The Utah Legislature opened its annual 45 day session this Monday morning and will take on the issues of cleaning up Utah's dirty air, figure out how to fund education and roads as well as consider campaign finance reform. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - More than 4,000 protestors gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to press the government to step up the fight against air pollution in Utah.
Some demonstrators wore surgical and gas masks and others waved placards during the rally on the steps of the Capitol.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker reaffirmed his commitment to implementing air-friendly policies, but noted air quality is a regional issue that one city cannot change alone.
Nell and Chris first speak with Mark Hadley from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources about the rash of Bald Eagle deaths occurring around the Great Salt Lake. Then they speak with Alan de Queiroz, author of The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shapedthe History of Life.
Today's guests include Paul Oyer, author of "Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating". Then, Chris Monroe, owner of the Torchlight Inn, in Old Town, Park City. Finally, Peter Metcalf, CEO of Black Diamond, Inc. Peter has recently been named a Director of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
A public hearing on a proposal to add Tollgate Canyon neighborhoods to the North Summit Fire District brought out just a few comments to the County Council. But they were all supportive. Rick Brough has more.