Monthly Archive:: September 2011

Politics Up Close: Romero Runs for Salt Lake County Mayor

Since Peter Corroon’s election in 2004, a Democrat has been Mayor of Salt Lake County. But he pledged to serve no more

Despite Florida Primary Shift, Huntsman Focuses on NH

Despite his roots in the state, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman did not base his presidential campaign here, opting for sunny Orlando,

CityViews 9/29/11: Connecting the Canyons?

Segment 1: A proposal to build a tram connecting The Canyons Ski Resort in Park City and Solitude Mountain Resort in Big

CityViews 9/28/11: What Would a Broadway Theater Really Mean for SLC?

Segment 1: Salt Lake City continues to push for a Broadway-style theater downtown, but how would such a facility really affect local

CityViews 9/27/11: Mormonism and the Public Good

Segment 1: The gridlock in Washington has many citizens shaking their heads about the divisive nature of the debate and the polarization

CityViews 9/26/11: Reviving Topophilia

Segment 1: Paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Scott Sampson is asking a provocative question: With the rise of global homogenization and a steep

Food Drive Helps to Bring Homeless Youth Off the Streets

As the U.S. tries to climb out of a recession, the issue of homelessness was front and center in Utah today. One

U of U Breaks Ground on $22 Million Chemistry Building

The University of Utah broke ground Thursday for a $22 million chemistry building. The Thatcher Building for Biological and Biophysical Chemistry will

Politics Up Close: Justice in the U.S.

The execution of Troy Davis in Georgia has people across the nation riled up about the state of American justice. And here

Salt Lake County Likely to be Split in Future Congressional Map

As the redistricting process draws close to an end, state lawmakers in charge of evaluating proposals for the four congressional district boundaries

Chaffetz Pitches Longer Guest Worker Stay

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz first entered the spotlight as a political candidate when he pitched the idea of tent cities for illegal

Army Denies County Reimbursement for Herriman Wildfire Costs

The U.S. Army has denied a reimbursement claim of more than $50,000 from Salt Lake County, which it submitted for costs related

Legislative Committee Hears Concerns Over UTA Land Deals

Several citizens voiced their concerns before members of a Utah legislative committee yesterday afternoon asking them to further investigate the transparency and

Legislature Considers Ways to Break Generational Welfare Cycle

A legislative committee heard from experts in the social services community on Wednesday about how to break the cycle of generational welfare.

Pipeline Slammed After Water Task Force Meeting

Critics of a proposed Washington County water pipeline say state officials wouldn’t hear them out during a Water Issues Task Force meeting

Long Way to Go in Investigation of Hall Beating

Nearly a month after a 20-year-old gay man was attacked outside a Salt Lake City dance club, police still have a lot

CityViews 9/22/11: The Leonardo

          Segment 1: Nearly eight years in the making, The Leonardo is nearly ready to open its doors

District Six Candidates Debate Focused on Ethics

Candidates for Salt Lake City Council District Six were having a hard time keeping their blows above the belt Tuesday during a

Governor’s New Economic Council Meets at Capitol

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says the focus of his new Economic Development Coordinating Council, which met for the first time this morning

CityViews 9/21/11: Fares, Routes and UTA

Segment 1: The downtown free fare zone is on the chopping block and changes to TRAX and bus service are causing some

Glitch in 2010 Law May Affect Board of Regents Nominee

Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Springville Mayor Wilford Clyde to serve on the State Board of Regents, but first the legislature must

Leonardo Features Experimental, Responsive Architecture

An experimental piece of architecture just installed in The Leonardo on Library Square isn’t just meant to be looked at – it

UTA Wants to Trim Costs by Making it Easier to Rehire Retirees

The Utah Transit Authority continues to take steps to trim costs and increase revenues in the wake of the economic recession. Executives

CityViews 9/20: Viva Frida

      Segment 1: Frida Kahlo is one of the most iconic figures and renowned artists of the 20th century. But

30-Kilowatt Solar Array Installed on Leonardo’s Roof

The Leonardo science, technology and art museum on Salt Lake City’s Library Square now features 148 solar panels on its roof, paid

CityViews 9/19/11: Higher Ed

Segment 1: The economic downturn has more adults returning to the classroom to beef up their skills and resumes. But the cost

Democratic Party Leader Slams Redistricting Proposal

Just two weeks before final redistricting maps are voted on by the Utah Legislature, Utah Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis is not

Number of Uninsured Americans Continues to Rise

More Americans are living without health insurance. A new report released by the US Census Bureau shows nearly one million more

U of U Study Says No Link Between Autism and Household Income

New research from the University of Utah shows there is no link between autism and household income. But as KCPW’s Whittney Evans

Politics Up Close: Redistricting, Best Schools Initiative

In just over two weeks, the Utah Legislature will meet in a special session and vote on the final redistricting maps for