While seniors don't tend to vote for a party in the majority, they are the voting bloc with the highest voter participation. And with an aging population, the group continues to grow. As voter ID laws pop up across states, many worry that seniors will be disenfranchised. UPR's Storee Powell talks with AARP Utah's Laura Polacheck and Professor Tim Chambless of the Hinkley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah about why they believe the law is meant to suppress voters.
November 1 marks the beginning of the wood burning season, and thus the winter air pollution season, in Utah. Bo Call, manager of the Utah Air Monitoring Center, says the state is coming off a summer season that was slightly more polluted than previous summers, but not bad enough to trigger federal penalties.
Helping to kick off Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month, Utah Paperbox unveiled five new electric vehicle-charging stations at its new facility in Salt Lake City on Thursday. The company’s President, Steve Keyser, says his goal is to see 10 percent of his workforce in alternative fuel vehicles by the year 2020.
One penny for every ten dollars spent. That’s what Cache County needs from voters in order to continue the Recreation, Arts, Parks, and Zoos tax—better known as the RAPZ tax. The tax, which excludes food purchases, was approved by voters in 2002 and is now up for renewal.
Many officials and beneficiaries have argued for the tax, saying it has been a boon for the local economy. North Logan recreation coordinator Brett Daniels supports RAPZ funding.
The one and only debate between Lieutenant Governor candidates Greg Bell and Vince Rampton took place on Wednesday at Utah State University. Republican incumbent Bell and Democratic challenger Rampton argued their positions on public lands, the economy, and the budget, among other things.
Perhaps the biggest issue discussed by the candidates was the cost of higher education. Rampton criticizes Governor Gary Herbert for not doing enough to fund state colleges.
Matthew David Stewart, the man at the center of a deadly shootout in Ogden last January, was in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. The shootout occurred after authorities presented a search warrant to inspect Stewart’s home for marijuana. It resulted in the death of an officer, as well as five wounded officers.
One man is dead and a Logan apartment complex has had to be evacuated as police respond to a reported suicide by carbon monoxide.
Logan Police arrived at The Riverwalk Apartment Complex near the Logan River at about noon on Tuesday after receiving a call that an apartment was filled with chemicals. Authorities began evacuating residents due to suspected high levels of carbon monoxide in the building. A hazmat team was called in and the body of a 26 year old male was recovered. Captain Curtis Hooley says authorities are calling the death a suicide.