Monthly Archive:: July 2011

Teachers Rally in Salt Lake City

Dozens of teachers rallied outside the Salt Lake City Main Library Friday, calling on state lawmakers to show them more respect and

Tape Surfaces of Mark Hofmann Scamming Church Officials

A Provo bookstore owner and collector has come across new developments in the 25-year-old Mark Hofmann case. Hofmann is serving a life

Politics Up Close: House Minority Leader David Litvack

In a special session last week, the Utah Legislature weighed in on the current debt ceiling crisis by passing another resolution urging

Becoming a Teacher Without a Teaching Degree

If you think you need a teaching degree to begin working in a Utah classroom, the State Office of Education says think

New DABC Chairman Leads First Commission Meeting

The new chairman of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s commission says he doesn’t plan to lead any differently then Sam

Utah’s Credit Rating Might Not Fall with Federal Default

Utah’s AAA bond rating may not be affected if the federal government defaults on its bills. Senator Lyle Hillyard, co-chair of the

McCain Berates Tea Party Senators, Like Lee

Utah Senator Mike Lee and other Tea Party Republicans pushing a balanced budget amendment during the debt ceiling crisis got a verbal

New System Takes Anonymous Crime Tips via Text, Mobile Apps

Utah’s attorney general and law enforcement agencies across the state have introduced a new tool for solving crimes. TipSoft is an anonymous

SL County Redistricting Commission Holds Open House Thursday

While Utah lawmakers are in charge of re-drawing their own legislative boundaries, an independent commission has been tasked with that job for

Legislature Wraps Up Community Redistricting Hearings

For many weeks now, lawmakers on the Utah Legislature’s Redistricting Committee have gotten an earful from communities across the state about how

Two Years for DeChristopher

Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher will spend two years in prison for disrupting a federal oil and gas lease auction back in 2008,

Several Post Offices in Utah on Closure List

Several Utah Post Offices could be closing their doors. As part of a national plan to control costs, the United States Postal

DeChristopher Supporters Gather for Sentencing in Salt Lake City

In the hours leading up to environmental activist Tim DeChristopher’s sentencing this afternoon, dozens of supporters gathered across the street from the

Attitudes About Local Economy Improve

Utahns are more optimistic about the local economy this month, despite the federal government’s debt crisis. The Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index

Groups Urge House to Reject Conservation Cuts

Conservationists say an appropriations bill the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on this week would mean massive cuts to programs that

Salt Lake City Police Use “Bait Bike” to Catch Bike Thieves

Summer is the prime time for bike thefts in Utah. Now, Salt Lake City police officers are trying to catch the thieves

Warren Jeffs Going on Trial in Texas

More than three years have passed since the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas was raided, bringing massive international attention to the

ACLU Sues Salt Lake County Jail, Says it Holds Suspects Illegally

The Utah Chapter of the American Civil liberties Union says the Salt Lake County Jail is illegally holding suspected illegal immigrants. The

Politics Up Close: SLC Council Candidate Tracey Harty

The race is on for Salt Lake City Council District Six, representing the east side. We were joined by Tracey Harty. The

Politics Up Close: New GOP Leaders Want Rules to be Followed

Lowell Nelson and Drew Chamberlain are hoping to change the way the Utah Republican Party does business. At June’s GOP State Convention,

Nearly 24,000 Jobs Added in Utah Over Past Year

The number of jobs in Utah has gone up two percent over the last year, according to new figures released by the

Web Merchants Fight States Efforts to Tax Out-of-State Purchases

A war is raging over whether states can force out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases made by their residents. For

Huntsman Gets New Campaign Manager

He’s not the first GOP candidate this has happeed to, and he likely won’t be the last, but former Utah Governor Jon

Lee: No Real “Gang of Six” Plan on the Table Right Now

Although the bipartisan “Gang of Six” proposal has been getting a lot of attention in Congress, Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee says

South Salt Lake Seeks Support for Civic Center

This November, South Salt Lake voters will have a choice: should they pay higher taxes to purchase the old Granite High School

Legislators Pass Balanced Budget Resolution

State lawmakers sent a clear message to Washington in a special session Wednesday: Utah supports a balanced budget amendment to the U.S.

HB 116 Opponents Want Repeal by End of September

A group of activists and state lawmakers rallied Wednesday afternoon during a special session of the legislature in support of repealing the

Lawmakers Debate Direct School Board Elections in Interim Committee

Utah lawmakers once again dove into the controversial discussion of reverting back to direct school board elections in a legislative committee this

DABC Leader Asked If He Misled Commission

Wednesday was not a good day to be the head of Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Director Dennis Kellen was grilled

Prison Relocation Advisory Commission Tweaked

In March, the Utah legislature approved the creation of an advisory commission to study proposals to relocate the Utah State Prison away