New population projections released by Governor Gary Herbert’s office are showing slower growth than expected in Utah’s Washington County. The new growth projections for Washington County could mean a stop to planning for the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline.
“It effectively means that the Lake Powell Pipeline is totally obsolete and unnecessary, and will save the tax payers billions of dollars over the long run for not building this project,” said Zachary Frankel, Utah Rivers Council Executive Director.
Salt Lake City is seeing a large number of Latino candidates running for seats in state legislative races. A total of 8 Latino candidates are running, and 6 of them are women. Charlotte Duren finds out what’s behind the push from the Latino community to get involved in local and statewide politics.
For the past year ‘PACE’ Latino, Salt Lake City’s Political Action and Civic Engagement for Latinos in Utah, has been working to get more Latinos involved in government and running for political positions.
Concerned with increasing levels of air pollution in the Uintah Basin, a coalition of public health and conservation groups is suing the Environmental Protection Agency.
Dr. Brian Munch, of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Climate and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, told UPR's Brianna Bodily that the complaint made asserts that for several years now dangerously high levels of ozone have been recorded in the Uintah Basin: