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Utah State University Responds To Student Protest of Koch Donation

A recent student protest of a donation from the Charles Koch Foundation has brought national media attention to Utah State University. The university's recently completed business building is a tall, modern structure, one of the most visible buildings on the campus. But one night in early June, it became a canvas for the protest.

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Summerfest Recap: The Life Of A Summer-Festival Artist

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Last week, artists and musicians gathered in downtown Logan to display and share their art. Many of the artists will go on to display their artwork at various festivals throughout the summer.

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Now at over 11,000 acres burned, the Brian Head Fire continues to expand in size and property damage as it crosses from Iron County into Garfield County.  

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A 23-year-old man drowned after jumping off a rope swing into a cold pond in Farmington Tuesday night. Police say the man’s body cramped up while swimming the 30 feet back to shore.

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A small town located eight miles from Capitol Reef National Park is considered to be in a state of emergency due to a water shortage.

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The Utah Shakespeare Festival has recently been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, totaling $45,000. The first will fund the production and world premiere of a new play, and the second will help bring Shakespeare to communities in Utah and surrounding states.

Utah Works: Bookmobiles - Serving The Underserved

Jun 21, 2017

For the last ten years, Shawn Bliss has operated the Cache and Rich County Bookmobile.

New Sunblocks And Worsened Ozone Depletion

Jun 21, 2017

There are new physical component sun blocks found in local drugstores to help protect skin this summer. The sun block’s components include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are used as protection from ultraviolet A, ultraviolet B and infrared radiation.

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In Money Rates’ “2017 America’s Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs,” the Provo and Orem area was ranked second in the nation, just behind the North Port area in Florida. 

Utah environmental regulators are taking comments through July on whether the controversial White Mesa uranium mill should be allowed to continue to operate. 

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According to National Park Service figures, Zion National Park saw 4.3 million visitors last year, up more than a million since 2014. As the number of yearly visitors continues to climb, the funding has stayed mostly the same, and would see an 8 percent cut under President Trump’s budget plan.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in watched his military test-fire a ballistic missile on Friday, after a string of North Korean missile tests were blamed for raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The military said the missile, a Hyunmoo-2 with a range of up to 800 kilometers (nearly 500 miles), hit its target accurately.

Less than a week after a judge declared a mistrial in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, the comedian's representatives say he intends to host a series of town halls about sexual assault and the legal system.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt told the TV show Good Day Alabama that the town halls could start as soon as next month and noted that the issues were particularly important for young athletes.

Intuitively, we tend to think of forgetting as failure, as something gone wrong in our ability to remember.

Now, Canadian neuroscientists with the University of Toronto are challenging that notion. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Neuron, they review the current research into the neurobiology of forgetting and hypothesize that our brains purposefully work to forget information in order to help us live our lives.

The list of perks Dan Teran's company offers sounds pretty dreamy.

Anyone working 120 hours a month gets employer-sponsored medical, dental and vision insurance. His company, Managed by Q, also offers a matching 401(k) retirement program, paid time off, a stock option program for all employees, and 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Those are highly unusual perks, considering most are part-time workers who work only when they're available. Also, Teran's company does janitorial, building maintenance and temporary secretarial work, where such benefits are almost unheard of.

If Qatar wants to end a recent diplomatic standoff, all it needs to do is comply with 13 demands. That, at least, is according to the four Arab neighbors — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates — that drew up the list and sent it via Kuwaiti mediators on Friday.

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