With housing crunch and growing homelessness, city leaders to mull solutions.
With rising prices and high demand for rental units, Salt Lake City is wrestling with the complex, and often tandem, issues of affordable housing and homelessness. While many of Salt Lake City’s urban peers across the country have grappled with these issues for decades, the phenomenon of a sudden shortage of affordable units in Zion and the humans that are pushed into the streets as a result, has become a key topic for the council.
Park City commits to 100 percent renewable electricity.
Currently, the Boulder, Colorado-based I Am Pro Snow campaign is working with 117 entities worldwide toward committing to using 100 percent sustainable electricity. Program Manager Talya Tavor said Park City is at the forefront of the global fight.
Utah treasurer wants to reunite you with unclaimed dough.
Just for kicks, I plugged into a state database the names of a few close friends to see if they were attached to unclaimed property. The treasurer’s department recently announced it was holding almost $3 million in property linked to addresses in Duchesne and Uintah counties, which sounds like a lot but is only a fraction of the statewide $370 million it holds.
Herbert, Weinholtz talk hot-button issues affecting “good old Utah.”
The state’s falling short in ensuring air is breathable, teachers are paid, public land isn’t sold off to the highest bidder and sick people who could use medical pot have access to it, according to Mike Weinholtz, Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
After euthanizing monkey, U of U comes under fire from animal groups, feds.
The United States Department of Agriculture issued an official warning to the University of Utah for circumstances surrounding the death in August 2015 of a monkey that was undergoing scientific experimentation in a school laboratory. Official Warning to University of Utah Re.
Senate hopeful Jason Christensen on the viral response to his anti-LGBTQ comments.
Responding to a post that mourned the loss of an LGBTQ teen, the Independent American Party candidate running for the Utah Senate District 16 seat condemned the 19-year-old’s sexual orientation and death.