Monthly Archive:: September 2011

Quake Simulator Prepares Utahns for the Real Thing

Utahns didn’t feel the earthquake that rattled the east coast last month, but the state’s Department of Public Safety is giving them

Radio Producer Relates Trip to Afghanistan to Utah Experiences

Just after the September 11th attacks, radio producer Scott Carrier drove from his home in Salt Lake City to Chicago, asking people

Utah State Fair Hopes to Educate Kids on Importance of Farm Life

For the next ten days, thousands of people from across the state will gather in Salt Lake City for the state’s 156th

Redistricting Committee Stalls on Senate Map

A legislative redistricting committee considered two maps this morning for the Utah Senate boundaries, but neither got the stamp of approval. One

Walmart Re-Zone Rejected, But Supercenter Still Coming to East Side

A years-long battle over the big box is now over on Salt Lake City’s east side – and it means Walmart will

Initiative Group Releases Map Proposals

Nearly a month ahead of when the Utah Legislature is set to vote on a new set of political boundaries, another group

Fundraiser Organized For Gay Man Attacked in Salt Lake City

Just over a week after a 20-year-old gay man was violently attacked in downtown Salt Lake City, members of the local arts

Chevron Settles With City and State Over Oil Spills

After months of negotiations, Chevron has reached a proposed settlement with Salt Lake City and the state of Utah over two oil

New Theme Song!

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Beam from World Trade Center Displayed in Salt Lake

Firefighters from Grants Pass, Oregon, made a stop at a Salt Lake City fire station this morning, displaying a piece of the

Matheson Weighs in on Upcoming Speech, Clean Air Rules

As the business sector anticipates President Obama’s job creation speech to Congress Thursday night, Democratic Utah Representative Jim Matheson is hoping to

New Program Helps Refugees Adjust to Life in Utah

Salt Lake County’s melting pot is continuing to grow. With nearly 1,200 refugees moving in annually, officials want to make sure they

State Offices Return to Five-Day Schedule

State employees are back to working Fridays this week. The change comes a few months after lawmakers voted to reinstate the

School For Deaf Seeks Director With Similar Philosophy

The nationwide search for someone to lead two local schools for deaf students will focus on a candidate whose teaching philosophy is

Former DABC Director Defends Fired Director Kellen

As the state investigates whether Dennis Kellen, former executive director of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, violated state procurement law,

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Redistricting

While Utah lawmakers re-draw their own boundaries, Salt Lake County has an independent redistricting commission. We talked about its work with commission

Politics Up Close: Former DABC Director, State Lawmaker on Alcohol Policy

It has not been a good month for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Its executive director, Dennis Kellen, just resigned

Witness Describes Two Violent Assaults Targeting Gay Men

Salt Lake City Police are investigating a violent assault, which was possibly a hate crime, outside a downtown nightclub. The 20-year-old victim

Huntsman Hopes to Gain Ground with Jobs Plan

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is hoping a new jobs plan he unveiled this week will set him apart from the rest

Sixth Graders Debate Salt Lake City Anti-Idling Ordinance

Local sixth-graders are joining the debate over whether Salt Lake City should fine people for idling their vehicles. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans

Experimental Surveillance Focus of Westminster Professor’s Novel

If new technology can help prevent violence, does that necessarily mean it should be used? That’s one of the questions explored in