Monthly Archive:: June 2011

Understanding Utah’s New Liquor Laws

Big changes to Utah’s liquor laws begin Friday. A new law going into effect shifts the time liquor and beer can be

Younger Huntsman Attends Romney Rally

Talk about being caught on camera. He might have been wearing sunglasses, but that didn’t stop former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s son,

SL County Park Bond Vote Postponed Until 2012

Salt Lake County voters will have one more year to decide whether to vote “yes” on a $110 million dollar parks bond.

Archaeological Preservationists Criticize, Question Layoffs

While Utah Governor Gary Herbert has insisted the recent firing of three state archaeologists was only a cost-cutting move, that’s not placating

Salt Lake-Park City Bus Route Slated for October Launch

You’ll soon have another option besides a car to get between Salt Lake City and Park City. Utah Transit Authority Spokesman Gerry

Report Details Significant Drop in State’s Education Funding Effort

It’s already widely known that Utah spends the least amount of money per student in K-12 public education. But a new report

Matheson Expects Gerrymandering Again

While the Utah legislature’s redistricting committee has been getting input from residents across the state, one Utahn who’s not hesitant to weigh

Utah Considering Costly Early Primary Election

Utahns could be voting in two primary elections in 2012, if the legislature is willing to spend the money. Lt. Governor Greg

Huntsman Tours Taylorsville Science Lab in Campaign Stop

Former Utah Governor and Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman made a campaign stop in Taylorsville Tuesday afternoon to tour the labs of a

West Valley City Considers Tax Hike to Fill Budget Gap

West Valley City is considering a property tax increase of more than 18 percent to balance its 2012 budget. Earlier this year,

State Board Prepares for Online Education Law

The State Board of Education passed an emergency rule yesterday in preparation for the Statewide Public Education Online Program to go into

Cottonwood Heights to Vote on Controversial Tavaci Development

A group of Cottonwood Heights residents angry over a proposed development that could change zoning at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon

Parties React to National Poll Showing Anti-Mormon Bias

A candidate for Utah Democratic Party Chair says he was appalled to see a recent Gallup poll showing 22 percent of those

Former State Employee Reveals Motivation for Helping with “The List”

It wasn’t hatred of illegal immigrants but the desire to return a favor. That’s what Leah Carson, one of the two former

Sheryl Crow Plants Trees in Sugar House Park

Musician Sheryl Crow did more than entertain Utahns on Friday during the Red Butte Concert Series. She also took some time out

NPR’s Melissa Block Speaks to KCPW About “Beginnings”

Today NPR’s All Things Considered will launch a three-month long series of stories titled “Beginnings” which explores pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting practices

Romney Visits Utah, Huntsman Coming Tuesday

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman will make a stop in his home state tomorrow. But his visit was preceded by a public

Murray Park Flooded

With hot summer weather finally here, the flooding the state has been bracing for is here, too. Last night, Little Cottonwood Creek

Politics Up Close: Utah Senate Pres. Michael Waddoups on Redistricting

The Salt Lake City Main Library recently became an outlet for some residents to vent their frustration with the state’s redistricting process

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker at the Arts Festival

Compared to recent years, it was a relatively pain free process this time as the Salt Lake City Council passed a new

Ice Cream Vendor Says City is Hampering his Business Again

Bret Cali, the owner of a small business that sells ice cream from bicycles, says Salt Lake City is again waging war

Arts Festival Vendors Share Their Crafts

For 35 years, the Utah Arts Festival has been a venue for artists from across the world to showcase their crafts. This

Construction Begins on Parley’s Trail Pedestrian Tunnel

The crown jewel of the ongoing Parley’s Trail expansion is coming to fruition. Construction crews are in the first stages of carving

Governor Says Recent Layoffs Not Linked to Controversy

Governor Gary Herbert insists that the firing of three state archaeologists earlier this week was due to budget cuts, and not any

On the Road with Jon Huntsman

Adjectives used to describe former Governor Jon Huntsman’s presidential announcement earlier this week range from “civil” to “boring” and even “fact-free.” At

Utah Arts Festival Bigger Than Ever in Its 35th Year

Get your hands on art, feast your ears on music and your eyes on all of the attractions at the 35th annual

GRAMA Working Group Has Final Meeting

After three months and hundreds of hours spent thinking about how to make Utah’s open records law better for everyone, the GRAMA

County Celebrates Partnership to Restore, Beautify Millcreek Canyon

Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, Millcreek Canyon provides an outlet for thousands of

Utahns Weigh In on Huntsman’s Chances

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced Tuesday he will make a run for the presidency. But the question remains: will his moderate

City Seeks Public Input on Mobile Food Truck Ordinance Changes

Salt Lake City is proposing to amend a zoning ordinance to give mobile businesses more flexibility. Unlike food carts, food trucks aren’t