Yearly Archive:: 2011

Shurtleff, Becker Push to Confirm Head of Financial Protection Bureau

As the White House pushes to have Richard Cordray confirmed as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it’s getting the support

CityViews 12/8/11: Kurt Bestor

Segment 1: Kurt Bestor is an Emmy-winning composer  and performer who may be best known in Utah for his annual Christmas concerts,

Utah Ranks Seventh Healthiest State in the Country

(KCPW News) Utah residents continue to be some of the healthiest people in the country. The latest United Health Foundation report ranks

Governor Herbert’s Staff Reviews Business Regulations

A local manufacturing plant was the backdrop as Utah Governor Gary Herbert unveiled a year-long-review of business regulations in the state this

CityViews 12/7/11: The Art of the Column

Segment 1: Throw two seasoned, very different reporters into a partnership and what do you get? Years of muckraking, rabble rousing and

Provo’s Ancestry.com Offers Free World War II Records

A popular family genealogy website based in Provo is offering free access to millions of World War II records to mark tomorrow’s

UHP Trooper Drafts Proposal to Help Catch People Who Text and Drive

In 2009, the Utah State Legislature set out to make roads safer by making it a Class C Misdemeanor to send text

Salt Lake City to Update Way-Finding Signs

Outdated way-finding signs in downtown Salt Lake City will likely get a facelift before the City Creek Development opens its doors this

CityViews 12/6/11: Fallout of the Winder-Burwash Incident

Segment 1: West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder confessed last month to writing pro-West Valley news stories using a pen name. How

Pleasant Grove Considers Banning Beer Sales on Sunday

(KCPW News) Finding a beer in one Utah city could soon be harder to do. Tuesday, Pleasant Grove’s City Council will

More Food Trucks Could Be Coming to Downtown Salt Lake City

More food options may be coming to Salt Lake City beginning next year. Over the next few weeks the City Council will

Iwamoto, Smart Get Behind Self Defense Program for Schools

One Salt Lake County Councilwoman is teaming up with kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart to help make sure kids along the Wasatch Front

Mayor Becker, U.S. Forest Service Oppose Land Deal for Proposed Ski Lift

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker testified this morning before a congressional subcommittee against a proposal to sell a parcel of national

DWR Finds Whirling Disease at Strawberry Reservoir

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has identified the parasite that causes whirling disease in Strawberry Reservoir.

Windstorm Damage Forces Centerville Into Disaster Declaration

Following the windstorm that raged through northern Utah Thursday, Davis County has filed a disaster declaration asking the state for assistance.

CityViews 12/5/11: Golf Fee Hike in SLC?

Segment 1: Will green fees go up at Salt Lake City’s nine public courses? How would golfers react to higher fees on

Politics Up Close: Pete Ashdown Makes 2nd Bid for U.S. Senate

Internet entrepreneur Pete Ashdown is once again venturing into politics. The founder and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Internet service provider XMission

Philpot Puts Hat In Gubernatorial Ring

(KCPW News)  Another Republican has thrown his hat in the ring for Governor. Today, Former congressional candidate Morgan Philpot formally announced he

Rocky Anderson To Form New Party, Run For President

Former Democratic Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson says neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are moving the country in a direction

High Winds Force Centerville to Declare Local State of Emergency

City officials in Centerville declared a local state of emergency Thursday after high winds wreaked havoc on the city. From Bountiful

Huntsman Sees Double Digits in New Hampshire

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign has just achieved a major breakthrough… if you can call it that. The candidate, who

University of Utah Named Top School for Startup Companies

New companies in Utah are developing faster than ever before. For the second consecutive year, the University of Utah was named first

Sam Weller’s Bookstore has New Location, New Name, Same Legacy

A local bookstore and Main Street legacy is pushing forward in the face of corporate retailers and diminishing book sales with a

Bank Changes Frustrate Customers

Changes at one of the state’s largest banks are leaving some customers scratching their heads.

Lee Still Hopes For Super PAC Approval

Despite initial objections from the Federal Election Commission, Republican Senator Mike Lee says he is hopeful his proposal to head up a

CityViews 12/1/11: The State of the Unions in Utah

Segment 1: Collective bargaining is a core value of organized labor, so this year’s attempt to quash those rights in Wisconsin, Ohio

Audit Shows Utah Higher Ed Behind Other States in Graduation Rates

A new audit calls on Utah’s higher education system to increase graduation rates, discourage students from taking excess courses and increase college

CityViews 11/30/11: Child Porn in Utah

Segment 1: A University of Utah professor is arrested on charges of possessing child pornography. A former school counselor accused of sexually

Audit Finds DWR Overproduced Fish Eggs

A legislative audit of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources presented to lawmakers today found that over the last three years the

New Report Breaks Down Cancer & Screening Rates on Local Level

A new report from the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Action Network will help health departments across the state