1 of 4 View 4 Items Nick Sokoloff, UVU Marketing and Communications Alison Smale, center, United Nations undersecretary-general for global communications, visits the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah on Friday, March 29, 2019. Related Links UN report: Extreme weather hit 62 million people in 2018 Photos: Salt Lake City preparing to welcome the world this summer Salt Lake City to host largest international event since 2002 Olympics next year Utah has 'heck of a lot' to share at next year's United Nations conference in Salt Lake City OREM — Youth will play a major role in the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, which will be held in Salt Lake City in August and focus on sustainable communities, a U.N. official said Friday. The gathering at the Salt Palace Convention Center will be the first time the United States has hosted the conference outside U.N. headquarters in New York. Paris, Mexico City and Melbourne, … [Read more...] about Here’s why this United Nations conference will be held in Utah instead of New York for the first time ever
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | 2 of New York’s Most Influential Offices Are About to be Held by One Person Supported by ByJ. David Goodman Dec. 31, 2018 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox. ] Corey Johnson, in his first year as speaker of the New York City Council, has gotten good at making Mayor Bill de Blasio uncomfortable. There was the grilling that Mr. Johnson and the Council gave Amazon, after Mr. de Blasio helped lure the company to Long Island City, Queens. The Council has eagerly introduced bills the mayor opposes — ranging from legislation that would legalize electric bicycles to creating a kind of commercial rent regulation. Mr. Johnson has also frequently suggested the mayor take over the faltering state-run subway system whose failures Mr. de Blasio has preferred … [Read more...] about 2 of New York’s Most Influential Offices Are About to be Held by One Person
In his victory speech Tuesday night, Democratic Gov.-Elect Jared Polis stopped to thank Marlon Reis, his partner and fellow father to their two children.Heavy applause from the energized crowd gave Polis — the first openly gay governor elected in the U.S. — time to break away from the dais to hug Reis, the Colorado's first "first man."In the days since, Polis’ election has made national headlines, and his office has been flooded with interview requests, many to discuss the landmark moment in Colorado and the nation's history.For gay, lesbian and transgender adults and children across the land, his victory brings hope where once there was none. Premium The Colorado trends are all blue — unless Democrats overreach again Jakob Rodgers “What a wonderful, wonderful result from the state that gave us Amendment 2. I can remember reading about that and saying, 'What is wrong with these people?'” said Kris McDaniel-Miccio, a lesbian and … [Read more...] about Colorado’s transition from the state of hate to Gov. Jared Polis
Home Daily News New York takes another tack in climate-change… Environmental Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted October 26, 2018, 9:29 am CDT Photo courtesy of Exxon Mobil. The state of New York has filed a suit that alleges Exxon Mobil misled investors about risks posed to its business by climate-change regulations. The suit, filed Wednesday in New York state court, alleges securities fraud under the state’s Martin Act and fraud, report the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Politico, NBC News and a press release. New York’s pension funds for state employees and teachers include Exxon shares with a value of $1.5 billion. The New York Times described the action as “a fairly straightforward shareholder fraud suit, the kind that New York attorneys general have long brought and successfully prosecuted under state law.” Other suits filed by state and local governments seek to recover the costs of dealing with climate change. … [Read more...] about New York takes another tack in climate-change suit against Exxon Mobil
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGardiner Harris Sept. 13, 2018 WASHINGTON — The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring. The residence, in a new building on First Avenue, has spectacular views, and Ms. Haley is the first ambassador to live in it. For decades, her predecessors lived in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. But after the hotel was purchased by a Chinese insurance company with a murky ownership structure, the State Department decided in 2016 to find a new home for its top New York diplomat because of security concerns. The government leased the apartment, just blocks from the … [Read more...] about Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.