Recent Articles by Justin Higginbottom
Published: Monday, April 23, 2012 12:00 am MDT
As of 2011, 20 percent of third-grade boys and 18 percent of third-grade girls have a cellphone, according to a study of Massachusetts students. Seventy-five percent of those ages 12 to 17 own cellphones compar...
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:38 pm MDT
Loud cheers erupted from the otherwise quiet game room at the assisted living community Thursday. Amid the occasional dispatch crackle from a firefighter's radio, residents at the center shouted encouragement a...
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:06 pm MDT
Utah's wage gap between men and women — the third biggest in the country — is about more than just money. Experts say the disparity stems from women's lack of education and training in professions t...
Published: Monday, April 9, 2012 6:58 pm MDT
SALT LAKE CITY — Political conventions were held in Iron, Washington and Utah counties over the weekend. Candidates were able to win their party's nomination and avoid a except in Iron County, where...
Published: Friday, April 6, 2012 5:50 pm MDT
A homeless man was found dead Friday morning after overnight temperatures dropped and a snowstorm hit Salt Lake City, authorities said.
Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:56 pm MDT
Occupy Salt Lake City, a protest movement modeled after Occupy Wall Street in New York City, is celebrating six months of activity by a downtown march Friday.
Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 6:53 pm MDT
Sharon Brouse this week came to a farm supply store in Draper and picked out seven newborn chickens for her grandchildren in anticipation of Easter.
Published: Monday, March 26, 2012 9:23 am MDT
TIF districts allow cities to lure businesses with subsidies paid for by new taxes raised within the development district. The districts defended as a way to capture taxes from a business that might otherwise h...
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Sunday is potluck night at the Wasatch Commons co-housing community. Neighbors trickle in at dusk to the common house and choose from dishes displayed on a foldable table.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Communities living apart from society are often entrepreneurial out of necessity. The United States has a rich history of intentional communities — from Catholic monasteries to secular communes — an...