Utah Economy

Why has Halloween become so popular among adults?

Halloween was a kid’s thing. Stopping dressing was an important rite of passage. It meant that you were one step closer to becoming an adult. Not anymore. Today, adults have become avid Halloween revelers, especially young adults. In 2005, just over half of adults celebrated Halloween. Today that number has …

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Fil-Am techpreneurs shine at Silicon Slopes Summit in Utah – Manila bulletin

Filipino-born tech entrepreneurs made waves at the Silicon Slopes Summit held October 14-15, 2021 in Utah. Gabby Dizon, Co-Founder of Philippines-based Yield Guild Games, introduces the ‘Play to Earn’ game business model, which allows players to convert their time and skills into cryptocurrency and real money. (Photos from the Philippine …

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Suppressed global demand squeezing the global supply chain

SALT LAKE CITY – Store shelves are emptying, ports are backed up, the holiday shopping season is approaching. The mess in the global supply chain is likely to get worse before it gets better, says a Utah import / export specialist. In 2020, when the pandemic struck, workers were sent …

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How the Utah Legislature Made the State Prosperous | Opinion

Each week I have the opportunity to speak with business leaders from across the country. As I hear about their challenges with over-regulation that kills jobs, high taxes, and the lack of understanding of basic economics by some elected officials, I come out of these interactions grateful to live in …

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Can he energize the democratic base

HENRICO, Virginia (AP) – When Planned Parenthood canvassers stopped by Megan Ortiz, the 32-year-old therapist was getting ready to go out and was too distracted to speak for long. But after they left, she changed her mind. She hopped in her minivan and roamed the streets of her suburban Richmond …

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First “community refrigerator” opens on the west side of Salt Lake City

The first community refrigerator was installed by the Salt Lake Community Support Group. (Adam Sotelo, KSL-TV) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Many people are still struggling to make ends meet, even with an economy that appears to be doing well. Not everyone can afford to put …

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It is the state with the worst economy – 24/7 Wall St.

The health of a state’s economy depends on perspective. For businesses, the main considerations may be taxes and the extent to which the workforce can organize or demand benefits. For workers, the problems tend to be more on wages and insurance. For economists, the measures could be unemployment and the …

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A new power plant to support more jobs and energy innovation

The Intermountain Power Agency in Millard County is replacing its coal-fired generators with a natural gas and hydrogen power plant. As planning continues, the Utah Foundation released the “Plugging into the Future of Electricity” report. This report details how the change came about as California, where IPA exports its electricity, …

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Bali reopens to foreign travelers as COVID-19 outbreak subsides

DENPASAR, Indonesia – The Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened to international travelers to visit its shops and white sand beaches for the first time in over a year on Thursday – if vaccinated, test negative, native to certain countries, quarantine and take into account restrictions in public. However, foreign …

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State of the Northwest Arkansas region, business analysis scheduled for October 27

Submitted photo Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Economic and Business Research, shares economic highlights for the state. (May 2018) The Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the U of A, in conjunction with the Northwest Arkansas Council, will release …

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Local Utah Headlines – Monday Night, October 11, 2021

Monday evening October 11, 2021 State Encourage POCs to get involved in the redistribution Analysis of recent census data shows that more than half of Utah’s growth over the past decade has come from racial and ethnic minorities, and nearly 25% of Utahns identify themselves that way. For example, the …

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Rexburg owners honored to have their property become the site of a new temple

Shelley and John Hegsted’s 3,200 square foot home sits on a 100-acre plot of land across from Walmart in Rexburg, Idaho, and will become the site of a new temple. (Shelley Hegsted via EastIdahoNews) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes REXBURG, Idaho – Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of …

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Congress just put in place another debt ceiling showdown in December. Everything will probably be fine because neither side really wants to default.

President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Drew Angerer / Getty Images The past two weeks have underscored one thing: both sides want to avoid defaulting on debt. When the debt ceiling expires in December, things will likely be fine, just like in October. Plus, the United States …

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Biden’s approval rating drops to new low, poll finds

through: Alix martichoux, Nexstar Media Wire Posted: Oct 7, 2021 / 6:47 AM MDT / Update: Oct 7, 2021 / 6:47 AM MDT In this September 24, 2021 photo, President Joe Biden listens during the Quad Summit in the East Room of the White House. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) …

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Committee vying to bring Olympics back to Utah to meet IOC next month

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The next step in bringing the future Olympics back to Utah is expected to be over 5,000 miles next month. Members of the Salt Lake City-Utah Games Committee, led by President and CEO Fraser Bullock and Bid Chairperson Catherine Raney Norman, will travel to Lausanne, …

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Representative Albrecht provides update on legislation

By representative Carl Albrecht, District 70 Electoral redistribution The legislative redistribution committee has been busy at work, traveling across the state to gather feedback and review maps. Be sure to submit your own maps for review using the state of the art drawing tool available at https://redistricting.utah.gov/maps/. The Legislature will …

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New report shows Utah’s gender pay gap hasn’t changed in four years

LOGAN, Utah – The gender pay gap in Utah generally ranks among the highest in the country. A new report from the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah State University shows little is changing. “Unfortunately, with our pay gap, not much has changed,” UWLP director Susan Madsen told ABC4. …

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Files show slow response to report of California oil spill – ABC4 Utah

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – The United States Coast Guard received the first report of a possible oil spill off the southern California coast more than 12 hours before a company reported the major leak in its pipeline and that a clean-up effort be initiated, according to the records. . …

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Small Business Development Center bids farewell to Lennart Erickson – St George News

ST. GEORGE – The Southern Utah Small Business Development Center bade farewell to its director, Lennart Erickson, on Wednesday morning. Left to Right: Len Erickson and Dixie Technical College President Kelle Stephens walk arm in arm to cut the ribbon to celebrate the launch of the Dixie Business Alliance, St. …

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The Illini men’s basketball buzz – and the business – is already flowing in CU | Economy

CHAMPAIGN – Associate director of ticketing, sales and customer service for track and field Illini watched last year’s men’s basketball team have a dream season in a hollowed out State Farm Center. This year, the possibility that Jason Heggemeyer will still be able to hear players’ chatter or footsteps during …

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COVID-19 has environmental takeaways – The Daily Utah Chronicle

COVID-19, while catastrophic and disruptive in many ways, has forced the world to dramatically change its ways. The protocols of the COVID era have given us insight into our relationship and our dependence on the environment. More importantly, it has shown us that there is a lot we can do …

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Coal resources in the Uinta basin could be used for electronics and renewable energy products

Coal has always been an important resource and an economic engine in northeast Utah. Now researchers at the University of Utah are studying alternative uses, as well as other critical mineral deposits near the Uinta Basin. They hope to find and transform the raw resources into materials that can be …

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Improving public lands does not require heavy machinery

The Salt Lake Tribune on September 19 included a commentary from Redge Johnson, director of the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office, in which he wrote about the ecological challenges facing our public lands in Utah. As a member of the Conservation Corps, I belong to a community of young …

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Ironman 70.3 World Championship Generates Nearly $ 18 Million Direct Economic Impact For Washington County

Pro female winner Lucy Charles-Barclay and pro male winner Gustav Iden at the finish line of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George on September 18th. The economic impact of the race will reverberate throughout Washington County in the months to come. (Jeff Richards, St. George News) ST. GEORGE …

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Customer Opinion: Responding effectively to climate change | News, Sports, Jobs

Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo Smoke from wildfires lingers in the air as living trees and those scorched by wildfires blend together, as seen from the Mount Nebo Scenic Drive in southern Utah County, the Monday, October 5, 2020 (Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo) In the face of …

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Utah’s booming population, impacts of aging infrastructure on air pollution are a growing concern

As part of Utah’s 5th Annual Climate Week, panelists met after the premiere of a local documentary to discuss air pollution on Tuesday. (Mark Wetzel, KSL) SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Senator Derek Kitchen raised ‘red flags’ regarding the future of the state’s air quality during a panel following the …

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St. George continues to grow as water officials try to keep pace

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – The Washington County Water Conservancy District is completing several projects to keep pace with its growth. “Some projects we kind of assumed we wouldn’t need for a while, like some water tanks specifically and the water treatment plant expansion, but due to the With growth …

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Proposed 741-acre Cottonwood resort runs out of water

A developer is looking to build a resort-style community with great waterways and other entertainment amenities on a 741-acre plot in Cottonwood. Cottonwood City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission heard a presentation of the proposed project in a special joint session on September 14, where they were invited …

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Oil will be the world’s primary source of energy for decades

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – As the nations of the world prepare to gather for another climate summit next month in Glasgow, the OPEC oil cartel recalls that it believes crude will continue to rise. be the main source of energy for decades, especially as the world’s less wealthy countries seek …

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Biden gets booster, urges unvaxxed to get dosed

CDC said 25% of eligible Americans had not received any doses by: Alexandra Limon Posted: Sep 27, 2021 / 3:05 PM MDT / Update: Sep 27, 2021 / 3:07 PM MDT WASHINGTON (Nexstar) – “I’m over 65,” President Joe Biden said with a laugh, as he publicly received his COVID-19 …

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Salt Lake Chamber: Business Talk: IMpact Utah

Here’s Derek Miller talking about business. Top performing leaders know it pays to plan ahead and focus on improving their business. We are fortunate to have a non-profit organization to help our businesses in Utah do just that. Here’s Winthrop Jeanfreau, Executive Director of iMpact Utah, to tell us how. …

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We must move to a clean energy economy without leaving rural communities behind

Chris Detrick | Salt Lake Tribune solar panels atop the Salt Lake City Public Safety building. By Steve Glaser | The public forum | September 26, 2021, 3:20 p.m. Some in our legislature are rightly concerned that President Biden’s move away from fossil fuels will shut down Utah’s coal mines …

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Utah’s # 2 employment rate in the country as Delta variant emerges – St George News

Image bank | Photo by Lorenzo de Pexels, St. George News ST. GEORGE – Utah’s August employment rate remains one of the best in the country. According to a summary released by the Utah Department of Workforce Services on September 17, the national unemployment rate was 5.2% in August. Meanwhile, …

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‘LuLaRich’ reveals hole in US economy

People who have heard of LuLaRoe have usually come across him for one of two reasons. Either someone they know tried to sell them the company’s stretch leggings and fit and flare dresses on Facebook, or they saw some of the cheery coverage of LuLaRoe’s very public disintegration as a …

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You’re an Ironman, Utah – race moved to May, then back to Kona

A month after postponing the 2021 Ironman World Championship until February 5, 2022, Ironman officials changed course, deciding to move the event from Kailua-Kona to St. George, Utah. Ironman made the announcement Thursday morning in conjunction with officials from Grand Zion and St. George, Utah, as well as local and …

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Why some missing women don’t get nationwide attention like Gabby Petito

SALT LAKE CITY – It’s easy to see why the mystery surrounding Gabby Petito’s disappearance and death has caught the nation’s attention. A young couple traveling the country, appearing regularly on social media in beautiful settings, seeming happy about their adventures. Then the video stream was gone, only the boyfriend …

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Drought in southwestern United States, worst in century, linked by NOAA to climate change

During the same period, from January 2020 to August 2021, the region also experienced the third highest daily average temperatures measured since record keeping began in the late 19th century, according to the Drought Task of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Obligate. Reuters reports that the study warned …

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US pursues termination of American Airlines and JetBlue deal

(AP) – The Justice Department and officials from six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, saying it would reduce competition and lead to higher fares. The Justice Department said on Tuesday that the deal would eliminate significant competition in New York …

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Top 10 Utah Jazz Pieces of the Year! ??

The NBA released this video clip, titled “Top 10 Jazz Performances of the Year in Utah!” “- below is their description. Top 10 Utah Jazz Plays for the 2020-21 NBA Season, including Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gobert and more! ?? Subscribe to the NBA: https://on.nba.com/2JX5gSN Full Game Highlights Playlist: …

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2022 should be a benchmark year for Iowa taxpayers

The exterior of the Iowa State Capitol building can be seen in Des Moines on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (Andy Abeyta / The Gazette) “Today’s legislation ushers in a new era of growth and opportunity in Iowa,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said upon signing the 2021 Tax Reform Bill. “But we …

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Purple brings comfort to Georgia

Uit is home to a myriad of successful businesses, many of which specialize in innovation and technology. Purple Innovation, a leader in comfort technology that includes its award-winning mattresses, is firmly anchored here in Silicon Slopes and is expanding its presence across the United States. As one of Utah’s fastest …

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Utahns’ selfish opposition to vaccinations shows how far we’ve fallen since 9/11, writes George Pyle

Service to a greater good was the image of patriotism then and irrational selfishness is the ascendant now (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Staff Sergeant Colin Green, a veteran of Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, waves the American flag as the sun rises on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at …

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US launches mass deportation of Haitian migrants from Texas – ABC4 Utah

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) – The United States on Sunday returned Haitians camped in a Texas border town to their homeland and attempted to prevent others from crossing the border into Mexico in a massive show of force that marked the start of what may be one of the fastest, …

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West Valley man arrested for retail organized crime, caught with more than $ 80,000 in stolen goods

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A West Valley City man has been arrested for carrying out a retail organized crime scheme and has been found with more than $ 80,000 in stolen goods. The Economic Crimes Unit of the Utah Attorney General’s Office, CASE (Crimes Against Statewide Economy) identified …

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AG investigators destroy major retail theft case

WEST VALLEY CITY – The Utah Attorney General’s Office (Crimes Against Statewide Economy) CASE unit has arrested a West Valley City man who was profiting from the resale of large quantities of stolen goods to local big box retailers. Officers recovered more than $ 80,000 in brand new power tools, …

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BLM headquarters returns to Washington

Home Secretary Haaland said the office will expand its western office to Grand Junction, Colorado. (Rick Bowmer | AP, pool) US Home Secretary Deb Haaland tours old dwellings along the Butler Wash Trail during a visit to the Bears Ears National Monument on Thursday, April 8, 2021, near Blanding. | …

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Carr, 23 other Republican GAs urge Biden administration to drop vaccine mandates

WASHINGTON – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joins more than 20 other Republican state attorneys general in threatening to sue the Biden administration over its tenure that big employers are requiring their employees to be vaccinated against coronavirus or undergo weekly tests. “Yet another example of blatant disregard for the …

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Salt Lake City is one of the biggest winners of the past decade

Sep 18, 2021 Salt lake city “IT PROTECTED LINKS behind its mountains of ramparts, sheltered from physical and intellectual storms on both coasts, ”Wallace Stegner wrote of Salt Lake City. The novelist associated his adopted hometown, where he spent much of the 1920s and 1930s, with an “isolationism” and “provincialism” …

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IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Expected to Create US $ 15 Million Economic Impact

What may arguably be the most anticipated IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in history, the flagship event of the IRONMAN 70.3 race returns this weekend after a COVID-19-induced hiatus. A week full of festivities and side events leads to the Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 One-Day World Championship presented by the Utah …

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More and more Democrats are adopting the “progressive” label. here’s why

One particular question had been quietly running through my head for years – a question I’ve finally started to think about more seriously lately: When did the word “progressive” enter my reporting? Specifically, I started to think about it more when I covered an Ohio Democratic Congressional primary last month …

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Kansas finds itself in the middle of the road for COVID recovery

TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) – As another wave of COVID cases hits U.S. hospitals, Kansas has found itself in the middle of recovery, ranking both better and worse than its four border states . With an unemployment rate of 5.2% and around 53% of the population fully vaccinated, WalletHub.com, the personal …

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ABLE UTAH: a new program enables people with disabilities to save and invest without losing their benefits

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. (ABC 4) – On Wednesday, September 8, the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Utah State Treasurer’s Office announced the launch of ABLE Utah, a free savings program for tax for people with disabilities receiving needs-based benefits. “They deserve to have the same rights and …

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Kentucky Governor Convenes Special Session on COVID-19 Management – ABC4 Utah

FRANKFURT, Ky. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday announced he is calling the Kentucky Republican-led legislature for a special session to shape pandemic policies as the state grapples with an increase record number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The return of lawmakers to the State Capitol begins Tuesday …

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The impact of the tech sector on the Utah economy

When someone mentions a beehive, what are the first thoughts that come to mind? You probably can’t help but think about the delicious honey these little creatures make. Most importantly, bees play a vital role in maintaining strong plants and cultures throughout the pollination process. Most people already know that …

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Mustang roundups fuel debate amid drought | State and regional

Advocates of wild horses recognize that lack of forage and water can be a problem in some areas, but argue that taking away from herds like the Onaqui is unnecessary. “The BLM has an asset against drought, and they sometimes use it when they want to take extra horses off …

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Ohio unemployment recovery after pandemic ranks in the middle – News-Herald

(The Center Square) – Ohio continues to rank among the states in recovering unemployment as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent study. Ohio ranked 27th in the country in the study by WalletHub, a personal finance website that used five key metrics to compare …

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Fourth Stimulus Checks Live Updates: Can This Happen In August? Child Tax Credit August dates, tax return, opt-out … | Latest news

House Democrats face unity test over Biden’s spending plans Democrats face a unity test in the United States House of Representatives Monday as they start working on two ambitious spending plans who would devote billions of dollars To transport infrastructure and social programs. While centrist Democrats are keen to pass …

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Horse roundups amid drought create debate

In recent weeks, federal workers have flown large helicopters roundups to eliminate feral horses in the US states of Utah and Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management, the agency responsible for public lands across the United States, says the roundups are necessary to protect the environment and horses as a …

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Cuomo’s drive to dominate led to success and downfall – ABC4 Utah

In 2018, when it came to his running for president, Andrew Cuomo insisted there was only one reason he would step down sooner. And it wasn’t the White House. “The only caveat,” he said, “is if God strikes me to death.” Another possibility will come true this week, when the …

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2020 census counts ways in which Utah’s rapidly growing population is aging and diversifying

Apartments and townhouses on Traverse Mountain Boulevard in Lehi are pictured Wednesday. The US Census Bureau is set to release more information gathered in the 2020 survey. The influx of new apartments and condos in Utah County has fueled population growth relative to Salt Lake County. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret …

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New hedge fund regulations would hurt underlying beneficiaries, including in Utah

FILE – This September 8, 2020 file photo shows the Charging Bull statue in New York’s financial district. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, file) | August 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Our country’s financial system is large and complex, which naturally leads to misconceptions and misunderstandings about how it works. One …

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Hendrickson: Time to fix the Iowa property tax problem

Iowa property taxpayers are increasingly frustrated and they are tired of the blame game that is played by local governments to avoid answering why tax breaks are nearly impossible. Property taxes fund local governments and often the blame is shifted from one tax authority to another as to why tax …

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Foreign travelers may need to be vaccinated to enter the United States

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Biden administration begins planning for possible return of more international travelers to the United States Non-essential international travelers from certain countries are still not permitted to enter the United States, while travelers from other countries are permitted to enter. “If we do nothing now, by the end …

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Senator Mike Lee Says Infrastructure Bill Will Hurt Poor and Middle Class Americans | Government and Politics

US Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Wednesday criticized a massive bipartisan infrastructure bill and argued that the bill would hurt “poor and middle-class Americans.” The bill in question is the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a nearly $ 1 trillion proposal backed by Democrats and more than a dozen Republicans, …

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How the Western “mega-drought” could cause more “water wars”

Brad Howard, CNBC Producer: Water is a crucial resource that all humans need. Emma Newburger, CNBC Business News: And right now, what we’re seeing is that there just isn’t enough water for everyone. Maddie Stone, Freelance Science Journalist: The current situation is that large swathes of the west – essentially …

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GOP warns against passing infrastructure bill, key test for Biden agenda

Senator Mitt Romney is among Republicans calling for a postponement of the vote on infrastructure. Informal talks could continue if the Senate votes against the indoor debate on Wednesday. Senator Chuck Schumer organized the vote because the legislative calendar is busy. WASHINGTON – The odds of a bipartisan infrastructure bill …

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Utah bankruptcies actually plummeted during COVID-19. Here’s why.

The economic devastation of the pandemic in Utah has not triggered an increase in personal or business bankruptcies. At least not so far. On the contrary: The Hive State recorded 7,641 personal bankruptcies last year under Chapters 7 and 13, down 22.7% in a year of uproar and COVID-19 lockdowns …

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Is Utah the Worst State for Women’s Equality? Here’s what the numbers show.

Editor’s Note: This article is one of a series examining the status of women in Utah. Read the editorial explaining the project. Utah is regularly called the worst state for women’s equality, and this ranking is often due to these factors in the lives of the women who live here: …

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Salt Lake Chamber speaking on Business: Open Streets SLC

The Salt Lake City Room · Business Talk: Open Streets SLC Here’s Derek Miller talking about business. Once again, Salt Lake City will host Open Streets to help support businesses, strengthen our economy, and welcome people to the heart of our community. Dee Brewer, Head of the Downtown Alliance, is …

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Building New Mexico’s outdoor economy

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) – Ryan and Cody Dudgeon both grew up in northwestern New Mexico. The two left for greener pastures in Missoula, MT. But after working as river guides in Montana and Idaho for 14 years, the married couple came to see the rivers that run through their homes …

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It’s time to cleanse the sacred air

Because the current Drought conditions in the southwest are worse than any spring in the past 21 years, utah state faces potentially devastating situation forest fire season. Ultimately, this situation is a harbinger of our future as mega-lice due to climate change. It’s easy to blame the fossil fuel companies …

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BioUtah statement on drug pricing legislation from Democratic House leaders

SALT LAKE CITY – (BUSINESS WIRE) –BioUtah Chief Executive Officer Kelvyn Cullimore issued the following statement after Democratic House leaders released their drug pricing proposal, HR 3, Elijah E. Cummings Drugs Cost Cutting Now Act, based on similar legislation introduced in the 116th Congress. “Utah has a long and proud …

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Utah faces Los Angeles in 3-game skidding

Utah Jazz (42-15, first in Western Conference) vs Los Angeles Lakers (35-22, fifth in Western Conference) Los Angeles; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Utah hit the road against Los Angeles to break their three-game losing streak on the road. The Lakers are 21-11 in conference. Los Angeles averages 15.6 …

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Data shows high retention of teachers in Utah despite pandemic

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Despite fears that the pandemic will push away many teachers and worsen a long-term teacher shortage in the state, more Utah teachers have remained in their jobs this year than over the past five years, according to data from the Utah State Board of Education. …

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US, China agree to urgently cooperate on climate crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to tackle climate change urgently, just days before President Joe Biden is hosting a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The deal was struck by US special climate …

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Amazon will occupy a warehouse under construction in Marriott-Slaterville, employing “hundreds” | Business

MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE – Amazon will occupy the new warehouse that is taking shape at Marriott-Slaterville, using it as a last mile delivery center for Weber County residents receiving merchandise through the online retailer. Work is underway at the site at the northeast corner of 400 North and Interstate 15, and officials …

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Opinion: The good and bad news about Utah’s infrastructure

The next time you’re driving on 300 West in Salt Lake City and risk causing a three-car crowd by swerving to avoid a pothole, take heart to the good news. Utah (tied with Georgia) received the country’s highest rating for its infrastructure. The bad news is, it’s a C +. …

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Salt Lake economy firing on all pistons

SALT LAKE CITY – Again, when it comes to the strong muscles of its economy, Salt Lake City exceeds its weight compared to other American cities. Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Derek Miller joined Inside Sources host Boyd Matheson on Friday to break down a new Wall Street Journal …

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Dwyane Wade Joins Utah Jazz Ownership Group

SALT LAKE CITY – Dwyane Wade is an NBA owner. The Utah Jazz announced on Friday that the 13-time NBA all-star will join the youngest group of owners in the league. The group is led by tech entrepreneur Ryan Smith, who, along with his wife, Ashley, acquired a controlling stake …

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Washington Co. School District Joins Campaign to Prevent Suicide in Utah

WASATCH, Utah (ABC4) – This month, the Wasatch County School District is partnering with Live On in hopes of raising awareness about suicide prevention. To further advocate, the district will host various events that will be available to the entire Utah community. Research shows that the potential mental health effects …

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Why are the jobs not filled with so many unemployed people in the Utah economy?

Despite a record number of claims for Utahn unemployment benefits each week, some companies are struggling to find workers to fill the vacancies. Vernon Hanssen, CEO and co-owner of Gourmandise, a gourmet bakery and café based in Salt Lake City, said finding candidates for hire in the food and restaurant …

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Rep. Chris Stewart: Democratic ‘COVID-19 relief’ won’t let Utah cut taxes

With the signing of the Democrats’ $ 1.9 trillion expansive COVID-19 relief bill, they did something they couldn’t achieve on Election Day: control all 50 state legislatures. Placing these legislatures under the direct control of Congress violates the Supreme Court’s anti-requisition doctrine. But they did it anyway. For Utah, where …

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The stage is set for Romney to act on climate change

My future and that of the planet depend on it. (Screenshot via Grabien) Senator Mitt Romney appears on “Meet the Press” on December 20, 2020. By Aarushi Verma | Special at The Tribune | April 16, 2021, 4:30 p.m. Our growing clean energy economy – like much of the global …

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Utah tax collections jumped by more than $ 1.5 billion, with billions more in federal spending going to the state

Utah lawmakers plan special session in May to distribute billions of dollars in federal coronavirus aid (Rick Bowmer | AP) Republican Mike Schultz at the Utah State Capitol in February 2020. A special session is scheduled for May 2021 to distribute additional income to taxpayers. | April 16, 2021 at …

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New study reveals problem with airborne microplastics

While microplastics research previously focused on the impact on rivers and oceans, a new study highlights the growing threat of airborne microplastics. Plastic is not new, but the result of decades of accumulation in the environment. Scientists consider plastic pollution one of the “the most pressing environmental and social issues …

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What is the infrastructure? It’s a matter of gender, to begin with

A recent tweet New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – with her reams of sneaky answers – is currently summing up a key infrastructure divide in Washington. Paid leave is an infrastructure.Child care is an infrastructure.Caregiving is infrastructure. – Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 7, 2021 “Paid leave is an infrastructure. Child …

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Students help Governor Cox and Lieutenant Governor Henderson celebrate their first 100 days in office

Details Written by Holly richardson Category: Featured Articles Created: 15 April 2021 The Cox-Henderson administration marked its first 100 days in office by visiting students from Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School. Governor Spencer Cox, Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson and First Lady Abby Cox met with students …

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Equity and diversity among the keys to economic success in Utah, according to a panel

For the Beehive State to maintain its current level of economic prosperity, ensuring that people of various circumstances have the opportunity to participate in that success will be key, a panel of Utah leaders said on Wednesday. Research by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute showed that in 2015, 79% …

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Utah could be weeks away from lifting COVID-19 restrictions

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah could be weeks away from lifting long-standing health restrictions put in place by the COVID-19 pandemic. The law project, dubbed the “COVID-19 endgame”, will begin to end public health orders once the state meets certain criteria for virus cases, hospitalizations and vaccinations. Right now, the …

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Teacher retention peaked in five years, despite concerns the pandemic has driven out

Despite worries that the pandemic would alienate many teachers and exacerbate a teacher shortage in the state, more Utah teachers have stayed in their jobs this year than they have in the past five years, according to data from the State Board of Education of the ‘Utah. Malia Hite, educator …

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A look at Governor Cox’s progress during his first 100 days in office

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – It’s been 100 days since Spencer J. Cox took office as 18e Governor of Utah. “I think the Governor and Lieutenant Governor could not be happier,” Governor Cox Director of Communications Jennifer Napier-Pearce told ABC4. “Obviously, COVID-19 is our top priority and it took a …

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DE Shaw’s 180 MW solar projects in Utah will support Facebook data centers

DE Shaw Renewable Investments“(DESRI) 180 MWac solar projects at Cove Mountain in Iron County, Utah have started commercial operation. Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain 2 have entered into long-term PPAs with PacifiCorp on behalf of Facebook, providing its data center operations with new solar resources. Swinerton Renewable Energy builds the …

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