Utah News

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6:04 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about the scanner recordings released by Weber County authorities from the January 4th shooting in Odgen that resulted in an officer's death and the Roy teenagers who are faced with possessing a weapon of mass destruction and plotting to blow up a high school.

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

Utah News
5:55 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Utah Starts Protecting Kids from Identity Theft

Utah kids now have protection against identify theft. Tuesday, the state launched a new program aimed at stopping identity fraud before it happens. Listen to the story to learn how the program works and then go to www.idtheft.utah.gov to register your child.

Utah News
5:48 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

House Bill 57 Shrinks Age Gap for Sexual Consent

A bill that lowers the age difference allowed between an older teenager and his or her sexual partner received unanimous support in a House committee yesterday. As Whittney Evans reports, Utah currently allows a 16 or 17 year old to have sex with someone who is less than 10 years older, but one Republican lawmaker says that age gap is too wide.

Utah News
5:43 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Recycling Plant Goes Up in Flames in Deweyville

A fire sparked by a welder's torch burned paper, plastics, and styrofoam at a Box Elder County recycling plant Wednesday afternoon. Smoke from the Deweyville blaze could be seen as far away as Brigham City. Early damage estimates are close to 1 million dollars. Highway 38 was closed due to the fire.

Utah News
6:46 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Utah Sen. Lee Criticizes Obama: "Ours is Not a Government of One"

Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee criticized President Obama of unconstitutional appointments in a speech last week. UPR's Ashley Tolman spoke with Lee for details.

Utah News
5:38 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Rep. Introduces New Program to Help High School Students

Eighteen internships for graduate students have been created to assist students with college admissions and scholarships. 

Utah Guidance counselors in high schools serve more than 360 students per counselor, and the students need the extra help, Utah Rep. Patrice Arent said. 

Jeff Robinson reports. 

Utah News
5:17 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Representative Noel Calls Eminent Domain Legislation "No-Brainer"

A new bill sponsored by Republican Representative Mike Noel would allow for eminent domain actions to be brought against a landowner to build roads that are needed for the development, production or exploration of oil or natural gas.

Noel told KCPW the legislation is a “no-brainer,” noting that eminent domain can already be used for gas, oil and coal pipelines. He credits SITLA, Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, for writing the bill.

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Utah News
4:44 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

What Will Utah Do with a Budget Surplus?

A projected budget surplus has some Utah lawmakers pushing to curb government spending by giving permanent tax cuts or increasing state reserves. Ashley Tolman explains.

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.

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