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By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News A handful of city and county officials discussing the future of Salt Lake County townships wants to single out Millcreek for a special election in two years to ask residents to vote on whether their area to remain a township.
I think it's quite obvious there's a need for change when it comes to health care in our country. As a college student, it would truly be a miracle were health care more affordable. I currently have $40,000 in student debt, and it doesn't help when I go to the emergency room or when I am ill.
The mayors of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County are teaming up to promote environmentally friendly programs and initiatives.
By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The past few wet winters have been good to arid Utah, but history has proven that drought conditions will be here again, and the Utah Foundation wants to warn people about wasting water.
By Stephen Speckman Deseret News If Nevada wins a water war with Utah along the border they share, Utah officials and environmental groups contend it will add to an already bad air-pollution problem along the Wasatch Front.
A wildfire had burned 50 acres by late Tuesday in Tooele County near Johnson's Pass and state Route 199. Tooele County Fire Warden Roice Arnold said the fire started around 5 p.m. Fire crews closed down SR 199 for a while on Tuesday, but it has been reopened.
The door is open to townships that want to annex into Salt Lake City, unless city leaders decide to close it.
By Copyright 2008 Deseret News By Leigh Dethman Deseret News Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is coasting through his re- election bid. He not only has a $531,000 lead in the fundraising game, but he's also forging ahead with a big lead in the polls.
Salt Lake police were looking Monday for two men in connection with a violent weekend convenience store robbery. About 1:15 a.m. Saturday, two men walked into 7-Eleven, 1353 W. Indiana Ave. One went to the counter, pulled out a 9 mm handgun and demanded money, according to Salt Lake police.
I would like to nominate LaVarr Webb for governor for the state of Utah and Frank Pignanelli for lieutenant governor -- or Frank as governor and LaVarr as lieutenant governor.