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2008-09-26 09:00:21

By Brice Wallace Deseret News The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has set some lofty goals for 2009, and one involves impressing an influential crowd coming to town next summer. About 4,000 people will visit July 11-14 for the Meeting Professionals International 2009 World Education Congress, a gathering of people responsible for booking more than $14 billion in annual meetings. "The way we're describing this is that what the MPI World Education Congress is going to do to the...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

This financial situation needs to be dealt with in a nonreactionary way. We need real answers and solutions. What we do now sends a message to the rest of the world. Stephen Wesson Salt Lake City (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By Lois M. Collins Deseret News Salt Lake County's top health official is asking for a temporary suspension of a ban on skateboard ramps in backyards until the issue can be studied further. The Salt Lake Valley Board of Health enacted the ban on building or using the ramps in early August because of noise concerns and resident complaints, according to Gary Edwards, executive director of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department. But based on feedback it has received -- both positive and...

2008-09-24 09:00:26

By Jared Page Deseret News School hadn't quite ended when Lane Rolling pulled up to Hawthorne Elementary to pick up his son. Most days, Rolling would leave his car running -- and air conditioning blowing -- while he waited. That changed Tuesday afternoon when he arrived to find the mayors of Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County waiting for him. The mayors surprised parents, grandparents and others picking up children from Hawthorne, 1675 S. 600 East, by greeting them outside the school...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News BOUNTIFUL -- As the Utah Transit Authority continues to prepare its Environmental Study Report for a South Davis light-rail line, it invites the public to comment on proposals that include the alignment of the line, station stops, park-and-ride lots and various other aspects of the project. A recently completed analysis identified either a TRAX line or streetcar could function well in southern Davis County from Centerville to Salt Lake City. Monday,...

2008-09-22 09:00:30

Salt Lake County voters who have an urge to be a bigger part of the election process -- and an interest in a little extra cash -- can satisfy both needs as a volunteer for the County Clerk's Office. County Clerk Sherrie Swenson released a call for poll workers Thursday for the Nov. 4 election. Compensation ranges from $120 to $220, depending on the position. Workers must be registered voters residing in Salt Lake County and a mandatory training session prior to election night is required....

2008-09-21 12:00:17

By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News MAGNA -- Darrell Kilpack had big plans for a Western fort theme park in Magna -- until Salt Lake County seized his property for a state-of-the-art library. Kilpack had spent the past two decades accumulating thousands of used items for the park. He had planned to renovate four crumbling buildings near Main Street and 8900 West into a village that would allow visitors to interact with the antiques. The park also would have provided a place for seniors to talk...

2008-09-21 12:00:17

The trail that runs alongside the Jordan River Parkway will be closed at 7500 South Thursday and Friday for construction of the Jordan River TRAX bridge. The trail is expected to reopen with a temporary detour, which will be in effect through August 2009, according to the Utah Transit Authority. That detour will cross a live railway track and will be closed from dusk to dawn to allow for freight traffic. Other trails along the parkway will also close sporadically as construction...

2008-09-20 12:00:38

By Jared Page Deseret News A former Salt Lake City safety-program coordinator is lashing out at the city's airport management, saying a "disregard for public safety" resulted in an auto-pedestrian accident in June that killed a Maryland woman. In a letter sent Friday to Mayor Ralph Becker and other city officials, Ian Shepherd blasts airport management for dismissing his concerns about airport crosswalks in a safety committee meeting July 16 -- six days before Patricia Dawn Jordan, 65,...

2008-09-19 09:00:21

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. They made their proposal Thursday at a meeting convened by Salt Lake County, at the county offices. Other city and county officials, mainly from the Salt Lake Valley's west side, would like all of the townships to remain as they are....