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Carbon County News Briefs

Hatch voices opposition to community development block grant funding cuts

On March 8, United States Sen. Orrin Hatch voiced opposition to cutting community development block grant funds. The federal grants are allocated to state and local governments for low-income housing, public improvements and economic development projects.

"Thousands of local governments, counties, cities, towns and communities are served by the CDBG program each year," said Hatch. "These funds help communities find solutions to their housing and development needs."

The Carbon County area benefits from CDBG grants.

Utah Legislature passes bill calling for U.S. to deal with Internet pornography

The Utah Legislature recently passed HCR 3 by majority votes in the House and Senate.

The resolution calls on the federal government to take action to deal with pornography on the Internet. The Utah bill urges the United States Congress to consider enacting legislation to facilitate a technology based solution that would allow parents to subscribe to Internet services that exclude adult content. The resolution will be formally delivered to the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, the speaker of the U.S. House and the president.

Boy Scouts, family coalition schedule regional youth forum at Mont Harmon

The local Boy Scouts council and Health Families Coalition of Price will present a youth forum at Mont Harmon Junior High in Price on March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The forum's purposes include providing safe, effective communication between youth, community agencies and schools and providing opportunities for youth to participate in finding solutions to youth-related issues. Panel members include youth and adults from the Carbon-Emery region.

Youth ages 14 to 18 and their parents are encouraged attend the forum.

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