6 12, 2018

Gov. Gary Herbert Says He Isn’t Proposing a Food Tax Hike. His Budget Plan Suggests Otherwise

By |2018-12-07T14:55:09+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Benjamin Wood in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 6, 2018 Lehi • A booming Utah economy has produced more than $1 billion in surplus revenues for policymakers to spend next year, and Gov. Gary Herbert would like a chunk of that cash handed back to the taxpayers. Herbert released his budget recommendations on Thursday, [...]

6 12, 2018

As Winter Inversion Sets in, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Proposes $100 Million in New Funding to Address Air Quality

By |2018-12-07T14:49:27+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by The Salt Lake Tribune on December 6, 2018 Thursday was a moderate air quality day, as Salt Lake City’s winter inversion began to creep in. The state Division of Air Quality called for Utahns to not burn solid fuels and the division asked residents to reduce or stop open burning and limit [...]

6 12, 2018

‘Fiercely Loyal to This School’: Brad Mortensen — a University Administrator and Community Advocate — Named Weber State’s New President

By |2018-12-07T14:47:15+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Courtney Tanner in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 6, 2018 For the past decade, Brad Mortensen has had a picture hanging in his office that his 9-year-old daughter drew. In red crayon, it said “BYU” with a thumbs down next to it and “Weber” with a thumbs up. Mortensen said he [...]

6 12, 2018

UTA Seeks Comments on Proposed Murray-Taylorsville-West Valley City Bus Rapid Transit Line

By |2018-12-07T14:43:43+00:00December 6th, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Lee Davidson in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 6, 2018 A new bus rapid transit (BRT) line could come soon that would run from Murray through Taylorsville to the West Valley City Central Station — and the Utah Transit Authority is seeking comment on an updated environmental study report about it. [...]

5 12, 2018

Salt Lake County Council Passes $1.5 Billion 2019 Budget They Say Prioritizes Public Safety Without a Tax Increase

By |2018-12-06T11:11:27+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Taylor Stevens in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 5, 2018 The Salt Lake County Council unanimously passed a roughly $1.5 billion 2019 budget at its meeting on Tuesday, which council members say prioritizes public safety and criminal justice without increasing taxes. The budget retains most of the funding outgoing Mayor Ben [...]

4 12, 2018

Utah Adds 52K New Residents in 2018 — but Growth is Slowing as Fewer People Have Babies, and Fewer Immigrants Move Here

By |2018-12-06T12:14:05+00:00December 4th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Lee Davidson in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 4, 2018 Utah’s population grew by an estimated 52,664 people this year — equivalent to adding a city the size of Logan. But growth is slowing as Utahns have fewer children and immigration decelerates. The state’s population now is 3,166,647, according to the Utah [...]

1 12, 2018

At Long Last, Salt Lake City’s Gateway is Getting a Grocery Store

By |2018-12-03T15:28:51+00:00December 1st, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Tony Semerad in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 1, 2018 More than 20 years after the idea was first proposed, a grocery store is coming to The Gateway in Salt Lake City. Arizona-based Vestar, owner of the shopping mall-turned-urban-entertainment hub on downtown’s western edge, has announced that a small Utah-owned grocery [...]

30 11, 2018

Business Groups Declare War on Utah’s Worst-in-the-Nation Wage Gap for Women

By |2018-12-03T16:07:59+00:00November 30th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Lee Davidson in The Salt Lake Tribune on November 30, 2018 Utah women earn an average of 70 cents on the dollar compared to men — the biggest wage gap among the states. So the Salt Lake Chamber and the Women’s Leadership Institute released a battle plan Friday aiming to narrow it. “The wage [...]

29 11, 2018

Salt Lake Olympic Officials Lay Out Budget Plan, and What 2019 Will Look Like Should USOC Choose SLC for 2030 Winter Games

By |2018-11-30T14:40:27+00:00November 29th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Christopher Kamrani in The Salt Lake Tribune on November 29, 2018 And now, more anticipation. It won’t be too long, however. The United States Olympic Committee is expected to make its decision on a future Olympic bid city for an upcoming Winter Games at its December board of directors meetings. The USOC [...]

28 11, 2018

Sundance Film Festival for 2019 Breaks Records for Submissions and Diversity, as its New Programming Director Shatters a Glass Ceiling

By |2018-11-30T14:55:31+00:00November 28th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Sean P. Means in The Salt Lake Tribune on November 28, 2018 The 2019 Sundance Film Festival will boast “the most inclusive lineup we’ve had in a long time,” said new programming director Kim Yutani — and her team has the numbers to prove it. Organizers at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute announced Wednesday a slate of [...]