Tag: Deseret

How did Utah fare as the 2022 water year ends amid drought?

Rain falls on the Salt Lake Valley on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Laura Haskell finds it difficult to describe the 2022 water year because it has been all over the place. The water year, which began in October 2021, started out very strong, leaving...

What will Mitt Romney’s Family Security Act 2.0 do? | Opinion

Utah Sens. Mike Lee, left, and Sen. Mitt Romney speak during a South Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting at Salt Mine Productive in Sandy on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News The 2021 U.S. Census showed that rates of children in poverty declined from 9.7% of the...

Meta announces mega expansion to Facebook data center in Utah

Work is performed on servers at Meta’s Eagle Mountain Data Center in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Meta is expanding the data center, increasing the total investment to over $1.5 billion. Once completed, the center will be a 4.5-million-square-foot campus. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Facebook parent...

What is Electoral Count Act?

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., chair of the Senate Rules Committee, left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the ranking member, open a meeting on the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. The bill is a response to the...

Is polling for McMullin and Lee Senate race accurate? | Opinion

Sen. Mike Lee, left, and Senate candidate Evan McMullin, right, are pictured in this composite photo. Stuart Johnson and Jeffrey D., Allred, Deseret News The U.S. Senate race between Sen. Mike Lee and Evan McMullin is a rough-and-tumble slugfest. Campaign activities are generating arguments among politicos over polling, negative ads, superPACs and all...

Biden’s Student loan forgiveness is a political bribe | Opinion

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Evan Vucci, Associated Press Thanks in part to tithing, BYU offers a reduced tuition that leaves few of its graduates in debt. My law school, unfortunately,...

A fourth leak in the Nord Stream pipeline has been confirmed by Sweden

In this picture provided by Swedish Coast Guard, a small release from Nord Stream 2 is seen, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. A fourth leak on the Nord Stream pipelines has been reported off southern Sweden. Earlier, three leaks had been reported on the two underwater pipelines running from Russia...

Same-sex marriage: Utah poll finds 72% favor legal gay marriage

Volunteers hold a rainbow flag while marching in the Utah Pride Parade along 200 South in Salt Lake City on Sunday, June 5, 2022. A new poll shows nearly three-fourths of Utahns say marriages between same-sex couples should be considered valid under the law. Mengshin Lin, Deseret News As...

This Oregon Republican could win the governor’s race, latest polls show

Republican nominee Christine Drazan speaks during the gubernatorial debate hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Ore., Friday, July 29, 2022. Jaime Valdez, Associated Press With only six weeks to go before Election Day, polls show Republican gubernatorial nominee Christine Drazan is...