Monthly Archive:: May 2011

Fence Around Liberty Park Pond Comes Down

For the first time in nearly a year, Salt Lake City residents have a clear view of the Liberty Park pond. The

Judge Grants Stay on Illegal Immigration Enforcement Law

A federal judge in Utah has granted a temporary restraining order against HB 497, the enforcement-only immigration law that took effect yesterday.

Lawmaker Questions Mixed Messages from Governor

“It seems the spin machine could be turned down a notch or two.” That’s what Republican State Senator Steve Urquhart wrote on

Judge Stays Implementation of Immigration Law

A federal judge has put the brakes on an illegal immigration enforcement law that went into effect today, following a lawsuit from

Shurtleff: We Won’t Appeal Debra Brown Case, After All

Just released from prison yesterday after 17 years behind bars, Debra Brown can be assured she won’t be going back. That’s because

Logan Woman Exonerated After 17 Years Behind Bars

After 17 years behind bars, a Logan woman is now a free woman once again, thanks to new factual evidence presented to

Local Businesses Pledge to Offer Free Tap Water

Salt Lake City businesses are pledging to offer free tap water to the public in an effort to cut down on disposable

Architect Discusses Energy Efficient “125 Haus” Project

An architect and University of Utah instructor is taking an interesting approach to studying green building. Jörg Rügemer is not only funding

Brown’s Attorney Confident Innocence Ruling Will Stand

The Utah Attorney General’s office will appeal a judge’s finding that Debra Brown is innocent of a murder she was convicted of

Becker, Burbank Unveil Public Safety Building Design

In 2009, Salt Lake City voters approved a $125 million bond for construction of a new public safety building. Now, a design

Legislature Overrides 2nd Herbert Veto

The Utah Senate dealt Governor Gary Herbert a second blow Saturday night, convening in a rare weekend session to override his veto

Senate to Meet on Saturday to Continue Veto Override Session

A veto override session that was supposed to last one day, will now last two… at least for the Utah senate. The

Autism Cases Double From 2002 to 2008

The prevalence of autism in Utah doubled from 2002 to 2008, according to a new study released by the University of Utah.

Politics Up Close: ACLU Sues over Immigration Law

It was called a watered down version of Arizona’s enforcement only immigration law when it was passed by the Utah legislature. But

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill

Sim Gill is in his fifth month as Salt Lake County’s new District Attorney, and in the middle of implementing some of

Flooding Likely to Happen This Weekend

A snowy winter combined with a wet spring could spell big trouble for Northern Utah in the coming days and weeks. Officials

Huntsman to Speak in Important Primary State

He’s still not talking much, but now that he’s back in the United States, former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon

Lawmakers Say They Have Votes to Override Veto

State lawmakers believe they’ll have enough support in both houses to override the governor’s veto of SB 229 when they convene tomorrow

Kennecott Gets the “OK” to Expand

Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is expanding. After a close 5 to 4 vote yesterday afternoon, the Utah Division of Air Quality Board

Groups Rally to Support Veto of Transportation Earmarks

United Way of Salt Lake, education leaders and social service groups are standing up for Governor Gary Herbert’s decision to veto a

Legislature Keeps Same Redistricting Principles

Utah lawmakers who have been appointed to re-draw the state’s legislative and congressional boundaries adopted a set of redistricting principles this morning,

No Big Cuts, Layoffs or Tax Hikes in Becker’s Budget

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s proposed budget for 2012 includes no layoffs, no tax increases and no major cuts to programs.

Utah Becoming Hot Spot For Video Game Students/Companies

Scary creatures, gunfights, explosions and warfare filled a room at the University of Utah yesterday afternoon, but all in good fun.

City to Adjust District Boundaries as West Side Grows

The population of Salt Lake City’s west side has grown over the past ten years, while populations in both the Avenues and

Chaffetz: Bin Laden’s Death Shows Need for Intelligence, Not 100,000 Troops on Ground

With the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist, one Utah congressman is again calling on the U.S. to re-evaluate its military

New Chair of Salt Lake Democrats Looks to Redefine Message

Women will now be leading Salt Lake County’s two major political parities. Mary Bishop was elected as chair of the Salt Lake

University of Utah Recognized for Green Energy Use

The University of Utah is being recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Green Power Challenge” for purchasing the third-largest amount of green

State Lawmaker Reflects on Being in Manhattan during 9/11

The news of Osama Bin Laden’s death is hitting particularly close to home for one local state lawmaker. Salt Lake City Senator

Betz Again Tapped as Interim U of U President

A familiar face will serve as interim president of the University of Utah when Michael Young departs to become president of the

Salt Lake Residents Say War on Terror Not Over

For many in Utah and around the world, the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been a long time