Monthly Archive:: October 2011

Utah State Bar to Hold Free Legal Clinics Across State

The Utah State Bar will be working this week to match low-income Utahns with attorneys who can help them out for free.

“Joe Hill and the History of Utah Radicalism” Panel Discussion

Listen to our podcast of a panel discussion from the 14th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival, “Joe Hill and the History of

Utah Leads Nation in Contemplating Suicide

More people in Utah seriously think about committing suicide than in anywhere else in the country, according to a new report released

Salt Lake City Council District 2 Debate

With the election coming up on Tuesday, November 8th and early voting starting next week, today we hosted a debate for Salt

Library Board Hears More Cries For New Director at SLC Library

Citing chaos and mismanagement, one of the Salt Lake City Library’s largest financial and volunteer supporters took a step back yesterday afternoon,

Tavaci Development May Still be Re-Zoned

Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvin Cullimore says he’s hoping developer Terry Diehl will reconsider building in his city now that it may re-zone

State Expands Renewable Energy Rebate

The Utah Office of Energy Development has made more funds available for its Renewable Energy Rebate Program as a result of its

Huntsman’s Daughters Try to Win Fans for Campaign

We’ll have to wait until the New Hampshire primary to know for sure whether former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s decision to skip

CityViews 10/20/11: Profiles of Breast Cancer

Segment 1: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Utah women, but public awareness and early detection are saving

Lawmakers Give DUI Program a Second Glance

In a committee meeting Wednesday, state lawmakers reconsidered the effectiveness of a program that requires first-time DUI offenders to install a device

Lawmaker Says Private School is the Answer for Struggling Students

One Utah lawmaker says he wants to make it easier for teachers to focus their attention on their entire classroom by helping

Reporting on the Rise of an “Instant City”

A population explosion from 400,000 in the mid-20th Century to more than 13 million today earns Karachi, Pakistan, the title of an

Hair Braiding Regulation Sparks Debate in Legislature

Hairs were split at the State Capitol this morning when licensed cosmetologists filled a committee room to protest a potential bill that

SL County Council Adopts Redistricting Map

While Utah lawmakers once again drew their own boundaries this year, the Salt Lake County Council embarked on a different path, allowing

CityViews 10/19/11: Do Idling Bans Work?

Segment 1: Few argue with the facts that idling your car wastes gas/money and pollutes the air, but should it be against

DABC Audit Shows Serious Mismanagement

The former executive director of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control could be facing felony charges. In a report released Tuesday,

Winder Surprised West Valley City Split in Final Map

Utah’s second-largest city will likely have two representatives in Congress after the 2012 election. West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder says he

Shurtleff Joins Push to Confirm Head of Financial Protection Bureau

Despite opposition from his own party, Republican Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is pushing to have former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray

YWCA Week Without Violence Arrives in Salt Lake

A longtime tradition continues this year as the YWCA Salt Lake City imagines the possibility of a Week Without Violence, hoping to

CityViews 10/18/11: Gerald Elias

Segment 1: Publishers Weekly calls the novel Danse Macabre “an engrossing read.” Library Journal labels it “a musical feast for mystery and

Lawmakers Pass New Congressional Map Over Democratic Objections

Previously deadlocked House and Senate Republicans in the Utah Legislature agreed last night on a bill that will determine Utah's Congressional boundaries

State Launches “Blue Alert” to Warn of Attacks on Officers

The public will soon know right away when a law enforcement officer in Utah is killed or seriously wounded. Yesterday, Utah became

Salt Lake City Puts New Parking Meters to the Test

Big changes are coming for drivers in downtown Salt Lake City. Monday, the city began a pilot test of new solar-powered parking

New Congressional Map Debated after Closed Caucus

Republicans and Democrats in the Utah House of Representatives spent much of the morning and early afternoon today in caucus meetings before

CityViews 10/17/11: Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly

Segment 1: Much of the land Navajos consider sacred is within Utah’s borders as well. Now the Navajo Nation wants a seat

Shurtleff Tells Protestors Work Within, Not Against System

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff told Occupy SLC demonstrators Friday they should take a cue from the Tea Party and work within

Politics Up Close: Rep. Carl Wimmer Runs for Congress

It’s official: Republican State Representative Carl Wimmer is in the running for Congress. The conservative lawmaker and co-founder of the legislature’s states-rights

Google Helps Hundreds of Utah Businesses Get Online

By the end of today, hundreds more Utah businesses will be reaching customers online. Google is teaming up with small business owners

SL County to Offer Spanish Language Assistance at Polls

A federal mandate could potentially bring more Spanish-speaking Salt Lake County residents to the polls in 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau announced

Huntsman Plays to New Hampshire Voters with Nevada Boycott Threat

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is weighing in as Republicans in several states keep pushing their caucus or primary dates earlier, trying