Utah News

Number of Utah Driver Cards Issued To Immigrants Falls

The number of driver privilege cards issued in Utah to immigrants in the United States without permission hit a six-year low in 2014, state figures show. The 35,200 cards issued last year are down significantly from a high of 43,000 …

No Plans To Sue Colorado Over Marijuana, Utah Governor Says

Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. The Deseret News reported Herbert said that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye …

More Uninsured Drivers Likely To Be Towed Under New Utah Law

Uninsured drivers on Utah roadways can expect to have their cars impounded on the spot under a new law that took effect Thursday. Utah police have had the option to pull over an uninsured driver and impound their car since 2008, …

Prison Sites at Salt Lake City Could Get Hit By Tsunami

The ground shakes violently and then a wall of salty, brine-shrimp-laden water crashes into the Utah State Prison. The cells of the state’s most dangerous inmates start to flood. Panicked Corrections officers must make a tough choice – hope the …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

AssureStart Adds 5 States

Online small business insurer AssureStart of Seattle is now open for business in five additional states: Montana, Utah, Mississippi, Iowa and Arkansas. The move is part of a company initiative to have a nationwide presence by early 2015. AssureStart currently sells …

Speed Limit Rises to 70 MPH On Some Urban Utah Freeways

Motorists can drive a little faster on most urban interstates along Utah’s Wasatch Range. With a few exceptions, the speed limit was raised from 65 mph to 70 mph beginning today. The Utah Department of Transportation decided to proceed with the plan …

Utah Settles Colorado Trademark Suit by Changing Ski Slogan

Salt Lake City tourism officials and a Colorado ski resort have settled a legal fight over a marketing slogan targeted to tourists in the lucrative winter sports industry. Utah marketers dropped “USA” from their new Ski City advertising campaign a …

Utah Woman Wears Colander For Driver’s License Photo

A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver’s license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver’s license as …

Utah Workers’ Comp Fund Distributes Second Dividend in 2014

Workers Compensation Fund in Utah has declared a second dividend in 2014. The $9 million dividend represents 5 percent of premium collected from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. With this second dividend, WCF will have paid 10 percent …