According to a new study, minimum wage workers should be making nearly $19 an hour. The report from the Economic Policy Institute found that tying the minimum wage to productivity would raise pay to $18.67 per hour. That’s an increase of over $11 an hour from Utah’s current hourly rate of $7.25.
Most people today wouldn’t even consider taking a caveman approach to gathering food, but harvesting wild resources is how our early ancestors nourished themselves. What then prompted the transition from hunting and gathering to farming? This question has been debated, but anthropologists at the University of Utah believe they have an answer.
According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control, which was released Thursday, people using electronic cigarettes had were less successful in giving up smoking and were less likely to have abstained for a six-month period.
The Bear Lake County Sheriff’s Office says an 11-year-old girl was reported missing Wednesday at the lake that is divided in half by the Idaho-Utah border. That girl, Brooklyn Lambourne, was found dead that same day.
Governor Gary Herbert opened the Utah Rural Summit Thursday in Cedar City. In its 29th year, the summit is hosted by Southern Utah University and each year, addresses the challenges of Utah’s rural economies.
Tom Cova is a geology professor at the University of Utah and director of the center for natural and technological hazards. He is part of a group of experts studying public warnings for hurricanes, wildfires or toxic chemical spills.
In July, the Salt Lake Tribune released an article about four Utah State University women who said they were raped by the same man, but Logan police and the university dropped the cases and the suspect was never prosecuted.
An “After-School Satan” club is coming to an elementary school in Utah. The Satanic Temple is a nationwide religion that is starting an after-school club for elementary students all over the country, including Vista Elementary School in Taylorsville, Utah.
In the Tushar Mountains of Utah, nearly 11,000 feet above sea level, state wildlife officials monitor the wellbeing of one of the many mountain goat herds in the state. The public is invited to explore Utah’s third highest mountain peak in search of these furry cliff climbers.
Monday morning, the stunning red rock vistas of Zion National Park served as a backdrop for the start of the Tour of Utah, which touts itself as America’s toughest stage, road cycling race. After eighty-four grueling miles, stage one ended with a bang-bang finish in Cedar City.
Humans may be the best "space invaders" on the planet. We cut down forests, build roadways, produce crops, and mine for minerals. These activities result in habitat loss for plants, animals, and other organisms and also pose a threat to biodiversity.
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Wednesday in Utah to discuss the pros and cons of the Public Lands Initiative, legislation that some say could balance the conservation and economic development in the state.
The University of Utah recently received a donation of 13 hand-colored prints created by John James Audubon, a French-American naturalist and artist. Audubon prints are some of the first detailed, artistic representations of animals from across America.
Early Sunday morning, police were called to a Cedar City trailer park on a report of shots fired. They found 34-year-old Justin Hanna dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The fugitive wanted in case has been apprehended, and so have 3 others for allegedly assisting his flight from justice.
A potentially toxic algae bloom at Utah Lake has forced the closure of the Jordan River in Utah County. Utah’s Poison Control Center has been taking a number of calls about possible risks. The center has had over 500 people call with concerns about the algae forming in Utah Lake.