will be able to attend any national park site in the United States free of charge. Dinosaur National Monument is one of the many areas in Utah the public will be able to enjoy at no cost.

Utah Ranks Fourth In Nation For Financial Literacy

Apr 11, 2018
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April is National Financial Literacy Month. In a recent report released by WalletHub, Utah ranked fourth in the nation for financial literacy.

The organization assessed the financial literacy of individuals with questions on topics like interest, stocks and investing. The report also analyzed financial education and consumer habits.  

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A yearlong program offered through Brigham Young University Pathway-Worldwide is designed to help students transition more successfully into a higher-education setting.

Matilyn Mortensen

Crowds of people dressed in blue gathered around the Logan Tabernacle, holding blue balloons and signs with phrases on them including, “Autism is Awesome,” “Autism is Beautiful,” and “Different Not Less.”

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Author of the bestselling book “Hidden Figures,” and a former NASA scientist recently spoke at the University of Utah.   

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Two years ago, Utah State University received legislative funding to build a new Life Sciences building on the Logan main campus. As the building nears completion, focuses are shifting towards its neighbor-- the Biology and Natural Resources building, or BNR.

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Mental health can be difficult to discuss, which is why McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden wanted a more approachable way to address the topic. 

Utah Rock-Hiding Group Creates Geocache-like App

Mar 15, 2018
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A Facebook search for "rock hiding groups" will bring up community pages from around the country. These groups encourage people to hide rocks they’ve painted and then post clues on social media for others to find.

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Making caucus meetings more accessible to voters has been a high priority for Rob Craig since he became chair of the Utah County Republican Party last May.

Vaccination Of Prairie Dogs Through Bait A Success

Dec 20, 2017
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During a three-year field trial, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have distributed peanut butter flavored bait containing plague vaccination near active prairie dog burrows in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.

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