One state lawmaker’s attempt to bring Utah's residential building codes up to date hasn’t been assigned a committee hearing, despite widespread support from local governments, businesses and residents. Republican Representative Fred Cox says adopting the latest building codes for new homes is important for public safety and energy cost savings, but as KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, at least one organization is fighting the change, saying it would cost homeowners too much.
A vote by a Senate committee Tuesday may be a sign that looser restrictions are coming for Utah’s billboard companies. One senator wants cities and counties to have less control over billboard regulations, including electronic billboards. KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports on what this means for Salt Lake City, which is looking to pass billboard restrictions of its own.
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority announced Monday it will extend power to 62 families over the next three years. The General Manager said families living near the generating station have waited for years for this opportunity.
The project will cost $3.1 million, and 17 homes will have power by the end of this year. UPR's Vicki Barker reports.
I-15 is open again after being closed for most of yesterday, while police dealt with a delicate stand-off situation.
Laverken police tried to make a traffic stop at about 11 a.m. Monday, and the man driving sped off onto I-15. Inside his car he had a gun and two children. For over eight hours I-15 was closed as authorities tried to negotiate with the man. Chris Holmes has the story.
The Utah Senate gave final approval to a bill today that bans drivers under 18 years old from talking on a cell phone while driving. However, Senate Minority Leader Ross Romero explained his legislation was amended to clarify exactly what type of cell phone use would be banned.
A $1 million donation was received at Southern Utah University from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. This money will go toward building an accredited state-of-the-art fine arts museum on the SUU campus.
Authorities have no doubt the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is responsible for the explosive fire Sunday that killed their two children and himself yesterday in Washington State. The investigation is in full swing in Pierce County as the Sheriff's Department begins to fill holes in the case.