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As the June 12 deadline for the nationwide conversion to digital TV approaches, the TV Converter Box Coupon Program has begun to accept replacement requests from eligible households whose coupons expired without being redeemed. Money allocated to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has allowed NTIA to clear the digital converter box coupon waiting list.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires U.S. and Canadian travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S.

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is hosted a Family Enrollment Fair to encourage eligible, uninsured families to apply for coverage. The event is part of Cover the Uninsured Week, a national effort to get more Americans covered by health insurance.

Lots of kids want to participate in youth fishing clubs in Draper, Orem and Spanish Fork. So many children, in fact, that the three towns need more adult volunteers to help!

The Governor acted on the following bills today:

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Michael Clarke Johnsen to the Utah State Board of Education to replace Richard Moss.

The Utah Gang Conference is a nationally recognized conference that offers a wide variety of classes from local and national gang experts. This setting provides a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop contacts from across the country.

Free Help for Non-Profits

Tue, 24 Mar 2009

In the midst of economic turmoil, federal bailouts, and budget deficits in more than 40 states, a new report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) offers a roadmap to recovery based on economic performance trends from states over the last 10 years.

The Utah Attorney General is making a new patch available to scouts who commit and are actively living a drug-free life. "Scouts who take time to earn this drug-free patch could avoid a lifetime of misery," says Mark Shurtleff.

The Governor signed the following bills today:

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) today kicked-off Cover the Uninsured Week by releasing new estimates that show little change in the percentage of Utahns who were uninsured during 2008. The Utah Healthcare Access Survey (UHAS) shows the percentage of Utahns who were uninsured in 2008 was 10.7 percent, compared to 10.6 percent in 2007. This follows a decline from 11.9 percent in 2006.

This assessment is available for public comment for 30 days from March 17, 2009.

The Governor signed the following bills today:

The Governor signed the following bills today:

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman today signed Senate Bill 260, Housing Relief Restricted Special Revenue Fund. Upon his signature, he immediately directed the Utah Housing Corporation to begin dispersing 1,600 $6,000 grants to homebuyers purchasing a newly constructed home.

Sixty-four percent of UDOT's 56 federally-funded highway stimulus projects, equaling $96.5 million of the $149.5 million allocated to Utah, have been obligated in just two weeks.

Register now to attend the annual conference in April.

From KUED comes a powerful five-part-series on the five American Indian Tribes of the Great Basin Region we now know as Utah. Funded in part by the Utah Office of Education and the Utah Department of Community and Culture.

Get a Free History Poster

Thu, 12 Mar 2009

State History announces the winner of its Prehistory Week Poster Contest-a stunning photograph of the Great Hunt rock art panel in Nine Mile Canyon. This collectible poster commemorates Utah Prehistory Week, May 2-10, 2009.

Visit the South Jordan website for more events and information.

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that 55 percent of Utah adults with heart disease also have arthritis, a painful condition that may be a barrier to physical activity?an essential strategy for people trying to manage and control their heart disease.

Registration deadline is March 16, 2009.

Utah boasts one of the strongest economies in the nation, thanks to a dynamic workforce and a favorable business environment. As the Beehive State becomes more prominent in the national and global arenas, the state?s business leaders will encounter new opportunities and challenges in managing unprecedented economic growth. At the second-annual Governor?s Utah Economic Summit, Governor Jon Huntsman and other prominent leaders will discuss how to push Utah to new heights.

The Governor signed the following health system reform bills today:

First the good news... Garfield County seems completely and totally oblivious of the national recession.  Year-to-year employment gains reached almost 8 percent in September 2008. In addition, Beaver County showed moderate employment expansion in third quarter. On the other side of the coin, Washington County showed ever-increasing job losses in the third quarter as the result of the speculative housing market?s collapse. Employment declines hit almost 6 percent in September.

Governor Huntsman will sign the health system reform bills

Youth Sports Expo this Week!

Mon, 09 Mar 2009

Kids can catch fish, shoot arrows and learn how to ride their ATVs safely at this year's DNR Youth Outdoor Sports Fair. The sports fair is part of this year's International Sportsmen's Exposition. The expo will be held March 12?15 at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State in Sandy.

Keith M. Woodwell, Director of the Utah Division of Securities, and Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General, announced today that Grace Carvalho Kelson was convicted of three Counts of Securities Fraud. Judge Atherton ordered Kelson into custody in Third District Court and set sentencing for April 17, 2009.

The specifics of the alcohol compromise legislation can be found here.

Northern Utah Road Report

Fri, 06 Mar 2009

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists of the following road construction and maintenance activities in the state's Northern Region

You might have a better chance at drawing a permit to hunt big game in Utah this fall. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending an increase in the number of permits available for most species. Now the biologists want your ideas about their recommendations.

Section 63G-3-305 requires each agency to review its rules within five years of each rule?s original enactment, and then within five-year intervals. To comply with the review requirement, the agency must submit a ?Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation? for each of its rules listed

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Brent L. Brown to the Board of Regents for the Utah System of Higher Education. Brent Brown is the owner of the Brent Brown Automotive Group located in Provo and Orem.

Governor Signs Bill

Mar 06 2009

The Governor signed the following bill today:

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Brent L. Brown to the Board of Regents for the Utah System of Higher Education. Brent Brown is the owner of the Brent Brown Automotive Group located in Provo and Orem.

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Many libraries experience increased use during periods of economic downturn.  This research identifies some of the positive economic benefits that libraries provide for Utah citizens.

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