POSTED // Mar 5,2014 - Attorneys for same-sex parents, the parents themselves and the children of same-sex couples say this inequity speaks directly to the animus the state of Utah has shown, and continues to show, to same-sex couples and their families.
POSTED // Feb 26,2014 - In Utah, discussions about public education funding usually focus on the statistic perennially ranking the state at or near the bottom of the nation for per pupil spending. But now, talk of a huge investment is brewing as Rep. Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, has unveiled a plan to direct $200 million toward placing a digital device in the hands of every Utah schoolchild.
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - So far as Sandy city’s concerned, all of its actions were properly noticed, recorded in open public meetings and executed appropriately and fairly. Yet many residents say they didn’t know about efforts to relocate the club until January, when the city was preparing to put its final stamp of approval on the project.
POSTED // Feb 19,2014 - Booming sales of firearms and ammunition across the nation in 2013 has translated to big bucks for Utah’s Department of Wildlife Resources, which has watched one stream of federal funding it receives more than double in size during the past two years.
POSTED // Feb 5,2014 - Whip out a Utah driver’s license in any liquor store in the country and listen as the clerk chuckles, “Utah, huh?” While this piece of plastic might be scorned in certain circles, there is one form of Utah identification that is beloved by tens of thousands of non-Utahns: a Beehive State-issued concealed-weapons permit.
POSTED // Jan 29,2014 - From Interstate 70 near Green River, the Book Cliffs are not showy: gray, dusty and forbidding, the rocky mass seems noteworthy only for its harshness juxtaposed against a naked blue sky. Proceed past this façade, however,
POSTED // Jan 22,2014 - In addition to the handguns, extra ammunition magazines, Tasers, batons and handcuffs lugged around by law-enforcement personnel, about one-third of Salt Lake City’s police officers also wear cameras—cameras that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money and were bought without the consent of City Hall.
POSTED // Dec 31,2013 - Averaged out over a year, Utahns are exposed to a daily dose of 11 micrograms per cubic meter of PM 2.5—a level of pollution that will chop a year off our lives, according to C. Arden Pope, an environmental economist at Brigham Young University who has for decades studied the impacts of air pollution on health.
POSTED // Dec 18,2013 - “Good luck, sir,” says the judge after dishing out a nine-month jail sentence to a 23-year-old who just pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer. The prisoner, shackled at the wrists and ankles, exits through a side door as prosecutors shuffle paperwork and defense attorneys step outside to have a private word with clients.