Monthly Archive:: December 2011

Utah’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center Prepares For Influx of Veterans as U.S. Leaves Iraq

As thousands of U.S. troops begin to leave Iraq the process of helping them heal begins here at home. Utah’s Veterans Affairs

Lawmaker Aims to Do Away With Daylight Saving Time

Another state lawmaker is pushing to eliminate daylight saving time in Utah. Republican Representative Jim Nielson of Bountiful has introduced a bill

Utah Family Reflects on Fallen Son as U.S. Pulls Out of Iraq

Nearly nine years after the U.S. began placing more troops in Iraq, the President announced last week that the war there is

Democrats Call on House GOP to Prove They’ll Focus on Education

The Utah Democratic party is asking Republicans to prove they’ll put public education at the top of the list this year. The

CityViews 12/22/11: One Chapter Ends, Another Begins

Segment 1: Over 80 years ago, Gus Weller opened a second-hand bookstore in downtown Salt Lake City and it evolved into full-service

Deseret News Announces New Editors, Publisher

The President and CEO of the Deseret News is once again making big changes to the state’s oldest daily paper. Clark Gilbert

House Republicans Discuss Plans For 2012 Legislative Session

With the 2012 legislative session quickly approaching, Republican members of the House of Representatives met yesterday to discuss their priorities for the

DWR Ramps Up Poaching Patrols

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is ramping up patrols this winter in an effort to stop poachers from killing deer out-of-season.

HUD Renews Funding for Homeless Programs in Utah

U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced today it would renew funding for homeless programs across the nation, including more than $5 million

2012 Gubernatorial Race Could Soon Get a Democrat

Utah’s 2012 gubernatorial race could soon get its first Democratic candidate. Peter Cooke, a retired army general and businessman, says he is

CityViews 12/21/11: Safety v. Privacy

Segment 1: A middle school administrator in Alpine School District counseled a 14-year-old student to tell his parents that he’s gay, saying

Environmental, Health Groups Band Together to Sue Kennecott

Several state environmental and health agencies want one of Utah’s largest alleged polluters to clean up their act. Yesterday, three groups announced

Library Invites Sundance Film Festival Screenings

Those attending the Sundance Film Festival will be able to catch film screenings at the Salt Lake City Public Library in 2012.

CityViews 12/20/2011: Peace Practicum

Segment 1: It’s said that those who don’t study history are bound to repeat it. Proponents of peace and conflict resolution programs

David Clark Resigns From Utah Legislature

Big changes are coming to the Utah legislature in 2012. Monday, former House Speaker David Clark formally announced his resignation from

Wimmer, Matheson Discusss Congressional Race

(KCPW News) Herriman Representative Carl Wimmer says he plans to retire Jim Matheson in 2012. Matheson announced plans yesterday to run for

Politics Up Close: Mayor Candidate & State Senator Ben McAdams

State Senator Ben McAdams has been a rising star in the Utah Democratic Party. The senior adviser to Salt Lake City Mayor

CityViews 12/19/11: The Air We Breathe

Segment 1: Gray skies during December don’t always mean snow is on the way. Particulate matter from car exhaust, coal power plants

New Transitional House to Help Homeless Young Men

The number of homeless teens in Utah is on the rise. Over the past five years, Volunteers of America has seen the

Matheson to Run for Congress in New 4th District

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson announced today that he will run for the seat in Utah’s newly created 4th Congressional District, the same

Employment On The Rise in Utah

Utah remains one of the nation’s leaders when it comes to employment growth, according to the latest report from the Department of

School District Says it Was Protecting Gay Student by “Outing” Him

A spokeswoman for the Alpine School District says a Lehi middle school did not “out” a 14-year-old student to his parents as

Matheson to Run in 4th Congressional District

The National Republican Congressional Committee has stepped up its attacks on Utah Congressman Jim Matheson, releasing an ad highlighting his support of

“Sugar Hole” Project Moves Forward With Help From Salt Lake City

An area of Salt Lake City scornfully referred to by many residents as the “Sugar hole” will finally get the facelift it

CityViews 12/15/11: To Caucus or Not to Caucus

Segment 1: A simmering debate over how political candidates are nominated in Utah is bubbling over into editorial pages, the blogosphere and now the

CityViews 12/14/11: Going Solar

Segment 1: How can you harness the power of the sun? We’re talking about solar technology and how residents and businesses are

CityViews 12/13/11: Sederburg on Higher Ed

Segment 1: Under his watch as Commissioner of Higher Education, William Sederburg saw student enrollment at Utah’s eight colleges and universities grow

Utah Cares – December 2011

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

CityViews 12/12/11: Jesus Christ Superstar

Segment 1: A group of business leaders says education funding should be the state’s top priority. What is the Prosperity 2020 movement

Politics Up Close: Sumsion Runs for Governor, Mayor Ralph Becker

Republican Utah Governor Gary Herbert now has some competition as he runs for re-election in 2012. After serving three terms in the