One of the six gun-related bills heard yesterday at the Utah Legislature, was a bill to let gun owners turn their weapons over to law enforcement officials, no-questions-asked, for safe keeping and later retrieval. Here is what the “Safe Harbor” bill requires.
A proposal to move the Utah State Prison was debated during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Standing Committee on Tuesday. The report explains the ramifications of the proposed move, and why the bill was held in committee for the time being.
The gun debate took center stage at the state capitol yesterday afternoon, including a proposal that would allow any adult to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. The bill’s sponsor says the proposed legislation is important.
In front of a crowded committee room, Republican Representative John Mathis of Vernal describes what he is trying to do by running HB 76.
That was the message of the one billion rising flash mob that took place Thursday, also known as Valentine's day, with the goal of ending violence against women. While flash mobs, dancing to those lyrics, occured around the world on Thursday, Logan got it's own taste with a flashmob in front of the historic courthouse and in the USU Taggart Student Center, all ages of women and some men, participated in the dance.
The Great Salt Lake and several smaller lakes are all that remain of the vast, prehistoric inland sea that once covered much of what is today Utah. Lake Bonneville, under which Cache Valley was once submerged, broke its containment at the northern edge of the valley in what came to be known as the Bonneville Flood. The event drained the lake of roughly half of its water, and years of climate change would reduce it to its modern-day ancestors.
The U.S. Treasury Dept. is going "paperless," so anyone who now receives a benefit check needs to arrange to have it deposited directly into their bank or loaded onto a debit card, like this one. Courtesy of U.S. Treasury.
It's been at least two years in the making, and as of March 1, federal agencies such as Social Security officially make the transition to "paperless" benefits. But millions of people, including some in Utah, still haven't made the arrangements for the switch.
Civil rights attorneys argued for making permanent an injunction against a contentious immigration enforcement law on Friday afternoon, while protesters stood vigil outside the district courthouse. This story explains why we’ll have to wait a little longer for the court’s decision.
A bill that would require high school students to learn CPR before graduating passed out of committee on Wednesday afternoon after one lawmaker questioned whether it was the legislature’s place to decide the curriculum of Utah schools. This story tells us how the bill’s sponsor succeeded in getting her bill advanced.
Local community leaders hope 2013 will be the start of cleaner air. Last week, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joined forces with Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell to call on the state to do more in addressing Utah’s dirty air.
Poor Air Quality isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a problem that affects every Utahn. That’s why Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was up at the State Capitol Thursday calling on the state to take a closer look at what can be done.