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SLC to Recognize World AIDS Day with HIV Rates Rising

As Salt Lake City prepares to recognize World AIDS Day Saturday with several downtown events, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department is

SLC Approves Parking Lot Ban in Commercial District

The Salt Lake City Council has unanimously approved a ban on the demolition of buildings in the city’s Central Business District in

Utah’s Underage Drinking Rate Lowest in the Nation

A national survey shows Utah has the lowest number of underage drinkers in the country. The National Survey on Drug Use

Goal of New DWR Director: Get Youth Involved

Earlier this week Greg Sheehan, a twenty-year veteran of the Utah Departments of Natural Resources and Wildlife Resources, was named the new

County Releases Results of Canyon Transportation Studies

More parking, mass transportation, bike lanes and advance traffic warning signs are all recommendations stemming from the results of three canyon transportation

Governor Appoints Sheehan as New DWR Director

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has a new leader. Governor Gary Herbert announced today the appointment of Greg Sheehan as

College Students Will Pay More for Waffling on Choice of Major

Utah college students who wait too long to pick a major will soon have to pay more to complete their degree due

Salt Lake City Wins Government Technology Award

Salt Lake City is receiving national recognition for its use of technology in government, taking first place in a national survey conducted

Lawmakers Hear Details of Dating Protection Act

Utah Lawmakers on the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee today heard the latest version of a bill that is designed

Several Dems Showing Interest in Replacing McAdams

Salt Lake County Mayor-elect Ben McAdams’ state senate seat isn’t even cold yet and already several prominent Democrats are lining up to

DWQ Says Red Butte Creek is Clean; Public Comment Opens

Thanks to a ruptured Chevron oil pipeline, more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek

Love Concedes Congressional Race to Matheson

Despite recent polls showing her as the favorite, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love conceded her race for the seat in Utah’s new

Salt Lake County Makes Welcoming Changes for Hispanic Voters

Voters in Salt Lake County now have the option of viewing the ballot in English or Spanish. County Clerk Sherrie Swensen

Early Voting Numbers High in Utah

If the turnout for early voting is any indication, the overall voter turnout for the 2012 Utah general election could be high.

Utah’s Winter Wood Burning Regulations Start Today

November first marks the beginning of the wood burning season, and thus the winter air pollution season, in Utah.

U of U Political Scientist Gives Thoughts on Local Races

With the 2012 General Election less than a week away, campaigns are gearing up in Utah for both national and local

Airport TRAX Line to Open Ahead of Schedule

Those looking for easier transportation to the Salt Lake City International Airport can look forward to riding TRAX sooner than originally planned.

Matheson Takes Love to Task on Federal Special Ed Funding

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson took aim today at the plan of his Republican opponent to cut $750 billion dollars in federal spending,

A Conversation with Utah’s Outgoing Wildlife Director

Come December, Jim Karpowitz will walk away from the only job he’s known for more than three decades – managing Utah’s wildlife.

New Website Provides Incorporation Information to Millcreek Residents

Salt Lake County launched a website today designed to provide information to Millcreek Township residents prior to November’s incorporation vote, and representatives

West Valley Council to Issue Decision on Powell Police Records

The family of missing West Valley woman Susan Cox Powell will find out this evening if the West Valley City Council will

Chon Confirmed As Judge Despite Committee Rejection

Despite being rejected by the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee, Su J. Chon, one of Governor Gary Herbert’s choices to replace two retiring

Crockett and Winder Anticipate Canvass Results

The race for the Republican nomination for Salt Lake County Mayor could end tomorrow at the conclusion of the official election canvass.

Storm Helping Subdue Alpine Wildfire

Crews fighting the Quail Fire near Alpine received some assistance from Mother Nature today in the form of some much needed rain.

Wildfire Could Help or Hinder State’s Wildlife

Count the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources among the government agencies keeping a close eye on wildfires burning across the state.

Over 6,000 Votes Left to Count in County Mayor Race

Although former Salt Lake County Council member Mark Crockett sits 239 votes ahead of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder in the

Herbert Approves Petilos as New DABC Executive Director

Utah Governor Gary Herbert today approved the appointment of Salvador Petilos as the new Executive Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage

Wood Hollow Fire Continues to Burn in Sanpete County

The Wood Hollow Fire burning in Sanpete County has grown to an estimated 37,000 acres with flames reaching as high as 100

Buhler Named New Commissioner of Higher Ed

The Utah State Board of Regents announced that Associate Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler will succeed William Sederberg as commissioner.

Rampton: “To Declare War on the Federal Government” Not the Best Way to Settle Public Lands Issue

State lawmakers received an update today on the progress of a study required by House Bill 148, a law passed this year