Monthly Archive:: June 2012

Utah Approved for No Child Left Behind Waiver

The controversial No Child Left Behind law is no longer the law of the land in Utah. Friday the U.S. Department of

CityViews 7/2/12: Convention Center Hotel/Stolen Valor

Segment 1: Would a 1,000-room hotel on the Salt Palace site give Salt Lake City a better edge when it comes to

Politics Up Close: Health Reform Reaction, Congressional Candidate Jay Seegmiller

Democratic Congressional candidate Jay Seegmiller served one term in the Utah House of Representatives after defeating the House Speaker back in 2008,

Governor Addresses Fireworks Restrictions

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says the state has done everything it can to ban fireworks in the most dangerous places. Now, he

Advocates Celebrate Health Reform Law Ruling

Doctors, small business owners and health care advocates met at the capitol this morning to celebrate what they call a huge victory

The Post-Primary Path Ahead for Hatch

With the Republican primary election behind him and an overwhelming victory, longtime Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has survived a challenge from his

Herbert on Court Ruling: Repeal ObamaCare, Repeal Obama

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act still must be repealed, following today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Foothills, Canyons Commission Holds First Meeting

Wednesday marked the first meeting of a 15-member commission tasked with revising Salt Lake County’s Foothills, Canyons Overlay Zone or FCOZ, an

Utah’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Facilities Go Smoke Free

(KCPW News) Beginning next week, new smoking bans will take effect across the state. More than 150 publicly-funded substance abuse and mental

CityViews 6/28/12: Health Care Ruling/”Death and Transfiguration”

  Segment 1: Can the federal government require people to buy health insurance? Is expanding Medicaid coverage for more low-income families fair

Over 6,000 Votes Left to Count in County Mayor Race

Although former Salt Lake County Council member Mark Crockett sits 239 votes ahead of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder in the

Reyes Points to Negative Ads in Loss to John Swallow

Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General John Swallow is one step closer to taking over his boss’s job. Tuesday, he became the

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch One Step Closer to Seventh Term

Republican voters in Utah weren’t hesitant Tuesday about who they want to send to Washington for the next six years. Last night,

Less Than Half a Percent Separates Crockett, Winder in GOP Mayor Contest

Tuesday was a late night for the two Republican contenders for Salt Lake County Mayor as they went head to head in

Herbert Approves Petilos as New DABC Executive Director

Utah Governor Gary Herbert today approved the appointment of Salvador Petilos as the new Executive Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage

Hatch, Liljenquist Enter Final Hours of Election Day

Just a few hours remain before we know the outcome of today's big Republican primary for U.S Senate. KCPW's Jeff Robinson caught

CityViews 6/27/12: Post-Primary Roundup/”Sugarhouse”

Segment 1: From U.S. Senate to Salt Lake County Mayor, Tuesday’s election firms up just who will be the contenders in November’s

CityViews 6/26/12: Backyard Chickens/Incorporating Insects in Your Diet

Segment 1: Where did your breakfast eggs come from today? If you answer, “from my backyard,” you’re part of a growing number

State to Review Laws to Address Fire Season

Does the state need to do more to prevent wildfires? Governor Gary Herbert says in light of this year’s extreme fire season,

Move to Amend Organizers Go to Utah Supreme Court

Organizers of the anti-corporate personhood Move to Amend initiative have taken their quest to get on the ballot in Salt Lake City

Shurtleff: Supreme Court Ruling Mostly a Win for Utah’s Law

Utah’s top law enforcement official says today’s Supreme Court ruling striking down much of Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law is mostly a

Wood Hollow Fire Continues to Burn in Sanpete County

The Wood Hollow Fire burning in Sanpete County has grown to an estimated 37,000 acres with flames reaching as high as 100

Dump Fire 80 Percent Contained

Thousands of Utahns got a taste of how dangerous red-flag fire conditions can be over the weekend. A massive wildfire sparked by

CPA Group Question’s Auditor Candidate’s Credentials

With the primary election just days away, one group is questioning the credentials of a Republican candidate for State Auditor after endorsing

Politics Up Close: Dougall Runs for Auditor, Davis School District Pulls Book

What do Internet memes with Ryan Gosling and neon green lawn signs have in common? They’re both part of Representative John Dougall’s

36th Annual Utah Arts Festival Underway

Salt Lake City's Library and Washington squares are covered in 158 booths until Sunday for the 36th Annual Utah Arts Festival. KCPW's

Buhler Named New Commissioner of Higher Ed

The Utah State Board of Regents announced that Associate Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler will succeed William Sederberg as commissioner.

House Passes Bishop’s Border Bill

The House of Representatives delivered a big victory for Utah Congressman Rob Bishop this week, voting to pass legislation he’s long been

Education Budget Error Fixed in Special Session

A $25 million shortfall in the state’s education budget was resolved yesterday in a special session called by the governor. Democratic Senator

CityViews 6/21/12: Pilar Pobil/David Estes

Utah Arts Festival 2012: Pilar Pobil/David Estes Segment 1: From materials to genres to themes, the artist Pilar Pobil doesn’t like boundaries.