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When lawmakers decided to boost per-pupil spending last year by 2 percent, many Utahns cheered, envisioning that cash raining on teachers and classrooms. In reality, much of that money was spoken for by the state retirement system long before it ever
In the case of same-sex marriage, the endgame could be precedent-setting and society-altering: a federal decision sanctioning gay marriage across the nation. Shelby's ruling on Utah's Amendment 3 just might be that pivotal step in what many consider
Al Hartmann The Salt Lake Tribune) Folks gather to see Union Pacific steam locomotive 199 at the Golden Spike National Historic Site visitor center in northwestern Utah Wednesday December 28. Golden Spike holds its annual Winter Steam Festival on
Ugly and hazardous, particulate pollution harms public health, quality of life and economic growth. But determining where it comes from, what chemicals fuel it, how it behaves and, most importantly, how to reduce it, is proving surprisingly complex
Utahns enduring winter inversion season consider the state's poor air quality of grave concern. At The Salt Lake Tribune, we hear that concern as a call to action...We've formed a team that beginning with today's front-page package will offer
But leeway given states in crafting their dental benefits is sowing confusion and creating coverage gaps, leaving many families without access to dental care, say child advocacy groups. It's a problem that may not become apparent to families until
How many are getting hung up on this latest hitch isn't known. Federal officials don't appear to have quantified or pinpointed the source of the problem.
Most respondents said they're interested in carpooling, taking public transit and lowering thermostats, especially if financial incentives were offered, as ways to reduce the amount of particulate pollution choking the skies during winter inversions .
Francisco Kjolseth The Salt Lake Tribune) Fourth graders Trinity Perry, Yamailet Reyes and Soita Ein, from left, receive a special treat as hundreds of generous residents from five Utah counties along with volunteers from HeritageWest and SouthWest
We're seeing significant improvement this year, but it's not a one-year improvement," said State Superintendent Martell Menlove. "We're seeing improvement over time." The state's graduation rate is up 12 percentage points since 2008, when it was just