Utah News http://upr.org en Governor Confronts Controversial Issues In Conference http://upr.org/post/governor-confronts-controversial-issues-conference <p>Thursday morning, Gov. Gary Herbert addressed issues currently facing Utah.</p><p>In regards to the problematic Utah Transit Authority audit that came out earlier this week, Herbert said that it is for transparency and accountability that audits take place within the government.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I’m just in the process of having my people review the audit. Our general councils review not only the audit on&nbsp;</span>UTA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but also the 50-page response from&nbsp;</span>UTA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and with a cursory view, it appears that a lot of these issues are old issues going back to 2009 and maybe even before that,” Herbert said. “I believe that the new leadership there in place now, has taken steps to correct those problems.”</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:44:54 +0000 Taylor Halversen 46028 at http://upr.org Governor Confronts Controversial Issues In Conference Great Salt Lake Approaching Record Low Levels http://upr.org/post/great-salt-lake-approaching-record-low-levels <p>The Great Salt Lake is only 2 1/2 feet from its all-time record low water level, which media reports was set over 50 years ago.</p><p>Low snow packs over the last few years are reported to have majorly contributed to water shortage in the area.</p><p>Wayne Wurtsbaugh, professor of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University said another factor creating the low levels in the lake is the diversion of water for agricultural, industrial and municipal use.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:56:21 +0000 Taylor Halversen 45978 at http://upr.org Great Salt Lake Approaching Record Low Levels Naked Art: Photographer Works In The Nude To Explore Emotion http://upr.org/post/naked-art-photographer-works-nude-explore-emotion <p>A new project from a photojournalist in Provo is causing quite a <a href="http://imgur.com/gallery/27V4p">stir online</a>. The focus of his work is nude photos, but it isn’t the subjects who are naked.</p><p>Trevor Christensen launched the project titled <a href="http://www.trevorchristensen.com/#!/p/nude-portraits">Nude Portraits</a> earlier this week. Christensen’s subjects are fully clothed,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">but he—the photographer—is not.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:55:27 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45977 at http://upr.org Naked Art: Photographer Works In The Nude To Explore Emotion State Granted Extra Month For Gay Marriage Appeal http://upr.org/post/state-granted-extra-month-gay-marriage-appeal <p>Tuesday a federal appeals court granted the state of Utah an extra month to file its appeal of a federal order that would require the state to recognize the nearly 1,300 same-sex couples married between December and January.</p><p>The new deadline for the state’s appeal to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is Oct. 22.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:56:22 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45928 at http://upr.org State Granted Extra Month For Gay Marriage Appeal The Brink Of Eruption: Icelandic Volcano Could Halt Air Travel, Cause Floods…Or Not http://upr.org/post/brink-eruption-icelandic-volcano-could-halt-air-travel-cause-floods-or-not <p>Iceland is known for its volcanic activity; however, it wasn’t until 2010, when an Icelandic eruption shut down air travel in Europe, that the whole world took notice. Now, another volcano is on the brink of eruption, but what may happen is still unclear. UPR spoke with Mary Hubbard, a Utah State University geologist who recently returned from Iceland, about the most recent volcano to make the news.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:58:45 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45879 at http://upr.org The Brink Of Eruption: Icelandic Volcano Could Halt Air Travel, Cause Floods…Or Not Rock Art In Horseshoe Canyon Is Younger Than Archaeologists Previously Thought http://upr.org/post/rock-art-horseshoe-canyon-younger-archaeologists-previously-thought <p>Southeastern Utah’s Horseshoe Canyon contains one of the most iconic rock art panels in the West. Now, new research from scientists at Utah State University suggests the life-size figures in the Great Gallery may be younger than previously thought.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:42:23 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45878 at http://upr.org Rock Art In Horseshoe Canyon Is Younger Than Archaeologists Previously Thought Preservationists Sue BLM Over Alleged Wild Horse Mismanagement http://upr.org/post/preservationists-sue-blm-over-alleged-wild-horse-mismanagement <p>Wild horse maintenance has been an inciting topic in Utah over the summer months. However, the issue extends beyond state borders with the role of state and federal governments in roundup efforts being debated nationally.</p><p>The Bureau of Land Management currently plans to roundup over 800 wild horses from federal lands in Wyoming.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:34:49 +0000 Taylor Halversen 45877 at http://upr.org Preservationists Sue BLM Over Alleged Wild Horse Mismanagement Back To School Brings Pedestrian Safety Concerns http://upr.org/post/back-school-brings-pedestrian-safety-concerns <div>With students returning to school this week and a subsequent increase in pedestrian traffic, Utah officials and safety organizations are urging drivers to be especially vigilant while on the road.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:33:36 +0000 Taylor Halversen 45800 at http://upr.org Back To School Brings Pedestrian Safety Concerns Slowdown Expected On I-15 Near Ogden This Weekend http://upr.org/post/slowdown-expected-i-15-near-ogden-weekend <p>Listeners planning on driving though the Ogden area this weekend may want to give themselves a few extra minutes.</p><p>The ongoing Riverdale Road Project near Roy has reached its final stage of construction, and sections of I-15 will be closed to accommodate the installation of girders for the new interchange. Utah Department of Transportation’s Vic Saunders suggests planning ahead for your weekend travels.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:28:08 +0000 Elaine Taylor 45733 at http://upr.org Slowdown Expected On I-15 Near Ogden This Weekend Utah Policies Don't Make Cancer-Fighting Cut, Study Finds http://upr.org/post/utah-policies-dont-make-cancer-fighting-cut-study-finds <p>A<a href="http://www.acscan.org/static/measure/"> study </a>released this week by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network claims three-quarters of all states are falling short in the fight against cancer.</p><p></p><p>How Do You Measure Up: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality looks at 12 state policy areas to see how focused states are in addressing cancer-related issues.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:17:54 +0000 Taylor Halversen 45732 at http://upr.org Utah Policies Don't Make Cancer-Fighting Cut, Study Finds