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  • Does going global make sense for Utah businesses in the midst of the worst worldwide recession since the 1930s?
     
    A slate of speakers at the forefront of U.S. trade policy will examine that question during Zions Bank's annual international trade and business conference in Salt Lake City May 20. The conference at the Marriott Downtown hotel will run from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Mayor Ralph Becker's goal to plop the cop shop on the east plaza of Library Square is meeting growing skepticism, including a push back from a majority on the Salt Lake City Council.
     
    Angst ranges from the run on open space to violating old master plans to seeing the $125 million bond flame out at November's ballot box -- for the second time in three years -- in what could be a low-turnout "off, off-year election."
     
    "It's ridiculous.
  • The federal government wants to find a couple of additional retirement homes for old mustangs. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking bids to house up to 6,000 Western wild horses unlikely to be adopted because they are too old and because the agency needs to decrease the mustang population Original Article

  • The Bluffdale City Council is putting the job of the city's building inspector on the chopping block, in an effort to trim...
  • Sandy » Wasatch canyons users who attended a planning session here Tuesday appeared to favor development restrictions rather than limits on recreation as the Salt Lake Valley's population grows. Original Article

  • Booth space at the Salt Lake Chamber's annual business Expo Marketplace in Salt Lake City is sold out. The event, a trade show for Utah businesses, will be staged at the Sheraton Salt Lake City hotel, 150 W. Original Article

  • The how-to guide for reforming Salt Lake County's troubled planning division reads something like this: Ensure managers keep regular office hours, provide a consistent interpretation of policies and ordinances and free up the information flow. Original Article

  • NORTH SALT LAKE — Flanked by a trackhoe, North Salt Lake officials broke ground on a 32,000-square-foot city hall, which they hope will be the last city hall for 50 years.
     
    "Let's turn some dirt, guys," said Mayor Shanna Schaefermeyer.
     
    Monday's event was historic for Schaefermeyer, who was on the North Salt Lake City Council in 1985 when the city population was 5,000. The city had just completed an addition to its current city hall, which the city has now outgrown.
  • LAYTON — Chances are, if you want to find out about a city and its amenities, you'll check out its Web site.
     
    More cities are providing information about their parks, city programs, government and business licenses on the Web.
  • The Regis Hotel has its problems with cockroaches and blown circuit breakers, but David Ungerecht stays, if for no other...

  • Salt Lake City is angling to buy the vacant Rio Grande Hotel, a move that could provide 49 pet-friendly units if officials decide to shutter State Street's tottering by-the-week rentals. Original Article

  • More than 6 million current and former customers of online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. will be able to benefit from the settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed over the theft of client contact information. Original Article

  • We all know that eating less and exercising more will lead to weight loss, but many of us with extra pounds simply don't do it. The same problem exists with many people's finances, says financial guru Dave Ramsey, who is bringing his live show to West Valley City's E Center Saturday. Original Article

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday grants of $600,000 for cleaning up contamination in Utah "brownfields" so they are ready for redevelopment.
     
    The Utah Department of Environmental Quality will receive $200,000 for environmental assessments at petroleum sites statewide, including gas stations, above-ground storage tanks and other facilities that can cause communities to be blighted.
  • Two years into the housing downturn, the condo market in the Salt Lake area is starting to take a real beating.
     
    Sales in Salt Lake County are down a sharp 37 percent in the first quarter, compared with a year ago. Median selling prices are down 8 percent over the same time period, a much larger drop than the just under 1 percent decline in single-family homes.
     
    From Sugar House to downtown and beyond, many condo projects are on hold.
  • Kanab » Someday, it will be a housing development. But for now, residents hope a patch of private property can become an archaeological dig.
     
    The Kanab Archaeological Project has teamed up with the developer and Southern Utah University to excavate part of the 280-acre parcel. Their hope: harvest artifacts and other evidence of the Virgin Anasazi who inhabited the area of southern Utah from around 1 A.D. to 1250.
  • The Eggett family in 2006 lost their home at 1843 E. Sunset Drive in Layton when the parcel it was on slid 3 feet within a two-week period, creating a fissure that tore through the foundation of the home.

  • WOODS CROSS -- The Weber Basin waterline project has been ongoing for more than a year, and streets have been dug up and restored more than once, so the city requested an update from Weber Basin.
  • CLEARFIELD -- Vacating the right of way on Depot Street will make room for the new Davis County Health Department building.
  • LAYTON — For many residents whose properties surround a proposed subdivision near Kays Creek, there's no consolation that the developer says he can build a stable neighborhood.
     
    It doesn't help that two geotechnical firms have agreed that his project is feasible. Original Article

  • CENTERVILLE — City officials are ecstatic: Not only did they manage to secure their largest chunk of financing for the Davis Cultural Arts Center, they also got a great interest rate.
     
    You think your new 4.625 percent mortgage is good? Try a 2.97 percent rate on AA-rated sales-tax revenue bonds. Too bad your house isn't a public entity. Original Article

  • Many Utah banks continue to lend, despite turning down government assistance

    Careful lending practices were a key component in keeping some Utah banks buoyant during the economic crisis and in allowing them to continue lending in a financially-burdened environment without monetary assistance from the Federal Reserve.

  • WASHINGTON » With the economy performing worse than hoped, revised White House figures point to deepening budget deficits, with the government borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year. Original Article

  • The first time Delbert Swensen learned that his bosses were dissatisfied with his oversight of Salt Lake County's planning division, he alleges, was on the day they confiscated his keys and escorted him from the building. Original Article

  • TOOELE — Household products giant Reckitt Benckiser is coming to Utah.
     
    The global company broke ground Wednesday on a $35 million logistics, manufacturing and distribution center across the street from Miller Motorsports Park. Original Article

  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker unveiled plans for a downtown "civic campus" Thursday, including a $125 million public safety complex east of the downtown library.
     
    The plan calls for voter-approved bonding to pay for a three-story emergency operations center and a five-story public safety headquarters to replace the decaying building that currently houses the city's police and fire administrators. Original Article

  • Three Utah cities ranked among the most expensive metropolitan areas in the nation for housing, according to a report released Thursday.
     
    The Center for Housing Policy based in Washington, D.C., released "Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America," which said that Salt Lake City and Provo/Orem — along with Miami, Chicago and Tacoma, Wash. — all tied for the 40th most-expensive metro area in terms of homeownership in 2008. All had a median home price of $225,000.
  • CEDAR CITY - Debate and attempts to identify solutions regarding the landslide situation on the face of Cedar Mountain topped the agenda at Thursday night's Iron County Planning Commission meeting.
  • ST. GEORGE - Despite a smaller budget, St. George will see a series of new construction projects this summer, most of them funded by federal dollars.
  • With at least two prominent Park City property management companies struggling to pay debts to the condo owners they represented last winter, Deer Valley Resort has created its own housing division to manage many of the units booked by its guests. Original Article

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