Utah News

Utah News
4:40 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Governor Herbert's Clean Air Initiative

Photo from blog.utahmomsforcleanair.org

Governor Gary Herbert outlined an initiative this week to improve air quality in the state's urban areas, discussing the relationship between industry and government when it comes to finding a solution to the state's air pollution problems. Kerry Bringhurst has details.

Utah News
9:18 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Utah Office of Ed Initiative Develops Open Textbooks

Diana Suddreth is the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM Coordinator with the Utah State Office of Education. She said the USOE has a plan to create open source textbooks.

Open source textbooks have all open-access information and are being developed by a new initiative.

Teachers will  have online textbooks available, with all the online access of the web, or print.

They'll be printable for $5 a piece. This way, each year the district has the opportunity to update them immediately.

Utah News
6:11 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Toddler Run Over by Father's Car in Cache Valley

A 2-year-old boy is dead after his father backed a car over him at their home in Mendon. Kerry Bringhurst tells us the Cache Valley County Sheriff is investigating the incident.

Utah News
5:54 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Discussion Re-Opened on Utah Liquor Laws

Private-sector leaders are proposing changes to Utah’s liquor laws. In a report released Friday, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Review Committee, which was convened by Democrats, presented a series of recommendations to address waste and mismanagement going on inside the agency.  The report suggests Utah would benefit from re-opening some discussion on some liquor laws, but as KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports, not everyone is open to the idea.

Utah News
5:26 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Logan Institute Building Damaged in Kitchen Fire

A fire in the Logan LDS Institute closed the building this week after significantly damaging the kitchen area.

Newsline
6:45 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

An update on the Ogden shooting case from Dave Greiling and other developing Utah news stories.

Read the full stories at the Standard-Examiner's website.

Utah News
5:45 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

State Should Be Self-Reliant, Governor Says

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says in his State of the State Speech Wednesday night the state should not capitulate to federal authority when it exceeds the limited powers granted by the constitution.

Herbert says the state is in the midst of many fights with the federal government, from access to public lands to costly Medicaid requirements.

Instead o relying on federal money and bowing to federal regulations, Herbert says the state needs to become more self-reliant.

Utah News
5:38 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Teacher pleads guilty to sex charges

A former teacher at St. George area high school has pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse in 5th district court. 

John Robert Cody was a teacher at pine view high school until his arrest for several groping incidents, involving young girls which took place at St. George area swimming pools.

None of the alleged abuse took place at the high school.

Cody moved to Oregon after his dismissal. Another victim there, who is also a family member has since come forth accusing Cody of molestation.

Utah News
5:32 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Privatizing Liquor May Not Be So Easy

It is early in the 2012 legislative session, but at least one lawmaker says he doubts the issue of privatizing liquor sales will be resolved before the session ends. Instead, as UPR's Rob Jepson tells us, there is a push to have lawmakers first deal with how the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control should be managed.

Utah News
5:26 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Best Schools Initiative Focus of Democrat Response to Governor's Address

In their response to Governor Herbert's State of the State Address last night, Utah's Democratic leaders stressed their priority this legislative session is to improve public education through a series of bills called the "Best Schools Initiative."

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