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SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Board of Juvenile Justice (UBJJ) will announce two national finalists and honor 28 Utah middle school students for their written anti-violence entries to Utah's fifteenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge as part of the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence. The awards luncheon will be held at the West Jordan Library Viridian Event Center (8030 S. 1825 W.) on April 24, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Student award ceremony starts at approximately 12:20 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 23, 2015) - After serving six years as executive director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Amanda Smith will leave her post effective on May 22 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 22, 2015) - Last Friday, the latest job report showed Utah's economy continues its strong performance. New rankings released this week indicate Utah's economy is one of the strongest in the nation.

Utah SEEd standards are available online for the public to view and provide feedback using an online survey tool.

Utah's graduation rate has increased by 8 percentage points over the last five years. In the same period, the dropout rate has declined by 8 percentage points.

The scorecard evaluated all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to the conduciveness of their legal, regulatory and overall business environment to encourage innovation during the preceding year.

Earth Day at the U

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The University of Utah celebrates Earth Day, April 22, with live music from a student artist, service and internship opportunities, free T-shirts, stations with interactive sustainable projects and a student art show.

At Goosenecks, the views extend for miles. Alhambra Rock is the dark volcanic intrusion that looms on the horizon, beyond Mexican Hat.

Tech talent clustering is a growing driver of demand for office space in both large and small markets across the U.S., according to a new CBRE Research report

Chief Economist Carrie Mayne talks about Utah's Job Numbers. She explains where we are improving and which industries have been growing the most.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 17, 2015) - Utah's economy continues on a rapid course of expansion, posting strong numbers for March. New figures released today show total job growth of 4.0 percent while private-sector job growth is 4.6 percent.

"The First Lady and I extend our deepest condolences to members of the Bangerter family, and express gratitude on behalf of all Utahns for his service to the state as governor, as a legislator and as Speaker of the Utah House"

The Great Utah Shakeout!

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Over 940,000 Utahns are registered for today's Great Utah Shakeout. Be ready Utah!

Healthy STEM 5K Run

Wed, 15 Apr 2015

This 5K event is designed for students, parents, and educators to come and engage in Healthy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences with the community.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 14, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Utah Gov. Norman H. Bangerter:

SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Utah in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. A proclamation entitled, "Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln" directs the flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wed., April 15, 2015.

The state level Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition, hosted by the Utah National Guard, was held April 10-12 at Camp Williams to determine the total-soldier-concept warriors to advance to the regional competition.

With our new 5 and 10 year plan to address intergenerational poverty, we?re outlining a clear policy vision for families stuck in a cycle of poverty, helping them find ways to overcome those barriers.

Depleted uranium is a product of the uranium enrichment process. While it is initially less radioactive than naturally occurring uranium, it becomes more radioactive over time, posing challenges for safe long-term disposal.

The Division of Wildlife Resources has produced a series of five videos that will show you how. The series is titled Turkey Hunting Basics.

Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by North Dakota, Indiana, North Carolina and Arizona, according to the newest edition of Rich States, Poor States

The Utah Array is the neural interface component that allows for the successful use and control of the prosthetic arm by the brain. This technology provides a solution to veterans who selflessly gave a limb for their country

Hear what the STEM Action Center is doing different than "business as usual" in education.

SALT LAKE CITY (April, 9 2015) - Due to recently reported low snowpack and water supply projections, Gov. Gary R. Herbert is encouraging Utahns today to conserve water heading into the spring and summer months. The governor met this afternoon with water supply experts from the Dept. of Natural Resources to get an update on current water supply conditions.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 9, 2015) - Following a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement:

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign HB 348, Criminal Justice Program and Amendments during a ceremonial signing. Legislators, the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and representatives from the Pew Charitable Trusts will gather to commemorate the signing of the comprehensive set of criminal justice reforms.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign five pro-education bills during a special ceremonial signing that focus on the importance of funding schools, supporting teachers and helping students succeed.

A detailed look at the Energy Institute, a part of Salt Lake Community College's Division of Continuing Education.

Quite a few thrilling features will set this year's summit apart from the rest, including stories about scaling actual mountain summits. The Governor's 9th Annual Economic Summit will be held Friday, April 17

President Obama Visits Utah

Fri, 03 Apr 2015

President Obama arrived at Hill Air Force Base last night and will continue his visit to Utah today

SALT LAKE CITY (April 2, 2015) - After greeting President Barack Obama at Hill Air Force Base tonight, the president invited Gov. Gary R. Hebert to ride with him in the motorcade to the hotel in Salt Lake City to discuss issues important to Utah.

The Amphibians of Utah app is like a traditional field guide and includes each of the state's 16 amphibian species with life history, calls, a map of where they can be found in Utah, and a bunch of photos of their different life stage

The Utah State Board of Regents approved an average system-wide tuition increase of 3.06 percent for the 2015-16 academic year?the lowest average increase since 1999.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 1, 2015) - On the final day of the bill signing period, Gov. Gary R. Herbert took action on the remaining 16 bills, signing eight, vetoing five and allowing three to go into law without his signature. In total, 528 bills were passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session of which 495 required action by the governor.

The Governor?s Office of Economic Development announced the christening of the OOCL Utah. The Hong Kong-based international container shipping company opened their North American Integrated Management and Service Center in Utah in 2014.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 31, 2015) - Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 82 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on to 479. In total, 528 bills were passed during the 2015 General Legislative Session of which 495 required action by the governor. The bill signing period officially concludes tomorrow.

After several years of gathering data, and a winter full of meetings, the Red Fleet Fisheries Management Plan ? and a list of fish chosen to restart the fishery at the reservoir ? is ready for public review.

The Governor's State of Sport Awards showcase the highest achievements in Utah individual and team sports during the 2014 calendar year as voted on by you, the fans and citizens of the great state of Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2015) ? Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional 86 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 397. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor.

The third-annual Love UT Give UT online giving campaign starts at midnight. The 24-hour initiative seeks to raise $2 million for some 500 Utah nonprofit organizations and schools. Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox speaks with the University of Utah mascot Swoop at the kickoff event for Love Utah Give Utah at the Capitol in Salt Lake City Friday, March 6, 2015.

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