Teacher recruitment and retention is an ongoing battle for public schools in Utah. According to recent data nearly 50 percent of Utah teachers leave the classroom in the first five years. But outside of public schools there are some teaching jobs that never face a shortage.
Utah lawmakers have been pushing agencies to rely more and more on user fees instead of taxes. They say it’s only fair. But a bill backed by a Salt Lake City radioactive waste company would reverse that policy, shifting the cost of companies’ user fees to taxpayers.
A pair of bills aimed at strengthening Utah’s domestic violence laws are advancing at the Utah Legislature. They were prompted by the murder last June of Memorez Rackley and her six-year-old son, Jase.
This week, budget makers on Utah’s Capitol Hill will look at cutting millions of dollars from the Division of Juvenile Justice Services. It comes after a legislative audit showed division officials provided misleading information about their budget.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski called for not one, but two tax increases in her 3rd annual State of the City address Wednesday night. The additional revenue would pay for big transportation, housing and infrastructure projects.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Many use powerful opioids to treat it. But what if there was a way to manage chronic pain with your mind instead of drugs? That’s the focus of one researcher at the University of Utah.
Utah will likely send a statue of Martha Hughes Cannon to the U.S. Capitol, after the senate passed a resolution to replace a current statue of inventor Philo Farnsworth, with one of Cannon, an early Utah politician and women's rights activist.
Special housing is now available in Salt Lake County for about 150 people in addiction recovery. Eligible clients, many of whom were arrested during the crime and drug crackdown Operation Rio Grande, will receive vouchers for up to three months at a sober living home.
Funeral planning can be an emotional, vulnerable time for family members. It’s also a time when people regularly spend thousands of dollars on funeral costs. According to a new report, Salt Lake City is just one place where online price transparency for funerals is lacking.
Utah’s suicide hotlines receive nearly 10,000 calls each year from people in crisis, but not all are staffed 24/7. That’s why lawmakers are pushing new legislation to keep those lines open and staffed.