Monthly Archive:: August 2011

School For the Deaf Celebrates New Playground after Vandalism

After a heartbreaking incident of vandalism, the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf near Salt Lake City kicked off the new school

eBay Receives Tax Credit to Hire More than 2,000 New Utah Employees

eBay is bringing more than 2,000 new jobs to Utah. The online auction giant just announced plans to build a new facility

Utah School Districts Try to Keep up With Rapidly Growing Schools

It’s time for most students across Utah to go back to school, and in keeping up with the state’s rapid growth, some

Inventory Shows SLC Parks Could Use Improvements

An inventory conducted this past winter shows Salt Lake City parks could use millions of dollars worth of updates to infrastructure. Parks

Redistricting Committee Considers More Citizen Maps

Utah’s legislative redistricting committee took another look at citizen maps today at the State Capitol. Residents continue to urge the committee

Politics Up Close: State Superintendent on NCLB

Utah politicians have fought for years against No Child Left Behind. And the end of the much-criticized law may be in sight

Politics Up Close: Mayor Becker on Sustainability, Broadway Theatre

We’ve seen our fair shares of red air quality days this summer in the Salt Lake Valley, not to mention the winter

Mountain View Corridor One Third Complete

The southern part of the Salt Lake Valley is growing and with that growth comes the need for expanded roads and highways,

Salt Lake City Unveils Natural Gas-Powered Garbage Trucks

Salt Lake City’s new natural gas-powered garbage trucks were unveiled today as part of an ongoing effort program to “green” the city’s

Huntsman Goes After Perry

The entrance of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the presidential race provides another candidate to stack up against former Utah Governor Jon

West Valley Police Investigate Powell Case in Nevada

New developments in the Susan Powell case are taking West Valley City police detective to Ely, Nevada. Powell has been missing since

Head of DABC Fired, Suspected of Breaking State Procurement Law

Governor Gary Herbert has demanded and received the immediate resignation of the Executive Director of Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dennis

North Temple Viaduct Opens for Traffic

Salt Lake City’s re-built North Temple viaduct is finally complete after nearly three years of construction. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, Mayor

Corroon Discusses Budget Shortfall Options

The recession is not over for local governments. That’s the lesson Salt Lake County knows well after realizing its looking at a

Cherilyn Eagar Announces Bid For Congress

A Holladay Republican who took on Senator Bob Bennett in the 2010 election is stepping back into the political limelight to run

TSA Using New Imaging Method in Salt Lake City

Responding to privacy concerns, the Transportation Security Administration has changed the way it does full-body scanning at many airports. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson

Murray Flood Victims Will Get More Assistance from County

Victims of a flash flood last month in Murray will now get more money than they initially thought from Salt Lake County

Council Members Say They Were Blindsided by $17 Mil. Shortfall

Many Salt Lake County Council members are looking for answers as to why they were just told about a $17 million shortfall

Rocky Mountain Power Rate Hike Approved

Starting this fall, Utahns will see a 4.7 percent increase in their power bills. The state’s Public Service Commission is allowing Rocky

Summum Church Wants Seminary on Draper High Campus

The Canyons School District has two religious organizations interested in buying a parcel of land it owns for the purpose of building

Hill Air Force Base Warned of Serious Violations by OSHA

Federal safety inspectors have notified Hill Air Force Base of 32 serious violations of safety and health standards. And the Occupational Safety

Salt Lake County Council to Vote on Hiring a Consultant for Convention Hotel

A vote at today’s Salt Lake County Council meeting could add momentum to an effort to put a convention center hotel in

Court Strikes Down Health Insurance Mandate

Utah Republicans are celebrating a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the health insurance mandate in the federal health care reform

Lawmaker Wants to Reverse Course on Some Fireworks Changes

More changes could be coming to Utah’s fireworks laws. Republican Senator John Valentine, who co-sponsored the initial changes during the last legislative

Chaffettz Says Internet Porn Bill Infringes on Privacy Rights

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffettz says a bill that’s intended to protect children from Internet pornography will only step on the privacy rights

No Air Conditioning Still a Big Problem For Many Utah Schools

In a few weeks, public school students across the state will be heading back to school. But with the first day of

Still Challenging to Be Gay in Many Communities, HRC Leader Says in Salt Lake

The nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization made a stop in Salt Lake City over the weekend, spreading its message of equality.

Politics Up Close: Sandstrom on Immigration, Political Plans

Republican Representative Stephen Sandstrom is known as the sponsor of a highly controversial new illegal immigration law, currently tied up in federal

Politics Up Close: New Lawmaker Rep. Brian Doughty

Democratic Representative Brian Doughty is the newest member of the Utah Legislature. The small business owner and community activist replaced Jackie Biskupski,

Huntsman Finally Appears in Iowa

Thursday night marked former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s first presidential debate, as he sparred with his Republican opponents for the chance to