Monthly Archive:: July 2011

Wal-Mart Re-Zoning Issue Goes Before the City Council

The vacant K-Mart on Parley’s Way in Salt Lake City is one step closer to be occupied once again. Tuesday, Wal-Mart officials

Matheson Backs Chaffetz-Sponsored Cut, Cap and Balance Act

Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz was the primary sponsor of the “Cut, Cap and Balance Act” that passed the U.S. House of

Legislature to Scrutinize Public Employee Collective Bargaining

Republican State Senator Howard Stephenson is having a legislative committee look at eliminating collective bargaining for public employees like teachers, following what

Report Says State Didn’t Lose Money Closing Main Street Liquor Store

A report introduced to state lawmakers Tuesday shows closing the Main Street liquor store in Salt Lake City did not cost the

State Pleas for Approval of Medicaid Reform Waiver

Governor Gary Herbert and state lawmakers made one more plea to the federal government today to grant Utah a federal waiver for

Wimmer Calls for Public Sector Labor Negotiations to be Public

A state lawmaker who plans to run for Congress wants to open public sector employee labor negotiations to the public through a

Water Workshop Brings Stakeholders & Experts from Across West

Representatives from across the West are in Salt Lake City with a common goal: to improve and speed up scientific solutions and

Second Officer-Involved Shooting Deemed Unjustified

For the second time this month, the Salt Lake County District Attorney has declared an officer-involved shooting unjustified. Sim Gill says his

Tooele County Wildfire Started by Target Shooting

A wildfire burning 45 miles west of Salt Lake City highlights the need to be careful when recreating on public lands. Bureau

West Jordan Theater Arts Struggles Without Permanent Home

West Jordan's community theater has been without a home since the demolition of its modest yet comfortable accommodations at the Sugar Factory

New Dem Party Chair Aims to Bring in LDS Support

Utah Democrats have a new party chairman. Saturday, Jim Dabakis was chosen by delegates at the Democratic state convention, held at the

Huntsman Talks Jobs and Poll Numbers in Utah

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman was back in the Beehive State Friday, hoping to gather more support for the GOP nomination against

Politics Up Close: SL City Council Candidate Kyle LaMalfa

Kyle LaMalfa is known on Salt Lake City’s west side for bringing a weekly farmers market to the community, the Peoples Market.

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

Two years. That’s how long it could be before a single new bar opens anywhere in the entire state of Utah. Despite

Hatch Backs Balanced Budget, but Calls McConnell Plan “Ingenious”

“Stupid” is how Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz describes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to give President Obama the authority to raise

Herbert, Barbour Call on Feds to Let States Reform Medicaid

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch convened a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee at the Utah Capitol Thursday, where the message he and

Wal-Mart Takes Zoning Issue to Salt Lake City Council

After years of controversy, Wal-Mart is hoping to get the “okay” to begin construction on a new supercenter this fall. The Salt

Hatch’s Campaign War Chest Grows and Grows

$124,000 is nothing to scoff at, especially in this economic climate. That’s how much Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz raised in campaign funds

Study Sizes Up Salt Lake City’s “Clean Economy”

At more than 10,500, a new report from the Brookings Institution and Battelle says the Salt Lake City region ranks 50th out

Brown Polygamy Case Filed in Federal Court

The attorney handling the case of a polygamous family seeking to decriminalize plural marriage in Utah filed suit Wednesday in federal court

County Increasing Recycling Pick-ups

Beginning this September, residents in unincorporated Salt Lake County will be able to recycle twice as often. Pam Roberts, the county’s Sanitation

Remembering Baseball Legend’s Visit to Salt Lake

With AAA baseball’s top players in Salt Lake City for tonight’s All-Star Game at Spring Mobile Ballpark, an article in the Salt

SLCPD Holds “Bike School” to Recruit Officers to Bike Squad

The state’s largest bicycle force is training police officers who want to join their squad. A dozen officers with the Salt Lake

Stray Animals Quadruple In July, Humane Society Blames New Fireworks Laws

The cages are full and the kennels are packed, but still the staff at the Humane Society of Utah says they’re continuing

Lee Opposes McConnell Debt Ceiling Plan

Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee says he’s willing to support raising the debt ceiling… under three conditions. The first is mandated cuts

Polygamists Suing Utah in Federal Court

The polygamous Lehi family made famous for their TLC television series “Sister Wives” is challenging Utah’s anti-polygamy law. Kody Brown and his

Wimmer Files for Congressional Committee

After being elected into the legislature in 2006, one of the most conservative lawmakers on Utah’s Capitol Hill is looking for a

City Considers Fee for False Fire Alarms

False or nuisance fire alarms are burdening the Salt Lake City fire department, causing stations to respond to unnecessary calls and leaving

Cache County Drops Flag Abuse Case

A Utah State University student is off the hook for a 4th of July protest where he and his friends wrote on

Huntsman Questioned on Cap-and-Trade Support

Presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman reiterated his support for a controversial plan to transform Medicare over the weekend. Speaking