Monthly Archive:: January 2012

New Program Helps Protect Kids From Identity Fraud

Utah kids now have protection against identify theft. Tuesday, the state launched a new program aimed at stopping identity fraud before it

Bill Aims to Eliminate Gender Bias in Custody Fights

A bill that would essentially give fathers a greater chance of achieving custody of their children in a divorce passed out of

Salt Lake City Police Department Hacked Over Graffiti Paraphernalia Bill

The website of the Salt Lake City Police Department was taken down Tuesday after getting hacked. A news release says odd postings

New Clean Air Initiative Relies on Voluntary Efforts, Not Regulation

A new, statewide initiative to improve air quality won’t include any new regulations, but purely voluntary efforts. As Utah Governor Gary Herbert

House Passes Base Education Budget

It appears education funding in the state has nowhere to go but up. This morning, the House of Representatives approved the public

CityViews 2/1/12: Pershing in the Presidential Suite

Segment 1: In his 35 years at the University of Utah, Dr. David Pershing has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, earned

Lawmakers Disturbed by Lack of Funding for Mortgage Fraud Prosecution

A Democratic state lawmaker is taking the legislature to task for giving money to the Utah Attorney General’s office to sue the

Legislation Would Allow Eminent Domain Action for Oil and Gas-related Roads

Property owners in Utah could be forced to sell their land for new energy-related purposes if a proposed bill makes it out

Democracy Day Draws Activists to Capitol

The legislative process can be difficult to understand sometimes, but Monday several hundred Utahns got the chance to learn the ins and

Education Office Developing Open Textbooks

A new plan from the Utah State Office of Education will likely save local school districts a lot of money when it