Monthly Archive:: October 2011

U of U Neurobiologist Gets Big Boost for Research

A neurobiologist at the University of Utah is being hailed as one of the nation’s most promising early career scientists by the

Supreme Court Won’t Hear UHP Cross Case

Crosses memorializing fallen Utah Highway Patrol officers will soon have to be taken down. This morning (Monday), the U.S. Supreme Court released

World Population Soars Past 7 Billion

The world’s population has officially soared beyond the 7 billion mark, and many people are talking about what that means for the

Get Ready for Snow in Salt Lake

Tomorrow is expected to mark the first day of snow for Northern Utah. A strong cold front is dropping in from Idaho

CityViews 10/31/11: Questioning Leadership

Segment 1: From business to government to the PTA, leaders define expectations, set priorities and point out a way forward. They get

Salt Lake City Library Director Beth Elder Steps Down

A nationwide search for a new Salt Lake City library director will soon begin. Former Library Director Beth Elder resigned Friday afternoon

Seminars Focus on Putting Vets To Work

Troops who are drawing down from Iraq throughout the end of this year will be coming home to high unemployment rates across

Cab Company Sues City Over Airport Bid System

Local taxi companies are fighting to be able to continue to pick up passengers at Salt Lake City International Airport. Yellow Cab

Politics Up Close: Rocky Anderson Wants to Form New Party

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson pulls no punches when giving his thoughts on the state of the Democratic Party, describing

Farmers, Community Leaders Gather to Discuss Future of Agriculture in Utah

Ranchers, farmers and community leaders dedicated to keeping Utah’s agriculture industry alive met in downtown Salt Lake City yesterday to discuss the

Campaign Urges Utah Parents to “Act Early” on Developmental Disorders

Utah parents will soon have some help tracking their children’s development and learning about the warning signs of autism and other developmental

Lee Enters New Territory with Proposed Super PAC

Those who follow politics probably chuckle at the Super PAC, or political action committee, that was created by satirist Stephen Colbert. But

Arizona Seeks Toll on I-15 to Fund Road Projects, Angering Utah Officials

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says a proposed toll on a section of Interstate 15 in Arizona is bad policy. He told reporters

CityViews 10/27/11: Legacy of Larry H. Miller

Segment 1: During his dynamic life, Larry H. Miller built an empire of car dealerships, movie theaters and, of course, the Utah

Will Legislature Address Air Quality on State Level?

Idling your car in Salt Lake City could soon cost you a hefty fine. In a unanimous vote this week, the Salt

Lawmakers Discuss Troubled DABC’s Future

Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups and House Speaker Becky Lockhart addressed a recent audit of the Utah Department of Alcoholic and Beverage

Western States Forge Consensus on Immigration Reform at Summit

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says punitive illegal immigration measures than have taken effect in states like Arizona, Georgia and Alabama are

CityViews 10/26/11: Controversy in the Stacks

Segment 1: Questions of mismanagement and intimidation continue to haunt Salt Lake City Library Director Beth Elder, so much so that a

Lieberman Addresses Utahns; Says Religion Won’t Be a Factor in 2012 Election

Religion will likely not be an issue in the 2012 Presidential election… at least according to U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

Becker: Democrats Supported Maps Because they Were Protected, like GOP

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker observed this year’s legislative redistricting process from a completely different role. During the last redistricting a

Shurtleff to Host Mountain West Immigration Summit

Business, law enforcement, faith and government leaders will gather in Utah tomorrow to discuss immigration in the Mountain West Immigration Summit hosted

Two Utah Projects Highlighted in Federal Recreation, Conservation Initiative

Completion of the Jordan River Parkway and environmental education programs at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge have been highlighted by the U.S.

Becker Won’t Support Loan to KCPW, but Anonymous Lender Steps Forward

KCPW Public Radio has withdrawn its application for a loan of up to $250,000 from Salt Lake City. The radio station had

CityViews 10/25/11: All is Vanity?

Segment 1: Drive along I-15 and you can’t miss the billboards advertising enlargements and sculptings and skin treatments. Utahns love plastic surgery.

2012 Federal Farm Bill Forum at the Main City Library

In honor of National Food Day, KCPW broadcast a forum on the 2012 Federal Farm Bill on Monday, October 24 live from

NBA Lockout Impacts Salt Lake City Businesses

Seven months out of the year, Salt Lake City is filled with people eating, shopping and parking downtown on their way to

Granite Schools Try Vegetarian Lunches

Utah’s largest school district has gone meatless every Monday during October as part of an initiative to introduce kids to more diverse

Becker Defers to Library Board on Director Controversy

While Salt Lake City Library employees, volunteers and now fundraisers have vocally given their input on the controversy over Library Director Beth

CityViews 10/24/11: Food Policy: Supporting Healthy Foods and Local Farmers

Segment 1: It’s no secret that the federal government subsidizes farmers to grow corn, soy, wheat, cotton and rice – commodities that

Highly Educated, No College Loan Debt and Jobless

Today, many young people, and some old, are finding that a college degree doesn’t necessarily lead to a good job. And in