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April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. According to Four Corners Child Advocacy Center Director Rose Jergens, one in 10 children will be abused by the time they’re 18 years old, but only 30 percent of them will report it. She says 39 million adults in the U.S. are victims of abuse. In an interview with KSJD’s Austin Cope, Jergens explained how abuse isn’t limited to certain social or economic demographics.

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The increase in conflicts between black bears and humans doesn’t necessarily mean the bruin population is growing.

Are Perennial Grains Coming Our Way?

Apr 6, 2017

Researchers at the Land Institute, near Salina, Kansas, have worked since 2003 to develop a perennial grain crop that will replace some of the annual wheat grown around the world.  They have recently released Kernza®, an improved variety of intermediate wheatgrass that is being used, along with wheat flower, in baked goods, used alone in quick breads such as pancakes and muffins, or served as a pilaf. 

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Last year, three separate teen suicides rocked communities in Montezuma and La Plata Counties. Locals throughout the region organized forums and community meetings to discuss the best ways to address the complex and intersecting issues of behavioral health, parenting, and bullying. 

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Construction is about to begin on a new, $6.5 million elementary school in Bluff, Utah, but questions linger about its proximity to an ancient burial site.

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