Monthly Archive:: April 2012

CityViews 4/24/12: Bonner Ritchie/On the Ground in Afghanistan

  Segment 1: Last week, Prof. Bonner Ritchie delivered his final public lecture at Utah Valley University, wrapping up an illustrious academic

Love Avoids Primary, Now Faces Matheson

Republican delegates proved they love Mia Love on Saturday. The Saratoga Springs mayor walked away with 70 percent of the vote in

Utah Republican Party to Investigate Accusations of Dirty Politics

The Utah Republican Party has agreed to launch an investigation after three candidates resigned from the 2nd Congressional District race at Saturday’s

Hatch, Liljenquist to Face Off in Primary; Governor Herbert Wins GOP Nomination

The race between longtime U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch and former state senator Dan Liljenquist will continue. Saturday, Utah Republican Party delegates forced

Democratic Convention Narrows Most Races Down to One Candidate

Utah Democrats avoided primary elections in nearly all their big races at the state convention held Saturday. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

What is it Like Being a State Delegate? KCPW Finds Out.

The political fate of dozens of candidates rests with 6,400 state delegates. Both the Republicans and Democrats will be holding their state

TRAX and Bus Route Changes Scheduled for Saturday

TRAX and bus riders should be aware of changes to system routes tomorrow in anticipation of the Salt Lake City Marathon. The

CityViews 4/23/12: Panhandling/Graduating from the Garage

Segment 1: Panhandlers are becoming a fixture throughout the Salt Lake Valley, asking for help on street corners, freeway off-ramps and business

Politics Up Close: U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Howell, Utah Transparency Project

This year’s election for U.S. Senate could be a rematch. After challenging him in 2000, former Utah Senate Minority Leader Scott Howell

Salt Lake County Animal Services Celebrates Two Years as “Best of State”

Salt Lake County Animal Services is being honored for its work. For the last two years, the shelter was awarded “Best

Cooke Chooses Rampton as Running Mate in Governor’s Race

The only Democrat in the race for Utah governor this year has chosen the son of a former governor as his running

Salt Lake City Leaders Discuss Panhandling Problem

Salt Lake City leaders are in the midst of discussions about the growing problem of panhandling. Downtown Alliance Executive Director Jason Mathis

Poll Shows State GOP Delegates More In Line With Voters

A new report by the Utah Foundation shows the priorities of Republican state delegates are changing. The report finds delegates are less

Summer Shows on the Horizon in Salt Lake City

Summer is officially on its way in Salt Lake City and that means people are gearing up for traditional summer festivities. As

CityViews 4/19/12: SkiLink Redux/Josh Blumental

Segment 1: From congestion to development to impacts on the watershed, many questions confront Utahns when it comes to managing the Wasatch

Candidate Threatens Lawsuit Over Use of Electronic Voting at GOP Convention

The State Republican Party could have a lawsuit on their hands. Brian Jenkins, who is running against U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, says

Thousands Particpate in Utah’s Largest Earthquake Drill Ever

Where were you at 10:15 Tuesday morning? If you’re like nearly one million other Utah residents, you were participating in the largest

Utah Has Third Largest Wage Gap for Women

Today is Equal Pay Day across America, a day recognizing an ongoing wage gap among men and women in the U.S. And

CityViews 4/18/12: Eco-Spirituality/”Iridescence”

  Segment 1: Oil drilling, mining and development of natural resources often divide people along political lines. But what does religion have

Jason Chaffetz Talks to KCPW About Secret Service Investigation

A Utah Congressman is being tasked with helping investigate several Secret Service members allegedly involved in a prostitution scandal. Representative Jason Chaffetz

Move To Amend Submits Signatures To County

Thousands of Salt Lake City voters are fighting for a separation of corporation and state. This morning, over 11,000 signatures were turned

4/17/2012: Teaching Tolerance/Sen. George Mitchell

Segment 1: For Jamie Nabozny, the bullying started in 7th grade, progressing for verbal harassment to physical abuse. Only after the beatings

Tax Advice From the Experts

Tax day is quickly approaching. Tuesday, April 17th is the last day to file or request an extension. KCPW’s Jessica Gail talked

Crokett, Winder to Face Off as GOP Challengers in County Mayor Primary

The race for Salt Lake County Mayor got a lot smaller Saturday. Holding their county convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center,

McAdams Wins Democratic Mayoral Nomination, Avoiding Primary

While Salt Lake County Republicans will have to hold a primary election to pick their nominee for county mayor, Democratic delegates selected

New Compound Shows Promise for Leukemia Patients

Researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute have discovered a new compound that could offer hope to patients suffering from leukemia. Dr. Nikolaus

SLCPD Website Back Online After Security Breach

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s website is back online after a security breach that prompted a shutdown. In January, the activist

Matthew David Stewart Supporters Rally for Peaceful Drug Policies

Nearly a hundred people filled a room at the Weber County Main Library in Ogden last night to support Mathew David Stewart,

Politics Up Close: Move to Amend, Dee Smith Runs for AG

The Supreme Court ruling Citizens United has swiftly become one of the most criticized judicial decisions in history. The 2010 ruling led

CityViews 4/16/2012: “Five Rivers”/Bees in the Garden

Segment 1:   The American West is certainly defined by its deserts and wilderness areas, but its rivers make life in these rugged