Monthly Archive:: January 2011

Parents Who Leave Children Unattended Could Face Punishment

It would be a crime to leave a child under nine years old unattended in a hot car, under a bill that

Lawmakers Reject School Bus Ads Again

A bill that would have allowed school districts to sell advertisement space on school buses was voted down this morning in the

New Bar-X Gives Patrons A Taste of Old Salt Lake

A Hollywood actor has collaborated with local entrepreneurs to revive a nearly 80 year-old-bar in downtown Salt Lake City. Bar-X officially re-opened

Governor: Concealed Carry Permit Should Still be Required

A legislative proposal to make it easier to carry a concealed weapon in Utah is attracting both friends and foes. Republican Representative

Herbert Opposes Proposed School Board Changes

Governor Gary Herbert is indicating he doesn’t like two proposed constitutional amendments to change how Utah’s public schools are managed.

Proposed Vet School At USU Jumps First Hurdle

While higher education funding in Utah may get cut during the legislative session, the Utah House of Representatives voted this morning to

Politics Up Close: Former Health Insurance Exec Speaks Out

Wendell Potter used to be a top executive at a major health insurance corporation, CIGNA. Now, he’s trying to get the word

Politics Up Close: Nuclear Power Plant in Utah?

Governor Gary Herbert is making a new push to bring a nuclear power plant to the state. Is that a good idea?

Politics Up Close: Gun Laws in Utah

Utah is in the national spotlight for a proposal to make the Browning M1911 handgun the official state firearm. But that’s not

Hatch Aligns with Lee, Chaffetz on Budget Committee

Newly elected Utah Senator Mike Lee is joining Utah’s Senior Senator, Orrin Hatch, on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hatch himself made the