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SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 23, 2015) – Utah's economy continues to grow stronger, posting a healthy 3.9 percent job growth rate that pushed unemployment down to 3.5 percent, according to new data released today.

Governor Gary Herbert will deliver the annual State of the State address on January 28, 2015 at 6:30pm.

The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP), Utah’s official and only 529 college savings plan, announced program improvements that benefit Utahns whose New Year’s resolutions include investing more for college in 2015.

Have an awesome photo that you took of a bird on Great Salt Lake? Want to share it with the world, or at least the thousands of visitors that come to Great Salt Lake State Park every year??

A public memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m for former Speaker of the House Rebecca Lockhart. The service will be held in the Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City.

The state of Utah has lost one of its great leaders and public servants in the prime of her life. We, as a university, have lost one of our staunchest champions. I, like so many, have lost a dear friend.

SALT LAKE CITY – The 3rd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 3rd District Court.  The vacancy results from the confirmation of Judge Kate Toomey to the Utah Court of Appeals, Sept. 17, 2014.

 The State of Utah recently unveiled the new Open Data Catalog, providing the public additional transparency into state government records. The catalog can be accessed at

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 17, 2015) – Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in regards to the passing of Speaker Becky Lockhart:

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 16, 2015) – In response to the U. S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the same-sex marriage case from the 6th Circuit that upheld bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement:

UTA is Hiring Drivers

Fri, 16 Jan 2015

Are you good with people and a good driver? Make driving a UTA bus your next stop on your career path. Bus operators earn $14/hour after training and are guaranteed $21/hour after five years.*

Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement this morning

We will have over 36 breakout sessions to choose from ranging from low to high tech, sessions on implementing AT services and solutions.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at the University of Utah Jan. 28 at noon in the Huntsman Center. Her appearance is sponsored by the University of Utah MUSE Project

Residents and visitors are being asked for their input regarding transportation issues in Ogden Canyon. The canyon is a favored destination for many cyclists, skiers, and boating enthusiasts.

Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped explores this enigmatic Utah gem in its new spring 2015 “Great Salt Lake Today” series.

According to the 2015 Economic Report to the Governor, a collaboration between the David Eccles School of Business and the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, Utah continues to outperform national averages

USU is Good for Tooele

Mon, 12 Jan 2015

Local Tooele people/leaders talking about the value of higher education and the benefits of having USU-Tooele in their local community.

Much can be done to improve a community’s resilience to natural disasters as growth occurs. Geologic hazard maps that get incorporated into local government planning, and adherence to appropriate building codes

Most areas increased significantly in advertised speeds, especially in rural Utah. In some areas, such as in Salt Lake County, advertised speeds were already relatively high.

At a meeting on Jan. 5, the Utah Wildlife Board approved new hunting opportunities in Utah. The board approved the changes after 91 bears had to be euthanized because they posed a threat to people, sheep or cattle, in 2014.

The Dual Language Immersion Program offered in Provo School District is available in Mandarin Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Students begin in first grade;

While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The Governor will take questions following his delivery of the National Governors Association annual State of the States address and meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The 2015 Utah Big Game Application Guidebook summarizes the laws and rules that govern big game hunting in Utah.

Create a video promoting summer reading at the public library and interpreting the Collaborative Summer Library Program 2015 teen slogan “UNMASK!” and you could win $150.

DEQ is leading the way to success on a wide range of environmental issues—sharing information within the agency and with other state agencies, working in collaboration with stakeholders

While saving money at the pump is the most obvious benefit of cheaper gasoline, lower oil prices impact the economy in several ways.

If you'd like to learn how to catch fish through the ice, two ice fishing clinics — and an ice fishing seminar — will show you how. The Division of Wildlife Resources is offering the free clinics in the Uintah Basin.

With campuses in Blanding and Price, USU Eastern continues a tradition of education excellence in eastern Utah. Learn more in the latest campus publication.

Each year, business leaders, government officials and entrepreneurs gather for the What’s Up Down South Economic Summit in St. George to hear from renowned industry experts, and to get a pulse on the business climate

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) Weights and Measures inspectors report that 83 percent of scales tested in 2014 were found to be operating accurately.

The onset of winter is good news for chukar hunters. Once snow starts to fall, the birds concentrate in smaller areas. That makes it easier to find the birds.

In response to the need for qualified specialists to provide critical care inter-facility transfers, Utah Valley University introduced a new program this fall—one of the most intense and comprehensive courses available in the area.

If you are a business person who is considering exporting or looking for growth opportunities, this seminar will benefit you.

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 19, 2014) – Utah job growth ranks third in the nation at 3.3 percent and unemployment remains at 3.6 percent, fourth lowest in the nation, according to new data released today. Utah's economy ends the calendar year strong, adding new jobs each month in 2014.

Santa's Helpers

Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Since 2000, retailers in Utah have expanded their workforce an average of 5.1 percent over the holiday seasons (October to December).

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 19, 2014) – Marty Carpenter, spokesman for Gov. Gary R. Herbert, issued the following statement regarding a report released by the state auditor today:

SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 18, 2014) –  Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Judge Constandinos G. Himonas to serve as an associate justice on the Utah Supreme Court. Judge Himonas will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald E. Nehring on Feb. 1, 2015.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce his appointment for the Utah Supreme Court.

Watch the video to learn about Snow College's top notch industrial technology program.

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