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After-school programs are boosting academic performance for Utah students living below the federal poverty level, according to a new study by the Utah Education Policy Center. 

After participating in music, sporting or other organized activities for one to three years, kids made significant gains in language arts, math and science scores. 

Poetry In The Forest on Wild About Utah

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There are people who can capture beautiful scenery by painting on canvas, using film photography, and with digital technology.  And these forms of art can be visually stunning.  But there is a unique perspective of visualizing when written words are read, allowing one’s mind to see not only the exterior of a scene but the interior heart intended by the writer.

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Researchers have found that the Serengeti Wildebeest play a surprising and significant role in aquatic systems in the Mara River Basin of Kenya.

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By only looking at the civil rights movement through the lens of Martin Luther King Jr., we would see a cursory story of Jim Crow segregation, and the struggle for voting rights. But if we follow the story of a child, who was a foot soldier in the movement, we would reveal a more visceral story. 

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A ceremonial bill signing this week will feature multiple bills related to mental health and suicide prevention.

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Torrey Gleave, a local photographer, was at Farmington Bay when he saw something odd.

According to the United States Consumer Products Commission, between 300 and 400 ATV deaths occur each year, including children under the age of 16.
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Due to the rising number of ATV-related accidents, a local outdoor equipment company is working to spread safety awareness this summer to farmers and outdoor enthusiasts. 

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April showers bring May flowers… and rising water levels! And we all know what that means.

The Invasive Phragmites on Wild About Utah

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Those unfamiliar with the history of the Utah’s wetlands may see Phragmites and say, “What a beautiful, elegant plant! It looks so graceful blowing along the shore.”

However, the plant’s attractiveness and ability to absorb pollutants may not compensate for its negative impacts.

Each year, USU 4-H Extension hosts a mock legislative session for high school students. In a condensed version of what takes Utah lawmakers 45 days, high school students visit Utah’s capitol hill and go through the entire legislative process in one day.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education reported an unusual discovery on Monday. The founder, editor and columnist of a website that bills itself as a resource for student loan news does not exist.

When a consumer has a complaint about a bank, whether it's dealing with a mortgage or a credit card, right now there's a place to lodge that complaint online.

When it comes to the nitty, gritty details, life in antiquity was pretty stinky – in a literal sense. Without high food and personal hygienic standards, most people probably contracted an intestinal worm at some point or another, says veterinary scientist Martin Søe. "I think it's fair to say it was very, very common. In places with low hygienic standards, you still have a lot of whipworm and round worm."

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