Monthly Archive:: January 2011

First Female House Speaker Takes Over

The Utah legislature made history when it convened this morning as Republican Representative Rebecca Lockhart became the first female Speaker of the

Budget Rises to Top of Senate Priority List

The budget is at the top of the Utah Senate’s priorities. That’s what Senate Majority Leader said today in a

Bill Emerges to Re-Draw Legislative Boundaries

Cedar Hills residents who elected former State Representative Craig Frank before he discovered he lived in the wrong legislative district gathered at

Lawmakers’ Hands Full this Session with Immigration, State Budget

State lawmakers are up to their knees in immigration-related bills to sift through as the legislative session kicks off today. But with

Dogs Expand Outdoor Retailer Market

Downtown Salt Lake City was clearing out Monday after this weekend’s largest ever Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the Salt Palace. 18,000

Frank Resigns, But Warns of Voter Lawsuit if Boundaries Aren’t Re-drawn

Former State Representative Craig Frank won’t attempt to force the state legislature to give him his job back, after learning he lives

Politics Up Close: Hinckley Forum on Affirmative Action in Utah

Several experts came together at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute on Wednesday for a forum on "“Reaffirming Equal Opportunity -- Should

Dangerous Passions: Legacies of America’s Hostage Crisis with Iran

Dr. Roxane Farmanfarmaian, visiting scholar at the University of Utah's Middle East Center, presented Dangerous Passions: Legacies of America's Hostage Crisis with

Examining Local Impact of Wal-Mart Initiative

Wal-Mart has promised to sell healthier food and cheaper produce by 2015 in a new initiative. But will the change have a

Chief, Library Director Differ on Police Presence at Library

Two local leaders are butting heads over the right to privacy. Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank and Salt Lake City