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The Utah State News Service publishes news content produced by students and curated by faculty of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University.

Scholarship providers to the department may republish Utah State News Service articles at any time without cost. Media entities that do not donate to the department's scholarship fund may also freely republish Utah State News Service articles, but are asked to refrain from doing so until 72 hours after initial publication. If used in whole or part, the authorship of the student reporter should be noted in a byline of tagline. To donate to the department's scholarship fund, visit

The service, which was first launched as the Hard News Café in 1998, is one of the oldest continuously operated internet news organizations in the Mountain West.

For more information, or to hire a Utah State News Service student writer or photographer for a specific assignment in Northern Utah, contact Matthew LaPlante at To hire a Utah State News Service broadcast student reporter or videographer, contact Brian Champagne at

Recent Articles

Old Hyrum City fire station to be torn down and new one built


Construction is underway for a new city administration building and an apparatus bay to store trucks and equipment. Both should be complete by this fall.

Danish String Quartet performs in Logan for first time


A musical group from across the ocean played at Utah State University last week.

Eight sites proposed for dog-friendly parks in Logan


If approved by the Municipal Council, the eight parks will go through a 12-month pilot program.

Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby blames sensitive cultural climate for suspension


Shortly after returning from his suspension, Robert Kirby characterized it as having been handed down by The Tribune's leadership team "for making a politically incorrect comment."

Health fair game night to focus on healthy relationships


Staff at the Student Health and Wellness Center hope fun activities will encourage more people to attend this year's fair.

Spring scholarships awarded to two Aggie basketball players


Walk-on players Abel Porter and Justin Bean recently earned scholarships for the rest of spring semester.

Student leaders at USU now required to participate in upstander training


New campus legislation aimed at preventing sexual assault will require upstander training for all student leaders.

Habitat for Humanity building home for Millville family


The Cache Valley branch of this international organization is providing a family of six a new home.

Student Fee Board passes proposal for CAPS fund increase


A potential student fee increase at Utah State University would help more students access counseling and psychological services.

Parks and Recreation Department considers options for privatizing golf course management


Logan city officials are considering options for Logan River Golf Course management in an attempt to eliminate the subsidy the course requires.

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