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The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) announced Friday that its enrollment numbers for Spring 2009 increased by 9,548 total students from Spring 2008, an increase of 7.42%. ?The year-to-year increase in Spring 2009 is consistent  with the growth we experienced in Fall 2008,? Commissioner of Higher Education William Sederburg stated, ?We expect a continuing growth trajectory in higher education for the 2009-2010 academic year.?

Water quality improvements on some of Utah's smaller river basins.

As part of its adult cessation efforts within the Hispanic community, the Utah Department of Health?s (UDOH) Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) recently launched a series of TV spots that focus on the serious physical and emotional impact of tobacco on users and their families.

The Governor signed the following bills today:

Appraiser licensees renewing their licenses beginning in March of 2009 will be able to perform the on-line licensing functions available to real estate and mortgage licensees since March 2007

Africanized honey bee is added to the list of insects which create risk for Utah agriculture.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary, Thomas J. Vilsack has signed a Secretarial Disaster Designation making 19 Utah counties eligible for federal relief. The declaration is in response to damage caused by extreme weather conditions such as drought, cold temperatures, high winds, fire, and freezing temperatures that existed in 2008 in the affected counties.

With the federal Stimulus money, there will be a big benefit for thousands of low to moderate income Utahns who have been struggling to pay high utility bills because their homes consume more energy than they should.

The military tore Japanese Americans from their homes and farms on the Pacific coast and relocated them to camps inland. One internment camp, named Topaz, was built near Delta, Utah.

2009 Driver Handbook

Mon, 23 Feb 2009

Learn what you need to obtain or renew your Utah drivers license in 2009.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued the following statement this eveningregarding the passing of Larry H. Miller:

Governor Signs Bill

Feb 20 2009

The Governor signed the following bill today

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, President Obama signed an extension to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program as part of the federal stimulus package. The EUC program authorizes up to an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits.

Welcome to the Utah Department of Workforce Services Claimant Status/Information web site.

Utah's spectacular geology preserves the most complete dinosaur record in the United States.  Learn more about this new discovery project in southern Utah in Survey Notes online journal.

The Governor signed the following bills today:

Utah Career Guide for Teens

Tue, 17 Feb 2009

Tips and information for teens to find work now and succeed in their career preparation.

Learn about the latest historic buildings in Utah listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On February 4th, Congress voted to extend the digital transition until June 12th, 2009. KUED will maintain its analog service through that date to give viewers more time to make the transition.

The report summarizes the results of audits conducted throughout 2008.

A new Utah Department of Health (UDOH) report finds the state?s Hispanic/Latino population is battling some unique health problems. Most concerning to health leaders are the groups? poor access to health care, low rates of health insurance coverage, and a high adolescent/teen birth rate.

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has detected the presence of the Africanized Honey Bee in Washington and Kane Counties of Southern Utah. There have been no reported attacks on humans or animals.

Media briefing by Governor Huntsman and Questar Gas on the importance of the I-15 Natural Gas Corridor

Effective in 2009, Disabled Veterans or surviving spouses receiving the Property Tax Abatement no longer need to take documentation into the County offices to file for the benefit. As long as you filed for the befit last year, and your status has not changed, it will be automatically applied.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force continues to lead the nation in arrests and convictions of Internet predators and child pornographers, but education remains a vital part of protecting children from harm.

This report details the successes of developing new technology ventures in Utah throughout 2008.

The Utah Labor Commission enforces provisions of state and federal fair housing laws.  Learn more in their quarterly newsletter.

One in eight women in the United States will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Now a new test will help physicians determine the best possible treatment for each patient.

USTAR has been busy over the past year building Utah's innovation economy.  Learn about some of the great innovations in science and technology happening in this state.

Winter Sports Park clinics introduce beginners to the sports of bobsled, luge, skeleton, and ski jump.

The Governor signed the following bills today:

About 150 soldiers from the Utah National Guard?s 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment are expected to return today from a 12-month tour in Iraq.

Please read the information on the service provider web sites carefully before you begin the filing process. Your return will be processed at a different web site than the Utah State Tax Commission site.

Utah Health System Reform

Mon, 09 Feb 2009

Update on health system reform from the Dept. of Health.

It's a sight you have to see to believe: thousands of pure white snow and Ross' geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings.  You can see this spectacle yourself on Feb. 20, 21 and 22 at the annual Utah Snow Goose Festival.

In the face of this crisis, the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund utilized strategic planning, financial partnering, strict analysis of proposed projects and other strategies to create or renovate 128% as many units compared to 2007, for a total of 913.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Robert S. Yeates to serve as a member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. Yeates will replace Cheryl Hansen whose term ends February 28, 2009.

More information is available from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

The Public Service Commission provides oversight for Utah utilities.  Also includes directories of various utilities, including natural gas, electricity, and telecommunications.

See photos, maps, and plans for fighting quagga and zebra mussels in Utah.  Learn why it's important.

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