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Utah Corn Mazes Lacking In Security Regulation

Oct 11, 2017

On Monday, a three-year-old boy was left at a corn maze in Ogden, Utah. The child’s mother didn’t realize he was gone until the following morning, however incidents like this are not entirely uncommon at corn mazes, according to Nancy Jensen who owned Green Canyon Farms Corn Maze until 2013.

On Tuesday, the the Salt Lake City Council unanimously decided to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Salt Lake City on the second Monday of October. 

Tax Payer Dollars To Bring Out-Of-State Tourists To Utah

Oct 9, 2017

Tax payer dollars going to Garfield County tourism is expected to bring out-of-state tourists and their money to Utah’s outdoor recreation industry. A grant from the Utah Office of Tourism is funding the marketing to outdoor enthusiasts.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its first set of guidelines for teenagers hoping to get a tattoo or piercing but some Utah artists in the business think those guidelines are too lenient.

 

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On the walls of James Fain’s Logan home are framed photographs, shots of rodeo cowboys roping a steer, broncos bucking in mid-air, red-nosed clowns being chased by a bull. Fifty years of memories that represent a career for James, known by his friends as Jim.

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A national movement to help educate the public about the benefits of early childhood educators is focusing on an increase pay rates and decrease in work hours. 

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An analysis of wildfire data by the Center for Western Priorities compared the risk of wildfires on federally managed public lands and state-owned lands. 

On Friday, Salt Lake City will hold its first Project Homeless Connect. Standing in the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced what the city plans to make an annual event.

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If a student is sexually assaulted they have the right under the Title IX section of the Education Amendments Act to file a claim, but a survey conducted by Utah State University showed that many students don’t know what is supposed to happen after that claim is filed.

 

  

The Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory in Logan, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was cited in July for inadequate veterinary care and improper handling of animals. 

Did you know  2.9 trillion pounds of food are wasted each year, which is equal to one-third of the world’s food supply?  This is just one of the many facts you can learn in an award-winning online video about solid waste made by Utah State University engineering student Nathan Guyman.

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A large portion of funding for organizations that work with health clinics in Utah is set to expire Saturday. Health center representatives are worried that a loss of funding will negatively affect rural populations like the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah.

During last week’s Logan City council meeting, Mayor Craig Petersen proposed a resolution to provide $150,000 in additional funding assistance to The Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre.

For 35 people arrested as part of Operation Rio Grande, a new specialty drug court is providing an alternative to the traditional court process.

As the issue of free speech on university campuses makes headlines in various forms, a northern Utah university is trying to start a conversation with its students.

The End Of DACA Could Hurt The Dairy Industry

Sep 15, 2017
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The dairy industry is hopeful President Trump's recent decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will force Congress to enact immigration reform.

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With hurricane season in full swing, both residents and their pets are being displaced. People from all over the country have been lending a hand in Houston with Hurricane Harvey.  

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Students at Utah State University are reacting to a call for Congress to create a program to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. 

"Quiet" Recreation Vital To SW Wyoming Economy

Sep 13, 2017
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  Low-impact recreation on Wyoming public lands - such as camping, hiking, hunting and fishing - is a significant economic driver in surrounding communities. That's according to a new study by the independent firm ECONorthwest.

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Earlier this summer animal activists took two piglets from Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah. The group claims the piglets were being abused. Wayne Hsiung is the founder of Direct Action Everywhere, an animal activist group. He claims Circle Four Farms, owned by the food producer Smithfield, is deceiving the public about the health and living conditions of their pigs.

Dr. Jon Meyer, a climatologist with the Utah Climate Center, said climate change will likely impact hurricanes in two key ways: through ocean temperatures and the jet stream.

When the ocean reaches 82 degrees, it begins to create the humid conditions that fuel hurricanes.

“Hurricanes are essentially engines that derive their fuel, their horsepower, from condensation of water vapor,” Meyer said. “So the more humid the atmosphere is, the more water vapor there

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Immigration reform groups are working to keep the 13,600 Utahns currently eligible for DACA in the United States. Representatives from the groups said children who immigrated to the U.S. with their parents have a positive impact on Utah’s economy.

Animal Activist To Hold Multiple Vigils At Utah Farms

Sep 8, 2017
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Representatives from an animal rights group are gathering near an egg farm in Utah. Direct Action Everywhere is holding the vigil for as many as 300,000 chickens lost during a fire at the the Fassio Egg Farm near Tooele.  The group is also responsible for taking two piglets from the Millard, Utah Circle Four Farms in June.

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The director of a Utah coalition says Thursday's announcement by United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is an insult to victims of sexual assault.

“Secretary DeVos’ comments, while they were fairly ambiguous, the message was crystal clear,” says Turner Bitton, executive director for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, a nonprofit organization that provides education and resources to various groups around the state.

Bitton and his group work as advocates for survivors of sexual violence.

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Owners of outdoor recreation products and community leaders in Utah are discussing recreation and lifestyle programs. Industry and policy makers are sharing ideas about how to work together.

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