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.
Last week, UPR’s Dani Hayes reported how after-school programs in Utah are helping children who live in poverty. UPR’s Matilyn Mortensen tells us more about what makes these programs effective.
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.
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.
Conservationists are hoping a federal judge in Boise, Idaho will agree that the Bureau of Land Management is not taking a balanced approach to land management by opening up sensitive sage grouse habitat for energy development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.