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Take a good look around you, and then savor the moment.
Unemployment in Utah just fell to 3 percent, which is just a little better than the national rate of 3.8 percent. Billboards aimed a business owners are popping up along the Wasatch Front. They offer to help companies hire the right kind of employee in an age when almost no one with qualifications is looking for a job.
Gas prices are up, but it isn’t clear whether people are changing their summer vacation plans. Just whip out the credit cards and go.
I like interactive websites that let you pretend you’re a politician faced with a difficult problem. The U.S. Geological Survey site has one that makes you a mayor in a city with a water crisis. What will you do?
Fortunately, I know the answer to that, because the website also calculates the total results from everyone who plays, broken down by state.
Of the 686 Utahns who had participated as of
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has 32 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.