Monthly Archive:: August 2011

Author Jeremy N. Smith Lectures About ‘Growing a Garden City’

In his book Growing A Garden City author Jeremy N. Smith documents the creation of an agriculture supported community in Missoula, Montana.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits Utah for Worker Safety Campaign

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was in Utah today as part of a heat illness prevention campaign. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans

Former CIA Director Speaks in Utah, Says U.S. Should Keep Some Troops in Middle East

The former director of the CIA made a stop at the Utah State Capitol yesterday afternoon, to talk with Utah’s national security

State To Begin Work on “Thru Turn” Intersection

The Utah Department of Transportation says it’s found a way to improve traffic flow on some streets, decrease excessive delays and enhance

Salt Lake City Posts Signs About Oil Residue

More than a year after the Red Butte Oil Spill, efforts are still underway to ensure the Red Butte Creek riparian corridor

Fourth Street Clinic Brings on New Executive Director

Salt Lake City’s Fourth Street Clinic celebrated National Health Care for the Homeless Day by ushering in a new executive director and

West Valley Raises Taxes but Winder Votes No

Property tax bills in Utah’s second-largest city are about to get bigger. Tuesday night, the West Valley City Council voted to raise

City Says Downgrade Would Affect Projects

Credit rating agencies have spared the state a rating downgrade, but some local governments are now under review. Salt Lake City, Salt

Looser Requirements Coming to No Child Left Behind

Educators in Utah are breathing a sigh of relief this week after learning the Obama administration announced states will not have to

“Garden City” Brings Community Together

In his book Growing a Garden City, author Jeremy N. Smith profiles not just a highly successful example of community-supported agriculture, but

Utah Company Creates Near-Bloodless Scalpel

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a Utah medical device company’s use of its new near-bloodless scalpel. The company says it

Youth Advocates Panhandle For a Cause

A group of local kids who are advocates for their at-risk peers got to experience what it’s like to panhandle over the

Council Candidate Says He’s Victim of Defamatory Mailings, Dirty Politics

A candidate for Salt Lake City Council says defamatory mailings falsely portraying him as anti-Mormon and swiping at his Republican opponents are

Ozone Levels High in Salt Lake Valley

Despite the recent spike in red air quality days, Utah Division of Air Quality Director Bryce Bird says Utah’s air quality is

National Leaders Tour Utah Hoping to Improve Country’s Fitness and Nutrition

Four former federal cabinet secretaries came to Utah to learn more about what the state is doing to boost health and tour

Report Looks at Scout Fundraising Tactics in Utah

Fundraising is always tough for nonprofits in a bad economic climate. But as Salt Lake Tribune reporter Lee Davidson learned, fund drives

Outdoor Retailers Say Bad Economy Not Affecting Them

The largest Outdoor Retailer Summer Market wrapped up over the weekend at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Retailers say the outdoors market

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott

Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott is wrapping up his first term representing downtown Salt Lake. What has he done to improve

Politics Up Close: Outdoor Industry in Town for Summer Market

Salt Lake City’s population has grown by tens of thousands for this weekend, while the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is going

Sheriff Says ACLU Request is Excessive, But County Has Nothing to Worry About

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says an open-records request to find out if law enforcement agencies are getting warrants for cell-phone

SLC Police Hope to Find Witness After Bomb Scare

Salt Lake City Police are still looking for answers after two suspicious bags were left in front on the Matheson Courthouse yesterday

Former Utah First Lady Colleen Bangerter Laid to Rest

Former Utah First Lady Colleen Monson Bangerter was laid to rest Thursday in South Jordan. KCPW’s Jessica Gail attended the funeral and

Angry Ex-Huntsman Adviser Reveals Major Tension

A new tell-all article about former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign in POLITICO could be a game-changer for the candidate –

Salt Lake County Urges Residents to “Commit To Be Fit”

Salt Lake County has unveiled a new challenge for residents and their elected officials alike. It’s called “Commit To Be Fit,” a

Shurtleff Discusses Jeffs Trial as it Reaches Conclusion

If Warren Jeffs’ trial in Texas on charges of sexually assaulting children ends with a conviction, few Utahns will be happier than

Graduate Students to Be Affected By Federal Budget Deal

As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, the federal government is cutting some funding to help students as a as

President Chooses Republican U.S. Attorney for Utah

After a long vacancy with no one filling the position, President Obama has nominated Republican David Barlow to be U.S. Attorney for

Jury Hears Recording in Jeffs Trial

The prosecution is done presenting its case in the West Texas trial of polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs, who’s accused of sexually

Tavaci Re-zone Plans Rejected in Cottonwood Heights

The Cottonwood Heights City Council has said no deal to Terry Diehl. The developer and former board member of the Utah Transit

Salt Lake County to Pay $100,000 to Flood Victims

The Salt Lake County Council has agreed to pay out $100,000 for damages sustained to dozens of homes that flooded last week