Monthly Archive:: February 2012

Occupy SLC Protests Corporate Involvement in Legislative Process

Occupy Salt Lake protesters made their way back into the spotlight Wednesday at the Utah Capitol, but didn't draw much attention from

CityViews 3/1/12: The Abbey Collection/FAX

  Segment 1: Edward Abbey Edward Abbey, the environmental crusader and godfather of monkeywrenchers, was not a Utahn by birth, but he

Senate Committee Approves Coyote Bounty Bill

For years Utah sportsmen, as well as the Division of Wildlife Resources, have expressed concern about declining deer numbers. Now, as

Cooke Announces Bid for Governor’s Seat

Small business owner and retired two-star General Peter Cooke became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Governor this morning,

Free College Credit May Disappear in Utah High Schools

Free college credit for qualifying high school students may be a thing of the past. Concurrent enrollment courses, which are available at

Tanning Restrictions Close to Becoming Law

A bill restricting the use of tanning beds by minors will soon be on Governor Gary Herbert’s desk, after the Utah House

Diversity Training Bill Voted Down

Should members of the Utah legislature be required to learn more about the changing demographics of the state and how to be

BIll Designed to Work With Condo Owners, HOAs Fails Out of Committee

Condo owners looking for more help from the state in settling disputes with their HOA boards will have to wait another year.

Rally Motivated By Repeated Failure of Nondiscrimination Bill

Enough is enough. That’s what some in Utah’s LGBT community are saying after a nondiscrimination bill considered by the state legislature failed

Bill Allows Cities to Impose Tax Hike to Bury Power Lines

Cities across the country and Utah are opting to bury their power lines instead of stringing them overhead, and one Democratic state

House Approves Divorce Waiting Period

A bill that would require all divorcing couples in Utah to wait 90 days before a court hearing passed the House of

Lee Questions Salazar on Long-Running Utah Water Project

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar fielded several questions from Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee when presenting his budget request to the Senate

CityViews 2/29/12: Arun Gandhi/Dr. Brian Greene

  Segment 1: Peace Activist Arun Gandhi Following in his famous grandfather’s footsteps, Arun Gandhi talks about ethical leadership and non-violence to

Committee Approves Clean Air Education Bill

Cities in Utah might have to give up on anti-idling ordinances to clear the air if some Utah lawmakers have their way,

Landlords Angered by Changes to Bill

So called “mom and pop” landlords, or those who operate small-scale apartment complexes, are fuming over changes that were made yesterday to

Bill to Open Liquor Stores on Some Holidays Clears House

Utah liquor stores could be opening their doors a few more days in the coming year. Monday, the House of Representatives passed

As Session Draws to a Close, Some Fear Many Bills Won’t Get a Chance to be Heard

With less than nine days left in the legislative session, time is running out for lawmakers to get their bills heard in

CityViews 2/28/12: The Softer Side of Capitalism/Creek Crossings

  Segment 1:  The Softer Side of Capitalism You may have missed it, but Monday was International Corporate Philanthropy Day, a day

Senate Approves Pledge of Allegiance Bill

A bill that requires individual classrooms in Utah to recite the pledge of allegiance every school day got unanimous support in the

“Bomb Iran” Billboard Aimed at Provocatively Getting Out Anti-War Message

A new billboard along I-215 in West Valley City aims to get out an anti-war message, but in a very provocative way,

Bill Banning Hookah and E-Cigarette Use Clears Another Hurdle

A bill banning the use of hookahs and e-cigarettes in public places under the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act will be debated

CityViews 2/27/12: A Reprieve for Immigration Activist/Avalanche Education

Segment 1:  A Reprieve for Immigration Activist  Deyvid Morales, a student at Salt Lake Community College and an undocumented immigrant, found out

Committee Votes to Extend Abortion Wait Time

A bill seeking to triple the length of Utah’s mandatory abortion waiting period is one step closer becoming law. Friday, the House

Paraeducator Funding for Failing Schools Passed by Senate

Utah’s failing schools may be getting some help in the form of paraeducators, after a bill to help pay for them cleared

Tax Break for College Grads Advances

A tax break for Utah college students who stay and work in the state got mixed reviews from lawmakers this morning in

Hatch Promises Win in Tough Re-election Battle

Senator Orrin Hatch was in Utah today, speaking to the legislature about what he’s doing in Washington and defending his 36-year record

Legislative Committee Passes Bill Requiring Drinker Represenation on Liquor Commission

A bill that would require at least two members of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission be regular consumers of alcohol passed

Senate Rejects Veterans Tuition Bill

The Utah Senate rejected a bill today that would have provided veterans with tuition money from the state to finish a bachelor’s

Politics Up Close: Former Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff

Former Utah House Speaker David Clark now has his sights set on a higher political office, running for Congress in the 2nd

Gov. Herbert Says OK to Sue Over Public Lands

Some Utah lawmakers are going a step further this year to take ownership of public lands from the federal government. Thursday, Governor