Thumbs up: To Utah State University, for landing a $100-plus million contract to build a sounding sensor, to sense and measure water vapors from high earth orbit. It will also provide data to assist in predicting severe weather occurrences.
Thumbs down: To the leaders of North Korea, who are apparently unaware of how ludicrous they appear to the rest of the world. These risible folks recently threatened the U.S. with a nuclear attack. While we're quaking in our boots here, why don't these fools start feeding their starving nation?
Thumbs up: To Sunset teen Brady Colvin. The 19-year-old recently earned his black belt in karate despite having to deal with scoliosis. After he earned his belt, Colvin presented an orange belt to the family of Brian Fields, a friend and karate peer of Colvin's who committed suicide in 2012.
Thumbs down: To efforts to stop a proposed West Davis Corridor highway that would link Centerville to Weber County. We heard these protests prior to the Legacy Parkway, and those concerns proved to be overhyped. The Top of Utah needs more transportation corridors, and the West Davis Corridor should become a reality.
Thumbs up: To Jake, a 13-year-old dog from Layton that warned a napping woman that her home was ablaze. The woman got out of the house but the hero dog, who saved her life, unfortunately perished.
Thumbs down: To the Utah House, for passing a bill that would amend the state's concealed carry law to allow those 21 or older to legally cover a weapon with a coat, even if they do not have a concealed carry permit. This is a waste of time bill that Governor Herbert has already signaled his opposition to.