Category: Weber County

A History of the Inversion: A Foe That Grows Stronger

Air pollution along the Wasatch Front has been a problem in Utah as far back as the 1870s. At that time, many factors were to blame as the smoke from ore smelting facilities, trains, and coal mining activities were all…

Congressional Gridlock to cost Utah $35 Million

Counties across America stand to lose more than $400 million in funding from the loss of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Budget negotiators opted to leave PILT out of the FY2014 Omnibus spending bill, which passed Wednesday…

A Look at Utah’s Nondiscrimination Ordinances

It was 1986 when Utah’s first nondiscrimination bill was lobbied before the Salt Lake City Council, and 23 years later Salt Lake City passed Utah’s first nondiscrimination ordinances, barring landlords and employers from discriminating based on sexuality. This move, which…