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Families with children in Utah and other states remained mostly steady over the past year in an annual report on children's wellbeing, but it warns that a return to pre-pandemic levels of support could harm millions of kids.

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If you’re planning on taking a road trip this weekend, pay extra attention to the speed limit, especially in construction zones. Utah joins 11 other states this weekend in increasing speed enforcement for a speeding safety campaign. 

Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that is making its way into the Mountain West. According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, the Senator Orrin G. Hatch Proton Therapy Center at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City is the first of its kind in the region. 

Utah lawmakers are planning to take another look at the state’s fireworks law as some cities complain it's not clear enough.

Utah Governor Spencer Cox appeared on FOX 13 Live Wednesday night to discuss how Utah is handling the current drought conditions, and he says Utah has “to conserve water better.”

People with “Aggiemail” Google accounts have a limited time to download emails and any other data they’ve stored there before the service shuts down next year.

North Logan Opens New BMX Track

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North Logan hosted a grand opening for a new BMX track Wednesday night.

Hyrum Home Apparent 'Total Loss' After Fire

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A Hyrum home is believed to be a total loss after a fire early Wednesday morning.

Petition Seeks Traffic Light At South Logan Intersection

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Even though a 2019 study determined no traffic light is warranted at the intersection of 700 South and 100 East in Logan, concerns about safety at the blind corner there are not going away.

Cyberattack Offers Chance For Reform In Meat Industry

Jun 23, 2021
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Ranchers see opportunities for reform in the wake of a cyberattack on the world's largest meatpacking company.


While visiting the meat section at the grocery store this year, you may have noticed the prices of meat such as pork rising.

Firefighters were called to a two-alarm house fire at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Hyrum. The house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. 

After remodeling delays, the grand reopening of the Cache County Children’s Justice Center will be on Tuesday with an open house for the public from 3 to 7 p.m.

In the 1900s, before the luxuries of rural electricity and indoor plumbing, washing clothes was a physical and time-intensive chore for many Utahns. Generally, people owned fewer clothes, so wash day occurred only once per week. Wealthy families could avoid this work by paying for their wash to be done out of the house, but for most households laundry required the entire family to work together.

Personal fireworks and open fireworks will not be allowed within Salt Lake City limits until further notice, Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced Tuesday.

In an effort to remind shareholders and consumers to conserve water during Utah’s exceptional drought, a small water company is drastically raising rates for the biggest users. Eden Water Works implemented a 400% rate hike for shareholders who use more than 20,000 gallons of water.


Localscaping, or landscaping with local plants and soils to match the climate you live in, can help conserve water and support local habitats. Utah State University has joined this effort with drought-tolerant landscaping.

Thousands of state employees will work from home through Wednesday in an effort to help clean up Utah’s air. 

According to Gabriela Murza, who leads Utah State University Extension’s HEART Initiative in Utah County, increased opioid abuse has been a prominent trend throughout Utah during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While this year’s record-breaking heat and drought have many people worrying about wildfires, a USU researcher is encouraging people to take a longer-term, more nuanced view.

Leave It To Bugs: Valley Trees Hit By Cankerworm Infestation

Jun 22, 2021

Trees on the hills around Cache Valley are being defoliated in large numbers this year by an infestation of what are called cankerworms.

Man Sentenced To Prison For Sexual Assault Of Teenagers

Jun 22, 2021

A man who pleaded guilty in a sexual assault case last month was sentenced to 1-15 years in the Utah State Prison on Monday.

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The Logan Peak trail run is an annual 28-mile run that traverses the mountains around Logan Peak. This year's race was on Saturday.

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The website Finance Buzz recently analyzed the average fares at 45 of the busiest airports in the United States and ranked the Salt Lake International Airport as the fourth most expensive. According to an airport spokes person, the types of flights coming to and from the airport are one reason.


Food can have a powerful ability to unite communities and connect individuals with different parts of the world. Mama’s Kitchen is a new restaurant located in the heart of Logan offering a variety of Venezuelan cuisine to diners. 

According to KUTV, officials confirmed Monday that the start of the new Morgan Canyon fire in Tooele County is the result of a fatal plane crash, which occurred late Thursday night. Reports of the fire began during the overnight hours into Friday morning.

Firework restrictions are already happening all around the state, and more could be coming, according to a report from KUTV.

While the Cache Employment and Training Center has been pursuing the same mission for 60 years now, its anniversary celebration Friday came at a time when a lot else is changing.

Cache Valley Cities Cautious With Water During Drought

Jun 21, 2021

Cities in Cache Valley are being cautious with water use during Utah’s declared drought.

Bigger Digs: Grand Opening Set For New County Public Works Facility

Jun 21, 2021

Cache County’s new $17 million public works and fire district facility in Hyrum has a number of advantages over the building on 500 North that the county shop has been operating out of for the past half-century or so.