Monthly Archive:: May 2012

SLC Council Considers Golf Course Closure

The Salt Lake City Council will begin discussions today about a proposal to close the Jordan River Par 3 Golf Course in

CityViews 5/23/12: Family Memories of Butch Cassidy/ “Aliens: The Puppet Musical”

Segment 1: Bill Betenson grew up selling T-shirts in his family’s tiny museum dedicated to the outlaw Butch Cassidy and hearing stories

Bomb Scare Forces Evacuation of NSA Construction Site

Law enforcement is investigating a potential bomb threat at the construction site of the National Security Administration Data Center at Camp Williams

Winder Campaign Responds to Campaign Finance Allegation

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s Salt Lake County mayoral campaign plans to formally respond to allegations of campaign finance and ethics

Salt Lake City Council to Discuss the End of Free Fare Zone for Buses

Major changes could be coming to public transportation in Salt Lake City. Today, the Salt Lake City Council will hear from officials

CityViews 5/22/12: The Refugee Experience/Environmentalist David Brower’s Legacy

Segment 1: While the number of refugees coming to the U.S. is down for the second year in a row, hundreds continue

CityViews 5/21/12: Looting Anasazi Antiquities/”Addiction Incorporated”

Segment 1: Trading in ancient Native American artifacts can be lucrative business, but it’s illegal and can land you in a lot

State Restores Time Limits On Food Stamps

Low-income adults in Utah without children will soon find their food stamp benefits being cut short as the state moves back to

Utah Hosts College, High School Rugby Championships

For the second consecutive year, Utah is hosting the high school and Division 1 and 2 men’s College Rugby National Championships this

Corporate Personhood Initiative goes to November Ballot

More than 7,200 verified signatures were collected in Salt Lake City for a campaign to end corporate personhood, according to a count

Utah Delegation Backs Keystone XL Pipeline Motion

Utah Congressmen Jim Matheson and Jason Chaffetz were among House lawmakers voting this morning in favor of a motion to move the

Politics Up Close: New Budget Report, SL County Council Candidate Mel Nimer

The state of Utah’s general fund is being eroded by tax exemptions and earmarks, hurting important needs like colleges and universities, the

Snowbird Wins Approval to Install Mountain Coaster

A thumbs up by the Salt Lake County Planning Commission Wednesday means plans to develop a mountain coaster at Snowbird Ski and

Task Force Talks Federal Health Care Implementation

State lawmakers once again rolled up their sleeves this morning at the state capitol to discuss how Utah will approach the implementation

Lee’s Budget Fails in Senate, Along with Several Others

A good chunk of this week was spent in the U.S. Senate debating and rejecting several budget proposals. And among them was

Lawmakers Troubled By License Plate Scanning Plan

Utah lawmakers are debating whether automatic license plate readers, used by law enforcement to catch criminals, violate the privacy rights of Utah

Lawmakers Get First Look at Cost of Medicaid Breach

Utah lawmakers got their first look at what the Medicaid data breach could potentially cost the state on Wednesday. A legislative committee

State Prison System Will Be Full by 2015, Officials Tell Lawmakers

About 80 percent of those who are incarcerated in Utah suffer from some sort of addiction and a third of inmates are

New State Parks Director Vows to Keep Them Open

Utah’s new director of state parks says don’t plan on seeing park closures anytime soon. Fred Hayes, who took over the position

CityViews 5/17/12: Women & Retirement/History Matters

Segment 1: Women during the 1950s and ‘60s fought hard for the right to work outside the home. Now those career women

Conservation Group Argues Against Tar Sands Project

A conservation group is appealing the Utah Division of Water Quality’s preliminary approval of a permit for a tar sands project at

Bennett Says 2012 Very Different Year for Hatch than 2010 Was for Him

While longtime Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch will fight to keep his party’s nomination on June 26, former Senator Bob Bennett didn’t

State Technology Chief Resigns in Wake of Data Breach

Human error is to blame for a Medicaid data breach that compromised hundreds of thousands of Utahns personal information earlier this spring.

Leaders in Nuclear Energy Gather in Salt Lake City to Talk About Safety

International regulators and experts on nuclear power plant safety have converged in Salt Lake City. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, representatives from

SLC Launches Bike Website

Bicyclists in Salt Lake City have a new tool to help them explore where and how to ride. This morning, the city

CityViews 5/16/12: Bus 52/The Ventures

Segment 1: Finding stories of community and connection. That’s how five 20-somethings are spending 2012. In January, the young college grads loaded

Report Warns of Billions in Additional Obesity-Related Costs

Utahns who are packing on the pounds will cost the state billions of additional dollars in health care over the next few

Utah KIDS COUNT Data Shows Climb in Poverty, Teen Sex

New data shows poverty, sexually transmitted diseases and lack of insurance are on the rise among Utah children. The state’s newest KIDS

Four Businesses Open Surrounding Historic Utah Theater on Main

Salt Lake City is welcoming small businesses back to downtown. After years of empty storefronts, Mayor Ralph Becker will celebrate the opening

CityViews 5/15/12: Justice for Children/The Devil Whale

Segment 1: For decades, Thomas Goodale has been one of the top leisure experts in the country, exploring the historical, social and