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Gas, property taxes to get first hikes in nearly 20 years


Billy Hesterman, vice president of the Utah Taxpayers Association ...
The new law also provides for the tax to rise and fall with the price of gas. It is the first adjustment to the fuel tax since 1997, and the governor said that inflation had robbed ...

5 Things You Don’t Know About Google Fiber, But Should


Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: Google. Google's (NASDAQ ...
You may pay more for Google Fiber TV than your neighbor While Google hasn't changed the price of its Internet service, Google Fiber TV -- which includes cable channels ...

Utah taxpayers will pay millions more in wake of 2015 Legislative session


The Utah Legislature hasn’t adjusted its motor fuel tax since ...
But that percentage will rise and fall with the price of gas. The tax won’t drop below 29 cents per gallon, and depending on gas prices, drivers will pay up to 40 cents per gallon.

Are Utah’s projected water costs inflated?


There’s no question that updating, maintaining and expanding water systems will come at great expense, but there is a debate over the price tag. Last fall, the Utah Division of Water Resources presented the State Water Development Commission with a rough ...

Guv signs two bills raising Utah taxes by more than $150 million


"For Utah to remain among the strongest economies in the nation we need all of our students to succeed, whether they live in a metro or rural area." Herbert also signed SB169, which prohibits manufacturers of contact lenses from setting a minimum price for ...

Utah Leads Nation as First State to Ban "UPP" Price Fixing Schemes in Contact Lens Industry


SALT LAKE CITY, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in a victory for consumers, the Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, making Utah the first state to ban contact lens manufacturers from unfairly fixing retail prices on contact ...

Neil V. Price


Neil V. Price passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah, after a brief illness. Neil was born to Vernon W. Price and Relva Richie Price on September 4, 1947 in Provo, Utah. Neil graduated from Wasatch High ...

Former NBA star Mark Price named Charlotte 49ers new coach


Mark Price, right, smiles as he stands with Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, left, and greets supporters after being introduced as the new head coach of Charlotte at an NCAA college basketball news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday ...

GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C Price Target Increased to GBX 860 by Analysts at Investec (GFTU)


Equities research analysts at Investec increased their target price on shares of GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C (LON:GFTU) from GBX 730 ($10.91) to GBX 860 ($12.85) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy ...

Concert Review: University of Utah's Jeffery Price gives a melodic glimpse into Scriabin's world


The Russian composer Alexander Scriabin’s music has been, and continues to be, underrated and under appreciated. A contemporary of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Scriabin (who lived from 1872 to 1915) has always stood in the other’s shadow. And although coming ...

Data plans vary quite a lot in price


India’s cut-throat mobile market is a boon to consumers, but an auction is shaking things up econ.st/1Celv2O http://t.co/Fqp95eR145&md ash; The Economist (@EconEconomics) March 27, 2015Filed under: applied w…

A Flea in her Ear at Trinity Rep, March 26 – April 26


Tickets are now on sale for Trinity Rep’s A Flea in her Ear, running from March 26 – April 26. Written by Georges Feydeau, directed by Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky and newly translated …

California’s Almonds Suck as Much Water Annually as Los Angeles Uses in Three Years | Mother Jones


HT: http://m.motherjones.com/ environment/2015/01/almon ds-nuts-crazy-stats-chart sFiled under: applied price theory, applied welfare economics, politics - USA Tagged: water pricing

5 iOS Games Slashed In Price This Thursday [LIST]


As the weekend approaches, the iTunes App Store isn’t slowing down in its serving up of both apps and games at limited-time prices. Here’s 5 we think you should check out today. MUJO ($1.99 > …

Publix Price Matching & Couponing Deals


The Publix price match list is ready for you.   Please keep in mind that you can only price match deals that are from competitors that are by your local Walmart Store. My favorite deals this week are…

Japanese Shipping Exec. Gets 18 Months In Price-Fixing Scheme


BALTIMORE (AP) — A Japanese shipping company executive is going to U.S. federal prison for conspiring to fix prices for ocean shipments of vehicles. The Justice Department says Toru Otoda, a former d…

Walmart Price Match Deals: Vons (Safeway) Coupon Match Ups


The Price Match list is ready for Vons!  Don’t forget to check out the $5 Friday Sale   Please keep in mind that you can only price match deals that are in your local Walmart Store area. Here are som…

Headphones: Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooth $75 (orig. $200), Klipsch Image X10 in-ears $80 (Reg. $115+), more


Update 3/26 2PM: Best Buy now has the Sol Republic Tracks On-Ear Headphones in Black for a low $49.99 shipped. That’s $50 off and the lowest we can find. Motorola is once again offering the Sol Repub…

6 Major Flaws in the Fed’s Economic Model


This post 6 Major Flaws in the Fed’s Economic Model appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The U.S. dollar is the dominant global reserve currency. All markets, including stocks, bonds, commodities, and …

Small States Review: Grado’s GR10e in-ear headphones hit every note, $299 giveaway


Since Grado first announced its newest generation of in-ear headphones, we’ve spent sometime putting the GR10e’s through the paces. Starting at $299 for the GR8e’s and $399 for the 10e’s, these in-ear…




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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in PRICE UTAH

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]



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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in PRICE UTAH

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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The Guardian and a warning to PRICE UTAH: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]








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