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Gov. Spencer Cox said efforts to conserve water during what may be Utah’s driest year have been successful so far. But, he said more changes need to be made looking to the future.


Utah’s ninth annual Pacific Island Heritage month kicks off on Saturday with celebrations in Salt Lake City. 

Casey Taylor

Blackrock Neurotech is a Utah-based company that creates brain-computer interfaces and other biomechanical devices. Devices like these can be used to restore a person’s speech, hearing, feeling or movement.


UPR’s Casey Taylor spoke with the company's co-founder, Florian Solzbacher, to learn about a new device the company is creating to help control jet lag and circadian rhythms.

On Wednesday the Utah Division of Wildlife updated Utah's fishing regulations to allow anglers to catch and keep more fish in bodies of water across the state. 

According to Suzanne Lyons, the chairperson for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the committee is prepared to discuss an Olympic bid for Salt Lake City with the International Olympic Committee.

A Salt Lake City restaurant raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour to attract more employees. 


Una organización de Utah que apoya a las personas con discapacidades físicas e intelectuales se está asociando con las agencias de aplicación de la ley del norte de Utah para recaudar fondos para programas deportivos. 


A Utah organization that supports individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities is partnering with Northern Utah law enforcement agencies to raise funds for sports programs. 

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AARP Wyoming is gearing up for a series of Webinars and Telephone Town Halls to help residents of all ages get their financial houses in order.

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Your Place in the Multiverse: Jean Lowe recently opened as an exhibit at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art in Logan.


Every ten years, states across the country go through a redistricting process where district maps are redrawn to represent the population of a particular area. As states begin to get ready to start the process, representatives from all over the country gathered in Salt Lake last week for one final conference. 

873 COVID-19 cases were reported by the Utah Department of Health on Wednesday. The state has not had over 800 cases since February. The current spike has been attributed to the Delta variant. 

Salt Lake City Police have released the identity of Nevada Escholt, age 42, after he was found dead in an apartment following a standoff with SWAT team officers. 

New Bill Would Help Save Bighorn Sheep, Golden Eagles

Jul 27, 2021
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A bill just introduced in the U.S, Senate would help thousands of species stay off the Endangered Species List - including bighorn sheep, golden eagles and the Lahontan cutthroat trout in Nevada. 

Tax Reform Seen As Key For Equitable COVID Recovery

Jul 27, 2021
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As Congress struggles to pass legislation to boost recovery from the pandemic's economic fallout, tax experts are urging lawmakers to invest in policies that benefit working families by taxing the rich.

Last week, Gov. Spencer Cox and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes announced a $26 billion agreement with major opioid distributors and manufacturers. 

The Utah Department of Transportation is aiming to continue gradually remove the traffic lights from Bangerter Highway.

According to the Wasatch Snow Forecast, Utah is heading into a monsoonal period for the next ten days. As several surges of moisture push into Utah, there’s a good chance for showers throughout the week. 

The containment of the Art Nord fire in Weber County increased to 55% according to Monday’s fire update from the Forest Service. 

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson announced on Tuesday the official launch of the “Return Utah” program.

Over 1,300 legislators will be visiting Salt Lake City for an annual national conference focused on big tech, social media censorship, misinformation and political bias. 

Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson-Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday after more than two inches of rain fell, causing homes and businesses to flood. The state will continue to experience uncertain weather, including bursts of rain, through the weekend.



The Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection, CRIC, is a non-profit organization based in Logan that aims to connect the refugee and immigrant community with services in northern Utah. 

Brian Champagne

If you’re old enough, you remember driving your friend’s car and struggling with the different clutch. If you’re younger, it might be adjusting to how the brake pedal grabs. In this new luxury SUV the new adjustment is technology.

Utah Watchdogs Voice Concerns Over 'High-Tech' Nukes

Jul 27, 2021
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In the push toward carbon-free energy production, some cities in Utah and nearby states are considering a new type of nuclear reactor to power their future.

Tiny Particles in Wildfire Smoke Pose Health Risks

Jul 27, 2021
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Wildfires are affecting air quality across the West, bringing hidden dangers in smoke that can harm people's health.


With the current megadrought Utah is experiencing, most reservoirs are at or below 50% capacity. For Utah’s fish, less water means their environments are shrinking around them and these smaller bodies of water tend to heat up faster.

Un entrenador de fútbol del valle de Cache espera que la intervención en deportes no solo ayude a niños con su salud física, sino también su salud mental.


During one of the most intense summers in recent years, record breaking temperatures are being reported throughout the nation. Portland, Oregon's public transportation was partially suspended and photos of melted power cables surfaced on Twitter.

ID Partnership On 'Farmacy' Treats Food As Medicine

Jul 20, 2021
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Boise State University nursing students and the Idaho Foodbank are teaming up to establish healthy food as crucial medicine for Idahoans.