Monthly Archive:: April 2012

The Democratic Fight for Salt Lake County Mayor

Saturday, Salt Lake County residents will be one step closer to finding out who will be their next county mayor. While half

Move to Amend Organizers Expect to Get On Salt Lake City Ballot

A local initiative decrying corporate personhood is gaining traction. Thousands of Salt Lake City residents have signed the Move to Amend petition,

Cyberattack Leads Governor to Call for Audits

Governor Gary Herbert is calling for independent audits in response to last week’s data breach at the Utah Department of Technology Services,

2012 Romney Fundraising in Utah Down from 2008

With Rick Santorum out of the presidential race, Mitt Romney will soon make history as the first Mormon to become the presidential

Democrats Focus on Campaign Finance in Senate Debate

Campaign financing was a hot topic during a debate last night between two Utah Democrats vying for U.S. Senate, former State Senate

Funding Miscalculation Leads to Resignation of Two State Education Employees

Two Utah State Office of Education employees have resigned after officials identified a miscalculation in next year’s education budget that resulted in

Tribune Hopes for Powell Investigation Documents in Open Records Request

After having an open records request denied, the Salt Lake Tribune made its case before the West Valley City Council this week

Conference Sheds Light on Human Trafficking

Restoring self worth and value to victims of sex trafficking is a common theme at the 2012 Trafficking In Persons Symposium being

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Immigration During Debate

(KCPW News) Health care, how to manage public lands, jobs and the economy were all topics of discussion GOP candidates for

CityViews 4/12/12: Life and Writings of Paul Nelson/John Stossel

Note: Due to an unfortunate computer failure, a podcast of this episode of CityViews is unavailable. Segment 1:  As critic at Rolling

State Releases Online Report on Flu Vaccinations for Health Care Workers

Patients worried about contracting the flu while in the hospital can now find out which facilities might put them at risk. The

Google Shows Utah Businesses How to Market for Success

A managing director with the most popular online search engine took part in Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s annual Economic Summit this morning

CityViews 4/11/12: SkiLink/Paws on the Patio

Segment One: The Solitude-Canyons SkiLink plan has been praised by Utah’s GOP Congressional delegation and skewered by environmentalists.  And in this election,

Wasatch Solar Challenge Brings Six Communities Together

Salt Lake City is partnering with five other Wasatch Front cities and counties to launch the “Wasatch Solar Challenge” after receiving a

GOP Candidates in 2nd District Make Case for Seat

A retired school teacher, former pilot and even a Super Bowl champion are all competing to become Utah’s next member of Congress

Human Trafficking Conference Begins Today in Salt Lake City

Law enforcement leaders and victims’ rights advocates from across North America are gathering in Salt Lake City today. The 2012 Trafficking in

Occupy Salt Lake Settles Into New Home at Library Square

About 20 tents are now set up on a gravel lot east of the Salt Lake City Main Library, following the city

Utah Officials Say Infrastructure Not Ready for an Earthquake

Stressing the devastating effects of earthquakes on masonry buildings constructed without steel reinforcement, local and state officials in Utah are committing to

Number of Hacking Victims Shoots Up Drastically

The number of Utahns who could have had their data stolen in a cyberattack on a state government server continues to climb.

CityViews 4/10/12: Fair Trade/”Sounds from the Lounge:” Joel Brown

  Segment 1: From coffee to handicrafts to flowers, many consumers look for the fair trade label to insure that the producers

Gay BYU Students Contribute to “It Gets Better” Campaign

One former filmmaker at Brigham Young University says a new online video of BYU students telling their personal stories of the triumphs

Hundreds Turn Out for Easter Celebration at Rescue Mission

Easter came early for hundreds of Utah’s neediest families Friday. The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake held its annual Easter banquet providing

Medicaid Breach Much Larger, Includes CHIP

More than 180,000 Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program recipients have had their personal information stolen in a cyber attack believed to

Provo to SLC Frontrunner Line to Open in December

With construction on the line more than 90 percent complete, the Utah Transit Authority has announced December 10th of this year as

Politics Up Close: Jim Bradley, Stephen Sandstrom

Democrat Jim Bradley has been a longtime fixture in Salt Lake County politics. Serving as chairman of the county commission for four

Community Center Geared Toward All Ages Set to Open in Millcreek

Residents living in Millcreek have a lot to look forward to. Next week, Salt Lake County is opening a new library, senior

SLC Library Launches New Online Catalog

The Salt Lake City Library is becoming a little more user friendly. This week, it adopted a new online catalog the library

Non-Partisan Study finds Cooke’s Priorities Most in Line with Voters’ Concerns

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Peter Cooke is the candidate whose priorities are most in line with Utah voters, according to two surveys performed

E-Book Says Huntsman Angered by “Petty Betrayals”

When John McCain ran for president in 2008, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman had his back in the Beehive State, despite overwhelming

CityViews 4/9/12: An Adventurous Retirement/”The Scarlet Letter”

Segment 1: Dr. Carol Masheter was a research chemist, University of Utah professor and epidemiologist. But at age 50, her life turned