Monthly Archive:: September 2011

Fare Changes Coming to UTA

Big changes are coming to UTA. In a meeting earlier this week, officials began discussing new fare modifications that would lower the

State Feels Job Growth but No Change in Unemployment Rate

Utah has seen some marginal job growth over the past year, according to the latest employment summary. The Governor’s Office of Economic

Monument Fight Continues in Congress

Ever since President Bill Clinton created the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, politicians in the state have railed against the

Salt Lake’s Rotary Club Celebrates 100 Years

One hundred years. That’s how long it’s been since the founding of The Rotary Club of Salt Lake City. Like Rotary Clubs

West Nile Virus Still a Danger this Fall

Heath officials are warning that cooler weather is no reason to stop watching out for mosquitoes. The Utah Department of Health reports

Opening Set for Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Utah has announced it will welcome patrons into its new home in early winter. The Rio Tinto

Harmons Opens East Bench Store With Smaller Footprint

A new Harmons grocery store on Salt Lake City’s East bench is now open for business. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, the

Hookah Tobacco Won’t be Banned in Public Places for Now

Hookah tobacco will not be banned in Utah’s bars and clubs after all… at least not for now. In an emergency meeting

CityViews 9/15: Joining the Choir

Segment 1: Choral groups are everywhere in Utah, from barbershop quartets and sweet adelines to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and community choruses

Charlie Luke, Incumbent J.T. Martin Advance from East-Side Primary

The residents of Salt Lake City Council District 6 have demonstrated that they are ready for new leadership. That’s what Charlie Luke

Salt Lake County Enforces Hiring Freeze

Salt Lake County will not be pulling out the “We’re Hiring” sign anytime soon. In a unanimous decision last night, the Salt

Democrats Introduce Plans to Fund Public Education

A group of Democratic state lawmakers are working on a new plan to produce more funding for public education that they say

CityViews 9/14/11: Urban Farming

Segment 1: It’s harvest time and not just in Utah’s rural areas. Urban farms, community gardens and farmer’s markets are cropping up

Man Exonerated of 2003 Conviction

A Louisiana man convicted of an aggravated robbery that took place eight years ago in Salt Lake City has been found factually

Salt Lake County May Lose Two House Seats With New Redistricting Maps

Salt Lake City’s voice in the state’s House of Representatives could be getting smaller. Yesterday, the Legislative Redistricting Committee unanimously approved

District 2 City Council Candidates Gear Up for Primary Election

Salt Lake City Council Candidates for District 2 are revving up for today’s primary election. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, Kyle

Salt Lake Police Focus on Downtown

Salt Lake City police are responding to complaints from business owners this week by stepping up their patrols in the downtown Central

CityViews 9/13/11: After the Attacks

Segment 1:  Last weekend, hundreds gathered at Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park to condemn three recent attacks on gay men. Police continue

Author Charles M. Payne Speaks at City Library’s Cultural and Religious Pluralism Conference

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, author Charles M. Payne presented a lecture titled Strong People Don't Need Strong Leaders: Building Movements From

Utah Cares – September 2011

KCPW, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and Utah Public Radio are partnering to spotlight the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations. “Utah Cares”

How One Elementary is Learning About 9/11

Most elementary school students across the U.S. don’t remember the tragedy of September 11th. But one Salt Lake City teacher is making

City Library Hosts Pluralism Conference

KCPW broadcast a discussion from the Salt Lake City Main Library's Cultural and Religious Pluralism Conference, called The Role of Youth in

Festival Continues to Offer Taste of Greek Culture in Salt Lake City

The annual Greek Festival in downtown Salt Lake City has gone from a bake sale in the basement of the Holy Trinity

Mountain Meadows Massacre Site to Receive Designation

This Sunday not only marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, but also 154 years since the Mountain Meadows Massacre

Politics Up Close: Remembering the Utah War

There’s another tragic event that happened on a September 11th that Utahns are familiar with – the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.

Politics Up Close: Herbert, Hatch on Economy & Jobs Speech

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is continuing his push to promote Utah’s economy with a trip to New York City. Unemployment in the

CityViews 9/12/11: Online Education

Segment 1: College students have taken online classes for years. Now high school students are logging in, taking everything from biology to

Hobo Spiders Move Indoors

With cooler weather fast approaching, spiders are looking to make their way indoors. Kevin Thorn, owner of Spider Spray, says hobo spiders

U of U Starts Materials Research Center with NSF Grant

A prestigious $12 million grant from a federal agency is being put into forming a new research center at the University of

Huntsman Home Hosts Debate-Watching Party

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s Washington home hosted a viewing party for friends and family to watch his performance in Wednesday night’s