government shutdown http://kuer.org en U College of Law Tackles Government Dysfunction http://kuer.org/post/u-college-law-tackles-government-dysfunction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest federal government shutdown is estimated to have cost the US economy 24 billion dollars. It’s left many people wondering what can be done for the government to function more effectively. The University of Utah’s </span><a href="http://www.law.utah.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">S.J. Quinney College of Law</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is working on coming up with some answers. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 00:25:11 +0000 Andrea Smardon 37906 at http://kuer.org U College of Law Tackles Government Dysfunction Governor Expects Federal Government Will Repay Utah for National Parks Help http://kuer.org/post/governor-expects-federal-government-will-repay-utah-national-parks-help <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he expects the federal government will reimburse the state for the money spent to keep its five National Parks open in the final days of the shutdown.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:03:25 +0000 Brian Grimmett 37228 at http://kuer.org Governor Expects Federal Government Will Repay Utah for National Parks Help Salt Lake County Comes Through as Shutdown Threatens WIC Program http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-comes-through-shutdown-threatens-wic-program <p></p><p>Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says because the county came forward last week with emergency funding, many area low-income moms and babies will continue to have access to food and baby formula. The supply arrived at the Utah Food Bank today.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:43:35 +0000 Whittney Evans 36459 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County Comes Through as Shutdown Threatens WIC Program Utah's Governor Blames Federal Shutdown on Lack of Leadership http://kuer.org/post/utahs-governor-blames-federal-shutdown-lack-leadership <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dealing with the federal government shutdown dominated &nbsp;Utah Governor Gary Herbert&rsquo;s monthly news conference on Thursday. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:56:14 +0000 Dan Bammes 36287 at http://kuer.org Utah's Governor Blames Federal Shutdown on Lack of Leadership Federal Employees Protest Government Shutdown in Ogden http://kuer.org/post/federal-employees-protest-government-shutdown-ogden <p></p><p>Federal workers and furloughed employees are holding a rally Thursday at the Ogden Federal Building to protest the government shutdown. Ogden-Clearfield is one of the top 10 metro areas in the country affected by the furloughs. <a href="http://www.hill.af.mil/">Hill Air Force Base</a> is Utah&#39;s largest employer with some 25,000 federal employees and contractors.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:06:11 +0000 Andrea Smardon 36280 at http://kuer.org Federal Employees Protest Government Shutdown in Ogden Government Shutdown Delays Some Mortgage Loans http://kuer.org/post/government-shutdown-delays-some-mortgage-loans <p></p><p></p><p>The federal government shutdown is delaying and even stopping some lenders from finalizing home loans. With the Internal Revenue Service closed for business, lenders are unable to obtain borrowers tax transcripts, which is a vital step in approving a mortgage. The US Department of Agriculture, which processes rural home loans is closed as well.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Babs De Lay is the principal broker and owner of Urban Utah Homes and Estates. She says lenders, buyers and sellers are panicked.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Whittney Evans 36240 at http://kuer.org Government Shutdown Delays Some Mortgage Loans Federal Shutdown Causes Many Utah WIC Clinics to Close http://kuer.org/post/federal-shutdown-causes-many-utah-wic-clinics-close <p>The federally funded Women, Infants, and Children program, or WIC, is among the long list of services and benefits that are no longer available because of the government shut down. But what does that mean for Utahns?</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:49:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 36190 at http://kuer.org Federal Shutdown Causes Many Utah WIC Clinics to Close Government Shutdown Would Close Utah's National Parks http://kuer.org/post/government-shutdown-would-close-utahs-national-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the clock ticks down on a possible shutdown of the federal government, Utah&rsquo;s tourist industry is already hearing from worried visitors. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Visitors to Utah&rsquo;s five national parks could encounter locked gates if the government shuts down because Congress can&rsquo;t agree on a funding bill.&nbsp; Marian DeLay, the head of the Moab Travel Council, says foreign tourists in particular are telling Moab businesses they don&rsquo;t want to get to Utah and find the parks closed.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:23:24 +0000 Dan Bammes 36117 at http://kuer.org Government Shutdown Would Close Utah's National Parks