This summer mosquitoes and ticks are out in full force according to experts. Those experts are also out in full force working with the public to prevent disease and illness caused by insects.
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Diseases Carried By Insects Closing In On Utah

This summer mosquitoes and ticks are out in full force, according to experts. Those experts are also out in full force working with the public to prevent disease and illness caused by insects.

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Riparian Zones on Wild About Utah

Jun 22, 2018
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Summer’s heat has turned on. It was evident in a dramatic fashion as I ran a ridge in N. Utah where the early am temps were near 70 degrees, flowers had faded, and the absence of birdsong. 

Group of migrant children together on mats with silver shock blankets.
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After intense pushback against separating migrant children from their parents at the United States southern border, President Trump signed an executive order ending these separations. 

Bear River Celebration: 'We All Live Downstream'

Jun 21, 2018
Bear River Celebration and Free Fishing Day: First-time anglers and volunteers gather around Skylar Pond and learn about stewardship over the watershed.
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On June 9, dozens of families gathered with their children at Willow Park West in Logan for the 17th annual Bear River Celebration.

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Across the ocean, as the Iron Curtain was lifted 25 years ago, Ania Dabrowska and Mary Heers taught English as a second language to eager students while forging a friendship and sharing cultures.

Cars Parked on Logan Main Street; Parking rquirements for mainstreet parking discussed
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Logan city officials are considering details for a rezone allowing more residential units in downtown Logan. The proposed rezoning plan applies to properties on Logan Main Street between 200 South and 500 North.

Black American family, smiling together; Black households tend to fare worse economically despite overall prosperity in Utah
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The nonprofit organization Prosperity Now recently released its yearly economic “scorecard”—a report detailing the economic wellbeing of populations across the U.S. The report said there is a racial divide when it comes to economic security and in areas like Utah, minority groups tend to fare worse than white populations.

Jurassic Park has sparked the imagination of viewers since its debut in 1993. With movie number five coming out this week, the film industry’s ability to make species that have been extinct for millions of years seem real, have people wondering what scientist can actually do with gene editing technology.

The U.S. is imposing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods. The Trump administration claims theft of intellectual property and unfair trading practices is the reasoning behind the tariffs. China is responding to the U.S. by hitting Tru
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The U.S. is imposing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods. The Trump administration claims theft of intellectual property and unfair trading practices is the reasoning behind the tariffs. China is responding to the U.S. by hitting Trump’s base in the agriculture and automobile industries.

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Cache County mail-in voting is delayed because primary election ballots didn’t arrive on time. As of Tuesday, 90 percent of the ballots are either at the post office or out for delivery.

Visitors Explore Timpanogos Cave; Timpanogos Cave is one of Utah's National Park sites experiencing increased visitation.
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Total National Park site visitation saw a six percent increase from 2015 to 2016. Along with increased visitation, parks are facing rising costs of deferred maintenance projects, leading to financial resources being thinly stretched. 

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