Yearly Archive:: 2011

Lawmaker Proposes Returning State to Shorter Firework Season

It could be out with the new and in with the old when it comes to Utah’s fireworks laws. Wednesday, the

Lawmakers Consider Results of Pay-for-Performance Test

State lawmakers on the Education Interim Committee heard results today from a two-year pilot program that compensates elementary school teachers for student

More Utah Ski Resorts Set to Open This Week

With 54 inches of snow already on the mountain and another couple feet expected to fall this weekend, Snowbird Ski Resort will

CityViews 11/17/11: Apa Sherpa on Education, Health and Saving the Planet

Segment 1: Mountaineer Apa Sherpa now lives in Draper, but he continues to feel the tug of Mt. Everest in his native

Mayor Winder Resigns from The Summit Group After Admitting to Penning Articles Under Fake Name

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder has resigned from his day job at a local firm that does public relations and marketing

Legislative Democrats Propose Committee to Study DABC Problems

Democratic state lawmakers are seeking their own approach in figuring out the mismanagement inside the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control by forming

Some Question What Took So Long For New Multicultural Commission to Get Underway

Nearly six months ago, Governor Gary Herbert announced plans to develop a new Multicultural Commission as part of the restructuring of the

CityViews 11/16/11: HPV for Boys, Too

Segment 1: Last month, a CDC committee recommended that boys as young as age 9 get vaccinated against the human papilloma virus

Salt Lake County Council to Address Parking, Landscaping Issues

The Salt Lake County Council today will likely approve changes to the front yard parking and landscaping ordinance affecting unincorporated parts of

State School Board Sits Down & Collaborates with Lawmakers

While tension has run high in the past between members of the State Board of Education and the Utah Legislature, the two

Sandstrom To Battle Wimmer For 4th Congressional District Seat

Another Republican state lawmaker is throwing his hat in the ring for Utah’s new 4th District Congressional seat. Representative Stephen Sandstrom

Lawmakers OK Earmark for Lake Powell Pipeline

State lawmakers on the Water Issues Task Force voted Monday to recommend a 15 percent earmark on future sales tax growth to

New Natural History Museum of Utah Set to Open

After nearly 15 years in the making, the new Natural History Museum of Utah is just days away from completion in Salt

Division of Water Quality Looks for Red Butte Restoration Proposals

The Utah Division of Water Quality is looking for ideas on how to enhance Red Butte Creek and nearby waters, now that

Avalanche Center Urges Safety Following Death

The Utah Avalanche Center is urging avid skiers to wait for a few more snowstorms before hitting the slopes. On Sunday, professional

McAdams Becomes 2nd Democrat to Enter County Mayor’s Race

Having worked in both city and state government, Democratic Senator Ben McAdams is now looking to add Salt Lake County to that

CityViews 11/15/11: Past Meets Present at Natural History Museum

Segment 1: Dioramas and dinosaur bones are getting a brand new, high-tech home in Salt Lake City’s foothills. After a year-long closure,

Ashdown Launches Second Senate Bid

Pete Ashdown, founder and CEO of Utah Internet Service Provider XMission announced his second candidacy for the U.S. Senate Friday at the

Arrests Made as Police Clear Occupy Tent City From Pioneer Park

Less than 48 hours after a man was found dead inside his tent in Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City police ordered the

Republican State Representative Challenges Governor Herbert in 2012 Race

Governor Gary Herbert is now facing a challenge from within his own party for the 2012 gubernatorial race. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans

Governor: Utah’s History Forever Scarred by Topaz Interment

Utah’s Japanese-American veterans who fought in World War II were honored at the State Capitol this morning. Governor Gary Herbert got emotional

CityViews 11/14/11: Next Phase For Occupy

          Segment 1: Occupy protestors were forced out of Pioneer Park Saturday night, 48 hours after one of

Politics Up Close: Real Women Run, LDS Dems and Auditor Controversy

With only five in the Senate and 13 in the House of Representatives, the Utah Legislature ranks 43rd among the states for

SLC Reaches for Goal of Zero Waste

Salt Lake City is taking its sustainability efforts a step further with a proposed “Zero Waste” resolution before the city council. It

Doppler Radar on Wheels Comes to Salt Lake City

A truck that’s typically used to chase twisters in the Midwest is making rounds in Utah this month to get an unprecedented

Huntsman Could Benefit From Other Candidates’ Woes

One presidential candidate who might stand to benefit from Texas Governor Rick Perry’s forgetfulness or repeated allegations of sexual harassment against Herman

Public Meeting Held to Discuss Community Service for Medicaid Coverage

Some state Medicaid recipients may soon have to work for their health care benefits. Thursday, a public hearing will be held to

County Recorder Joins Mayor’s Race

Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott wants a new job in 2012. Today, the 60-year-old was the first Republican to officially announce

Herbert Announces Plan to Connect Veterans to Civilian Jobs

Governor Gary Herbert has announced a plan he says will put veterans on a fast track to employment in the civilian job

Utah Journalist Reports on “Mingi” Killings in Ethiopia

Among three remote tribes in southern Ethiopia, if an infant is determined to be cursed, or “mingi,” it’s a death sentence. As