Romney Says Keep Your Shorts Off!:KSUB News Summary
Senator Mitt Romney likely won't include "making senators dress up for work" among his top achievements, but a win is a win. A week after the U.S. Senate dress code was relaxed, Romney and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin co-sponsored a formal resolution requiring senators to wear "business attire" when they're on the Senate floor. The "Show Our Respect To the Senate" Resolution -- also called the SHORTS Resolution -- passed unanimously. Romney admitted a dress code is not the biggest issue in Congress, but he appreciated both parties coming together to preserve decorum.
Governor Says! Parks Stay Open
Governor Cox says Utah's five national parks will remain open, even if there is a government shutdown. According to Utah Office of Tourism Director Vicki Varela, the state has five-million-dollars earmarked to keep the parks open. Varela says the state will provide funding through foundations that are considered to be "caretakers" for Utah's national parks. She added that while the goal is to keep the parks open, the visitor centers might be closed and other services may not be available. According to a National Park Service report, more than 13-million people visited Utah's national parks in 2022 and had an economic impact of more than two-point-six-billion dollars in the state.
Parlez Vous Francais? If LDS Could Be Yes!
A leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thinks French could one day become the dominant language spoken by church members. Elder David A. Bednar shared that opinion Thursday on the final day of the 8th Annual Silicon Slopes Summit in Salt Lake City. The gathering brings together tech and business leaders from around the world. Summit organizers ask the church for a representative to talk about what's involved in running a global community like the church, which has 17-million members in more than 180 countries. Bednar spoke of change, noting that Spanish, not English has become the dominant language in the church. He said in the future it could be French, because of the growing number of church members in African countries that formerly were French-speaking colonies. Bednar and other church leaders are preparing for this weekend's semi-annual General Conference, which is broadcast live around the world. You can listen to General Conference Saturday and Sunday at 10AM and 2PM on KSUB.
Water Restrictions Easing In Apple Valley
People living in Apple Valley can start taking showers again, but some water restrictions are still in effect. The Big Plains Water District said in a statement on Thursday that people in the town 12 miles east of Hurricane can resume normal indoor water use, including showering and what the district called typical "living uses." But outdoor restrictions remain, such as watering lawns and washing cars. A boil advisory also will remain in place until more test results indicate the water is safe. Water restrictions went into effect last week after people reported they had no water flowing from their taps. Water district staff discovered that the one-million gallon tank that serves the town was empty, leaving 170 homes without water due to a series of mechanical issues possibly caused by a lightning strike.