Children

Courtesy of Hauenstein family

Doctors at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake recently diagnosed an infant with a rare and sometimes fatal condition. A new addition to Utah’s newborn screening protocol played a role in the discovery.

Democratic State Senator Pat Jones is working on legislation that would eliminate the Utah personal tax exemption given to those who claim someone in their home as a dependent.

After considerable debate Monday, the state House of Representatives approved legislation making it illegal for Utah drivers to smoke in their cars if they have a child as a passenger. The debate centered not around the effects of second hand smoke, but on the role of government in our lives.

The bill would make it a secondary offense to smoke while driving with someone under 16 years old. Democratic sponsor Patrice Arent argued that it’s lawmakers’ responsibility to protect children from harm.  

U.S. Census Bureau

Child Poverty in Utah is on the rise according to the latest information released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.

KUER News Pod: Wednesday October 10, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

Our Series on the Utah Priorities Project breaks into the top three, Utah Lawmakers announce a new plan to tackle child poverty, and the state names a new President at Weber State University.