Monthly Archive:: April 2011

Utah Files Suit Over Wild Lands Issue

Utah leaders say they are tired of playing games with the federal government. Today the Governor, along with other state leaders announced

Politics Up Close: Kennecott, Air Quality & the Environment

When you talk about air quality in Utah, the conversation usually turns to Kennecott Utah Copper, the second largest copper producer in

Politics Up Close: Jim Dabakis Runs for Dem. Party Chair

Jim Dabakis has had a lot of job titles over the years, like businessman, radio host, LGBT rights advocate, and Russian art

Huntsman Ending Ambassadorship, What’s Next?

The speculation surrounding whether former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. will run for President in 2012 is about to turn into something

39 Arrested, 114 Others Being Investigated in Largest Utah Child Porn Bust

For more than a month, the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force worked with law enforcement agencies from around the state

Herbert Defends Veto in Face of Override Session

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is standing firm in his decision to veto SB 229, a bill that sets aside a portion of

Zions Report Says Utah Has Strong Economic Outlook

A new report from Zions Bank says Utah is in good position to continue its strong economic rebound for the rest of

Utah’s New Natural History Museum to Be “Very Green”

The new Utah Museum of Natural History set to open this fall will not only be a place to view many of

Maj. Leader on Why Guv, Lawmakers at Odds on Transportation Bill

Transportation funding doesn’t always tend to be a political issue that gets people riled up. But that’s exactly the conflict between Governor

GE Shareholder Conference Brings Protests From All Sides

General Electric was taking hits from all angles this morning at its annual shareholders meeting, held at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Report Says Salt Lake City Is Fifth Worst Polluted

Three Utah cities rank amongst the ten worst in the nation when it comes to wintertime air pollution, according to a new

Veto Override Session Set for Next Friday

In a special session next Friday, lawmakers will be back at the State Capitol to override Governor Gary Herbert’s veto of a

UtahsRight.com Continues to Expand Access to Public Data

There’s no question that interest in public records is on the rise in Utah, with state lawmakers drawing swift and sharp criticism

Downtown Rises With Near-Completion of City Creek Center

A $5 billion commercial and residential development in downtown Salt Lake City is in its final phase of construction. Several key players

Local Health Centers Receive $500,000 Boost

Some of Utah’s most relied-upon clinics for the low income aren’t sure what’s ahead when it comes to their funding, with Congress

Nine Mile Canyon Ranch Owners Fight Second Pipeline

The owners of a ranch in Nine Mile Canyon are trying to stop a second gas pipeline from running through a three-quarters-of-a-mile

Workers at Same Office Become Ill — Just a Coincidence?

At least nine people who worked at the Utah National Guard’s Joint Language Training Center in Ogden have fallen ill or died

Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Increase Along Wasatch Front

While Salt Lake County home sales were down from March 2010 to 2011, more people are buying million-dollar homes along the Wasatch

Young Talks to KCPW About Decision to Leave Utah

After months of speculation, an official announcement was made Monday declaring University of Utah President Michael Young as the new President of

State Lawmakers Begin Carving Up Political Boundaries

The co-chairman of Utah’s redistricting committee, which started its work this morning at the State Capitol, says updating the legislative and congressional

Leonardo Museum Begins Moving in Boxes

Amidst drilling, hammering, and laying sheetrock, staff and donors began bringing in boxes during a ceremonial move-in Monday at The Leonardo, the

Free Class Gives Hope to Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

As more and more Utahns face the real prospect of foreclosure, they might feel there’s no one to turn to, but a

U of U’s President Young Offered Job at Washington

The University of Utah could soon have a big job to fill. Jim Wall, who sits on the Board of Trustees, says

Discontent at Library Remains; Board Aims to Work on Communication

Less than a month after Salt Lake City Library Director Beth Elder’s contract was renewed with the support of the library board

High Runoff Means Added Dangers at Jordan River

The commission that oversees preservation and improvements along the Jordan River is calling on the public to take extreme caution while recreating

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker on E-Billboards, Library

Are electronic billboards an eyesore? The Salt Lake City Council thinks so. But now, the president of the Utah Senate says the

Politics Up Close: AG Mark Shurtleff on BCS

After years of consideration, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has made up his mind to file a lawsuit against college football’s Bowl

Politics Up Close: Imam Muhammad Musri

Imam Muhammad Musri was launched into the spotlight for trying to stop a Florida Pastor from burning the Quran. We talked with

Matheson Hopes to Stop Military Funeral Protests

The Westboro Baptist Church has drawn plenty of attention around the country and even right here in Utah protesting at funerals of

Event Attendees Could be Exposed to Measles Virus

The Salt Lake Valley Health Department and the Utah Department of Health are urging anyone who attended two specific events to be