The Logan High School band, two choirs and a percussion ensemble returned on Jan. 22 from a six day trip in Washington D.C. where they competed in a national music competition and attended Monday's inauguration. We spoke with Isabella Muffoletto, a senior at Logan High School, about the experience.
The Utah Political Capitol (UPC) group is launching a new initiative to encourage Utahns to interact with their representatives, and make state politics more accessible to the average state resident. Eric Ethington is the Managing Editor of the UPC and said it's vital the community is involved.
A group of doctors wants Utah Governor Gary Herbert to do more about the state’s air pollution. Wednesday, a handful of doctors delivered a letter signed by over 100 healthcare professionals declaring Utah’s continued inversions a public health emergency.
President of the Utah Physicians of a Healthy Environment Brian Moench says the letter contains ideas of how the state can reduce pollution.
“We could reduce freeway speeds to 55 mph. We should be making all mass transit free for the remainder of the winter season and asking the legislature to make the revenue lost to the UTA.”
Utah is stepping up its efforts to preserve its natural beauty. Wednesday morning, Governor Gary Herbert released what he is calling “The State of Utah Outdoor Recreation Vision."
The outdoor industry plays a major roll in Utah’s economy. In 2011 the Outdoor industry sector contributed nearly 6 billion dollars to the state’s economy. Now, Governor Gary Herbert says its time to establish guiding principles to enhance outdoor recreation for Utahns as well as tourists.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants the state to do more to address air quality. Currently, the Wasatch Front has some of the worst air in the country, but Becker says state law is preventing more from being done.