Monthly Archive:: June 2012

CityViews 6/13/12: The Art of Sitting/”Play Me, I’m Yours”

Segment 1: Think about your posture at the computer. Or on a park bench. Or on the couch. Chances are you’re slumping,

Millcreek Residents to Vote on Whether to Become a City

When Millcreek Township residents head to the polls this November, they won’t just be voting on hopeful politicians, they’ll also be asked

Salt Lake Tribune Launches Crime Mapping Project

It’s impossible for every car break in or vandalism to be reported in the news. But a new project from the Salt

CityViews 6/12/12: Understanding Depression/Military Suicides

  Segment 1: Over 20 million adults in the U.S. suffer from either depression or bipolar disorder, yet nearly half don’t receive

CityViews 6/11/12: Terry Tempest Williams/Walking the Granary

Segment 1: Award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams looked forward to reading the volumes of journals her mother left to her after her

Survey Shows More Needs to be Done for LGBT Youth in Utah

The number of homeless youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in Utah is on the rise. Over the weekend,

SLC Library Starts New Director Search

The Salt Lake City Library has started a nationwide search for a new executive director, following Beth Elder’s resignation last fall. Transitional

Gay Presidential Candidate to Appear on Utah Ballot

Five Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot during Utah’s primary election later this month, one of them, the nation’s first

Politics Up Close: State Auditor Auston Johnson, GOP Mayoral Debate Highlights

Auston Johnson has been Utah’s State Auditor for the past 17 years, and as he runs for re-election this cycle, is touting

Rape Recovery Center and Doctoral Candidate Work to Curb Dating Violence in Schools

Could teaching teens about dating violence actually lead them to be more aggressive? Studies say in certain cases, yes. Now, the Rape

Wimmer Points Finger at Nevada GOP for Job Mix Up

Two days after announcing his new job as political director for the Nevada Republican Party, former Utah lawmaker and congressional candidate Carl

Incorporation Decision Lies In Hands of Millcreek Township Voters

Voters in Millcreek Township will decide in November if they want to incorporate the communities into a city.

Leavitt’s Role in Romney Campaign Swiftly Attracts Criticism

The presidential race has been buzzing this week over a well-known Utah politician who’s stayed in the political sphere since leaving office.

Lee: Don’t Bully Supreme Court on Health Care Law Ruling

Freshman Utah Senator Mike Lee joined other Republicans on the Senate floor this morning, accusing Democrats of trying to influence the U.S.

Budget, Burwash Pen Name Take Stage in Debate

With the Republican primary election for Salt Lake County Mayor less than three weeks away, the two candidates squared off in a

Utah Pride Center Moving to Downtown Salt Lake City

Utah’s LGBT community will soon have a larger presence in downtown Salt Lake City. Valerie Larabee, Executive Director of the Utah Pride

Move to Amend Initiative Could Conflict with State Law

Despite having the support of Mayor Ralph Becker and the chair of the Salt Lake City Council, a proposed ballot initiative calling

Nevada GOP Chair Says Wimmer Not Offered Job

On Monday, former State Representative Carl Wimmer said he’d accepted a job offer to be political director of the Nevada Republican Party.

CityViews 6/7/12: Mormons and Gays/The Folka Dots

Segment 1: Wearing their Sunday best, hundreds of members of the LDS Church marched alongside their brothers and sisters in drag in

Proposal Could Allow More Neighborhood Bars in Salt Lake City

Neighborhood bars could be coming to Utah’s capital city. Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Council met to discuss changing zoning laws, which

Utah Startup Measures Digital Influence to Predict Election Results

During any given election year, poll numbers often don’t correlate with reality. But a Northern Utah-based startup seems to have found a

Disease Caused by Rodent Exposure Kills Two Utahns

Two adult Utahns have died in the past month from Hantavirus infection, which leads to a deadly lung disease. And that comes

CityViews 6/6/12: Master Planning for Dogs/GOP Candidates for SLCO Mayor

Segment 1: There are currently seven areas of Salt Lake City where dogs can roam free of tethers, halters or leashes. City

Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against Proposed Takeover of Fort Douglas for Olympic Bid

Later this summer, Utah will decide whether to pursue hosting the Olympic Winter Games for a second time. A key supporter of

CityViews 6/5/12: SLC’s Farmers Market Turns 20/ ”Speed”

Segment 1: Twenty years ago, the Downtown Farmers Market launched a commitment to organic and locally-grown foods in Salt Lake City with just

Wimmer Takes Job in Nevada

Former State Representative and Republican Congressional candidate Carl Wimmer is taking his political aspirations to the Silver State. Wimmer announced today he’s

Hundreds of Mormons Walk in PRIDE Parade

Hundreds of members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gathered with members of Utah’s LGBT community over the

CityViews 6/4/12: Wrongfully Convicted/Utah’s World Trade Center

Segment 1: Faulty forensics, false confessions, eyewitness errors, shoddy police work, sloppy defense attorneys. All of these have lead to thousands of

Rocky Shores Exhibit Opens at Hogle Zoo

A host of new animals have moved into Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Friday, Utah’s only polar bear, along with grizzly bears and river

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Dan Liljenquist, County Council Hopeful Joe Demma

Former Republican State Senator Dan Liljenquist was counting on a strong showing in the GOP caucus meetings this spring to knock off