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Erik Neumann / KUER

Carbon County has the highest rate of overdose deaths from heroin and prescription drugs in Utah, but health workers and law enforcement don’t always agree on how to address that problem. Recently a compromise was reached by these two sides allowing one syringe exchange to operate there.

For Some, Future of Emery County Depends on Coal

Sep 18, 2015
Brian Grimmett

Legislators continued their two-day site visit through rural Utah Thursday with visits to Emery and Sanpete counties.

Tax Incentives Boost Green River Refinery Plan

Jun 27, 2013
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  Work could begin soon on a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah, bringing more than a hundred stable new jobs to that community. 

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development will provide more than 12-million dollars in tax incentives to Rock River Resources, based in Houston. It’s agreed to create 125 new jobs at its proposed refinery to be built next to I-70 in Green River.  The state has already issued an air quality permit for the project, and construction on rail links to the site could begin this summer.