Monthly Archive:: June 2012

Utah Legislature Votes to Add More Liquor Licenses

After months of discussion, more liquor licenses are about to be served to Utah restaurants. In a special session yesterday, the state

Lawmakers Hear Proposal to Ban Distracted Walking at Rail Crossings

Utah lawmakers heard a proposal by the Utah Transit Authority yesterday to outlaw distractions for pedestrians who are crossing railroad tracks. UTA

Rampton: “To Declare War on the Federal Government” Not the Best Way to Settle Public Lands Issue

State lawmakers received an update today on the progress of a study required by House Bill 148, a law passed this year

Parks Bond Won’t Go on November Ballot in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County voters will not be deciding whether to approve a $123 million bond for new parks and park improvements throughout

Cityviews 6/20/12: Utah Arts Festival Roundup

In 1977, the fledgling Salt Lake Festival of the Arts opened on a three-block stretch of Main Street. Thirty-six years later, the

Salt Lake City’s $205 Million Budget Approved

Salt Lake City’s $205 million budget is now in place for the next year, after being approved by the city council last

Salt Lake City Police Work to Clean Up Area Around Downtown Shelters

Over the past several years, homeless shelters across the country have remained packed full of individuals and families looking to get back

Cooke Proposes Sweeping Ethics Reform

Despite recent changes, ethics regulations designed to keep politicians on the straight and narrow still don’t match the expectations of Utah residents.

Sand Sculpture Takes Shape at Utah Arts Festival

A 20-ton sand sculpture will anchor the four-day Utah Arts Festival beginning Thursday on Salt Lake City’s Library Square. And as KCPW’s

Special Session Set for Wednesday

Utah’s hospitality industry could get some relief this week. Governor Gary Herbert has called a special session of the legislature this Wednesday

State Increases Alcohol Handling Fee, Impacts Prices

Specialty beers, wines and other alcoholic beverages could soon cost you a little more money. Next month, the state’s handling fee is

Partisanship Top Concern Among Voters

A new report studies the links between rising political partisanship and declining voter turnout in Utah. And it’s a major concern for

County Looks to Hire Convention Center Hotel Consultant

An important vote could happen tomorrow for a proposed convention center hotel that would accompany the Salt Palace. The Salt Lake County

CityViews 6/19/12: Parenting LGBT Children the Mormon Way/Studying the Evolution of Cells

Segment 1: When a child comes out as LGBT, it can be hard on a religious family. For Mormon parents, a gay

Race for Utah Attorney General Heats Up

For the first time in more than a decade, Utahns will have a new Attorney General after this November’s election. Three-term Republican

29,000 Jobs Added in Past Year, Unemployment Rate Flat

Utah’s unemployment rate stayed flat at 6 percent in May, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But

CityViews 6/18/12: Elder Abuse/Good Works Globally

Segment 1: Aging comes with physical aches and pains, but Utah’s elderly are also being hurt in other ways. Seniors are getting

Politics Up Close: Millcreek Incorporation Debate, Senator Orrin Hatch

This fall, Millcreek voters will decide if the east-side suburb should remain a township or incorporate as the county’s 17th city. What

Why More Cities Are Choosing to Contract Services with Salt Lake County

Times are changing in Salt Lake County. Over the past ten years, several cities have moved away from managing some of their

NRCC Shells Out Ad Money to Beat Matheson

How much is defeating Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson worth to the National Republican Congressional Committee? At least a million dollars or

World Elder Abuse Day Draws Attention to Utah’s Rise in Senior Exploitation

The number of thieves targeting Utah’s seniors continues to rise. Nan Mendenhall, Director of the state’s Adult Protective Services says a recent

Salt Lake County Leaders Address Employees About County’s Future (Full Audio)

What will Salt Lake County look like in 5 years? The county's leaders pondered the question with its employees today during

Steven Powell Sentencing Tomorrow

Friday, the father-in-law of missing West Valley City resident Susan Cox Powell will learn the punishment he’ll receive after being convicted of

YWCA Expands its Campus and its Mission

After nearly a decade of planning, women and families in Salt Lake City have a new place to go to enrich their

U of U Physicist Compares New Magnetic Sensor to Drop of Paint

A new magnetic field sensor developed by physicists at the University of Utah doesn’t take up much space. In fact, the scientists

CityViews 6/14/12: Downtown Parking/Scavenging for Food

Segment 1: It’s tough to find a parking spot in downtown. At least, that’s the perception among some downtown shoppers and business

New Law Aims to Protect Utah Immigrants

Immigrants and refugees in Utah will soon have more protection when looking for help. In just a few weeks, a new state

Early Voting for Primary Starts Today

Today marks the beginning of early voting across the state for the June 26 primary election. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen

Updated Survey Method Reveals More Uninsured, Smokers

Updated survey methods used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Utah Department of Health indicate higher numbers of

Red Cross Facing Blood Supply Shortage

Blood supplies kept by the American Red Cross for distribution to local hospitals has dropped to approximately 50 percent of normal, and