New population projections released by Governor Gary Herbert’s office are showing slower growth than expected in Utah’s Washington County. The new growth projections for Washington County could mean a stop to planning for the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline.
“It effectively means that the Lake Powell Pipeline is totally obsolete and unnecessary, and will save the tax payers billions of dollars over the long run for not building this project,” said Zachary Frankel, Utah Rivers Council Executive Director.
Salt Lake City is seeing a large number of Latino candidates running for seats in state legislative races. A total of 8 Latino candidates are running, and 6 of them are women. Charlotte Duren finds out what’s behind the push from the Latino community to get involved in local and statewide politics.
For the past year ‘PACE’ Latino, Salt Lake City’s Political Action and Civic Engagement for Latinos in Utah, has been working to get more Latinos involved in government and running for political positions.
Concerned with increasing levels of air pollution in the Uintah Basin, a coalition of public health and conservation groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Brian Munch, of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Climate and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, told UPR's Brianna Bodily that the complaint made asserts that for several years now dangerously high levels of ozone have been recorded in the Uintah Basin:
Last week the U.S. Departments of Interior and Energy announced 3 public land sites in Utah that could be used for large-scale solar energy projects, but that doesn't necessarily mean there will be any takers on development.
Milford Flats and the Escalante and Wah Wah Valleys have long been considered good potential areas for solar power, but Jim Byrne with the Western Grid Group says the lack of transmission capability and the uncertainty of whether customers would be willing to help pay to built it could be a problem for solar development in the state:
The bustle of the city, the roar of construction on the highway, and even your neighborhood can all become places of loud and annoying noises. For many, these loud sounds can be overwhelming. Sometimes, we just have to get away from it all. But many people are choosing to embrace the sound, or rather, the science of sound.
Thanksgiving Point recently opened up its newest exhibit, “The Science of Listening," which lets guests of all ages explore the physiological processes of hearing, speech and communication through fun and unique hands-on experiences.
During the early hours Monday morning members of the Iron County Sheriff's Office along with the DEA, Forest Service, and the Iron/Garfield County Narcotics Task Force, located and removed a number of marijuana plants located in a garden near Pinto, Utah, about 30 miles west of Cedar City.
The Utah Department of Health is kicking off a dozen outreach meetings to provide help for those impacted by the Medicaid data breach in March, which compromised the Social Security numbers or other sensitive data of up to 780,000 people. Spokesman Tom Hudachko says over the next month the health department will visit 12 communities, offering free workshops to anyone with questions about the incident.
Next week is the Miss Wheelchair America Pageant. One of the contestants is the current Miss Wheelchair Utah, Brittany Cox of Logan. Brianna Bodily talked to Cox about her year serving Utah and her anticipation of the week-long national pageant
As Miss Wheelchair Utah Brittany Cox has had the opportunity to give talks on disability awareness. Her platform is "You Can":