Utah Economy

Washington County Implements Utah’s Most Restrictive Water Ordinances

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah – Washington County’s largest cities have implemented new water ordinances to help protect water resources in what a news release called the nation’s fastest growing region. The new measures include a ban on non-functional turf for newly constructed commercial, institutional and industrial developments, and a turf limit …

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What’s happening to the renovated Salt Lake International Airport? | Opinion

As I write, I’m sitting on the outdoor observation deck at San Francisco International Airport. I am awaiting a flight to Sydney, Australia, where I will study how flight patterns between Australia and Europe with an intermediate stopover, known as the “Kangaroo Route”, have helped integrate the Australia in the …

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Utah housing market sees more listings but slows sales

SAND, Utah — Utahns buying homes this summer have more options and less competition compared to the homebuying fever of recent years, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. The number of active statewide listings on UtahRealEstate.com on July 28 was over 9,300. That’s a 160% increase over the …

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How the struggling Great Salt Lake could be fired from the US Senate

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the Great Salt Lake Recovery Act, legislation introduced by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, to study historic drought conditions and protect the long-term health of the Great Salt Lake, the largest lake saline of the Western Hemisphere. Earlier this month, the Great Salt Lake plummeted …

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Housing Market: Are Utah and Idaho Stable Places to Buy a Home?

Yes, housing markets in the West — including Utah — went haywire after the COVID-19 pandemic sent many Americans shopping. The rush for housing in fast-growing and relatively more affordable areas like the West has sent prices skyrocketing. But now that rising mortgage rates are tempering demand, does that mean …

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How do small towns get flights? Thanks to Essential Air Service

If you look on a map, Page, Arizona, looks quite remote. It is surrounded by desert on the shores of Lake Powell, just across the border from Utah. By car, Page is about 4.5 hours from Las Vegas or Phoenix, the nearest major cities. And yet, this city of about …

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Missouri is experiencing growth in agriculture, fishing, and hunting industries

July 23 – Economic experts are increasingly predicting that the United States is headed for recession – if the economy isn’t already in one. Unemployment remains at historic lows, but increased inflation over the past year has increased the cost of almost everything for businesses and consumers. As the US …

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Mitt Romney: Saving the Great Salt Lake is worth billions of dollars

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, introduced a bill in the US Senate last year to study saline lakes. The bill struggled to gain attention because, as the senator from Utah said, few people seemed to understand or care about the Great Salt Lake. While researchers have …

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Utah small business owners to meet congressional leaders in DC

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios A coalition of about 70 Utah small business owners is meeting in DC this week to meet the state’s congressional delegation. The business owners are alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which meets for a two-day summit. Driving the news: They plan to voice …

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Utah ranks third among states for business, but where do women-owned businesses rank?

Natalie Rasmussen, left, and her mother-in-law, Marci Rasmussen, owner of Especially For You, your downtown florist, create floral arrangements at the Salt Lake City boutique on Jan. 12, 2021. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s economy and business environment have historically …

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IsoTruss, Inc. Receives USDA Funding Award for Rural Broadband Project

SPRINGVILLE, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IsoTruss, Inc., a provider of engineering, design and manufacturing services, today announced that it has received $124,000 in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this rural broadband project, the company will use its patented geometry to create a lightweight, space-saving mobile cell site to …

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SLC receives $16 million to improve urban transportation

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – With a $15.6 million funding increase, Salt Lake City aims to make public transit safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Here’s how to beat the heat in Salt Lake But what are the real improvements? Here’s what city officials say they’re focusing on: Completion of a …

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Utah-based Beans & Brews has ambitious plans to go regional

When Beans & Brews opened in 1993, Utahns were so unfamiliar with coffee drinks, “we rarely got to turn on the espresso machine,” said Jeff Laramie, the company’s co-founder and CEO. “If someone ordered a latte, we would all fight over who would do it.” When national chain Starbucks opened …

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Manufacturing at its lowest since June 2020

Find out what clicks on FoxBusiness.com. Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in June to its lowest level in two years as demand and employment contracted according to the latest data. The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell more than 3 points …

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Medical schools and teaching hospitals: economic engines for their communities and the nation

The nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals contribute substantially to the nation’s economy, with their patient care, education, and research adding more than $728 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) and supporting more 7 million jobs, according to a report. of the AAMC. “Medical schools and teaching hospitals are economic …

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Donald Trump endorsed Chris Stewart and Burgess Owens in the Republican primaries

Former President Donald Trump endorsed two incumbent congressmen from Utah on Monday, a day before the Republican primary election. Representatives Chris Stewart and Burgess Owens both face GOP challengers, but both are expected to win on Tuesday. Describing Stewart as a “conservative warrior,” Trump called the five-term congressman a “tireless …

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Here’s How Much Utah Earned From National Park Tourism Last Year

UTAH (ABC4) – A new report released by the National Park Service has identified how much money each state earned from tourism in 2021. The report found that 14,796,739 visitors to Utah’s national parks spent $1,607,900,000 in the state in 2021. Utah contributed $2.5 billion to its state economy in …

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David Zook to announce county housing task force findings – Cache Valley Daily

Logan City has given the green light to a huge apartment complex next to Nibley City Parks, which has left residents upset. LOGAN — Cache County Executive David Zook will present the findings of his housing crisis task force at noon Thursday, June 23. Zook’s presentation is scheduled for the …

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Why is there a shortage of lifeguards? Staff to blame for pool closures

As labor shortages continue to plague virtually every sector of the U.S. economy, your local pool might be the last to feel the pain. That’s because swimming pools and recreation centers across the country are facing a severe shortage of lifeguards and swim instructors – the worst shortage in at …

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Could canceling student loans have an impact on inflation?

(NEXSTAR) – Inflation is now at its highest level in four decades, and the Federal Reserve’s efforts to rein it in have so far failed to bring it under control. Some worry that an impending decision by the Biden administration to cancel student loans could only make matters worse. But …

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Food and Wine: Feeding Aspen’s Local Economy

(Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times) The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is the unofficial start of summer in the resort community, which until mid-June is a quiet, sleepy mountain town with few visitors. The 2021 Food & Wine Classic kicked off in Aspen on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The …

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‘Community advocate’ feeds the hungry and food insecure in Utah

(good things utah) As a result of a global pandemic, families and individuals in our state have slowly become food insecure; for the daily meals that were once taken for granted had suddenly become a rare occurrence. As this disparity persisted and the economy froze, a local charity called Murray …

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Friday’s credit card outage shows just how vulnerable NJ is

Have you ever felt that we sometimes depend too much on technology? I’m sure many in New Jersey did Friday afternoon. It didn’t get much mainstream media attention, but it was all over social media. Indeed, not only were people making purchases scrambling to pay with checks, but there was …

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Jersey Shore Island Named NJ’s Best Summer Destination for 2022

Summer in New Jersey is a must for not only the tri-states, but the east coast as well. There are plenty of beaches to visit along the coast, but the Jersey Shore is a place where people vacation every summer and they come from all over the country. Now if …

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Economist addresses pandemic impacts at Utah County Commission meeting | News, Sports, Jobs

Connor Richards, Daily Herald file photo Utah County Commissioners, from left, Amelia Powers Gardner, Bill Lee and Tom Sakievich listen during a town hall meeting in Provo Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have spread far and wide, reaching even into Utah County …

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How This ‘Little Trail That Could’ Aims to Change Salt Lake Recreation and Transit

Brian Tonetti and Evelyn Lamb ride the Folsom Trail in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City and the Federal Transit Administration have completed the first phase of the trail, a one-mile paved shared-use trail for walking and biking that connects West Side neighborhoods to …

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Inflation eclipses robust job gains – ABC4 Utah

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden came before television cameras Friday to celebrate another month of healthy job growth and low unemployment and the fastest pace of hiring in four decades under his direction. “The labor market,” the president said, “is the strongest it’s been since just after …

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Three Takeaways From Congressional Candidate Jake Hunsaker’s Solitary Primary Debate

Republican incumbent Representative Burgess Owens did not show up for the debate and did not commit to participating in a debate sponsored by the GOP’s 4th congressional district. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jake Hunsaker answers questions next to an empty podium during a debate for the GOP …

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Azerbaijan’s Independence Day celebrated in Los Angeles

Baku, May 30, AZERTAC An event dedicated to Azerbaijan’s Independence Day and the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and the United States was held in Los Angeles. Hosted by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles, the event brought together representatives from the US State Department, County …

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‘Monopoly’ tech giant faces explosive allegations

Google antitrust case: ‘Monopoly’ tech giant faces explosive allegations Alphabet Inc’s Google is part ‘pitcher, batter and umpire’, a US state lawsuit claimed in its plea alleging the internet giant competed ‘unfairly and deceptively’ in the advertising technology company using its dominant position. That’s not the only allegation Google is …

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Housing boom is making many Mountain West homeowners ‘equity rich’

According to real estate data analyst Attom, there is a record $27 trillion in equity in the United States. In fact, thanks to the overfed housing market, almost half of the owners with mortgages are considered “equity rich” after the first quarter of 2022. This means they owe less than …

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Utah unemployment rate continues to fall | Regional News

(The Center Square) – Utah continued its downward trend in unemployment rates in April, according to figures from the Department of Workforce Services. Nonfarm payroll employment in the state grew about 3.9% over the past year, adding 62,400 jobs since April 2021, the department said. According to the department, Utah’s …

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GOP directs culture war fury at green investing trend

SALT LAKE CITY — Republicans oppose Wall Street’s growing efforts to factor factors such as long-term environmental risk into investment decisions, the latest indication the GOP is ready to damage its relationship with large corporations to score Culture War points. Many are targeting a concept known as ESG – which …

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a financial expert intervenes

After another tough day on Wall Street, a finance expert says now is not the time to panic, but maybe now is the time to make some changes to your finances to weather the storm and prepare for your retirement. “It’s scary. I would say a lot of investors and …

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National homebuilder confidence falls to lowest level in two years

SALT LAKE CITY — For the fifth month in a row, national homebuilder confidence fell, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The index fell eight points in May to 69 – the lowest level of builder confidence for new single-family homes since June 2020. …

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Dixie State ain’t no more, now it’s ‘Utah Tech’

ST. GEORGE, Utah — The university formerly known as “Dixie State” has unveiled its new logo, with campus rebranding beginning immediately. Utah Tech University’s logo was unveiled on Sunday. It includes some intentional nods to the university’s past and the more inclusive state as a whole. It features a red …

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Poll: Utahans support tourism, but trouble and frustrations are brewing

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Two new surveys have shed light on Utahans’ perceptions of tourism, showing statewide support and capturing residents’ concerns about the quality of life in nearby areas. high attendance. “What we know from this survey is that Utah residents, as a whole, …

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Elon Musk and Tesla’s quiet success with a cobalt-free EV battery

Four years ago, Elon Musk said his Tesla vehicles were going to have cobalt-free batteries. In the first quarter of this year, amid the huge uproar of Musk’s desired acquisition of social platform Twitter, Tesla revealed that nearly half of its vehicles produced during that period featured cobalt-free lithium iron …

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ChatFunnels Co-Founder Billy Bateman Recognized as One of Utah’s Top Entrepreneurs | News

Billy Batmanco-founder of ChatFunnels is recognized as one of the from utah top 100 entrepreneurs by WIN in partnership with TechBuzz and Salt Lake Chamber. Billy is also set to speak at the tech industry’s largest virtual demand generation leadership summit for marketers and sales professionals to learn best practices …

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As women return to work, remote work could lock in gains

Lily Stateline coverage of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic “secession” is fading as more women return to work across the country, aided by new workplace flexibility that could stall future increases in female employment. Remote working, an easing of constraints from 9 to 5 working days …

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COMMENT: “Iowa is a pro-growth fiscal leader” | Columnists

John Hendrickson Guest Columnist For fifteen years, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has produced Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index. This broad index measures 15 policy variables that the ALEC has deemed important for economic growth, with a particular focus on tax and spending policies. Since …

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How have states handled the COVID-19 crisis? New analysis shows Utah, Nebraska and Vermont were the best with Montana and Florida close behind

The Committee To Unleash Prosperity (CUP) has released the most comprehensive analysis to date on how states have handled the COVID-19 crisis. These results were also published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Picture/CUP The State Report Card measures and compares state performance on three metrics: economy, …

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Why This Economy May Be Stronger Than It Seems

From inflation to war in Ukraine, there seems to be plenty to worry about the economy these days, but things are looking pretty good for the busy Haya Hotel in Tampa, Florida. Even with gas prices exceeding $4 a gallon, people are commuting from neighboring states and flocking to the …

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Looking to start a hydrogen hub in your state? Here’s what the experts say it will take

With a third of its economy tied to power generation, Wyoming is not a state that plans to sit back and watch energy transitions pass, taking its longtime livelihood with it. But building a new industry in a relatively small state is no easy task, according to Glen Murrell, executive …

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PM Briefing: Nominating conventions and states accept Colorado River water cuts

Friday, April 22, 2022 State Utah nominating conventions are Saturday Republican and Democratic delegates from Utah will choose their nominees for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Saturday. On the Republican side, Senator Mike Lee faces two main challengers. The convention comes a week after revelations about his …

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Watch: Governor Cox hosts monthly press conference on PBS Utah

Tags: Bills, Future Prosperity, Opportunity, Rural, Rural Affairs SALT LAKE CITY (April 21, 2022) — Click here to watch Governor Cox’s monthly press conference hosted by PBS Utah. ASL interpretation is provided. Highlights include: We are declaring a state of drought emergency starting today. This emergency ordinance will allow the …

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Buy Local: Support Utah’s Woman-Owned Business Directory

Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes Women start and grow businesses, create jobs, support families financially, and contribute to the local and state economy. When we support women leading businesses, we encourage growth, create opportunities for communities and grow the middle class. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find women-owned businesses …

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Texts Show Utah Senator Lee’s Early Work to Cancel Election | National Policy

PA SALT LAKE CITY, AP — Utah Sen. Mike Lee worked on early efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, helping advance legally dodgy plans to keep President Donald Trump in power, before to change course and reverse quickly. His efforts, revealed in text messages obtained by the House panel …

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Utah’s ‘business-friendly’ privacy law set to go live in 2024

A new consumer privacy law has been signed into law in Utah and will go into effect at the end of 2023, the fourth such state bill to pass. Although it compares in some ways to previous bills passed in California, Virginia and Colorado, Utah’s bill is the most business-friendly. …

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California and New York have handled the worst COVID-19 lockdowns, Florida among the best, new study finds

A new study has ranked states by how they have handled the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent restrictions and lockdowns, showing a stark contrast between liberal and conservative states. The Committee To Unleash Prosperity study compared state performance on metrics such as the economy, education and mortality from the virus, …

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Acute labor shortages prevent Utah employers from filling jobs

Washington County and the State of Utah are generally in a good economic position. The population keeps growing and unemployment keeps falling. There is only one glaring problem: companies are not finding enough workers to fill their vacancies. “Washington County is quite the growth machine there,” said Benjamin Crabb, regional …

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New oil and gas rules are costing Garfield County in investment and industry jobs, study finds

It wasn’t exactly surprise news for Garfield County commissioners on Tuesday, but an economic impact study assessing the impacts of new oil and gas regulations in Colorado finds the county is taking a significant financial hit. Commissioners heard findings from Wyoming consultant Timothy Considine during a working session on Tuesday. …

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UN warns Earth ‘firmly on track towards an unlivable world’ – ABC4 Utah

BERLIN (AP) — Temperatures on Earth will exceed a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have pledged, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inaction but also noting encouraging signs of progress. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the …

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Better politics today will create a brighter economy tomorrow

Governor Mike DeWine’s state of the state address last week offered an optimistic view of Ohio. Borrowing a line from Bengals star Joe Burrow, Mr DeWine told the General Assembly that Ohio “comes for everything”. The governor gave lawmakers a solid pep talk, and his optimism is well-placed and infectious. …

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Economy Rent a Car announces 12 new locations – Rental Operations

As travel resumes, Economy welcomes many new affiliates and extensions of existing affiliates. Pictured is the Orlando team. Photo: Economy Rent A Car Economy Rent a Car Corp. announced the addition of 12 new affiliate sites in North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. According to …

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Letters to the Editor – Will Smith, Warsaw Speech, Carbon Tax, Utah Governor, Southlake

Another new low Will Smith’s pathetic “what we do for love” apology for slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars is reminiscent of the excuses used by perpetrators of domestic violence the world over: I love you, therefore I kick you. He should be strongly and publicly condemned by all media …

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Wolf ranks near bottom in Governor’s Scorecard report

(The Center Square) – A new report on US governors and their commitment to economic freedom has ranked Governor Tom Wolf near the bottom of the pack. The Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom, published by the American Legislative Exchange Council, rates each governor “on their current economic performance and their …

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Here are three bad ideas to fight high gas prices |Opinion

What could be worse than the problem of high priced gasoline? How about politicians and special interest groups trying to solve it? The past few days have been filled with bad ideas floating around. Worst among these (and it’s a close call) is a bill sponsored by a trio of …

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Morgan Stanley doesn’t think DeFi growth has legs

A report from Morgan Stanley said the growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) may soon slow, due to regulatory issues and oversizing, CoinDesk wrote on Tuesday, March 22. Central bank easing programs have forced investors to look for yield in new places. This helped push the total assets locked in DeFi …

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Nowruz is banned in Afghanistan, but families continue to celebrate

The Taliban may have banned the Nowruz holiday, but they can’t erase the Persian New Year from people’s minds. “When I think of Nowruz, I can only think of food,” Shararah (a pseudonym to protect her identity) says with a broad smile. The 23-year-old teacher zooms in from a modest …

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Self-government can only work if we don’t reward threats and violence.

Self-government can only work if we don’t reward threats and violence. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Angry residents react when the Utah County Commission meeting was adjourned before it even started. The group protesting mandatory masks in schools removed social distancing tape from chairs and filled the Utah …

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Climate change will make pollen season more unpleasant – ABC4 Utah

Climate change has already lengthened allergy season and increased pollen counts, but you haven’t sneezed anything yet. University of Michigan climatologists looked at 15 different plant pollens in the United States and used computer simulations to calculate how likely the allergy season will get worse by the year 2100. That’s …

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The state flat-tax movement is growing

The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Photo: linda so/Reuters State tax cuts continue to arrive amid record budget surpluses, and the next to arrive may be in Georgia, which wants to follow fast-growing Sunbelt neighbors. The State House recently approved a plan to cut income taxes by more than $1 …

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St. George’s Council warns blocking water supply could stunt ‘growth economy’ – St George News

Scott Taylor, Director of Water Services for St. George, speaks to St. George City Council about proposed water conservation measures for the city’s revised water use ordinance, St. George, Utah, March 11, 2022 | Photo by Mori Kessler. St. George’s News ST. GEORGE- As discussion of the city’s ongoing review …

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Oil industry insiders say Biden will need to make big changes to bring down gas prices in Utah

(File photo: A filler nozzle pumps fuel into the gas tank of a tractor-trailer at a Phillips 66 gas station in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (File photo: A filler nozzle pumps fuel into the gas tank of a tractor-trailer at a …

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Russia establishes ceasefire for evacuations amid heavy shelling – ABC4 Utah

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Even as Russia announced a ceasefire from Monday morning and the opening of humanitarian corridors in several regions, its armed forces continued to strike Ukrainian cities, several rocket launchers hitting residential buildings. The announcement of a limited ceasefire came a day after hundreds of thousands of …

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February hirings are the strongest since the summer; Unemployment falls to pandemic low

The U.S. economy posted the strongest job growth in seven months in February and the jobless rate fell to its lowest level since the pandemic, signs of a strong labor market ahead of a pivotal Reserve meeting federal. Employers added 678,000 seasonally adjusted workers to their payrolls last month, the …

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Senator Romney: Invading Russia, Sanctions Could Slow Economy, Stimulate Inflation | News, Sports, Jobs

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, talks to reporters during votes on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. This screen capture from a videoconference shows Senator Mitt Romney as he speaks to media in Utah on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from his office in …

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Putin Reading: Unhinged or warily tackling West’s fears?

For two decades Vladimir Putin has branded his rivals as reckless and impulsive. But his behavior in ordering an invasion of Ukraine – and now putting Russian nuclear forces on high alert – has some in the West wondering whether the Russian president has become dangerously unstable. In recent days, …

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Ukraine-Russia talks will take place on Monday, says Ukrainian official

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to put Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert was part of a larger pattern of unprovoked escalation and of “manufactured threats” from the Kremlin. “This is truly a pattern that we have seen from President Putin …

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Poll: Utahns mixed on state of economy amid inflation worries

When it comes to the current state of the economy, it turns out that Utahans are far more optimistic about what’s happening in their home state compared to the rest of the country. But opinions are almost evenly divided on the actual performance of the local economy. A new statewide …

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U. enters ‘Engineering Rose Bowl’ with deal that expands research opportunities

A partnership with a national lab gives the University of Utah the ability to research cybersecurity. (Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) John Wagner, director of the Idaho National Laboratory, speaks with Taylor Randall, president of the University of Utah, after a press conference on the partnership between the …

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Biden agency vacancies will drag on White House priorities – ABC4 Utah

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a year, the Food and Drug Administration had no permanent chief when the agency was at the center of the battle against COVID-19. Once President Joe Biden nominated Dr. Robert Califf to head the agency, it took the Senate three months to confirm him. …

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UVU: Ambassador Discusses ‘New World Order’ at UVU Lectures | News, Sports, Jobs

Ambassador Frank Wisner speaks at an event at the Bingham Gallery on the Utah Valley University campus in Orem on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. University President Astrid Tuminez, left , listen to his presentation. Ambassador Frank Wisner speaks at an event at the Bingham Gallery …

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Booking a trip for spring break? Here’s what you need to know

(WXYZ) — Spring break is right around the corner for many people, and if you’re looking to book a trip, you better get there. Flights fill up fast and many prices go up, but can you still get a deal? I went out and got advice. The Stewart family of …

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Sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 3,000 years

Rising sea water will sterilize farms and damage ports, officials say by: Alexandra Limon Job : February 16, 2022 / 3:26 PM MST / Update: February 16, 2022 / 3:27 PM MST PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Sea levels are rising at the fastest rate in 3,000 years and will impact …

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Japan’s economy grew last quarter on better spending and exports

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy grew at an annual rate of 5.4% in October-December, boosted by improving consumer spending and exports, the government said Tuesday. On a quarterly basis, Japan’s real gross domestic product, or GDP, which measures the value of a country’s goods and services, rose 1.3% in the …

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Lawmakers should stop punching holes in Utah public schools, writes editorial board

It’s hard to have much faith in the ship you’re about to sail on when so many of her officers seem focused only on building more lifeboats. Utah’s public schools have always had their issues and limitations, long before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19. The universal educational woes of …

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California bill would require vaccines for all employees – ABC4 Utah

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would require all businesses to require their employees and independent contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under legislation announced Friday by state Democratic lawmakers that was immediately criticized by the Republicans as exaggerated government. Employees or contractors who qualify for medical or religious exemptions would …

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Border blockades in Canada hamper US shipments of cattle and beef

The United States is Canada’s largest export destination for live cattle and beef. According to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canada exports these agricultural products to 62 countries, but depends on the United States for 72% of them. Canada is facing blockages and protests over COVID-19 restrictions at the Coutts, Alberta …

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Going to college pays off in more ways than one

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes With Utah’s scorching economy, locals are considering the value of a college education more carefully than ever. Today’s employers desperately need workers, and it’s tempting for many to jump straight into the job market. While requiring an investment of time and effort, a college education …

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Week 3 Legislative Recap: Great Salt Lake, Vintage Goods, Driver’s License Tests, and the Death Penalty

The state of the Great Salt Lake has received a lot of attention over the past year. A historic drought has resulted in record low lake levels, and state leaders have made it a priority to do something about it. Caroline Ballard spoke with Emily Means, political journalist and co-host …

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Air pollution introduced as cause of death, pending adoption of HB 109

Hang gliders jump from Mount Y. During the winter, cold air traps pollution in the Utah Valley, causing an inversion that recent studies have shown has negatively impacted the health of Utah residents. Utah. (Ashley Pun Eveson) Utah environmental organizations are teaming up with lawmakers to allow medical professionals to …

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A brine shrimp tender for Utah’s state crustacean

Brine shrimp are an abundant crustacean in the Great Salt Lake, providing an essential source of food for migrating birds, and brine shrimp eggs are sold worldwide as feed for aquaculture facilities, bringing in millions of dollars. to the Utah economy. Now, a group of Utahns are looking to make …

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Despite Lower Growth Rates, Population Expected to Grow | Utah News

By SHELLEY K. MESCH, The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Although they predict a slower rate of growth over the next few decades, researchers at the University of Utah still predict a population increase over the next 40 years. Utah had the highest growth rate of any …

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St. George area economy bright despite growing pains and pandemic – St George News

St. George’s future is bright despite growing pains and COVID-related challenges, St. George, Utah, January 13, 2022 | Photo by Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News ST. GEORGE- Greater St. George’s economy booming despite growing pains and COVID-related challenges, says President and CEO of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce …

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Board Approves Bankrupt Puerto Rico’s Tax Plan – ABC4 Utah

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Wage increases for teachers, firefighters, prison officers and other workers were included in a revised tax plan approved Thursday that will serve as Puerto Rico’s economic plan criticized by some then that the island emerges from bankruptcy. A federal board of control that oversees …

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Utah’s Broadband Need Grows, Lawmakers Strive to Expand Infrastructure

HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4) — Utah lawmakers say broadband will be the focus of this session and officials hope to use funds to expand internet access to residents across the state. Cedar City residents say broadband isn’t readily available in rural Utah. “You don’t have to go too far from Cedar …

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Electric vehicles drive demand for ‘green metals’ (Electric vehicles drive demand for ‘green metals’) — High Country News – Know the West

In December 2021, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order requiring the federal fleet of 600,000 vehicles to go zero emissions by 2035 as part of an effort to leverage government purchasing power to ‘catalyze the US economy clean energy”. The massive federal government purchase is aimed at helping …

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Are people “7% poorer” because of inflation?

Mitt Romney: “People are 7% poorer now because of Biden inflation.” PolitiFact’s decision: Generally false Here’s why: With the highest inflation rates in decades weighing heavily on the minds of many Americans, Republicans and Democrats have waged a message war over the real or negative quality of the economy. In …

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A year later, the verdict on Biden’s Divided States of America

Washington (AFP) – When Joe Biden became president, he inherited an America divided in almost every way imaginable, promising to be a force for unity and reconciliation. A year after his inauguration, the country takes stock of its successes and failures. – “Great moment of hope” – “I think Biden …

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Senator Chris Wilson solicits voters’ opinions on legislative issues – Cache Valley Daily

State Senator Chris Wilson will join his Utah Senate colleagues on Tuesday when the 2022 general session of the 64th Legislature convenes in Salt Lake City. LOGAN — Utahns wanting a preview of the upcoming legislative session need look no further than a pre-session poll posted online Jan. 13 by …

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Letter: Utah’s Booming Tech Sector Deserves Congressional Support | News, Sports, Jobs

For decades, the Utah government has provided many resources and benefits to startups and small businesses and continues to help foster relationships between business, education, government, and our communities. In doing so, Utah remains among the top five states for businesses in the United States. For many small businesses, social …

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America Needs a Leader Who Can Unite Nation Against Climate Change | Opinion

Here’s what we learned in 2021 about tackling climate change: A partisan approach will never work. Democrats have tried and failed to advance their climate agenda without broad support. While they may eventually revive and pass the ‘Build Better’ legislation this year, it does not offer enough free market solutions …

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Senator Lankford defends filibuster: “I think the voice of the minority still counts”

Senator James Lankford, R-Okla., Appeared with Trey Gowdy to explain why the obstruction must remain intact on “Sunday Night in America”. While Gowdy discussed polls that suggest up to 50% of Americans fear democracy may or even should end, Lankford offered optimistic hope for the future. MCCARTHY, THE LEADER OF …

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2021: a record year for the American labor market

Today we received the final piece of the 2021 jobs puzzle from the Jobs Report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The US economy created 199k jobs in December, and earnings for the previous two months have been revised up by 141k. That brings the total for the …

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Dree laundry services are changing the way you do laundry

YesDo you know that pile of laundry you wanted to go to – the one with the untreated grass stains from the kids’ soccer tournament that went into permanent grinding status? What if I told you that you’ve never had to drop another load of laundry in the washer, ever? …

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