The Intermountain Bioneers, the local branch of a national environmental education group, brought economist and public health expert Dr. Arden Pope to Logan on Friday night, to kick off their 10th annual conference. UPR’s Jennifer Pemberton tells us why Dr. Pope’s research always hits home in Cache Valley.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010 “enough pharmaceuticals were prescribed to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for one month.” Officials say this is an issue because many of these drugs fall into the wrong hands and are being misused.
Weather around the state was blustery Monday. Winds at the airport in Bryce Canyon measured above 40 miles per hour for much of the day and gusts in Logan reached 49 miles per hour late in the afternoon.
However, none of these winds compared to those in Cedar City, which experienced gusts in the 60s and 70s according to the National Weather Service.
Nine trees on the Southern Utah University campus were uprooted. The largest of those, a 60 to 70 foot pine, came to rest on South Hall. Amy McIff, a spokesperson for the university, said damage was minor.
Utah's national parks and other federally funded sites were closed for 10 days this month because of the federal shutdown, resulting in an estimated $30 million loss to the state’s tourism industry according to Juliette Tennert, Chief Economist in the governor's office.
Utah lawmakers approved an emergency legislation measure worth $1.67 million to reopen Utah’s national parks and three monuments mid-shutdown. All emergency funds were not used in the remaining six days of the shutdown and the federal government later repaid Utah $666,000 in unused funds.
The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new study synthesizing test scores from across the globe. The study looked at how eighth graders from the United States and 38 other countries scored in math and science.
Researchers compared U.S. scores on the NAEP test with international scores on the TIMSS test. U.S. states and foreign countries were then rated on a scale of 0 to 1000, with 500 being the international average.
In northern Utah’s Hyde Park, the sale of alcohol is illegal. On November 5, the city's residents will vote on whether to legalize the sale of alcohol.
Last October, the Hyde Park City Council passed an ordinance that permits alcohol sales. Originally, the Hyde Park Maverick gas station approached the city and asked if it would allow the sale of alcohol.
Utah State University sports are now more accessible to alumni and fans with the release of a new magazine.
The digital athletics magazine Aggie Nation debuted Wednesday, highlighting the latest news in USU sports.
"The concept was to create a small digital magazine that we could produce several times a year and be able to tell our stories in an online format to Aggies wherever they are," said Kent Stanley, Associate Vice President for Advancement at USU Athletics.