Governor Cox Supports Smartphone Ban In Schools: KSUB News Summary
Governor Spencer Cox held his month press conference on PBS last night. The Governor spoke to a variety of topics, including calling Colorado's Supreme court decision to keep Trump off the primary ballot a mistake. He gave an update on plans to help conserve the great salt lake by the end of the year. Cox continued to champion his on his cellphone ban in K thru 12 classrooms. Finally Cox says he expects to sign a ban of diversity statements at Utah Universities and Colleges during the next legislative session. Cox also was in agreement with Washington County Water Conservancy District leaders saying that plans for a Lake Powell pipeline should be put on hold while the state focuses on conservation and water re-use methods.
A bill is being drafted that's designed to stop high school teachers from grooming their students for sexual relationships. This bill started when one young woman in Utah tried to report her high school teacher after the two had a sexual relationship while she was a student. That young woman reportedly felt like she was completely manipulated. Even though nothing physically happened until she was a legal adult. Representative Matthew Gwynn will be tasked with drafting the bill.
State Liquor Stores To Collect Donations For Charitable Organizations
State liquor stores across the state are collecting donations for local charitable organizations. Employees at each liquor store are choosing a charity to support and a complete list of stores' donation drives is available on the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services website. The drive is beginning during the holiday season but it will continue into the New Year. Liquor stores will be collecting donations through February 29th.
Tips To Not Waste Food
Every year 30 to 40-percent of food we bring home is wasted. Salt Lake City Non-Profit Waste Less Solutions shared the best ways not to waste food this holiday season. Tips include shopping from your fridge and Pantry first. Find recipes based on ingredients you already have. Don't shop without a list to avoid impulse purchases. Avoid two for one deals unless they're absolutely necessary. Finally, don't be afraid to freeze your leftovers and enjoy them later.