Monthly Archive:: May 2012

“No Labels” for Huntsman

More than 60,000 people called in this week to hear a message from a group calling itself No Labels, bemoaning the lack

Westminster College Graduates Largest Class in School’s History

More than 900 students will graduate from Westminster College in Salt Lake City this weekend, becoming part of the largest graduating class

Salt Lake City Gears Up for Largest PRIDE Festival in State History

What’s become one of Salt Lake City’s most anticipated celebrations kicks off Friday with a promise to be bigger than ever.

Herbert Implements Idle-Free Policy for State Fleet

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is jumping on the idle-free bandwagon with a new executive order for state employees to turn off the

Hatch Pushes for States to Control Wolves

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch teamed up with a Wyoming lawmaker Wednesday to highlight his efforts to get the gray wolf removed from

Salt Lake City Ranked Seventh-Most Friendly for Small Businesses

A new survey conducted by an online marketplace for hiring local business services shows Salt Lake City is a friendly place

CityViews 5/31/12: Honors for “Icefall”/The SLC Arts Hub

Segment 1: Matthew J. Kirby’s “Icefall,” a coming-of-age tale filled with Norse mythology, garnered glowing reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly and novelist

Advocates Urge Congress to Work Together to Pass VAWA

A debate over the protection of women and families from violence is taking shape in Washington. Tuesday, advocates for Utah victims urged

ACLU Seeks Info on Automatic License Plate Readers

The ACLU of Utah has filed an open-records request to learn more about how law enforcement agencies in the state are using

Hatch, Crapo Meet With Utah Business Leaders

Small business leaders in Utah had the opportunity today to let two Western federal lawmakers know what economic issues impact them the

Salt Lake City Considers Off-Leash Dog Tag Program

Salt Lake City leaders are considering an off-leash dog tag program to increase revenue for maintaining off-leash dog areas and developing new

CityViews 5/30/12: Crowdfunding/Verbatim Theater

Segment 1: Small businesses, non-profits, arts groups, scientists – they’re all turning to large groups of small investors to back their ventures

CityViews 5/28/12: Making Furry Best Friends/”1493″

  Segment 1: Thirty years ago, animal shelters routinely euthanized stray cats and dogs to the tune of 17 million a year.

Group Calls on State Lawmakers to Cut Ties With ALEC

The progressive-leaning open-government advocacy group Alliance for a Better Utah is calling on state lawmakers to withdraw their membership from the American

NASA Brings Space Exploration Exhibit to Salt Lake City

NASA is in Salt Lake City for the weekend with its traveling exhibit “Driven to Explore.” The free exhibit is set up

Politics Up Close: Utah House Candidate Angela Romero, Congressional Candidate Charles Kimball

Social justice and human rights are among the important issues for Angela Romero. The Democratic hopeful for the Utah House of Representatives

Jensen Cleared of Violating Hatch Act

The federal government has ruled Salt Lake County Councilman and Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen has not violated the Hatch Act.

Herbert Calls For More Liquor Licenses

Governor Gary Herbert acknowledged Thursday that more needs to be done about Utah’s shortage of liquor licenses. During his monthly news conference

Law Enforcement Say “Hate Crime” Hard to Tack On to Offense

It’s difficult to tack on “hate crime” to a conviction in Utah, according to law enforcement officials who took part last night

Fire Officials Brace for Busy Fire Season

Last year it was flooding, this year, it’s fires the state is bracing for. Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert warned Utahns to be

Traffic Fatalities Up in 2012

As Utahns hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, the Utah Department of Transportation is alarmed about the number of traffic

Liljenquist Sticks With Debate Fight

Republican Senate hopeful Dan Liljenquist isn’t giving up on his efforts to get more than one debate with his opponent, incumbent Senator

Salt Lake City Begins Kids4Trees Program

Hundreds of elementary school students are taking lessons outside the classroom this week, learning about environmental stewardship. Salt Lake City developed the

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Speaks to Business Leaders in Salt Lake

Former Hewlett Packard CEO and U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina addressed the Zions Bank Trade and Business Conference this afternoon at the

Hatch, Lee Oppose U.N. L aw of Sea Convention

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military’s support of the United Nations Convention on the Law of The Sea discussed today

CityViews 5/24/12: Why We Write/An Insider’s Guide to the SLC Cemetery

Segment 1: Writing is a creative process, a craft dominated by words and punctuation and themes and characters. Writers are motivated by

U of U Offers Environmental Education in Montana

This fall, the University of Utah is extending its campus to a restored ghost town in southern Montana. Mary Tull, Director of

Matheson, Love Face Utah Taxpayers Association

Two political rivals in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional district addressed the Utah Taxpayers Association at the Little America Hotel Tuesday.

More Public Access Could be Coming to Utah’s Rivers and Streams

The question of how accessible Utah’s rivers and streams should be remains in the hands of a judge. Monday, a fourth district

Winder Supporter Files Complaint Against Crockett Campaign

A supporter of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s campaign for Salt Lake County Mayor is fighting fire with fire, after Winder’s