Laura Seitz, Deseret News FILE - A hazy view of the Wasatch mountains is barely visible in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Related Link Warming impacts water supplies SALT LAKE CITY — A technical team of nearly 40 members is probing the best science-based solutions for cutting Utah's air pollution so those recommendations can be delivered to Utah lawmakers in mid-December. The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah was tasked by the Utah Legislature to look at the problem for a roadmap of possible legislative solutions for the next several years. Natalie Gochnour, institute director and associate dean in the university's David Eccles School of Business, met Monday with the Deseret News editorial board to explain the process and the timeline in play for coming up with ways to address pollution problems and the challengeof a changing climate. The technical team's research will build on a large volume of work already done in 2007 … [Read more...] about What needs to happen to clean Utah’s air?
1 of 5 View 5 Items Steve Griffin, Deseret News Daniel Torres is photographed at a Sandy park on Monday, July 29, 2019. Torres, who was undocumented when he served as a Marine in Iraq, has had a long road to obtain his U.S. citizenship. Related Links How H-1B visa quotas are denying educated immigrants the American dream Can this photo of a man and his 23-month-old daughter floating dead in the Rio Grande change the immigration debate? With or without threatened ICE raids, undocumented immigrants live with fear in Utah SALT LAKE CITY — Losing a wallet can be a minor inconvenience for most, but for Daniel Torres, it created a "domino effect" that changed the course of his life. It was 2010 and Torres, who had returned the year before from a three-year tour in Iraq, was preparing to go to Afghanistan for a yearlong deployment when his wallet went missing. The loss of his state and military identification cards led to the discovery of a … [Read more...] about An undocumented veteran’s journey to U.S. citizenship
1 of 6 View 6 Items Ignacio S. Sanchez Jr. A tornado is visible over the Plaza Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City in August 1999. Related Link Salt Lake City's 'tornado baby' celebrates her 20th birthday SALT LAKE CITY — On Aug. 11, 1999, a tornado descended on Salt Lake City, taking residents and meteorologists by surprise. Even 20 years later, the '99 Salt Lake City tornado is still considered one of the biggest natural disasters recorded in Utah's history. The day the tornado struck, and in the days following, the Deseret News reported on the disaster, publishing stories on the people who were affected and on the damage caused by the tornado. Looking back on the news headlines from the time tells the story of this unexpected tornado and how people reacted in the days following the storm. Here’s a timeline of the 1999 Salt Lake City Tornado as told through Deseret News headlines from the time. Laura Seitz, Deseret News Utility … [Read more...] about Timeline of the Salt Lake City Tornado 20 years later
1 of 36 View 36 Items Angie Marshall Megan Marshall, known as the "tornado baby," will celebrate her 20th birthday on Aug. 11, 2019, the anniversary of the tornado that hit Salt Lake City in 1999. Marshall was born at LDS Hospital just as the tornado hit. She is currently serving a mission in the Philippines. Related Links 15 years later, Utahns remember downtown tornado Salt Lake City's tornado: 10 years later SALT LAKE CITY — The wind thrashed violently outside LDS Hospital, sending branches and debris flying past the windows and plunging the facility into darkness. The extremely rare Salt Lake tornado would damage at least 300 buildings, injure 81 people, and kill one, Angie and David Marshall would learn in the days to come. But inside the hospital that afternoon, the Marshalls had a more immediate concern: the birth of their daughter. Megan Marshall, known in local news reports as the "tornado baby," was born at 12:55 p.m. on Aug. … [Read more...] about Salt Lake City’s ‘tornado baby’ celebrates her 20th birthday
Stock image Christopher James Pierce, 21, of Milford, is charged in 5th District Court with attempted murder, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault resulting in a loss of consciousness, a second-degree felony; and damaging a phone, a class B misdemeanor. MILFORD, Beaver County — A Beaver County man was charged Friday with attempting to suffocate his estranged wife by smothering her. Christopher James Pierce, 21, of Milford, is charged in 5th District Court with attempted murder, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault resulting in a loss of consciousness, a second-degree felony; and damaging a phone, a class B misdemeanor. Police say Pierce went to his estranged wife's house on July 28 and accused her of having an affair. The wife noted that Pierce "was acting paranoid and that she suspected that he had been using drugs," according to charging documents. Comment on this story After saying she was going to call police, Pierce took the woman's phone, pushed her against … [Read more...] about Utah man charged with attempting to kill estranged wife