Housing and Transportation Prices Propel Consumer Price Index Upward in September

Salt Lake City—The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.2 percent from August to September on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. The index has grown 3.5 percent since September of last year. The majority of this growth has been caused by increases in apartment rental rates within the housing sector, as well as Read More


South Salt Lake asking state to fund 12 new cops, firefighters to service homeless center

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Bracing for the homeless resource center they never wanted, South Salt Lake leaders are asking the state for roughly $3.6 million to compensate for its impact. South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood said Wednesday her team submitted its request to state leaders Friday, requesting $2.6 million in ongoing funds and about Read More


Utah elementary school tells students they must ‘say yes’ when asked to dance at Valentine’s Day party

A Utah mother is concerned after finding out her child couldn’t reject a classmate’s invitation to dance at a Valentine’s Day school party because it would be against school rules. Natalie Richard, whose daughter is in sixth grade at Kanesville Elementary School in Weber County, told Fox 13 Salt Lake City that she was shocked Read More


Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski proposes half-penny hike in sales tax to fund housing, transit and road plans

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski gives the State of the City address at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center on Wednesday. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski proposed a half-penny city sales tax increase to help fund initiatives on housing, transportation, road repair, public safety and the Read More