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February 27, 2012

Wireless Password: birds

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of February 27, 2012 is birds.

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February 23, 2012

IRS2Go 2.0

IRS2Go.bmpThe IRS has released a new version of the IRS2Go app for smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition to getting tax updates and checking your refund status, the newest version of the app lets you:


You can download IRS2Go from the ITunes App Store or Android Market.

February 20, 2012

Wireless Password: aerie

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of February 20, 2012 is aerie.

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February 17, 2012

Law Library Closed on Presidents' Day

GW-portrait.jpgThe Utah State Law Library, and all Utah State Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 20th in honor of Washington and Lincoln Day, a state holiday as designated by Utah Code §63G-1-101. This holiday is commonly known as Presidents' Day. Regular law library hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) will resume Tuesday, February 21st.

February 22, George Washington's birthday, was deemed a national holiday by the 45th Congress in 1879. Today, the third Monday in February is when our nation celebrates Presidents' Day - a day that some believe should still be referred to as the holiday celebrating Washington's birthday. To learn more about this holiday, see the National Archives' page on George Washington's Birthday. Or, for the longer version of this battle over when and what to call the holiday in February, read By George, IT IS Washington's Birthday by C.L. Arbelbide (available online from the National Archives).

February 13, 2012

Wireless Password: zeros

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of February 13, 2012 is zeros.

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February 10, 2012

10th Anniversary of Utah Winter Olympics

winterolympics.jpg2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympics that were held in Salt Lake City.

There are several online resources documenting and commemorating the Olympics, including:

  • The Utah State Library, whose online digital government publications collection is featuring state and local publications devoted to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • The Utah State History division, which has several collections of photographs of people and artifacts from the Olympic Games, including the Governor's Olympic Photograph Collection and the Olympic Legacy Collection.

    For more information about the 2002 Winter Olympics, visit the 10th anniversary commemorative site.

  • February 06, 2012

    Wireless Password: yards

    keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of February 6, 2012 is yards.

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    February 03, 2012

    FCC Requests Public Comments on Sports Blackout Rule

    footballgame.jpgThis Sunday is SuperBowl XLVI, marking the end of another exciting football season. If you're a football fan, or a fan of other sports, you may want to be aware of the Federal Communication Commission's Request for Public Comments on the Sports Blackout Rule, found at 47 CFR Part 76, Subpart F. According to the request for comments, several organizations are petitioning the FCC to eliminate the blackout rule.

    Comments are due by February 13, 2012. You can file your comments electronically or by mail.

    February 01, 2012

    Order to Show Cause Forms Available Online

    Order to Show Cause forms are now available online on the Utah State Courts' website.

    An order to show cause is filed when a party seeks to enforce a previously established court order or decree. The main objective of the show cause hearing is to get the party who is not following the court’s order to do so. If a party is able to do what the court has ordered and does not, the court can also impose penalties, including, in extreme circumstances, a fine and time in jail.

    Procedures for filing an order to show cause are similar around the state, but there are some differences. Motions for orders to show cause in Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be determined initially by a court commissioner and parties should follow Rule of Civil Procedure 101. Motions for orders to show cause in Districts 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be determined by a judge. Parties in the Fifth District should follow Code of Judicial Administration Rule 10-1-50-1. Orders to show cause are filed in the same district where the original order or decree was entered.

    For more information, and to access the forms, visit the Motion to Enforce Domestic Orders page.