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The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is implementing new traffic detection technologies as part of an initiative to manage congestion more effectively and increase motorists' safety. The technologies include Magnetic Vehicle Sensing and Advanced Detectors and are currently being installed at busy high-speed intersections.

Shale gas reservoirs in Utah have tremendous untapped frontier potential. Paleozoic shales in the Colorado Plateau and eastern Basin and Range Provinces have long been known for their potential as source rocks for hydrocarbons that have migrated into other formations but have not been considered as in-situ gas reservoirs.  This new resource provides information on shale gas resources in Utah.

The State Legislature passed ten bills during last week's special session, including SB 2001 which makes current year adjustments to budgets for state agencies.

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) has uploaded a new and intriguing video about the Wasatch fault on YouTube. “The video is a great example of merging technology and knowledge,” said Rick Allis, UGS director. “To our knowledge, this is a first-of-its-kind video.”

The Early College program encompasses numerous programs for higher education opportunities for students. Concurrent Enrollment, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate are all part of the Early College Programs.

Check out this 6-volume history online of Utah's Highway Patrol from its very beginning.

The Governor signed the following bill today:

The State of Utah joins other Western states and Canadian provinces in unveiling a plan today for a market-based cap-and-trade program as a major tool to meet a regional goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Utah State Archives will observe Utah Archives Month throughout October with weekly events each Wednesday. The statewide theme for 2008 is “Documenting Utah: Political History, Public Policy, and Archives.”

The Utah Juvenile Court System provided this 2008 report to Utah citizens detailing the activities and successes of the juvenile court system over the past year.

tah Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call of the Utah State Legislature to begin a special session beginning Thursday, September 25, 2008 to address budget shortfalls from original projections.

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has announced the appointment of Third District Court Presiding Judge Robert K. Hilder to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals resulting from the retirement of Judge Judith Billings, one of the original members of that court. He also appointed Marvin D. Bagley as Sixth District Court Judge to fill the seat of retiring Judge David L. Mower.

Building Better Brain Images

Wed, 24 Sep 2008

With the latest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), researchers at the University of Utah College of Engineering are helping to meet an urgent and growing need for quantitative image analysis techniques and software tools to provide insights into brain disorders.

The Office of Ethnic Affairs, the State Office of Education and School Districts are pleased to invite you to their Education Conference, "It Takes a Village: A Network of Support: Empowering Parents in the Education of their Children." The conference will be held November 8, 2008 at West High School.

The Education Conference is for Parents, Students, Educators and Community Members are interested in "Successfully Educating Ethnic Minority Students"

Pioneer is the State's online library and resource center.  Follow this link to learn more about free and subscription (library card) services available online through Pioneer.

The president of Cobalt Homes has started serving a jail sentence for defrauding homeowners and subcontractors. On September 1, Brian K. Brady, 55, of Sandy began serving a 90 day jail sentence. Third District Judge Judith Atherton also ordered Brady to serve six years of probation and pay more than $300,000 in restitution.

Each year more than 1,100 visits to an emergency department are made by Utah children under age nine due to motor vehicle crashes. Utah Department of Health (UDOH) injury experts say many are hurt because they aren’t properly buckled into a car seat or booster seat. This month, parents across Utah can learn how to buckle their kids and keep them safe during National Child Passenger Safety week.

Utah is expanding its transportation infrastructure in innovative ways.  Along with an improved public transportation system, Utah commuters are fortunate.  Read more in Utah Trendlines.

Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has announced the appointment of Third District Court Presiding Judge Robert K. Hilder to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals resulting from the retirement of Judge Judith Billings, one of the original members of that court. He also appointed Marvin D. Bagley as Sixth District Court Judge to fill the seat of retiring Judge David L. Mower.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call of the Utah State Legislature to begin a special session beginning Thursday, September 25, 2008 to address budget shortfalls from original projections.

Salt Lake City, UT - A newly released national survey ranks Utah first in the nation for its ability to utilize technology in providing services to citizens and transforming government. The Digital States Survey, conducted every two years by the Center for Digital Government, is the most widely recognized and respected study of information technology in the country. Utah has significantly improved its position from an eighth place ranking in 2004 and fourth place ranking in 2006.

Learn about South Temple's historic significance or view a slideshow comparing then and now.

Utah topped the Center for Digital Government's 2008 Digital States Survey after delivering the clearest evidence yet that electronic delivery of government services has matured.

All of Utah's state waterfowl management areas and federal refuges will be open to hunters 15 years of age and younger that day. To qualify for the hunt, young hunters must complete the state's Hunter Education course, have a current hunting license and be accompanied by an adult.

The Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) has issued an annual report detailing GIS activities and developments in support of the E-911 implementation.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is issuing an advisory today alerting law enforcement officers that safer bulletproof vests will soon be available. The standards for bulletproof vests have improved dramatically thanks to the efforts of the Utah Attorney General's Office, Utah Department of Corrections and Utah Department of Purchasing. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) made significant changes in the standards after receiving recommendations from the Utah government agencies.

Bicycles make a lot of people happy—and fit. They help a lot of people get where they need to go.

And they did the same for people 100 years ago.

With both gas prices and carbon dioxide levels in the air steadily rising, bicycles are helping many replicate the time when we weren’t so dependent on fossil fuels.

The Utah Public Health Laboratory has confirmed a fatality that occurred in the Uintah Basin due to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The man was a resident of Duchesne County, between the ages of 19-29 years.

Motor vehicle crashes continue to kill more teens ages 15-19 in Utah than any other cause. In 2007, 40 teenagers were killed on Utah roads. Today, many of the victim's families shared their stories to send a message to other teens to drive safely.

Use this handy two-page guide to find your way around Utah's state parks.  The parks include a diverse array of scenery and activities.

Available lessons include pregnancy and infant care.  Materials are also available in Spanish.

State History announces the 2009 Utah Prehistory Week Poster Contest. The winning poster will be professionally printed and distributed nationwide to promote Utah’s unique past. Every year, Prehistory Week celebrates Utah’s rich archaeological, paleontological, and cultural resources during the first full week of May. Events all over the state include lectures, programs, activities, demonstrations, and tours.

Someone killed a mountain goat on the Tushar Mountains recently and then left the animal to rot.  Now the Division of Wildlife Resources needs your help to arrest the person who killed the goat.  The goat was discovered by an archery hunter on Sept. 3, but he didn't report it to the DWR until Sept 8. The goat had been dead for a couple of days when the archery hunter discovered it, so it probably died around Labor Day weekend.

This year's agenda includes well know national speakers and local experts on such topics as Profiling of Potential Victims by Criminals, International Terrorism and its Relationship to Economic Crime, Internet Banking Fraud, Securities Fraud, and Mortgage Fraud.  The conference will be held on October 2-3 at the Embassy Suites in Salt Lake City.

This guidebook provides all the information you need to hunt waterfowl in Utah this year.  Hunters 15 years old or younger will have the marshes to themselves on Sept. 27, 2008 as Utah holds its annual Youth Hunting Day.

A bit of Western heritage returned to the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah recently.  Biologists with Wildlife Resources released 14 bison onto DWR lands in Bogart Canyon. 30 more bison are planned for release later this year.

Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has authorized state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Monday September 15, 2008.  The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities from sunrise to sunset in honor of Private Jordan P.P. Thibeault.  Private Thibeault died on Sept. 5, 2008, on Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Under the direction of President George W. Bush, Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has authorized you to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Tuesday, September 11, 2008, in recognition of Patriot Day. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state-owned facilities from sunrise until sunset.

Utah remembers those who died on 9/11 along with the rest of the nation.

This year's festival will include the announcement of a new sister-city in Denmark.  Events conclude with a Saturday evening barbecue.

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