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(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s been since 2008. In a press conference on Friday, Governor Gary Herbert took the opportunity to shine light on the positive economic numbers, and also answered questions over his ongoing back-and-forth with the […]
(KCPW News) A bill that would restrict wood burning in Utah passed the House on Thursday afternoon. HB 154, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Patrice Arent, aspires to educate the public about the impact wood burning has on Utah’s air quality, and it sets up a program to help residents with wood-burning stoves transition to a […]
(KCPW News) Each day of this year’s legislative session we’ve been joined by Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah for our Better Utah legislative recap. During today’s recap we look at medical marijuana (extract) in Utah and yet another Medicaid expansion plan on the hill. Podcast: Play in new window | […]
(KCPW News) Few issues crystalize the alcohol debate in Utah better than the so-called Zion Curtain. Supporters deem it a necessary protection for families at restaurants. Detractors say that it does little to prevent drinking and, frankly, it’s a bit weird. If you live in Utah, you probably know what a Zion Curtain is, but here’s […]
(KCPW News) A bill that would revise the way Utah’s Division of Air Quality sets regulations on pollution passed the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill would strike language in a law that says Utah cannot exceed air quality standards already set by the federal government. Republican Rep. Becky Edwards sponsors House Bill […]