To help better inform Utah's retired residents about the upcoming election, the American Association of Retired Persons has released a 2012 voter's guide. The guide is available nationwide but has been catered to each state.
Danny Harris is the Associate State Director of Utah's AARP. Kerry Bringhurst talked to Harris about the voter's guide:
The EPA has until this Friday to respond in a federal court case asking the agency to to crack down on the use of leaded fuel. Attorney Marianne Engleman Lado with EarthJustice says the reason for concern is the health effects, especially on children.
Utah State University environmental engineering Ph.D student, Margie Borecki, is a finalist for the Women Tech Awards for academic excellence. Her goal to provide clean drinking water for the world along with her stellar GPA earned her spot among four other students. The Women Tech Awards are meant to create visibility and networking for women working or studying in the technology field. Thursday, 20 women from across the country will be awarded at the Fifth Annual Women Tech Awards.
The attacks between Utah Congressman Jim Matheson and opponent Mia Love continued Monday, with the incumbent holding a news conference to criticize the Saratoga Springs Mayor’s previous votes to raise taxes. But as Charlotte Duren reports, Love’s supporters held a rally the same day to blast what they call lies being generated by Matheson’s campaign about their city.
A former Parowan police chief intends to sue the city claiming he was forced into retirement in 2011.
Preston Griffiths served as Parowan's chief of police for over 20 years. His sudden retirement came when Griffiths was charged with obstruction of justice and official misconduct after he shot and killed a Parowan resident's dog.
Griffiths initially denied shooting the dog, but later admitted to it.
In the notice of the claim, Griffiths says he shot the dog only after the dog attacked him. He does not give a reason for initially lying about the incident.
When the new Cache Valley Food Pantry is completed, it will store a lot of food. Actually, it will store more than twice the amount of food the old Cache Valley Food Pantry could. Director Matt Whitaker says the extra space is desperately needed.
"The facility we had was just too small. It didn't meet the needs of the clientele or the donors. And we couldn't properly store anything in the right place. We couldn't see what we had. We had no shelving whatsoever."
Maryann Martindale is with the Alliance for a Better Utah. She says it's a challenge in any state where one political party has dominated the action for so long that no one is convinced their vote is needed. But she tells people a vote still plays an important role, even if their candidate isn't the one who prevails.
This past Saturday people gathered on the Squaw Peak Trail overlook high above Utah Valley to watch birds take flight. After counting to three, hawks and turkey vultures took off as members and volunteers of the Great Basin Wildlife Rescue threw once injured birds into the fresh fall air.
The Great Basin Wildlife Rescue is a group of volunteers and licensed animal rescuers who rehabilitate and release injured birds back into the wild.