Monthly Archive:: July 2012

Leaders to Decide Best Jordan River Management Principles

A group of community leaders from across the state will meet over the next several months to discuss the best methods of

Population Could Stop Lake Powell Pipeline

New population projections released by Governor Gary Herbert’s office are showing slower growth than expected in Utah’s Washington County. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

State Task Force Looks to Help Veterans

State leaders want to help simplify life for Utah veterans. Hundreds of programs are available for the thousands who have served, but

CityViews 8/1/12: Child Poverty in Utah/SmartTrips

Segment 1: The newest annual KIDS COUNT report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a clear picture of the impact

Life at Topaz Internment Camp on Display Online

Images of a dark period in Japanese American history are now on display thanks to the state history department.

City Council to Discuss Guidelines for Historic District Designations

What features make a neighborhood a local historical district? The Salt Lake City Council will attempt to answer that question today.

Public Safety Funding About to Change

Homeowners in Riverton, Herriman, and in unincorporated Salt Lake County will soon be supporting the Unified Police Department through a new property

Outdoor Retailer Brings Attention to Public Lands Issues

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will be visiting Salt Lake City this week. What is expected to be the largest Outdoor Retailer Show

Push for Latino Candidates in Utah Finds Success

Salt Lake City is seeing a large number of Latino candidates running for seats in state legislative races. A total of

CityViews 07/31/12: Utahns for Ethical Government/Ransom Wydner of King Niko

Segment 1: A pending decision by the Utah Supreme Court will decide whether a citizen initiative gets on the ballot for Utah

U of U Aims to Help Veterans with New Prosthetic Implants

A group of University of Utah researchers are working with Salt Lake City’s Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center to develop a

CityViews 07/30/12: Common Core/Olympics Update

Segment 1: In 2010, the Utah Board of Education unanimously adopted the Common Core standards, an initiative led by the National Governors

Army Corps Awards $22 million Contract to Dugway

A $22 million dollar expansion is coming to the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Grounds in Tooele. Friday, Carlos Lazo, Public Affairs Specialist

Obama Appoints First Mormon to Faith Based Council

The White House has announced the appointment of Elder Steven E. Snow of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to

Politics Up Close: ALEC Critics & Supporters, Salt Lake County’s FCOZ Commission

Depending on which person you ask, the American Legislative Exchange Council is a useful tool for state lawmakers to learn how to

Health Department Holds Outreach Meetings on Data Breach

The Utah Department of Health is kicking off a dozen outreach meetings to provide help for those impacted by the Medicaid data

Utah’s Highest Court Hears Arguments in Anti-Corporate Personhood Initiative

It is now up to the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether a ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment stating that

City Develops New Bikeway System

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City will soon be getting a little more cyclist-friendly. Joining New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Portland, the

2002 Olympic Records & Romney

GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney is in London for today’s opening ceremony for the 2012 summer Olympic Games. Meanwhile, some are hoping

ALEC Names Utah #1 For Economic Outlook Five Years Running

Utah is at the top of its game when it comes to the economy, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC,

Huntsman to Be Honored by LGBT Rights Group

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is among those who will be recognized by Equality Utah as it holds its 11th Annual Allies

U of U Works to Ensure Mine Safety

Nearly five years after the tragic Crandall Canyon Mine disaster that left six miners and three rescuers dead in Utah’s Emery County,

McAdams Announces Support from GOP Mayors, Council Members

Eight Republican leaders from across Salt Lake County are throwing their support behind State Senator Ben McAdams, the Democratic nominee for County

CityViews 7/26/12: Freedom of Expression and School/Crispin Glover

Segment 1: Many who saw Bingham High School’s production of “Dead Man Walking” last spring applauded the performance, but others – including

ALEC Begins Annual Conference in Utah; Protests Follow

Utah’s legislative session is still six months away, but this week, several state lawmakers are drafting laws along with hundreds of other

Geena Davis to Visit Salt Lake Bees Game, Highlighting Women in Baseball

She’s been a fugitive, baseball player and President of the United States… all on screen. Now, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis is coming

University Draws National Grant for Mathematics

A University of Utah professor has received a prestigious award that could give more than a million dollars to the University’s mathematics

Gubernatorial Candidate Unveils Plan to Help With Student Loans

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke says if elected, he wants to help students pay off their student loans and create a state

CityViews 7/25/12: Utah’s First Black Judge/Olympic Preview

Segment 1: As a young African-American who had never set foot west of Philadelphia, Tyrone Medley felt a bit out of place

New Partnership Brings Major Sporting Events to Utah

More winter sporting events are coming to Utah. On Friday, Governor Gary Herbert announced a new partnership between the Utah Sports Commission