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The United States of America faces five interdependent challenges that threaten the prosperity and quality of life of its citizens.  This report offers some suggestions.

The deadline for pre-registration for the WGA Annual meeting is Wednesday, June 3, 2009. You may register online and find additional information about the meeting by going to www.westgov.org. There is no charge for media to attend meeting sessions, which will be held at the Stein Ericksen Lodge.

Running through Utah

Wed, 27 May 2009

The St. George Marathon is one of the many great running events happening in Utah this year.  Learn more about it.

Utah is getting a boost in its efforts to make the streets safer for pedestrians. A team from the Utah Departments of Health (UDOH), Public Safety, and Transportation (UDOT), along with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department and Salt Lake City Division of Transportation, will attend a pedestrian safety workshop in the nation?s capitol June 2-3, 2009.

Lt. Governor Gary Herbert will launch a new energy efficiency partnership campaign on May 27, 2009. The event will announce the 2009 State Energy Champion Awards for energy savings excellence and a new state employee annual campaign.

Former Sevier County Assessor Pam Hendrickson received the ?Excellence in Public Service? award from the Utah Taxpayers Association earlier this month.Hendrickson, who has served as a Utah State Tax Commissioner for the past 12 years, was presented the award at the Taxpayers Association annual conference on May 8. She has served as Commission chair since 2000.

Fish for Free on June 6th

Tue, 26 May 2009

If you're looking for a fun activity that's close to home and doesn't cost much, mark June 6 on your calendar.  June 6 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. You won't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day.

Whether you venture to streams in the High Uintas or just toss a line into the community pond, be sure you know the rules for the water you plan to visit.Regulations and limits have changed at a few popular fisheries.

Utah is focusing it?s reemployment efforts to effectivly strenghen our Workforce System, providing a more comprehensive approach to the customers seeking our services. Our strategy will focus on both the employer and job seeker needs as we build a dual approach to our service delivery model.

Parents who are actively involved in their kids' lives and set clear rules and expectations on no alcohol use have a powerful influence on their children's decision to remain alcohol-free.

The Governor signed House and Senate Bills today.

Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman has appointed Amanda Smith as the Executive Director of the Department of Environmental Quality. The position has been unfilled since Rick Sprott retired from the position in December.

Announcement and Demonstration of New Transparency Website

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued the following statement:"It is in the spirit of placing country before self or politics that I have accepted the request and nomination by President Obama, and with the consent of the United States Senate, to serve as United States Ambassador to China.

Transition process going forward will be outlined

Transition process going forward will be outlined.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued the following statement today: "When I had the honor of asking Utahns for their vote as Governor of the greatest state in America, I did so as a public servant. We set out, as a family, willing and able to do our very best. That dedication to service and to the success of our state and country has influenced our every step.

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon Huntsman issued a call of the Utah State Legislature to begin a special session beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

Every day, peace officers put on their uniforms and go to work to safeguard America's communities and uphold the freedoms we hold dear. This week we honor their contributions and sacrifice.

Visit this issue to learn more about Utah's demographic transformation.

Also, be sure to read about the latest assessment of Utah's wind, solar, and geothermal renewable energy resources.

SR 108 Road Project Update

Wed, 13 May 2009

UDOT plans to widen or re-stripe S.R. 108 where needed to provide a three-lane roadway (one traveling lane in each direction with a center turn lane) between Antelope Drive (1700 South in Syracuse) and 1900 West in West Haven.

Mural Projects in Utah

Mon, 11 May 2009

The Utah Arts Council highlighted murals from across the state of Utah at its annual Mountain West Conference on the Arts.

Sometimes people become incapable of making minimally adequate decisions about medical treatment, everyday life or other important matters, and as a result their health and safety are in jeopardy. Under Utah law, a court may appoint a guardian to make decisions for a person when this happens and there are no voluntary arrangements through which the person can be assisted in making adequate decisions.

The Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow process seeks to engage the public in setting priorities and identifying long-term strategies to enhance the value of the canyons for current residents and future generations.

published by the Utah Department of Public Safety

Join the petroglyph trip in Vernal or learn about Anasazi pottery in Provo.

The Salt Lake City School District was recognized for its efforts to increase pesticide safety at the 6th International IPM (Integrated Pesticide Management) Symposium in Portland, Oregon March 24th.

S.R. 92 is the main east-west corridor for the communities of Alpine, Highland Cedar Hills and north Lehi, as well as the primary access road for American Fork Canyon. Thousands of vehicles travel this corridor every day for a variety of reasons: for access to and from I-15, local travel or recreational purposes.

These guidelines were developed by the Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association (UHA) Triage Guidelines Workgroup. The purpose is to guide the allocation of patient care resources during an influenza pandemic or other public health emergency, when demand for services dramatically exceeds supply.

Learn about the risks from exposure to the H1N1 (swine) flu virus during pregnancy from the Pregnancy Risk Line.

A snapshot survey shows that Utah?s total homeless population increased by eight percent while chronic homelessness decreased by nearly five percent since last year. In Salt Lake County where more than 200 housing units have been provided for the chronically homeless, there has been a 24 percent reduction from last year. This has allowed private and non-profit agencies who provide services to the homeless, to focus their efforts on housing them.

Published in the May 1 issue of the Utah State Bulletin.

A guide for making informed career decisions.

Together, we can create a stronger democracy, with greater participation by the people of Utah.  Supported by the Governor's Commission on Strengthening Utah's Democracy.

Utah Schools Earn Medals

Tue, 05 May 2009

Across Utah, 219 elementary schools received Gold Medal School (GMS) recognition and 9 junior/middle schools received the Power-Up recognition. The schools are among a total of 334 schools committed to creating a healthier generation by making policy changes that inspire faculty, students, and the community to get more physical activity, eat better, and live a tobacco-free life.

Downtown Salt Lake City's famous pair of peregrine falcons is back. You can watch their antics by logging onto the Division of Wildlife Resources' Web site. Right now, the falcons are caring for three eggs the female has laid in a nest box on the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

What could be the first population of greenback cutthroat trout ever found in Utah will get some added protection through a change to the state's fishing rules. Division of Wildlife Resources Director Jim Karpowitz signed the emergency change this week. The change takes effect May 1.

See the Department's website for information and photos of these offenders.

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