The League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, recognized a Utah State Senator on Wednesday night at its annual awards gala in Washington DC. Here's why the organization chose to honor a local lawmaker.
Democratic Senator Luz Robles was in Washington DC last night to accept an award that recognizes leaders who have served the American Hispanic community well. Senator Robles was one of six recipients this year of awards given by LULAC, an 84-year-old organization based in the nation’s Capitol. Robles said she was honored by the recognition.
“Jane Eyre” is the unconventional love story of the young governess Jane who falls in love with her much-older employer, Mr. Rochester. Cache Valley’s Jay Richards, a nationally known composer, took the challenge to put Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel to music.
The Utah attorney general’s office has filed criminal charges against the chief of police and the town manager of Springdale, Utah alleging the pair conspired to redirect tens-of-thousands of dollars of traffic fines to city coffers instead of the local justice court.
Town manager Richard Wixom and police chief Kurt Wright are charged with one count each of failure to keep and pay over public money—a third-degree felony.
Utah Democrats announced legislation aimed at addressing air pollution this morning. The announcement comes after several groups have demanded action from lawmakers and the governor to improve northern Utah’s notoriously poor air quality.
Members of the Utah House & Senate Democratic Caucuses are drafting a package of bills that they say will help curb air pollution in the state. Representative Patrice Arent summed up the purpose of the legislation.
A legislative committee today approved a bill to reauthorize a Utah task force charged with helping veterans make a smoother transition back into society. The Political Subdivisions Standing Committee heard testimony from the House sponsor of SB 38, Republican Representative Tim Cosgrove.
One Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier for parents to talk to their kids about sex education. This morning, a bill that would require the state school board to develop education materials for parents to teach children about sex at home passed out of committee, but lawmakers say this bill isn’t about trying to take sex education out of Utah classrooms.
Republican Senator Stuart Reid of Ogden doesn’t want parents to shy away from having ‘the talk’ with their kids.
Audience members at the annual Polar Plunge got a thrill as community members dressed from Elvis to Ninja Turtles, jumped into freezing water Saturday. The divers did the deed in the name of good clean fun and to raise money for Utah Special Olympics.