Eric Jungblut http://upr.org en Utah Could Face $407 Million Shortfall In Federal Transportation Funding http://upr.org/post/utah-could-face-407-million-shortfall-federal-transportation-funding <p>Utah stands to lose more than $400 million dollars in transportation funding if Congress can’t come to an agreement later this year.</p><p>Utah would lose 20 percent of its transportation budget if Congress allows the Highway Trust Fund to go dry, which it is predicted to do this summer.</p><p>In a report released by the non-partisan group Transportation for America, state and local governments would lose out on $47 billion in transportation funding nationwide.</p><p></p><p>This means Utah would lose out on nearly $407 million.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:30:31 +0000 Eric Jungblut 40421 at http://upr.org No Injuries After Chemical Spill At Logan Facility http://upr.org/post/no-injuries-after-chemical-spill-logan-facility <p></p><p>There were no reported injuries after a chemical spill at Schreiber Foods at 885 N. 600 West in Logan on Monday morning.</p><p>The Logan Fire Department received a 911 call around 8:30 a.m. Crews arrived at the scene and assisted Schreiber’s on-site hazmat team in cleaning up the spill.</p><p>Logan City Fire Marshall Craig Humphreys said the Logan Fire Department played a support role in the cleanup.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:43:38 +0000 Eric Jungblut 40312 at http://upr.org No Injuries After Chemical Spill At Logan Facility Utah Ranked Nerdiest State In America http://upr.org/post/utah-ranked-nerdiest-state-america <p></p><p><a href="http://blog.estately.com/2014/04/the-nerdiest-states-in-america/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Based on the research of Facebook pages from around the country,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> real estate website </span>Estately<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shows Utah as the </span>nerdiest<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state in the nation.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:25:20 +0000 Eric Jungblut 40201 at http://upr.org Utah Ranked Nerdiest State In America Herbert Sees 'Win-Win' Economic Union Between Utah, Mexico http://upr.org/post/herbert-sees-win-win-economic-union-between-utah-mexico <p></p><p>Business partnerships with Mexico, public land disputes and Healthy Utah were the topics of discussion at Gov. Gary Herbert’s monthly address Thursday morning.&nbsp;</p><p>Herbert is hoping stability in the Mexican government will lead to economic cooperation between Utah and Mexico in the near future.</p><p>Forty-one Utah businesses accompanied Herbert on a recent trip to Mexico to make business connections, and three of those companies entered into contracts with Mexican businesses.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:46:32 +0000 Eric Jungblut 40141 at http://upr.org Herbert Sees 'Win-Win' Economic Union Between Utah, Mexico University of Utah And Ute Tribe Renew Agreement Regarding Name Usage http://upr.org/post/university-utah-and-ute-tribe-renew-agreement-regarding-name-usage <p></p><p>The University of Utah and the Ute Indian Tribe signed a memorandum of understanding in Fort Duchesne Tuesday morning. The agreement allows the university to continue use of the Ute name for its sports teams, which it has done with support from the tribe since 1972.</p><p>As laid out in the memorandum, the Ute tribe has two goals in its relationship with the U: to build “respect and understanding of the Tribe’s history, culture and contributions to the state,” and to “have the University assist tribal members in helping their children lead healthy lives and be prepared to pursue a college education” through scholarship opportunities.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:33:39 +0000 Eric Jungblut 39687 at http://upr.org University of Utah And Ute Tribe Renew Agreement Regarding Name Usage USU Students Turning Old House Into Center Of Activity http://upr.org/post/usu-students-turning-old-house-center-activity <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students are busy at work turning an old house near the Utah State University campus into a hub of activity for the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department.</span></p><p>This project was designed by students in the fall of 2012, said Phil Waite, associate LAEP professor. He said the department has taken on the build as a service project.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:53 +0000 Eric Jungblut 39677 at http://upr.org USU Students Turning Old House Into Center Of Activity April 15 Lunar Eclipse To Be The First Of Many For Utah http://upr.org/post/april-15-lunar-eclipse-be-first-many-utah <p></p><p>A lunar eclipse will take place about two minutes before midnight on April 14 as the moon starts to move into the Earth’s shadow.</p><p>By 1:07 a.m. the moon will reach totality, which means it will be completely within Earth’s shadow until 2:24 a.m. on April 15. During this time, the moon might take a yellow, copper or reddish color.</p><p>This eclipse will be the first of a tetrad, which is a period of four lunar eclipses. Another lunar eclipse will take place in October of this year, followed by two more in 2015.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:44:36 +0000 Eric Jungblut 39049 at http://upr.org April 15 Lunar Eclipse To Be The First Of Many For Utah 'High-Quality Workforce' Responsible For Utah's Growth, Survey Shows http://upr.org/post/high-quality-workforce-responsible-utahs-growth-survey-shows <p>Thirty-three percent of Utahns think the state’s "exceptional workforce" is responsible for its economic growth, according to numbers from a poll by the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and Dan Jones &amp; Associates.</p><p></p><p>Another 26 percent think the state’s quality of life is the main factor while 19 percent think incentives that encourage businesses to relocate and expand to Utah are the cause of growth.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:29:20 +0000 Eric Jungblut 38881 at http://upr.org Utah Senate Rejects Bill To Increase Smoking Age To 21 http://upr.org/post/utah-senate-rejects-bill-increase-smoking-age-21 <p></p><p>A bill that would have raised the legal age to buy tobacco products in Utah has died in the Senate.&nbsp;</p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Bill 12 would have made Utah the only state in the country where a person would have to be 21 years old to buy tobacco products.</span></p></div><p>Utah is one of four states where the purchasing age is 19, which is currently the highest age to buy tobacco products in the nation at the state level.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:40:48 +0000 Eric Jungblut 37768 at http://upr.org Utah Senate Rejects Bill To Increase Smoking Age To 21 Herbert Unveils Health Plan, Seeks Grant From Federal Government http://upr.org/post/herbert-unveils-health-plan-seeks-grant-federal-government <p></p><p>Gov. Gary Herbert announced today a plan to fill the gap in Utah’s health care system without expanding Medicaid.</p><p>“<a href="http://www.utah.gov/governor/news_media/article.html?article=9747">Healthy Utah</a>” is the name of Herbert’s new plan to cover those living in poverty in the state.</p><p>Speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon, Herbert said he would seek a grant from the federal government and use the money to provide health insurance assistance to the poorest Utahns.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:36:40 +0000 Eric Jungblut 37595 at http://upr.org Herbert Unveils Health Plan, Seeks Grant From Federal Government