In Utah, recession shows its bright side • Spencer Eccles clearly was in an upbeat mood during a meeting of the Governor's Office of Economic Development board a few weeks ago. He had reason to be. Eccles, GOED's executive director, had some very good news to report. His agency, which oversees all business, tourism and film development for the state of Utah, had hit another home run. In the fiscal year that had just ended, GOED had authorized tax incentives to two dozen companies that had pledged to create a record 9,019 jobs 18 percent more than in the previous year, which also was a record.
Lehi Roller Mills seeks way out of bureaucratic, financial tangle • A Utah flour mill whose distinctive architecture made it an icon in art and film has made news in recent weeks for being enveloped in a financial mess that's imperiling its future.
Petra's story: Aurora victim survives thanks to a 'miracle' • Each morning for the past few days, Austin Hogan has carefully pulled out his clarinet, put in a reed and played music in the hospital room. His audience, lying on her back, is quiet and lets it wash over her. The first day he did it, Hogan played something from Mozart. The next day, she asked for something faster. For Petra Anderson whose survival is nothing short of a miracle, says her doctor the music delivers something the tubes snaking into her arm from the IV drip simply can't. It feeds her soul.
Capitol Reef rangers look to protect rare cacti • The endangered Winkler cactus emerges plum-size each spring to show off a purple, orange or pink flower, then retreats back under the summer sands. Now you see it, now you don't. It's a natural disappearing act for a naturally rare specimen. But park rangers fear the sight will become still rarer from a man-made danger: poaching.
A healing touch: Utah treatment center provides hope for sex addicts • His palms sweat, eyes dilating and heart racing. Deep into his third hour of pornography, one teenage boy hopes to stay lost in his fantasy. Teens with a wide variety of sexual disorders have few treatment center options unless their sexual deviancy lands them in the justice system. Utah's Oxbow Academy is among the few that help troubled teens before they break the law.
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Columns and opinions
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