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Elizabeth Weiler

Free public transit rides come to Heber Valley

HEBER CITY, Utah — In the summer of 2022, Wasatch County Council approved a sales tax which is now providing funding for free public transit rides throughout Heber Valley.  Wasatch County and High Valley Transit entered a three-year, $3 million agreement to offer public bus transit services between Wasatch and Summit Counties, along with micro-transit […]
3 months ago
Animal activists Paul Picklesimer and Wayne Hsiung with two rescued piglets American food system....
Elizabeth Weiler

Utah animal rights case raising questions about the American food system

After a rare win in the court system, animal activists Wayne Hsiung and Paul Picklesimer look to the future.
3 months ago
A man works on a power pole, RMP just reported a power outage in salt lake city...
Mark Jones

Rocky Mountain Power asking customers to lend a hand to those in need

Rocky Mountain Power is asking its customers to participate in the Lend a Hand program to help those individuals in need stay warm during the winter.
3 months ago
Whole Roasted Turkey Dinner For Thanksgiving with All the Sides (Adobe stock)...
Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business

Thanksgiving dinner will cost 20% more this year because of inflation

A feast for 10 with 12 menu items including a turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie mix will cost $64.05 on average — up $10.74 from last year. That breaks down to about $6.50 per person, according to the annual survey.
3 months ago
Kraft Heinz brand Jell-O gelatin dessert arranged in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, on Satur...
Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN

How Jell-O lost its spot as America’s favorite dessert

It was adaptable and versatile. Jell-O became a figure of speech and the state food of Utah, where the state's large Mormon population is known for its devotion to the product. Jell-O even went to space.
3 months ago
FILE - In this Monday, July 1, 2019, file photo, a "Now Hiring" sign appears on a bus stop in front...
Amie Schaeffer

Utah’s October job reports

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Workforce Services released the October jobs report on Friday morning. The unemployment rate for the state held steady at 2.1%.  Utah added 56,000 jobs in the past 12 months making the current job count .1,690,000. Nationally, the unemployment rate increased by two-tenths and sits at 3.7%. The Department of […]
3 months ago
A Norfolk and Southern fright train makes it way through the Northside of Pittsburgh on Monday, Nov...
Chris Isidore and Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Business

Freight railroads say strike can still be avoided

Representatives for the freight railroads is confident a new labor deal can be reached.
3 months ago
With employees with the company, the future of Twitter is in uncertain. Photo credit: Justin Sulliv...
Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

Inside Twitter as ‘mass exodus’ of staffers throws platform’s future into uncertainty

With employees leaving the company, the future of Twitter is uncertain.
3 months ago
The US housing market is in the midst of a major shift. After two years of stratospheric price appr...
Aimee Cobabe

Home sale rates are dropping faster in Salt Lake City than in any other city

Salt Lake City is leading the nation for having the biggest drop in home sales year-over-year. Utah’s hotter-than-hot housing market is cooling quickly.
3 months ago
Leia the puppy waits for her forever home...
Alejandro Lucero

Utah Humane Society advises communication if gifting pets during holidays

The Utah Humane Society encourages adoption during the holiday season, especially as the number of animals in shelters across the state grows
3 months ago
Turkey farms litter the Sanpete Valley.  They are especially prominent in Ephraim area. The Utah De...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

Bird flu responsible for death of 700,000 turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, price hikes expected

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food says 700,000 turkeys in Utah have been impacted by the bird flu.
3 months ago
the front of Les Madeleines bakery is pictured...
Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio and Shelby Lofton, KSL TV

Les Madeleines bakery closing after 19 years

According to its website, Les Madeleines was the third bakery in the U.S, and the first West of the Mississippi to make Kouign Amann.
3 months ago
Park City Mountain Resort in Park City Utah announced it's opening will be several days earlier tha...
Simone Seikaly

Park City Mountain Resort announces earlier opening day

Park City Mountain Resort said the Nov. 16 opening is the earliest the mountain has opened since 1996.
3 months ago
The Department of Workforce Services is pictured. It said Utah unemployment had fallen...
Mark Jackson

Department of Workforce Services to host first Apprenticeship Utah Summit and Job Fair

The Apprenticeship Utah Summit and Job Fair takes place on Nov. 15 at the Weber State Davis campus.
3 months ago
Gas pump is pictured, us inflation has eased...
PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

US consumer inflation eased to 7.7% over past 12 months

Consumer inflation reached 7.7% in October from a year earlier and 0.4% from September, the Labor Department said Thursday.
3 months ago
Drill core from 2022 exploration at West Desert, Utah. Sphalerite, shown here, is known for contain...
Adam Small

Utah receives grant to study the indium deposit in West Desert

Indium, found in West Desert, is a mineral used to create the clear protective coating on smartphones and display screens.
3 months ago
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk pictured in Los Angeles, California, on June 13, 2019 sold $3....
Chris Isidore, CNN Business

Elon Musk sold nearly $4 billion worth of Tesla stock since Twitter deal closed

Elon Musk has sold nearly $4 billion worth of Tesla stock since his purchase of Twitter.
3 months ago
a "for sale" sign is pictured in front of a house, the average homebuyer age is rising...
Chris Jacobs

Age of homebuyers getting older, according to new report

SALT LAKE CITY — A new report by the National Association of Realtors found that the age of homebuyers in the U.S. rose to the highest it’s ever been in 2022. The NAR’s annual report recorded new highs for the average age of new and repeat homebuyers. The report this year shares that the average […]
3 months ago
Homes under construction in Herriman are pictured on Tuesday, July 5, 2022....
Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake Chamber urges business to prepare for slowing economy

Economic factors, including declining home prices, have the Salt Lake chamber cautioning Utah businesses about a slowing economy.
3 months ago
a person walks past a "hiring" sign...
Chris Isidore, CNN Business

Mixed bag for jobs: Employers keep hiring, but unemployment rises

The total job gains were lower than the revised September number of 315,000.
3 months ago
With employees with the company, the future of Twitter is in uncertain. Photo credit: Justin Sulliv...
Donie O'Sullivan, CNN Business

Elon Musk informs Twitter staff that layoffs are imminent

Layoffs at Twitter are expected to begin on Friday, Nov. 4, according to Elon Musk
3 months ago
Ski lift at Brian Head Resort. The Brian Head Resort will open the 2022-23 ski season on Friday.
Mark Jones

Brian Head Resort to open for ski season on Friday

Brian Head Resort will open for the 2022-23 ski season on Friday. It will mark the earliest the resort has ever opened, and the 4th earliest ever in Utah.
3 months ago
Four holiday cups...
Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business 

This is what Starbucks’ 25th anniversary holiday cups look like

The company stirred up controversy in 2015 when it removed some "symbols of the season," such as reindeer and ornaments, and went with a simple two-toned red cup instead.
3 months ago
Gov. Cox and Nubia Peña pictured at business diversity summit...
Samantha Herrera

Salt Lake Chamber holds Business Diversity Summitt

A description for the Business Diversity Summit on the chamber's website said the event featured a conversation with Gov. Spencer Cox.
3 months ago

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