Governor Gary Herbert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 8 bills designed to clear Utah's murky wintertime skies.

Herbert took the action during a ceremony Friday attended by clear air advocates including some lawmakers who published for the legislation.

The new laws will facilitate electrical vehicle charging stations, assist homeowners whose only source of heat is wood burning, provide tax credits for energy efficient vehicles and encourage use of biodiesel fuel.

For the second year in a row, Park City ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was presented with a State of Sport Award from Utah Governor Gary Herbert. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Utah Governor Gary Hebert has signed legislation geared at cutting air pollution by reducing wood burning in the state. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is scheduled to visit a group of Heber City high school students today, who urged lawmakers this year to pass a bill allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to serve as election poll workers. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Heeding Governor Herbert's challenge to support science, technology, engineering and math or STEM education, businesses in Utah stepped up and launched a more than $2,000,000 media campaign to increase interest in STEM education. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah will pursue some form of Medicaid expansion but has put off announcing specifics on his decision.

Herbert announced at his monthly televised news conference on Thursday that "doing nothing" to expand the program was off the table.

Under the federal health law, states have the option of expanding eligibility for Medicaid, the state-federal program for low-income people.

Leslie Thatcher

Film actor, director and founder of the Sundance Institute Robert Redford was honored by the state of Utah Saturday, with November 9th being proclaimed as Robert Redford Day in Utah.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

  Governor Gary Herbert says water conservation in Utah is among the highest of priorities as he lays out a plan for statewide conservation. On a local level, Park City Municipal will participate by examining some of its own conservation practices. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

  Saying it's a $1,000,000 loss to the state, Utah Governor Gary Herbert Tuesday formally requested President Obama to re-open the state's five national parks, several national monuments, historic sites and recreation areas. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

Utah Governor Gary Herbert selected the Utah 1033 Foundation to both honor and make a donation to, last Friday at his annual gala at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Lynn Ware Peek has more.