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  Many Utah students, particularly those in rural areas, often are left without access to their school's meal program during breaks in the school year. But a measure pending in Congress would extend federal food programs designed to fill in those nutrition gaps for families.

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Small class sizes, an aviation program, and easy access to Utah’s National Parks are a few of the things that attract students to Southern Utah University. These are also some of the characteristics of the school that will be highlighted in a new TV series called “The College Tour.”

Navajo Nation Tribal President Jonathan Nez says all executive branch employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September or agree to submit regular negative tests.

Family members and friends of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover arrived in Utah Sunday for a memorial vigil. Hundreds of Utahns, many carrying American flags, greeted them by chanting “U-S-A.”

Youth Infusion: Arrival Of USU Students Each Fall Changes Logan 'Vibe'

Aug 30, 2021

Goodbye boomers, hello zoomers.

Opening Ceremony For Veterans Tribute Finds Purpose Amid Loss

Aug 30, 2021

Standing in front of a small crowd, lit by a smoke-tinged sunset, author and Gold Star spouse Brooke Jenkins Walters urged the audience to honor soldiers’ sacrifices by living life as fully as possible.


For one man, the Invisible Heroes Initiative is a way to honor his son, and others like him, who died after being honorably discharged from the military.


According to a recent report, Utah is tied with Colorado as the 12th least-prepared state for hospital capacity following rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. 

On Thursday, criminal charges were filed against a man who drove over 100 miles per hour to cross the state line into Arizona after refusing to pull over for law enforcement.

Utah Agencies, NGOs Prepare To Resettle Afghan Refugees

Aug 26, 2021
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Utah officials and private agencies are preparing to assist refugees from Afghanistan when they arrive in the Beehive State.

The Logan City Poet Laureate Shannon Ballam is collecting poetry for her Logan City Poet Laureate project entitled "A Celebration of Cache Valley Voices."

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The National Institutes of Health is supplying the Utah State research team with a grant of over $1.5 million, as the team looks at the less understood role of fathers' nutrition in the health of infants.

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After nearly 20 years of deployment, the sacrifice of over 2,000 American lives, and $2 trillion dollars of taxpayer’s money being spent on the war in Afghanistan, so much is unknown about why the recent events in Afghanistan played out the way they did. 

A social media post about LGBTQA+ youth is being investigated by the Utah State School Board. 

On Wednesday Gov. Spencer Cox gave updates about Afghani refugees coming to Utah. 


Los casos de COVID-19 están aumentando en el norte de Utah a medida que comienza el año escolar.



COVID-19 cases are rising in Northern Utah as the school year begins.

Paola Johnson is a Logan mother of two elementary students. As school resumes, she is trying to take precautions to keep her family safe. 

Afghan Refugees arriving in Qatar are receiving aid through the humanitarian branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-day Saint Charities. 

Parents are suing to overturn the legislation banning mask mandates in Utah schools.

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While the nation continues to face a blood shortage, two universities in Utah are hoping to collect 2,000 units of blood as part of a friendly competition.

A Look At The Future Of Biomechanical Implants

Aug 23, 2021
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When former President Barack Obama shook hands with Nathan Copeland who is a quadrapalegic, he shook a robotic hand that can send signals to Nathan's brain. The sensors that made this possible were developed by a Utah company, Blackrock Neurotech.

In the wake of the Taliban conquering Afghanistan, Utah Congressman Blake Moore is calling for the United States intelligence community to report on the information provided to President Biden from January to August of this year.

New Art Exhibit Showcases Beauty, Necessity Of Water

Aug 23, 2021
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In conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit “H20 Today," the Logan Artist’s Gallery is holding an exhibit entitled “Like Water” that highlights local artists like Dana Worley.

Two Panels To Produce Maps For Utah Redistricting Process

Aug 23, 2021
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Now that the Census figures are out, the once-a-decade redistricting process begins in earnest in Utah.

Utah Based Company Moves To Four-Day Workweek

Aug 23, 2021

The Utah based company eFIleCabinet is switching to a four-day work week. 

Although there is no statewide mask mandate in Utah, several schools in the state are now requiring masks to be worn for the coming school year. 

Grand County School District Announces Mask Mandate

Aug 19, 2021

Elementary students in the Grand County School District will be required to wear masks indoors. This will be the only school district in Utah with a mask mandate. 

The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office will be participating in a program to help prosecutors build trust within their communities, according to a report from KSL. 

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A coalition of Arizona voting-rights groups has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block new voter-suppression laws enacted by the state Legislature.

Despite heavy storms, Northern Utah is still blanketed in smoke from fires in Northern California.