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Substantial completion of construction in the business district is anticipated to be June 15, 2013. Completion of the entire project including U.S. 89A is expected in August 2013.

A proactive approach regarding food safety at outdoor markets will safeguard vendors from violations that have the potential to make consumers ill.

In recognition of Records and Information Management Month, the Utah State Archives will host a series of presentations on Thursday, April 25th focusing on practical tools and tips for records preservation and management.

“I’m delighted to congratulate this year’s recipients of the Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards,” said Governor Herbert. “They have tirelessly championed the arts, enhancing the lives of Utahns with their visionary leadership and dedication.

Residents and regulators alike are breathing a sigh of relief as the winter wood burn season comes to an end. This winter's snow cover and meteorological conditions prompted multi-week-long inversions - among the worst air quality seen along the Wasatch Front since 2006.

Employees gathered in the Calvin Rampton Atrium and via video conference at offices around the state to hear John’s final farewell. He began by mentioning the major accomplishments we’ve seen over the past 12 years during his time as director.

The Division of Water Quality has been actively collecting environmental samples associated with the Chevron pipeline spill near Willard Bay. The available analyses demonstrate that the response actions have been mostly successful in preventing the spilled diesel from contaminating Willard Bay.

New report from the Utah Department of Health for March 2012.

According to the Census estimates, the fastest growing counties in Utah were Uintah (4%), Wasatch (4%), Washington (2%), Duchesne (2%) and Utah (2%). Statewide, the population grew 1.5% during 2012.

Interested in finding out about the air pollutants in your community and where the emissions are coming from? New data detailing Utah’s 2011 air emissions inventory is available on the Division of Air Quality’s (DAQ) webpage.

eFiling is now available statewide in Utah State District Courts¹ for filings on civil, domestic, and probate matters.Beginning April 1, 2013, all pleadings and other papers filed by attorneys in civil and domestic cases must be electronically filed. Beginning July 1, 2013, all pleadings and other papers filed by attorneys in probate cases must be electronically filed.

This Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair is for veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses. This event will be a one-of-a-kind “FREE” hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.

In 2012, 758,000 workers in Utah age 16 and over were paid at hourly rates. Among those paid by the hour, roughly 21,000 earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Beginning in spring 2013, UDOT will widen 7 miles of I-15 between the Spanish Fork River and the south Payson interchange to increase traffic capacity and improve the flow of traffic in the area. 

Learn to facilitate a prompt and elective response to animal emergency issues in Utah in a manner consistent with the National Incident Management System and the Utah Emergency Operations Plan.

Even Utah tobacco users will share the ups and down of kicking the habit as part of the Utah Department of Health’s (UDOH) new reality campaign, "Be a Quitter."

Utah's infant mortality rate compares favorably to other states, but the rate increased slightly between 2009 and 2011. Get more details in this new report from the Utah Department of Health.

Utah agriculture remains an important economic engine to the State of Utah, as a recent Utah State University study confirms. The agricultural processing and production sectors together account for $17.5 billion in total economic output in Utah after adjusting for multiplier effects.

Our guiding principles for healthcare reform are: rely on free market principles, such as introducing maximum competition into the system; contain or reduce costs; encourage individual responsibility; including promoting wellness and prevention; introduce maximum competition into the market; be compassionate, and ensure a safety net for those who need it.

On Wednesday evening, Governor Herbert called upon Utahns to unite behind his goal to achieve educational excellence. He also assured that Utah will continue to be a leader in business, innovation, and job creation.

As a State Farm Lead Agency, the Utah Commission on Volunteers receives a $2,000 grant, as well as ongoing training and expert consulting, to develop high-visibility, youth-led community service projects in the lead-up to Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), April 26-28, 2013.

One, it's a new year. And I'm optimistic about the new year. We also start our legislative session this coming Monday, and each legislative session, as you know, has its own unique challenges, and this session will be no different.

Maps on the Hill is this coming Monday, January 28, 2013 from 11:00am to 1:30pm in the Utah State Capitol Building Rotunda. Maps on the Hill is sponsored by the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC).

The 2013 Economic Outlook is companion to the Economic Report to the Governor series, published in the fall.  The Economic Report to the Governor has served as the preeminent source for analysis about the Utah economy

Todd E. Kiser was named commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department by Governor Gary Herbert on December 20, 2012. Kiser founded Kiser Insurance Agency in 1976 and has more than 35 years of insurance experience.

Join us January 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses, in the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT. This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.

Join DEQ at the State Capitol on January 23rd to raise radon awareness.

The Department of Workforce Services, in partnership with The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, will host a panel discussion on homelessness in Utah to help kick off the Pamela Atkinson homeless Trust Fund Tax Campaign.

An AH-64D Apache Longbow, 1-211 Aviation Brigade from West Jordan, Utah, slowly moves down the ramp of a C-17 Globemaster Ill Dec. 28 at Hill Air Force Base. The Apache returned home after spending 9 months in Afghanistan.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat, making all qualified farm operators in the areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans. These are the first disaster designations made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2013.

During the past week, gasoline prices at some Utah stations have dropped as low as $2.56 a gallon. Use these links from to compare prices across the state.

The Utah Health Data Committee is pleased to present the 2012 Health Plan Consumer Satisfaction Report. This report describes how satisfied each health plan’s own members are with the care they are receiving. These data come from an annual survey entitled the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey. The purpose of the report is to give consumers and purchasers information they can use to make an informed decision when selecting a health plan.

Watch the inauguration live beginning at 11am on January 7th.

The scope of the HDC is expanding from data collection and dissemination to active participation in defining opportunities for the improvement of healthcare. Utah enjoys one of the best healthcare systems in the nation as well as an enviable economy and quality of life. Improving the healthcare system will be critical to our success in maintaining Utah as desirable place to live and work in the future.

More Americans die of lung cancer than any other cancer. Next to smoking, radon is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. To raise radon awareness and promote action, Governor Herbert has declared January 2013 as “Radon Action Month.”

Governor Herbert wants Utah state agencies to consider CNG and other alternative fuel vehicles when replacing their fleets. He recently asked each state agency to review their vehicle purchasing needs and plans for the coming year and to consider an expanded role for CNG vehicles in fleet operations.

Utahns tried and tried—for almost 50 years—to win statehood. The Utah area became a part of the United States in 1848--but it took until 1896 for Utah to become a state.

As the state’s economy continues to recover, health coverage through Medicaid is still vital for Utah’s low income families and individuals who are elderly or who have disabling conditions. In State Fiscal Year(SFY) 2012, Utah’s Medicaid program provided health care to approximately 398,000 Utahns.

For many in Utah, the use of fireworks has become a tradition. The beautifully colored sparks fly though the air in concert with thunderous reports. As exciting as this may seem, people often forget that they are playing with explosive materials, dangerous chemicals and combustibles that can destroy property, harm or cause death to unsuspecting victims

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