Monthly Archive:: May 2012

Salt Lake County Adds New Paint, Signs for Cyclists

Salt Lake County is making it easier for cyclists to get around. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, Mayor Peter Corroon and the

UDOT Employee Gets New Job, Reimbursement for Legal Fees

A new job title is in store for Denice Graham, the Utah Department of Transportation’s former Civil Rights Manager who was wrongfully

Salt Lake City Launches Education Program for Refugees

Some of the biggest challenges refugees face when coming to the United States are understanding the legal system, learning their rights and

Race For The Cure Experiencing Participation Reduction

Twelve thousand runners, walkers, and volunteers will fill library square tomorrow to help fight breast cancer.

Utah AG’s Office Joins Suit Against E-Book Publishers

Electronic book lovers in Utah might be getting a refund from some of the nation’s largest book publishers, who are being accused

CityViews 5/14/12: Chase Peterson/300 Plates

Segment 1: Thirty years ago, Dr. Chase Peterson and two other University of Utah physicians implanted the world’s first artificial heart into

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Breck England, Rep. Fred Cox

If you recognize the name Breck England, it could because of his frequent op-eds in the newspaper, lambasting the Utah Legislature. Or

Active Utah Atheists Say Their Community is Growing

To believe or not to believe? Today, more and more Utahns are choosing life without religion. KCPW’s Jessica Gail takes a look

Hatch Looks to Avoid Lugar’s Fate

He was elected in 1976, has served six terms in the U.S. Senate, and was just defeated in a Republican primary election

Rural Utah Post Offices Spared by New Decision

Post offices in rural Utah slated to close due to budget cuts no longer need to worry, at least for now. Wednesday,

Utah Officials, UTA Break Ground on Sugar House Streetcar

All eyes were on Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake Wednesday as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined local and state

Salt Lake City Considers Extending Parking Enforcement, Charging More

Salt Lake City’s push to charge more for metered parking and extend hours of enforcement is sure to face opposition, but the

CityViews 5/10/12: Natural Gas Boom/The Coming “Ring of Fire”

Segment 1: Declared a win-win by environmental groups, energy developers as well as government officials, the plan by Anadarko Petroleum to drill

Parks Bond Could Go On November Ballot

Salt Lake County is again seeking a bond for park improvements, as well as the construction of new parks in the west,

State Files Lawsuits Against Feds for Rights of Way

The Utah Attorney General’s office is filing the last of a series of lawsuits this week against the federal government in hopes

Interior Secretary Salazar Approves Major Natural Gas Drilling Project in Utah

Natural gas development is about to increase significantly in Utah. Tuesday, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved a major drilling project the

CityViews 5/9/12: Neighborhood Watering Holes in SLC?/Environmentalist and author Katie Lee

Segment 1: Since his first election in 2008, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has promoted walkable neighborhoods, the idea of allowing

Survey Finds Caregivers Don’t Use SL County Services

A survey shows more than 70 percent of caregivers for the elderly in Salt Lake County are missing out on potentially valuable

University of Utah Scientists Tasked With Helping U.S. Army

The U.S Army is looking to improve some of its materials and is asking scientists at the University of Utah to help.

Job Market for Utah Grads Looking Up

Utah’s fresh pool of college graduates has a warming job market to dive into, the University of Utah says. Director of Career

CityViews 5/8/12: Mercury Rising in GSL/Local Business and the Local Economy

Segment 1: In 2003, scientists took water and sediment samples from the Great Salt Lake and they discovered the highest level of

Engineering Students Face Off in Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Engineering students from colleges and universities throughout the West gathered in Tooele over the weekend to compete in the Human Powered Vehicle

New Leonardo Exhibit Looks to Blur Lines Between Art and Science

If you ever wonder where artists get their inspiration, a science lab probably doesn’t come to mind. But for several international artists,

University of Utah Graduates Class of 2012

More than 7,600 University of Utah students are now graduates. Newly-appointed University President Dr. David Pershing began the commencement ceremony this morning

Politics Up Close: House Candidate Jeff Bell, County Council Hopeful Missy Larsen

Jeff Bell says he’s running for elected office because he got fed up. The Democrat says he’d rather be participating in the

CityViews 5/7/12: Student Debt/”Race for the Cure”

Segment 1: College students in Utah have the lowest student loan debt in the country. But according to a Salt Lake Tribune

Governor Appoints New Poet Laureate

A Brigham Young University Professor is taking on a new role. Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert appointed Lance Larsen to serve as Utah’s

Pro-Hatch Group’s Utah Backers Revealed

While much is known about FreedomWorks, the group that’s been fiercely opposing Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s re-election, relatively little has been disclosed

Governor Herbert Appoints New Energy Adviser

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has a new energy advisor and at least one environmental group is already calling foul. Herbert announced today

More Heavy Enforcement Coming to Parley’s Historic Nature Park

Law enforcement officers are getting more serious about enforcing the rules at Parley’s Historic Nature Park. Beginning Monday, Salt Lake County Councilman