The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it’s sticking with its friends this election, and Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is one of them. Matheson received the chamber’s endorsement at the Grand America Hotel Tuesday morning.
Rob Engstrom, its national political director, says endorsements are based on voting records: “If you’re an incumbent member and you vote with the U.S. Chamber 70% of the time at a minimum, you’re automatically endorsed. In this case Matheson is nearly 80% with us.”
A sustained thunder storm on Friday dumped 2 inches of rain in about 20 minutes on central Iron County, overwhelming city streets and resulting in flooded basements in some 80 homes in the town of Enoch.
The Republican National Committee announced today that Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional candidate Mia Love will speak at the GOP’s convention in Tampa, Florida, next week.
With visits to Utah last week by Senator John McCain and Speaker John Boehner, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love has been getting a lot of support from the Republican Party. Adding to this momentum, Love will speak next week at the Republican National Convention. Love says she’s honored to have been chosen and will do whatever she can to get Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan elected, and return the support Ryan has given her campaign.
When it comes to giving, Utah is on top. According to a new study residents in the Beehive state give more to charity than any other state in the country. Jessica Gail reports on what the study reveals about the nation’s most charitable people.
Utahns sure know how to share. A study released Monday shows the state’s residents give 10.6% of their discretionary income to charity.
Arizona's Prop 204, "The Quality Education and Jobs" Initiative, calls for the renewal of a $0.01 sales tax set to expire in 2013. The tax would provide a dedicated permanent revenue stream for education that the legislature cannot cut.
Flanked by the Caspian Sea, Armenia, and Georgia, Azerbaijan is just far enough away we rarely hear it's name. But for Allen Young, a Utah State University Extension dairy specialist, Azerbaijan has become a household name. UPR's Brianna Bodily has the story of how this Utahn become invested in a the future of a country halfway around the world.
In an effort to expand the use of solar power in the state, Utah Clean Energy is offering Salt Lake homeowners a discount on solar panel installation. The Salt Lake Community Solar pilot program is the first of its kind in Utah and organizers hope the discounts promote residential solar use.
For Marty Booth, a meteorologist for the Utah Climate Center, the current air in Utah is an issue.
"I bike every day to work. I've been affected by it already."
Particulate matter, also known as particle pollution, is a complex mixture of extremely small dust and soot particles. Due to a combination of wind and fires in Nevada and Idaho Utah is experiencing spiking levels of PM2.5 as well as ozone.
"We're now moving into this pattern here where we have a high pressure system moving over the top of us. It's locking in the smoke that's been blowing in from the west-northwest over the past few days. We are getting some of the PM2.5 or some of the soot you see in the air from fires, but the strong bad air quality you're seeing is not necessarily due to just the smoke."