Salt Lake City’s Downtown Alliance released its annual report on economic benchmarks today. It shows retail sales, commercial office space and residential construction are all growing – and people seem to like it.
A statewide survey included in the report shows 70 percent of residents statewide have a positive perception of downtown Salt Lake, and 50 percent say the parking situation has improved.
Dan Nailen previews the upcoming show by indie rockers The Hold Steady, and Betsy Burton reviews "Flying Shoes" by Lisa Howorth (Bloomsbury) - an honest, vivid and memorable novel...perfect reading for a lazy summer day.
Smith’s Food and Drug will be the anchor grocery store for the development at the former Cottonwood Mall in Holladay. Activity at the 57-acre multi-use project stopped at the start of the recession. Marsha Gilford is vice president of public affairs for Smith’s. She says the new 78-thousand square foot store will be built just north of Macy’s and have two levels of below-store parking.
About 50 people gathered at the Utah Governor’s mansion Wednesday morning to deliver thousands of signatures collected for a petition asking Governor Gary Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes to stop fighting same-sex marriage in court.
Did you catch Bob Boilen (NPR's All Songs Considered) on RadioWest today? Bob shares some of his favorite artists, songs and albums of 2014. Check out his complete playlist - which includes music by by St. Vincent, Beck and Kishi Bashi. Lots of good stuff...and plenty more to look forward to for the end-of-year review!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published another in a series of articles on controversial historical topics on its official website. This one looks at the origin of the Book of Abraham, the source of some uniquely Mormon teachings.
A man accused of shooting and killing a Draper City police officer last September will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. Thirty-four-year-old Timothy Troy Walker was convicted Tuesday morning in 3rd District court with aggravated murder in the death of 32-year-old police Sergeant Derek Johnson.
A new national report shows that there is a shortage of workers with developed skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Brookings Institution report analyzed how long job vacancies were posted last year for various occupations. The study’s author Jonathan Rothwell says STEM jobs took the longest to fill everywhere across the country, indicating difficulty finding workers with adequate skills.
An environmental group says developing oil shale in the West would require enormous amounts of water – and it’s pointing to a recent court case to back up its argument.
A court settlement last week between Western Resource Advocates and Chevron resulted in the disclosure that Chevron’s plan for developing oil shale in Colorado would require up to 120-thousand acre-feet of water annually. That’s more water than Salt Lake City uses in a year.
Tuesday Utah residents will be able to apply for a special card that allows them to legally possess hemp oil for medical treatment purposes. The law that sets up the program went into effect this month.