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Flu season is here, which may pose potential problems for moms-to-be. Pregnant women are at a higher risk for serious complications from influenza (flu), which may require medical treatment including hospitalizations.

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) and the Utah Attorney General’s Office have filed a civil action against BP Amoco, alleging the company illegally received nearly $1.5 million from the state’s Petroleum Storage Tank Fund(PST Fund).

Join Governor Gary R. Herbert and other national energy leaders as they highlight energy priorities, hot topics, and emerging energy issues.

During the holidays, volunteer and donation centers see an influx of individuals and families looking for ways to give back to their communities. Sign up with the volunteer pledge drive.

State agency directors, members of Governor Gary Herbert’s office, and legislators continue their commitment to better health. The Governor’s Choose Health Challenge began September 25 and runs for 10 weeks, ending December 6, 2012.

The State Records Center will open its doors this Thursday, November 29th for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. with an Open House and tours of the facility following from 2:20 p.m. until 3:40 p.m. The State Records Center is usually closed to the public so this event provides a unique opportunity for state and local employees as well as the general public to tour the 80,000 square foot facility.

Alcohol use constitutes one of the most serious public health issues for young people in the United States, creating negative health, social, and economic consequences for adolescents, their families, communities, and the Nation as a whole.

The Division of Finance is responsible for the fair presentation of the financial statements of the State of Utah and for the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The contents of the CAFR present the State's financial position and results of operations, as well as certain demographic and statistical information to help the reader understand the financial condition of the State for the fiscal year ended June 30.

2006 was the last year with a notably elevated number of pertussis reports in Utah and the U.S. Pertussis tends to be cyclical, and reports have been increasing in Utah since 2009.

Governor Gary Herbert took the opportunity to thank Utah's farmers and ranchers for the abundance of safe and affordable food they produce during his traditional turkey pardon at Thanksgiving Point in Utah County.

FrontRunner train service from Salt Lake City to Provo starts on December 10th. A grand opening ceremony will be held on December 6th and UTA will offer a free ride day to the public on December 8th.

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection is releasing its annual list of shopping tips ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday events to keep consumers safe when buying this year’s hottest gifts.  

The Antiquities Section of State History invites Utahans of all ages to help promote the state’s exciting past by entering the Utah Archaeology Week Poster Contest.

For many Utahns, getting medical care means much more than just hopping in the car and driving 15 minutes to the nearest health facility. Many residents who live in rural areas must drive an hour or more to get care.

Utah has the 2nd lowest screening rates for breast cancer in the nation. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Cancer Control Program (UCCP) hosted the first-ever Utah Mammography Action Summit to directly address why women are not getting screened.

At 11:00 am on Sunday, November 11, 2012, the State of Utah will be honoring Veterans at an event celebrating Veteran’s Day. The event will be held in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda located on the 2nd floor of the Capitol Building. The program will include remarks from Don Gale (formerly of KSL and Deseret News) and a keynote speech delivered by Governor Gary R. Herbert.

UDOT announced today that all lanes on I-15 CORE are scheduled to open by Monday morning, Nov. 5. This includes two additional lanes from Lehi to Spanish Fork.

Construction on the Airport TRAX line is coming to a close. Substantial completion is expected by the end of the month and will be followed by testing. The Airport TRAX line will open for operation Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Wood burn restrictions begin today marking the start of the winter pollution season. The restrictions—triggered when fine particle pollution (PM 2.5) from vehicles, woodstoves, and fireplaces reaches unhealthy levels—are in effect from November to March.

Losing a loved one in a car crash is something that sticks with you. The people we knew are gone, but the memories remain. Read these stories and remember the people we loved and lost.

The contest is free and open to all Utah residents and students attending school in Utah. Entrants have the opportunity to win $1,500 (for each winning spot), by directing and producing a commercial spot that promotes Utah as a filming destination.

The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ), an agency of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, is soliciting proposals from businesses, non-profits, and local government entities for projects that can benefit from funds provided by the Utah Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Grant and Loan Program (CFV Program).

Utah’s nonfarm wage and salaried job count for September 2012, as generated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), expanded by 2.0 percent compared against the employment level for September 2011. This is a 12-month increase of 24,400 jobs and raises total wage and salary employment to 1,251,600.

This latest report from the Utah Department of Health identifies the growing threat of obesity to the health of Utah's children.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated six counties in Utah as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

Utahn's who purchased E-books are now getting notices about whether they are eligible to take part in a $69 million nationwide settlement. The Utah Attorney General's Office was able to get $630,000 of the total for Utah consumers from the antitrust settlement with Hachette Book Group (USA), HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. and Simon & Schuster Inc.

This month the State Archives issued the first records ombudsman report. It highlights some points of interest related to GRAMA. Email, retrieval of electronic data, and fees for GRAMA requests are key issues for both requesters and responders. Responders are also interested in how to classify law enforcement records.

CDG Executive Director Todd Sander explained that the survey reveals two different approaches to technology in light of the challenging economic circumstances still plaguing U.S. states.

Every day in Utah, 37 people are treated and released from an emergency room due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Another seven are hospitalized or die each day from a TBI. In Utah, the leading causes of TBI are falls, car crashes, suicide and suicide attempts, and crashes involving off-highway vehicles, like ATVs, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles.

Approximately 16 million living U.S. veterans served in military action between the 1940's and the 1970's according to the U.S. Census. For many of these veterans and their families, securing long–term care is foremost in their mind. Many of them are turning to financial and estate planning services accredited by the Veterans Administration (VA) to assist them in accessing pension benefits to help with their future care.

Former and current Utah governors will tackle tough issues at the kick-off event welcoming the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service at Weber State University, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Friday, October 5th, marks 3 years since UtahFutures.org was launched as Utah’s premier Career Information System! As we continue into our 4th year of service, you may ask yourself, are there any new features or enhancements for this year? You bet there are!

On October 13, UDOT will open an additional seven miles to make a total of nine miles of new roadway, bike lanes and trails from Porter Rockwell Blvd. at 16000 South to Old Bingham Highway. The remainder of MVC will open later in 2012.

Up to 250 Utah children will be eligible to receive treatment for their clinically-diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through a new Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Medicaid autism pilot program. Services will be available to a limited number of children through a Home and Community-Based waiver that was approved by the federal government earlier this week.

After three years in the making, the Division of Air Quality’s (DAQ) plan to reduce wintertime pollution along the Wasatch Front and Cache Valley is now before the public. On Oct. 1 the public comment begins on the draft State Implementation Plan (SIP) for PM 2.5 – microscopic pollution that gets trapped during winter inversions and is harmful to health.

Salt Lake City Parking Apps

Wed, 26 Sep 2012

If you're planning a trip to the Scott Matheson courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City to file papers, attend a hearing, or visit the law library, there is a new app you might be interested in. ParkingSLC.com has developed a Parking Finder app to help you locate a parking spot using your smartphone's location.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with support from Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), Salt Lake Valley Health Department, and Salt Lake City, today announced a proposal to add the 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.

Utah Archives Month 2012

Tue, 25 Sep 2012

ARCHIVES MONTH is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections from across Utah. Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories. All events are free and open to the public.

Advance reservations for free tickets for the Saturday, September 29th Museum Free Day will be available online via the Buy Tickets Now link starting Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 12:00 Noon MDT.

As a result of the state’s 6.0 percent, three-month average total unemployment rate, the current maximum potential entitlement will increase from 14 weeks to 28 weeks.

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