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Utah's September 2016 employment grew by an estimated 2.9 percent, adding 39,800 jobs to the economy as compared to September 2015. Utah's current employment level registers 1,434,200.

The 2016 report shares Utah?s unique approach in supporting parents and their children simultaneously, and distinguishing between situational and intergenerational poverty.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 20, 2016) - In recognition of the second Utah Youth Justice Awareness Month, the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) will highlight Utah?s dedication to youth within the juvenile justice system.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 19, 2016) - On Tuesday, state leaders announced that budget forecasters accurately projected the State of Utah's 2016 revenue collections. Utah ended Fiscal Year 2016 with $18.7 million unspent. $13.7 million of that amount is automatically deposited into various state funds, such as the rainy day fund. Following the deposit available budget reserves were $519 million - the highest amount in history - plus an additional $23 million in reserves for natural disasters.

"With this continuing growth, our colleges and universities are working hard to ensure courses are available and services are maintained for all students," said Dave Buhler, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education.

Held each year at Antelope Island State Park, the Bison Roundup is a primary tool utilized to help ensure the continued health of one of the nation?s largest and oldest public bison herds.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert declared October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Utah during a special ceremony that included breast cancer survivors, patients and community partners.

The 2016 Broadband Tech Summit will be held on November 9th in Salt Lake City. The summit will take place at the Falls Event Center in Historic Trolley Square.

The high rate of student transfer among USHE institutions is largely due to the common course numbering of general education and its automated transferability of credit between Utah?s public colleges and universities.

Through the survey, DWR biologists hope to learn what you'd like to catch at Scofield Reservoir, as well as your views on various management options for reducing the number of Utah chub in and around the lake.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 7, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and Fire Prevention Week.

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 6, 2016) - The Utah Elections Office will send 950,000 election postcards to Utah households this week inviting voters to visit to view the 2016 Voter Information Pamphlet. The pamphlet includes information about candidates, proposed constitutional amendments, judicial retention information and how to vote in the upcoming election.

Utahns continue to benefit from one of the best unemployment insurance programs in the nation the U.S. Department of Labor affirmed today.

USTAR addresses risk capital gaps through a number of initiatives, including its competitive pre-seed TAP fund.

SELECT, the Sustainable Electrified Transportation Center, brings electrified transportation industry members and leading engineering researchers together to develop holistic solutions

While many people celebrate National Public Lands Day by going outside to hike, ride or swim; there are others who see it as an opportunity to help.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 3, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Robert Neill as a judge to fill a vacancy on the Second District Juvenile Court.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will open a 100-year-old time capsule extracted from the Utah State Capitol cornerstone last week. The event marks the opening of the centennial celebration and will feature Utah centenarians who were alive when the capsule was buried.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah State Capitol is turning 100-years-old! To celebrate, the Capitol Preservation Board will host a weeklong celebration at the Capitol building. All events are free and open to the public.

Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce young people and others in the community to the manufacturing sector and career opportunities, and demonstrate the contributions manufacturing makes to the local economy

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced that the state's successful work-based learning model in which students train with industry leaders will be replicated into the life sciences field on Tuesday.

In anticipation of centennial celebration events, the Utah State Capitol Preservation Board will extract a 100-year-old time capsule from the capitol cornerstone and announce details on when it will be opened. Members will also discuss upcoming opportunities for Utah families to visit the building for the centennial celebration.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 28, 2016) - Attached is a letter from Gov. Gary R. Herbert detailing the acceptance of the resignation of H. David Burton and the appointment of Greg Bell to the Utah Transit Authority Board. Mr. Bell was sworn in Wed. Sept. 28, 2016 during the UTA Board Meeting.

Governor Herbert surveys Washington Terrace, meets with residents and first responders, in aftermath of tornado.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 23, 2016) - The Office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice invite seventh and eighth grade students to participate in the seventeenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge aimed at combating youth violence in homes, schools and neighborhoods.

Watch out for lane restrictions and a ramp closure on I-15 Southbound in Draper, and on Pioneer Crossing in Lehi. Get the latest on major construction impacts in this week's Construction Update.

It took engineers tens of thousand of man hours to build the real thing, with the final integration and testing done in Logan.

This prioritization is conducted after an extensive evaluation process including project site visits by the Capital Facilities Committee, space inventories, and various scoring methods.

The color and beauty found here prompted a National Geographic Society expedition to name the area Kodachrome, after the popular color film.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 21, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Don Ipson to serve as state senator in senate district 29 and Walter Brooks as state representative in house district 75. The senate vacancy was created by the resignation of Sen. Steve Urquhart on Sept. 9.

On Oct. 4-5, USTAR will hold its third annual research and commercialization workshop, Where Innovation Meets Economic Development, at the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building.

Gov. Herbert spok at the Toronto Global Forum this week. He discussed the central role of energy, infrastructure, and sustainable development in fueling Utah's vibrant economy and longstanding ties with Canada.

Weber State University students will join the Northern Utah?s suicide prevention coalition (NUHOPE) in the ninth annual suicide awareness walk Sept. 24 in downtown Ogden.

Each year the Provo River Watershed Council, along with the Wasatch Mountain State Park and the Friends of the Wasatch, put on the Provo River Watershed Festival.

Did you know engineers can change about 70% of Utah's intersections with just the push of a button?

The Division of Wildlife Resources and Ducks Unlimited will hold a free clinic on Saturday, Sept. 24 to help youth and adults sharpen their waterfowl hunting skills.

The Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative are now accepting nominations for the 30th annual Governor?s Medal for Science and Technology Awards.

Schools throughout Utah are putting an extra focus on decreasing chronic absenteeism as part of September being School Attendance Awareness Month.

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 9, 2016) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, in observance of Patriot Day.

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