Utah News

Environment
1:16 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Ralph Becker: Utah Not Doing Enough for Air Quality Problem

Credit http://www.cleanair.utah.gov/winter/inversions.htm

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.

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Environment
9:47 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Utah State Electric Bus Receives Energy Award

Utah Governor Gary Herbert and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch have awarded the energy technology innovation of the year award to Utah State University’s wireless power transfer team for their wirelessly-charged Aggie Bus.
The Aggie Bus is charged using a pad mounted underneath the vehicle. When the bus stops to load and unload passengers, another pad at the stop location transfers energy to the bus. This constant wireless recharging of the battery keeps the bus on route all day.

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Utah News
4:48 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Legislative Policy Summit Meets Wednesday in Salt Lake City

The annual Legislative Policy Summit meets this Wednesday and will focus on the challenges expected to be tackled by the Utah legislature during its general session.

More than 200 state and local elected officials, non-profit leaders, educators, lobbyists, policy makers, and department heads will attend the Legislative Policy Summit Wednesday.

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Utah News
4:42 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Two Utah Men Taken into Custody on Felony Possession Charge

Interstate 15 passes only through a 29-mile stretch of the extreme northwest corner of Arizona.  But for two Salt Lake County men that proved to be a couple of miles too many.

21-year-old Andrew Rockman of Salt Lake City, and 20-year-old Cole Troy Mannos from Murray were travelling northbound on I-15 just one mile short of the Utah-Arizona border when pulled over by Mohave County sheriff’s deputies.

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Utah News
4:32 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Southern Utah University's ESL Department Reviewed for Plagiarism

An independent review raises concerns about Southern Utah University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program, but has concluded that there is not a wide-spread problem with, or an institutional tolerance of plagiarism.

For the review, two professors from Utah State University interviewed four students, eight instructors, the curriculum coordinator, and the Dean of the College of Continuing & Professional Studies at SUU.

Their findings revealed no wide-spread problem with plagiarism, but were critical of other elements of SUU’s ESL program.

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Utah News
3:33 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Oil Rig Fire Forces Evacuations Near Roosevelt

Oil Rig Flames
Credit KSL 5 News

A drilling rig near Roosevelt caught fire late Monday night and forced the evacuation of a work crew and three homes.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily reports.

Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything.  She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.

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Utah News
2:59 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Support for Federal Gun Laws Hard to Find in Utah

At a press conference on Jan. 16, President Barack Obama laid out his controversial gun control plan. He called for more stringent background checks and pushed Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But the President acknowledge for new laws to be passed, he’ll need support from a majority of states, and that may be tough to find in Utah.

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Utah News
2:23 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Boulder Crashes into House, Wakes Woman in St. George

A St. George woman received a rude awakening when a huge boulder tumbled down a ridge into her bedroom, sending her to the hospital with a broken jaw and sternum.
Wanda Denhalter, 63, was sleeping when she narrowly missed being crushed under the boulder early Saturday morning.
Her husband, who wasn't home at the time, said she apparently heard a rumbling noise just before the 12-by-9-foot boulder crashed through the back wall of the house.

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Utah News
2:22 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

GAF Chooses Cedar City as the Location of its Newest Manufacturing Facility

The Governors Office of Economic Development has announced that a multinational roofing products manufacturer has chosen Cedar City as the location of its newest manufacturing facility.

Roofing products manufacturer GAF will add at least 50 positions in Iron County over the 15-year agreement entered into with Governors Office of Economic Development.

Employees will be paid an amount at least equal to the prevailing average annual compensation of the Iron County workforce.

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Southern Utah
2:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Dixie State College Board of Trustees Decides on New Name

After months of information gathering, the Dixie State College board of trustees selected “Dixie State University” as the new name for the institution, should the school be granted university status.
It’s expected that the state legislature will grant university status in the upcoming legislative session.  

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