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"Greenness" Linked to Lower Mortality Rates in Women

Apr 22, 2016
www.fhwa.dot.gov

  Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to a new report. Dr. Bonnie Joubert with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says the study found women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes had a 12 percent lower death rate than women with the lowest levels of vegetation.


Wildlife groups say they will continue to pressure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the American Wolverine. A federal court ruled the agency buckled under political pressure from states in its decision not to seek protections under the Endangered Species Act. 


cals.arizona.edu

***UPDATE: After a search by both ground and air Monday and Tuesday, Humphrey was located in good condition.

  


www.nps.org / National Park Service

Utah State University ecologists recently partnered with NASA to study how the timing of mule deer fawning tracks vegetation growth in parts of the Intermountain West.

 


utahstatecapitol.utah.gov

  Legislators held a panel discussion last Friday to review the 2016 Utah legislative session, and the impact it had on women. 


The National Football League is admitting a connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. And now the question of protecting young athletes from concussions is once again a main topic of discussion. 


humanities.utah.edu

  Matthew Potolsky teaches English at the University of Utah. He also has been teaching a course for two years on secrecy and surveillance.

“Part of it is that I think a lot of people are unaware of how much they’re being surveilled—how much they’re being watched," Potolsky said.

Do Debtor's Prisons Exist in Modern-day America?

Mar 29, 2016
action.org

  The question of debtors imprisonment was a topic of discussion after a man died in jail. 

On January 23, a Box Elder County man was arrested for not paying an ambulance bill in December 2013. The fine was for $2,376. The man died that afternoon while in a holding cell. The cause of death is still under investigation.

consumerreports.org

The Cache County Sheriff’s Department is warning of a police call scam effecting local citizens. 


Ted Cruz Leading in Utah Polls

Mar 22, 2016
kevinbrady.house.gov

Ted Cruz is leading in Utah with 53 percent support among Republicans, according to a  Y2 Analytics survey. If those same people supported Cruz at Tuesday’s caucus, he would win all 40 of the GOP delegates in the state.


SLC Site of Friday Trump Protest

Mar 21, 2016
Roger McDonough

  Republican front-runner Donald Trump was one of four presidential hopefuls to visit Utah in the days leading up to this Tuesday’s caucuses. His appearance at the Infinity Event Center in downtown Salt Lake City drew a large protest.


Bernie Sanders' Performance In Utah May Depend On Millennials

Mar 17, 2016
Associated Press

Looking back on polling numbers for March of 2015 things were not looking good for presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders. He was pulling in just 5 percent of democratic voters support nationally compared to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s dominating 60 percent. In a Dan Jones & Associates poll of Utah voters, Sanders wasn't even mentioned, but rather lumped into the “others” category.


4-H Healthy Living Field Trips Held at Utah State

Mar 15, 2016
extension.usu.edu

Nearly 1,000 middle school students from the Cache County School District are taking part in Healthy Living field trips on the Utah State University Logan Campus. 


loc.gov

In order to understand the diverse impacts that women had on the Civil Rights Movement, we need not look further than Birmingham, Alabama. In the early 1960s, Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the south and was a place where many civil rights organizers feared. In 1963, however, Birmingham would become the epicenter of the ongoing civil rights movement.


http://parkerlab.bio.uci.edu

A new National Park app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices that includes some of Utah’s national parks. 


Jason Gilmore

When we think of the women of the Civil Rights Movement one powerful woman comes to mind. Rosa Parks. And rightfully so. Her iconic image, sitting alone on a bus, refusing to give up her seat to a white man, inspired a movement. But there are so many other women who have dedicated themselves to the causes of civil rights, not only in the 1950s and 60s, but still today.


 A federal court has sided with the Navajo Nation by ordering San Juan County to create new voting districts that grant equal power to Navajo voters.


Gliding Into The Basics Of Aviation and Gravity

Mar 7, 2016
Morgan Pratt

Third graders from the Edith Bowen Laboratory School visited the Logan-Cache Airport on March 1 to learn how airplanes interact with gravity. As part of the project each student designed and built their own Styrofoam plate glider. They watched in wonder as experts shared their knowledge about the impacts of gravity on airplanes.  


Refugee Returns to Homeland and Faces His Past

Mar 2, 2016

Upon first meeting Chapter Doh, three things are apparent: he has smile lines that frame his chocolate brown eyes, he is quick to laugh and he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He seems like your typical college kid, unless you dig a bit deeper and realize that maybe his constant laughing is masking something that is not immediately apparent: he is a refugee from Burma 


"Gain Lane" I-15 Construction Project Underway

Mar 2, 2016
http://blog.udot.utah.gov

Construction preparations began Sunday night on I-15 to add an inside lane between 2700 North in Farr West and 1100 South in Brigham City due to high amounts of travel in the area. 


The Supply and Demand of Sex Trafficking

Mar 1, 2016
vcgcb.ca.gov

The Human Rights Commission highlighted America’s sex trafficking problem Tuesday in Washington D.C. They focused on the demand for sex trafficking and how that plays a critical role in maintaining the sex trade.


A Group of "54 Strong" To Explore U.S. South

Mar 1, 2016
Jason Gilmore

A group of 54 people is heading to the South on a Civil Rights pilgrimage. They come from Utah State University, Washington University and Bellevue College and call themselves 54 Strong. 


whitehouse.gov

The Chair of the National Governor’s Association, Utah’s Gary Herbert, joined governors from throughout the country Monday, for a question and answer session with President Barack Obama. 

securities.utah.gov

The Utah Division of Securities is warning Utah investors to be on the lookout for con-artists. They may be using recent Wall Street headlines to scare consumers into taking their money out of trusted accounts. 


Youth Group Takes on Tobacco at State Legislature

Feb 17, 2016
tobaccofreeutah.org/youth.

Around 250 members of a statewide youth anti-tobacco advocacy group had an educational course for state legislators Wednesday morning.


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