Nearly three and a half years ago, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced his support for same-sex civil unions shortly before leaving office. Last night, he and his wife, Mary Kaye Huntsman, were honored by Equality Utah at the Salt Palace.
Huntsman admits when he was in office he took some risks. One of them was publicly endorsing same sex civil unions.
"On December 5th, my life changed in a way that I would've never imagined."
Angie Watson lost her 13-year-old son, Connor, on that day.
"He spent the next few hours texting his friends in his bedroom, and the last text he sent to one of his friends said he was going to take a couple of pills and go to sleep. I know he had no idea when he took those pills that he wouldn't be waking up the next morning."
To help better inform Utah's retired residents about the upcoming election, the American Association of Retired Persons has released a 2012 voter's guide. The guide is available nationwide but has been catered to each state.
Danny Harris is the Associate State Director of Utah's AARP. Kerry Bringhurst talked to Harris about the voter's guide:
The EPA has until this Friday to respond in a federal court case asking the agency to to crack down on the use of leaded fuel. Attorney Marianne Engleman Lado with EarthJustice says the reason for concern is the health effects, especially on children.
Utah State University environmental engineering Ph.D student, Margie Borecki, is a finalist for the Women Tech Awards for academic excellence. Her goal to provide clean drinking water for the world along with her stellar GPA earned her spot among four other students. The Women Tech Awards are meant to create visibility and networking for women working or studying in the technology field. Thursday, 20 women from across the country will be awarded at the Fifth Annual Women Tech Awards.
The attacks between Utah Congressman Jim Matheson and opponent Mia Love continued Monday, with the incumbent holding a news conference to criticize the Saratoga Springs Mayor’s previous votes to raise taxes. But as Charlotte Duren reports, Love’s supporters held a rally the same day to blast what they call lies being generated by Matheson’s campaign about their city.
A former Parowan police chief intends to sue the city claiming he was forced into retirement in 2011.
Preston Griffiths served as Parowan's chief of police for over 20 years. His sudden retirement came when Griffiths was charged with obstruction of justice and official misconduct after he shot and killed a Parowan resident's dog.
Griffiths initially denied shooting the dog, but later admitted to it.
In the notice of the claim, Griffiths says he shot the dog only after the dog attacked him. He does not give a reason for initially lying about the incident.