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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Smog Lake City

Local photographer brings attention to Utah air quality issues.
"We didn't have to Photoshop that smog," Cat Palmer says. "That was just what the day looked like."

Friday, August 31, 2018

Far from Purrfect

More cougars will be legally hunted in Utah this coming season.
The decision came after more than three hours of discussion and public comments that ranged from flat-out condemnation of cougar hunting to ranchers who said they benefit from it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The 500-Pound Gorilla

Outgoing lawmakers Jim Dabakis and Greg Hughes talk inland port compromise.
Following the presser, several House and Senate Democrats released statements that were critical of the “hidden and vague negotiations over the inland port."

Monday, May 14, 2018

Nelly Was Right: It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here

Hundreds gather in Provo to talk Utah water demands, drought and climate change.
“We will always look 50 years into the future,” Tom Bruton, CUWCD assistant general manager, promised the crowd just before the symposium’s end.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

In the Bag?

“Bag the Bag” advocates hope to build momentum in 2018.
Plastic bags are such a hassle for the Salt Lake’s processing facility, that the city has now asked residents to not place plastic bags or liners in their blue bins.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

UTA Fare Free Friday Announced

Initiative is a transit/air quality partnership.
“The truth is, we have no choice but to keep finding ways to reduce vehicles emissions and particulates that they pump into the air,” Benson said.

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