Monthly Archive:: August 2011

Report Looks at Infant Mortality in Utah by Race, Geography

A new study finds certain racial groups and certain areas of the state are more prone to high infant mortality rates. Utah

Not all Hookah Businesses Think New Hookah Changes are Bad

New restrictions are coming to Utah’s Indoor Clean Air Act. In less than two weeks, hookah tobacco will be added to the

Salt Lake County Council Given Three Redistricting Proposals

After nine months of work, the redistricting proposals for Salt Lake County are finished and are now being considered by the County

Health Department Offering Flu Shots

The Salt Lake Valley Health Department will begin offering flu vaccines tomorrow at five locations. November through May is typically when people

Leaders Talk Economic Development at Native American Summit

Native American Tribes in Utah continue to struggle to be economically sustainable. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, tribal leaders are meeting with

Utah Home Sales Up, Inventory Down Over Past Year

Home sales in Utah rose 16.4 percent from July of 2010 through July 2011, according to the Utah Association of Realtors. And

Hill Above Red Butte Garden to Close

Red Butte Garden is counting on a smaller crowd for next year’s outdoor concert series, at least when it comes to those

Tourism Heads Talk Funding, Security at Annual Conference

Salt Lake City is hosting the National Conference for Tourism Professionals this year. It’s where state and city tourism officials from across

Former Secretary of State Says More Compromise Needed in Washington

Former Secretary of State James Baker had strong words for Utah’s senior community Monday. Speaking during an annual conference for seniors

Leonardo Slated to Open This Fall

A long-awaited museum that blends science, technology and art in Salt Lake City will be open to the public by mid-fall. The

Joint Exhibition Remembers Longtime Artist, Art Teacher Doug Snow

A longtime artist and art teacher who passed away in late 2009 is the subject of a joint exhibition opening this week

Modified Beer Festival a Success

Tighter liquor laws didn’t put a damper on Salt Lake City Weekly’s second annual Utah Beer Festival Saturday outside the City-County Building.

Utah Families Take Charge to Prevent Obesity

Utah fortunately hasn't caught up with the rest of the nation in obesity rates, but some families are being proactive to make

South Salt Lake Police See Uptick in Scams

While sending money to someone you don’t know or giving out your bank account number on the phone may sound like an

Politics Up Close: Utahns Against Hunger

How much time do you spend thinking about the food that you eat? If it’s something you can easily afford, perhaps not

Politics Up Close: ACLU on Public Defender System in Utah

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer must be provided one by the

Would Huntsman Really Be VP Nominee?

Is a Bachmann-Huntsman ticket within the realm of possibility? Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman told CNN earlier this week he’d willingly be

Salt Lake City Responds to Complaints Via iPhone App

Annoyed by a junk car on your neighbor’s lawn or an ugly patch of weeds? Well, Salt Lake City residents now have

Herbert Waiting for DABC Audit

Utah Governor Gary Herbert won’t say much about his decision to fire the head of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control until

Report Slams Lack of Resources for Public Defenders

Utah falls behind the rest of the nation in the amount of money and resources it directs toward public defenders, according to

More Than Half of Westminster College’s Freshmen From Out of State

One of the smallest colleges in Utah is attracting students from across the world. Westminster College, Utah’s only private, comprehensive liberal arts

Commuters Have Mixed Feelings About TRAX Line Shuffle

TRAX riders making daily commutes into downtown Salt Lake City and the University of Utah have mixed feelings about the route changes

Acclaimed Author to Discuss New Memoir at Salt Lake Library

In her new book, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, Alexandra Fuller writes about a very memorable character: her mother, Nicola.

New Billboard Aimed at Atheists, Nonreligious Utahns

A billboard aimed at atheists and non-religious Utahns is now up along a popular Salt Lake City highway. The Utah Coalition of

City Council Hears Public Comment on Wal-Mart Rezone

Extra seating and two police officers were needed to help organize the crowd that showed up to voice their opinions last night

District Attorney Won’t File Criminal Charges Against SLC Cop

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says he won’t file criminal charges against the Salt Lake City police officer accused of

Redistricting Committee Chooses Citizen Map

In an unexpected move Monday, the Utah Legislature’s Redistricting Committee chose a citizen map for new state school board boundaries. As KCPW’s

Liljenquist Says Primary Consideration in Senate Race is Family

While Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is out of the running for U.S. Senate, a Republican lawmaker is still considering a challenge against

Democrats Take Redistricting Message to Southern Utah

The newly-elected chairman and other leaders of the Utah Democratic Party have embarked on a “Red Rock Tour.” The party says Jim

Chaffetz Says No to Senate Run in 2012

Republican Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says he would like to return to Washington, but not as a senator… at least for now.