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When Megan Bohman learned that her neighbors and friends in Brigham City were dying from opioid misuse and abuse she decided as a health education specialists for the Bear River Health Department that something needed to be done. So she applied for a grant and went to work.

Event Celebrates History Of Women's Suffrage In Utah

Sep 11, 2018
Girls selling art; Dalloway Smith and Gwyneth Park sell artwork at the Better Days 2020 event.
Matilyn Mortensen

Looking to the past is one Utah organization’s way of trying to direct the future for women in the state. Better Days 2020 is a group based on celebrating the role Utah women played during the suffrage movement.

Utah State University Police and Logan City emergency crews join Cache County EMT and SWAT teams for campu shooter training
Donna Barry / USU Media Relations

Utah State University held an active shooter training Wednesday to prepare emergency crews, coordinate, compare notes, and plan for what they hope will never happen in their campus community.

Green background, fly with large eyes, primarily orange and brown in color.
Thomas Shahan/Creative Commons

One in 4,000 people is affected by night blindness - a condition that makes it difficult to see in low light conditions, like driving at night. Retinitis pigmentosa is the degeneration of cells in your retina and is the most common cause of night blindness. 

Harper Collins

James A. McLaughlin grew up in rural Virginia and lives in the Wasatch Range east of Salt Lake City. His debut novel “Bearskin” is getting rave reviews. He joins us for the hour next time on Access Utah.

Suit Filed Against ID Law Voiding Pregnant Women's Living Wills

Jun 5, 2018
An end-of-life care advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a law that voids women's living wills if they become pregnant is unconstitutional
Northern Rockies News Service

A lawsuit has been filed over an Idaho law that voids women's living wills if they become pregnant. 

Legal Voice and the end-of-life care advocacy group Compassion and Choices filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of four women, saying the law is unconstitutional for violating due-process and equal protection clauses. 

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney defended himself at a debate Tuesday from attacks on his status as a recent Utah transplant who has previously criticized President Donald Trump.

Scooters Added To Ride-share Program In Cache Valley

May 29, 2018
Spin Scooters Added To Cache Valley Rideshare Program
Brianne Johnson

Spin scooters are now available to rent in Cache Valley. The ride-share company partnered with Aggie Blue Bikes to launch the pilot program lasting through mid- July. This gives the company an opportunity to gauge the level of interest in the community and potentially make the program permanent in Cache Valley.

Earlier this month the Federal Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner, Brenda Burman, called on western states to work together on long-term solutions to address water shortages on the Colorado River.

Residents living in the southern Utah community of Cedar City watched as flames fueled a fire and filled the air with smoke beginning in June 2017. The Brian Head fire damaged more than 72,000 acres of Dixie National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land.

Dark Drama Addresses Sexual Assault

Feb 1, 2018
USU Cain College of the Arts

As part of our Utah State University Year of the Arts reporting project, USU journalism student Lexie Richins interviewed the director and cast members performing Amy Herzog’s, The Great God Pan. The show opens Friday, February 2, 2018 in the USU Black Box Theatre.

Community members and arts advocates in Utah are seeking signatures in support of a collection of Western art. The petition has been posted online by the Utah Cultural Alliance.