Utah News

Environment
12:30 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Landscaping Rules Under Discussion in Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Council is discussing a plan that would allow more planting options to be grown in city-owned parking strips, but there could be some problems standing in the way. Adding some tomato plants, or a few water-wise plants this spring could  get easier to do.

“I would like to see be able to grow tall plants in their parking strip and express some creativity in terms of how they want their parking strip to look," said  Salt Lake City Council Chair Kyle LaMalfa.

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Environment
11:50 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Sage Grouse May Be Added to Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.  Most of the roughly 5,000 Gunnison sage-grouse are in Colorado but a small population of about 150 birds nest in southeastern Utah in Monticello.  According to USFWS supervisor of ecological services in Colorado Patti Gillet, the agency has until September 2013 to determine if the species will be listed as endangered.
 

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Utah News
2:43 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Boeing Creates Jobs in Utah

Boeing is expanding manufacturing operations in Utah by opening a third factory in the Salt Lake City area to fabricate a tail piece for their 787 passenger jet.

The aircraft manufacturer is taking over a factory originally built for KraftMaid Cabinetry in the Salt Lake suburb of West Jordan.

Boeing has 575 employees in Utah and it said will add 100, paying factory wages that state officials said will average $65,000 a year.

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Features
4:03 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

"Mormon Sexologist" to Give Seminar in Salt Lake City

She calls herself the "Mormon Sexologist."

While Dr. Melissa Jones self-proclaimed title may seem like a paradox, Jones says her studies in sexology has strengthened her faith in the LDS religion.

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Politics
3:46 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Bill Proposes Liquor Sales Revenue to Fund Education

Liquor sales could begin funding public education, at least if one Utah lawmaker has his way. Republican Representative Jim Bird plans to run a bill in the upcoming legislative session that takes 10 percent of liquor sales to improve schools.
Utah has consistently come in last in the country when it comes to state spending on public education according to the U.S. Census. Now, West Jordan Republican Representative is looking for a way to change that.
“We’re just trying to move 10 percent of the gross profit from DABC to education.”

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Ogden
3:24 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Community Group Concerned About Ogden City Police Department's Conduct

"These police were, it seems to me, like they're doing whatever they want without any ramifications, there are no checks and balances to what's taking place," said Darcy Van Orden  the Campaign for Liberty community organizer.

Hers was just one of many voices calling  for change within the Ogden Police Department Tuesday night.

"I think the police chief should resign and I think there should be a full independant investigation of their current policy and their training," Van Orden said.  

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Utah News
3:07 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Monetary Help Available For Utahns Affected By Foreclosures

Money is available for Utah residents affected by home foreclosures as part of a national settlement.

Utah residents who lost their homes to foreclosure have until Jan. 18 to apply for money in a national mortgage settlement.

The Utah Attorney General's office says homeowners should move quickly before the deadline to apply for a payment.

The national settlement is part of a $25 billion deal with five major banks.

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Utah News
2:57 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Utah Volunteers Aid In Recovery for Sandy Victims

Members of the Utah Conservation Corps left on Monday for Newark, NJ. Twelve AmeriCorps workers are helping aid in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Crew supervisor, Tim Carroll, was among volunteers who led a crew to the Sandy recovery site in November. He says during that recovery campaign, the 11 member Utah team spent four weeks in New York City running a special needs emergency shelter in Brooklyn and removing debris with residents living in nearby Rockaway.

Volunteers spent more than 20,ooo hours assisting 74 NY households.

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Utah News
2:09 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Utah Man Killed in Rollover on U.S. 93

Nevada highway patrol officials have identified a 20-year-old Utah man who died in a weekend rollover crash in a desert area north of Las Vegas.
Troopers say 20-year-old Seth David Albrecht of Tooele was killed in the crash in Lincoln County about 6 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities say a 2001 GMC sierra truck was traveling northbound on U.S. 93 as it approached a curve. Officials say the truck traveled off the edge, then overcorrected and flipped over.

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Environment
1:19 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Energy Solutions Proposed Sale Worries Environmentalists

Energy Solutions is in the middle of a $1.1 billion deal to be purchased by Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm. If the deal goes through Energy Capital Partners would bring the company back into private ownership and out of debt, but some worry the deal could bring other concerns for the state.

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