Environment & Public Lands
6:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Congress, Utah Lawmaker Blamed for Stalling Conservation

A liberal advocacy group blames Congress for blocking progress on national conservation efforts in a departure from a longstanding bipartisan tradition. Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar singles out U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, for being behind the lack of progress.
Credit Equal Ground Campaign

A Utahn is in line to lead the House panel that oversees the nation’s public lands. But advocates doubt Congressman Rob Bishop will pick up the tradition of bipartisan support for conservation if he gets the job leading the House Natural Resources Committee.

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Education
5:05 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

More Utah Women Complete College, Still Not Caught Up With Nation

Anna Botz via Wikimedia Commons

A professor at Utah Valley University who founded the Utah Women in Education Project says women in the state continue to lag behind the rest of the nation in college graduation rates, despite gains in recent years. Dr. Susan Madsen was speaking at an annual meeting of the independent research group Utah Foundation.

The focus of this year’s Utah Foundation meeting was growing the state’s economy with graduates.

Dr. Susan Madsen, a keynote speaker at the event says in a statewide comparison between men and women, women are outpacing men by about 6 percent.

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Education
3:55 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

East High Students Turn School “Inside Out” with Photo Installation

Photograph by Trisha Empey

East High School in Salt Lake City is widely known for being the film location of the Disney movie High School Musical. Now the public school is making its mark in the world of art. When the closing school bell rings Friday afternoon - a public art exhibit will be installed on an exterior wall of East High School. It’s intended to spark conversation about Utah’s cultural diversity, and it’s part of a global art project known as Inside Out.

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Politics
3:17 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Candidates File to Run in Utah’s Second Congressional District

Utah's second congressional district

As the deadline looms, several candidates filed to run for the congressional seat in Utah’s second district this week including the Republican incumbent and the potential Democratic front-runner.  

On Wednesday morning, Republican Congressman Chris Stewart met with reporters at the state Capitol as he filed his paperwork to run for re-election. The incumbent won his seat in the 2012 election with more than 60 percent of the vote and he’s confident he’ll post similar numbers when voters turn out in November.

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Entertainment
11:33 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Finding solace in an unlikely place

Did you hear this story on Studio 360 last weekend? Holly Welker was on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan when she finally accepted her truth - she was depressed and experiencing a crisis of faith. “As soon as I said goodbye to my parents, I realized I made a mistake,” she remembers. During a visit to a market one night, she found peace. Take a listen...

Hinckley Forums
11:16 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Hinckley Forum: War and State Building - Pakistan in Comparative Perspective

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Monday March 17, 2014

T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, Montreal; Leading scholar of international security, regional security and South Asia

Co-sponsored by the Asia Center and the UTah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

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Hinckley Forums
11:12 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Legislative Wrap-Up

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Monday March 17, 2014

Sen. Gene Davis, Senate Minority Leader

Rep. Joel K. Briscoe, Minority Caucus Manager

Lindsay Zizumbo, (Moderator) Program Manager - National, Hinckley Institute of Politics

Presented by the Reprsentative Rob Bishop Civic Engagment Fund

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Business & Labor
10:22 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Ski Industry Coalition Presents “One Wasatch” Concept

Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty presents the "One Wasatch" concept along with general managers from seven ski resorts.
Andrea Smardon

Utah’s ski industry leaders want to connect seven ski resorts in the Wasatch mountains. Ski Utah held a press conference Wednesday along with the general managers from the resorts to outline the interconnect concept.

Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty says it’s not a specific plan yet, but a concept. They call it One Wasatch, and the goal is to create the most efficient and enjoyable interconnected mountain resort ski experience in North America.

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Environment & Public Lands
6:00 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Utah Prairie Dog Story Prompts Stewart's Endangered Species Bill

The Center for Biological Diversity points to the Utah prairie dog as an Endangered Species Act success story.
Credit Center for Biological Diversity

Federal law restricts some development in Iron County to protect the Utah prairie dog. But a Utah congressman says it’s a case where the federal Endangered Species Act should be improved.

Republican Chris Stewart wants to change the way the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service counts species in peril. He’s introduced the Endangered Species Improvement Act in Congress.

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Education
4:09 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Kids Learn STEM by Building Underwater Robots

About 450 elementary and middle school students were in Lehi today competing to see who could build the best underwater robot.  The event is part of an annual competition that gives students a hands-on introduction to science, technology engineering and math or STEM education.

Ashton Adamson and Brenna Pope are sixth graders at Snow Springs Elementary School in Lehi. They’re sitting poolside, where Adamson says they’re preparing to submerge their robot named Nemo into a tiny obstacle course. 

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