Monthly Archive:: March 2012

EnergySolutions to Help With Fukushima Cleanup

EnergySolutions will have a hand in cleaning up radioactively contaminated seawater at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan that was used

Report Describes Fraud in County AmeriCorps Program

Salt Lake County Auditor Greg Hawkins released an audit today detailing several types of fraud in the county’s AmeriCorps program, following a

Herbert Discusses Re-Election Platform, Legislative Session

Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s 2012 campaign kickoff last night came only five days after the end of the annual session of the

County Mayor’s Race in Spotlight as Democrats Caucus

Democrats turned out in large numbers last night to get involved in the political process, as precinct caucuses elected delegates and precinct

Abstinence-Only Bill Opponents to Rally at Capitol

The Utah Parent Teacher Association says Utahns are being misinformed about the controversial sex education bill that state lawmakers passed during the

CityViews 3/14/12: Homeschooling/House Calls for Mentally Ill

  Segment 1: Homeschooling continues to gain popularity as yet another option in the mainstream education system, with the number of children

Democratic Caucuses Set For Tonight

Utah Democrats across the state will gather in schools and other community spaces tonight as they hold their precinct caucuses. KCPW’s Jeff

County Launching Mobile Teams for Mental Health Crises

Hoping to keep residents with mental health problems out of emergency rooms or jail whenever possible, Salt Lake County has launched three

With Legislative Threat Over, SLC Looks to Resume Work on Billboard Restrictions

Salt Lake City is back to fine tuning its regulation of electronic billboards now that efforts by state lawmakers to thwart the

New University of Utah President Lays Out Plans For the Future

The University of Utah welcomed its new president yesterday. Dr. David W. Pershing was selected to become the school’s fifteenth leader after

Smith Becomes First Democrat to Enter Race for Utah Attorney General

Weber County Attorney Dee Smith became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Attorney General this morning . As KCPW's

CityViews 3/13/12: “The Last Myth”/Vegans in SLC

Segment 1:   From the “Left Behind” book series to 2012, the apocalypse has gone from the fringes to the mainstream. In

Emissions Inventory Shows 10,000 Polluters

A newly released inventory of emissions across Utah pinpoints the biggest factors in the state’s wintertime pollution. Division of Air Quality Director

Ruzicka’s Influence Remains Strong in Legislature

Perhaps no name draws sharper reaction in Utah than Gayle Ruzicka. The longtime President of the Utah Eagle Forum is a no-nonsense

Crandall Canyon Mine Operator Will Pay $500,000 Fine for Two Charges

Misdemeanor charges have been filed against Genwal Resources, operator of the Crandall Canyon mine that collapsed in 2007, killing nine people. U.S.

Salt Lake County Passes E-Verify Measure

While the Utah legislature made no gains this year in passing legislation mandating businesses use E-Verify, the Salt Lake County Council approved

CityViews 3/12/12: SLCPD Chief Burbank/”Utah Vietnam War Stories”

Segment 1: A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony last week about the Scott Gardner Act, named for a North Carolina man who was

Politics Up Close: Legislative Session Ends

The 2012 legislative session is now over. And with no immigration battles or open records fight, it was certainly calmer than 2011.

Rules and Regulations for Cruise Drawing

Contest Rules No pledge is necessary to enter. A pledge will not improve your chance of winning.  No responsibility is assumed by

Legislative Session Ends with Less Controversy, More Education Funding

After 45 days of negotiating bills and budgets, the Utah Legislature wrapped up its business last night at midnight. KCPW’s Jessica Gail

Lawmakers Finalize State Budget

The 2012 legislative session concluded with lawmakers finalizing the details for the state’s $13 billion dollar budget Thursday. As KCPW's Whittney Evans

Lawmakers Tweak GRAMA Law

A bill that makes small changes to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act unanimously passed the House of Representatives today.

Romney, Hatch Weigh in on Birth Control Insurance Mandate

While the Catholic Church has battled the Obama administration on mandatory contraception coverage for health insurance plans, Utah’s dominant religion, which does

Utah Colleges May Soon Charge for Concurrent Enrollment

It looks as though many Utah high school students won’t be able to get college credit through concurrent enrollment courses for free

Hookah Ban Receives Final Senate Approval

With the signature of Governor Gary Herbert, smoking of hookahs and e-cigarettes will be banned in public under the state’s Indoor Clean

Superintendent Pleased with Response from U.S. Education Secretary

State Superintendent Larry Shumway received a prompt reply to a letter he sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week. Shumway wrote

Juvenile Justice Centers See Budget Cuts as Legislative Session Ends

With the end of the legislative session just hours away, the question over funding for Juvenile Justice Centers still remains. Lawmakers say

Senate Approves Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

The Utah Senate approved a bill this morning that requires some welfare recipients in the state to be drug tested if they

Senate Compromises on Anti-Idling Ordinance Ban

The Utah Senate has passed a bill that was initially intended to thwart Salt Lake City's anti-idling ordinance. But as KCPW's Whittney

CityViews 3/8/12: Bill McKibben/”The Third Crossing”

  Segment 1: Saving the Planet   Over 20 years ago, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben penned “The End of Nature,” the