Monthly Archive:: May 2011

Governor Herbert Tours Flooded Weber County

From the sky and from the ground Utah Governor Gary Herbert surveyed damage from a wet Weber County yesterday, visiting with families

Senator Says Liquor Store Closing Leading to Significant Revenue Loss

Utah is losing money from closing Salt Lake City’s Main Street liquor store in April, according to information presented to the Department

Tax Hike Considered for Marmalade Library

Salt Lake City Council members were leaning toward a property tax increase for the construction of the Marmalade library branch during a

Campaign Urges Residents to Get Tested for HIV/AIDS

As AIDS turns 30 years old, infection numbers continue to climb in Utah and throughout the country. June 5th marks the day

Governor to Tour Flood-Damaged Areas as Temperatures Heat Up

A wet holiday weekend mixed with warmer temperatures forecasted for this week is keeping Utah on high alert for flooding. Seven Utah

Utah Lawmaker Wants Lighter Restrictions at Airports

Lighter restrictions could be coming to Utah’s airports if one lawmaker gets his way. Republican Representative Carl Wimmer wants to prohibit security

Study Says House Dems Vulnerable in Redistricting

Utah is becoming more Republican, according to a contributor with the political science analysis forum Utah Data Points, and that means trouble

Politics Up Close: Former Colombian President visits Salt Lake

With an agreement being debated by Congress, we discussed free trade with former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, who was in town to

Politics Up Close: Library Board on Transparency, New Libraries

The Salt Lake City Library Board is looking to improve transparency and involve the public more in its operations. We talked with

Politics Up Close: SLC Councilman Van Turner

First elected in 1999, Van Turner has represented much of Salt Lake City’s west side for more than a decade. The longtime

FCC Says Millions Still Lack High Speed Internet Access

Twenty-six million Americans still don’t have high-speed Internet access, according to the FCC’s annual report to Congress. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

The Decemberists, Bright Eyes Part of 2011 Twilight Concert Series

Downtown Salt Lake City will start filling up on Thursday nights this summer as the 2011 Twilight Concert Series returns to Pioneer

AG Changes Mind, Decides to Appeal Debra Brown’s Innocence Case

After being found factually innocent after serving 17 years behind bars, a Logan woman may have to return once again to the

Hatch Stands by Patriot Act Despite Tea Party Opposition

The loudest objections to the Patriot Act in the United States used to come from the political left. But increasingly, the right

Former Ambassador Brings Expertise on Yemen to Salt Lake

A former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen’s visit to Salt Lake City yesterday came at an ideal time to discuss the country in

Brian David Mitchell Gets Life in Prison

Brian David Mitchell, the man recently convicted of kidnapping and sexually abusing Elizabeth Smart nearly nine years ago, will spend the rest

BBC Presenter Explains Significance of President’s Visit

President Obama’s trip to London makes it a busy time for the BBC World Service, which has been covering his visit extensively

Lee to Vote Against Patriot Act

Utah Senator Mike Lee says he’ll vote no on extending the PATRIOT Act when the Senate takes a final vote later this

Salt Lake City Councilman Cleared on Criminal Charges

A Salt Lake City Councilman no longer had criminal charges hanging over his head when he attended Tuesday’s council meeting. Soren Simonsen

Counties Defend Restaurant Tax Against Lawsuit

The Utah Association of Counties is rounding up support to defend the restaurant tax against a lawsuit filed by the Utah Taxpayers

Property Tax Hike Could Cover Police Fee

Amid public outcry and new restrictions handed down from the legislature, Salt Lake County officials are tossing out a fee that requires

DWR Asks Boaters To Be Mindful of Mussels

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, officials are warning boaters to be cognizant of quagga mussels, a tiny, invasive clam-like species that

Report Says Oil and Gas Tax Breaks Cost Utahns

A report from Taxpayers for Common Sense says Utahns pay $141 million a year to benefit oil and gas companies through tax

Urban Winery Finds Home in South Salt Lake

Kiler Grove, Utah’s first urban winery brings the taste of a California vineyard to an industrial neighborhood in South Salt Lake City.

Where Should Dogs be Allowed?

Many consider them to be mans best friend, but just how meshed into society should dogs really be? Many stores in Utah,

Politics Up Close: Libya Native Witnessed Revolution

Dr. Hussein Elkhafaifi is a native of Libya and witnessed this year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi. The Director of the Arabic Program

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck

If you walk through the Avenues in Salt Lake City, it’s not easy to figure out which congressional district you’re in. That’s

Huntsman Confirms He Is Indeed Mormon

Former Utah governor and possible presidential candidate Jon Huntsman confirmed Friday morning that he is Mormon, after previously saying his church membership

Sustainable Building Conference is Today in Salt Lake City

“Targeting a sustainable future” is the focus of today’s sixth annual Salt Lake Sustainable Building Conference, being held at the Salt Palace.

Library Aims for Transparency

After months of discontent in the Salt Lake City Library system, the Library Board took steps yesterday to begin making its meetings