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Restaurant Mural Causes Stir in West Jordan

8 hours ago
Nicole Nixon

A large mural covering a Mexican restaurant in West Jordan is causing some controversy between city officials and residents.  

Whittney Evans

The Salt Lake Tribune is asking faithful online readers to pay for an ad-free version of its website in an effort to boost revenues. The paper kicked off the new funding model today.

Thomas Hawk / Flickr Creative Commons

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Death Row prisoners to continue being executed by lethal injection. It’s a case that’s been watched in Utah, where the use of firing squads is a backup method of execution.

Utah State Parks

In wake of the rescue of two fishermen from Willard Bay on Wednesday night, officials are encouraging people swimming in state parks this summer to use life jackets.

Tracy Aviary Unveils New Solar Trees

Apr 22, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Officials and dignitaries cut the ribbon on a new solar project at Tracy Aviary today as a celebration of Earth Day.

Earth Day is this week and cities in Utah Valley are becoming more environmentally friendly according to a survey of municipal policies by a local environmental group. 

Earthquake Drill Shakes Out Utahns

Apr 16, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Nearly a million people dropped, took cover and held on during the largest statewide earthquake drill known as the Great Utah ShakeOut on Thursday. At the University of Utah, students and faculty assembled at evacuation points and received earthquake information pamphlets and emergency preparedness items.

Utah in Top 10 for Americorps Volunteerism

Apr 15, 2015
Corporation for National and Community Service

For the first time since its inception 20 years ago, Americorps has released the states and cities that produce the highest number of volunteers. Provo is ranked number four among mid-size cities and Utah is ranked eighth overall, which Americorps director Bill Basl says is not surprising.

Salt Lake City Issues Water Usage Advisory

Apr 14, 2015
Anton via Wikimedia Commons

Salt Lake City officials are calling for a stage one water usage advisory in the wake of a dry winter that has produced little spring runoff.

U.S. Census Bureau

A new study released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranks Utah 29th in the US for the number of opportunities available to women and women in poverty.

Mark A. Philbrick

Five Brigham Young University engineering students have built a lightweight and low cost motorized wheelchair for children with diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

Tambako via Flickr

 Aggressive power-seekers are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attack, according to a new study released by the University of Utah.