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What the care access of the PACT Act has meant for one Utah veteran

The PACT Act expanded health care and benefits for veterans who were exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxic substances in the line of duty. → Read More

Student housing or parking? These 4 Utah universities approach it differently

Housing construction on what used to be a University of Utah parking lot has some students upset with the lack of parking. In the end, different Utah cities and schools have a variation of the problem. → Read More

A day for ballet as the Youth America Grand Prix leaps through Utah

Hundreds of ballet dancers around Utah gathered to perform at the Youth America Grand Prix scholarship competition. → Read More

Why Utah’s Natural History Museum is still working to return Native American remains

For 30 years, the law has pushed to repatriate Native American remains in museum collections. A ProPublica investigation looks into why it hasn’t happened. → Read More

Love Utah weather? The Weather Service’s volunteer observers keep an eye on our skies

The National Weather Service needs volunteers to be weather observers in the Hanksville, Marysvale and Fairfield areas. → Read More

In a state obsessed with snowpack, finding pink snow in Utah is a problem

Algal blooms could cause more snowmelt and affect Utah’s water supply in the future. → Read More

Ogden buys Union Station so it can ‘create its own destiny’ downtown

Ogden City Council wants to improve Union Station and the area surrounding it, but community members are worried the museums inside the depot will be put in storage. → Read More

Midvale students are afterschool quilting for the Homeless Memorial Blanket Project

Midvale Middle School students made quilts to be displayed in the Homeless Memorial Blanket Project. After the installation, they will be given to people experiencing homelessness. → Read More

Avian flu has hit Utah’s turkey flocks hard this year

More than 700,000 turkeys have been depopulated in Utah and at least 16 farms and 25 facilities have been affected. → Read More

What’s a Utah inversion and why is the air so icky?

Utah experiences inversions during the winter every year. This year’s inversion season will most likely be similar to last year. → Read More

Salt Lake City voters will decide on an $85M boost to parks and open space

An $85 million Parks, Trails and Open Space bond is on Salt Lake City’s Nov. 8 ballot. The money would be used for improvements throughout the city. → Read More

Salt Lake City’s 2-year increase in homelessness is reflected across the West

The rest of Utah, outside of Salt Lake City, has seen a much more significant increase in people experiencing homelessness as well. → Read More

Sick of political rhetoric? There’s a new scoring system for that

The Dignity Index measures the level of civility in political discourse. It rates candidates on what they say. → Read More

Debt notices push some Riverdale mobile home park residents out ahead of rezoning deadline

Residents at Lesley’s Mobile Home Park received notice in early September that the area was rezoned and they would have to leave by May 31, 2023. Some residents are being pushed to leave much sooner than they thought. → Read More

Meet Shelldon, a ‘sassy’ example of Utah’s desert tortoise adoption program

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources’ program has rehomed over 300 tortoises. → Read More

For Utah mobile home residents, rezoning and redevelopment are often unstoppable forces

Residents at Lesley’s Mobile Home Park in Riverdale received notice they must vacate their lot but aren’t being bought out. Many have nowhere to go. → Read More

‘We need that perspective’: Gov. Cox says Utah needs more women in politics

Spencer Cox spoke with Patricia Jones, the CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, about how to uplift women in politics and in leadership roles. → Read More

These 6 Utah schools are putting $31K state grants to work improving safety training

The K-12 school year is starting soon and many parents, students and teachers are concerned about safety. The School Safety Pilot Program Grant has given six Utah schools funding to improve safety procedures this year. → Read More

Heads up Utah butterfly migration fans, it’s time for the flight of the monarchs

The International Monarch Monitoring Blitz has begun. It documents migratory monarch butterfly sightings, and now that the butterfly is endangered, it’s more important than ever. → Read More

Is it recession or not? Utah’s situation looks good but some businesses still worry

Two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth can be a recession indicator. However, other factors, like consumer spending and employment levels, suggest a recession is not on the way. → Read More