This time of year, many Utahns are giving away food to help those in need. But that need is there all year round. One in seven households in Utah struggled with hunger last year. Food insecurity persists in the Beehive State in spite of its robust economy and charitable citizens.
This week, the Salt Lake County Council gave preliminary approval for the $1.1 billion-dollar, 2016, county budget. It includes Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams plan to improve the criminal justice system.
Economists are predicting that US holiday spending will be 3.7 percent higher this year compared to last year. There are efforts underway in Utah to get consumers to shift some of that spending to local businesses.
Former Salt Lake County Councilman Randy Horiuchi died on Thursday. Horiuchi spent most of his life serving in political positions. Until late last year, he was a member of the Salt Lake County Council. He had also served as the chairman of the Utah Democratic party.
The commission tasked with recommending where emergency services for the homeless should go gave the public a glimpse of three possible scenarios last night. Members of the commission say there’s interest in spreading some services out and away from the beleaguered Depot District corridor.
The Utah Transit Authority’s governing board has passed new ethics rules and three of its members have resigned after an undisclosed trip to Switzerland two months ago. But the legislative leader who organized the controversial trip is unapologetic.
Sandy City has removed the carbon monoxide gas chamber at its animal services facility. Back in September, the Sandy City Council voted unanimously to remove the gas chamber at the facility and make it a no-kill shelter. The carbon monoxide chamber was dismantled late last month.
Jackie Biskupski has garnered national attention for being elected Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor. But here at home, Biskupski and her supporters are downplaying the historic nature of this election.
Former state lawmaker Jackie Biskupski is officially the mayor-elect of Utah’s capital city. The Salt Lake City board of canvassers released the final results Tuesday of the Mayor’s race and for three city council races.
In a last minute move, the Bureau of Land Management in Utah postponed its oil and gas lease auction scheduled for Tuesday morning. Environmentalists who had been planning a protest held a victory party instead.
After Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, a growing number of governors across the US are opposing efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in their states, but Utah Governor Gary Herbert is taking a more measured approach.
Hundreds gathered at a park in Salt Lake City over the weekend to publicly resign from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The mass resignation came in response to LDS Church policy changes clarifying that those who are in a same-sex marriage should be considered apostates, and banning baptisms for children living with gay parents until they’re 18.