Monthly Archive:: July 2012

ACLU of Utah Sounds Alarm Over Student Privacy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says Utah schools aren’t doing enough to protect students’ privacy. Legal Director John Mejia says

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Councilman Michael Jensen / Candidate Paul Recanzone

There are many critical issues on the table this election year in Salt Lake County, like canyons development, SkiLink, human services and

CityViews 7/23/12: “Mormons and the New Political Restoration”/”Celebration of the Hand”

Segment 1: Mormons have been flexing their political muscle for decades, from the Equal Rights Amendment to California’s Prop 8 to Mitt

West Jordan Police Seeking Theft Victims

Hundreds of theft victims may soon have their items returned after West Jordan Police recovered a stolen motor home. West Jordan Officer

Automatic Cuts Would Have Big Impact in Utah

While the debate over cutting spending in Washington might seem thousands of miles away, if Congress isn’t able to reach a deal

Christian Concert Back On Despite Lawsuit Concerns

A Christian concert at Draper City facility will go on despite ongoing threats of a lawsuit. Earlier this week, city leaders

Salt Lake City Mayor Sits Down with White House Council, Congress on Wasatch Canyons

With the debate over the controversial SkiLink proposal and proposed wilderness protections in the background, Mayor Ralph Becker took his push to

Restaurant Owner Aims to Clean up Gum,Trash From City Streets

A stray piece of trash, a cigarette butt or an old piece of gum on the sidewalk are all commonplace in urban

Neighborhood Bars Plan Could be Changed

The Salt Lake City Council is taking a closer look at Mayor Ralph Becker’s plan to allow more bars into neighborhoods after

Art Center in Ephraim Says It’s Victim of Censorship

The Central Utah Art Center in Ephraim believes a recent decision by the city to evict it from its home in the

CityViews 7/19/12: Opera on Parade/”Shelter”

Segment 1: Utah’s pioneer ancestors loved music of all kinds, but especially opera. The Salt Lake Opera Company started in 1879 and

Street Medicine: It May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

Drs. Jim Withers and Pat Perri, leaders of the Street Medicine Institute, say the service of resource-poor individuals is an opportunity to

“Wicked” Opens Tonight at Capitol Theatre

After a sold-out run in 2009, the hit Broadway show Wicked has landed once again in Salt Lake City, opening tonight at

Sheriff Winder: Jail Overcrowding Improving

Salt Lake City leaders got an update on jail overcrowding yesterday. Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says for the first time

SLC Library Audit Presented to City Council, Library Board

An audit reviewing the practices and policies of the Salt Lake City Library calls for more management changes. The 53-page report says

CityViews 7/18/12: Martha Hughes Cannon/Hal Cannon

  Segment 1: Martha Hughes Cannon was a trailblazer. In the late 1800s, she was a physician, a suffragette and Utah’s first

$20 Million Coming to Utah for Water Research

$20 million is coming to Utah to help protect one of the state’s most precious resources: water. The funding is going to

CityViews 7/17/12: Cameras in the Courtroom/”Water”

Segment 1: Smartphones, video cameras and tablets could all be soon coming to a courtroom near you. Last month, the Utah Judicial

Law Enforcement and Latino Community Work to Build Relationships in West Valley City

Utah’s second largest-city is also the state’s most diverse. West Valley City’s population is 45 percent ethnic minorities, which can create language

Salt Lake City Begins Glass Recycling Program

Pickle jars, beer bottles and other glass products will soon be recyclable in Salt Lake City. Beginning in October, the city is

Teens Gather in Utah to Bring Awareness About Human Trafficking

Friday wraps up a week long human trafficking awareness training at the University of Utah. But, this program wasn’t designed for college

CityViews 7/16/12: Red Butte Creek Cleanup/Street Medicine

Segment 1: Crews have spent the past two years mopping up the oil spill that contaminated Red Butte Creek, the waterway that

Politics Up Close: Democratic Senate Candidate Josie Valdez

Josie Valdez spent more than two decades with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Now, the Murray Democrat is looking to win a

Reward Offered in Kitten Cruelty Case

Utah animal welfare groups are offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for burying a kitten

State Says Red Butte Cleanup Appears Successful but No Final Determination Yet

Cleanup efforts to remove contamination from Red Butte Creek following the June 2010 Chevron pipeline spill appear to be successful, according to

Reaction to Matheson Vote on ACA, Huntsman Skips GOP Convention

This week, for the 30th-plus time, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President

Sightseeing Tour Bus Comes to Salt Lake City

What does Salt Lake City have in common with New York, Chicago and San Francisco? As of this summer, it now has

Matheson Explains Vote to Back Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson was one of just five Democrats in the House of Representatives to join Republicans in voting to repeal

High Blood Pressure Second Most Costly Chronic Illness in Utah

More than $111 million is spent each year treating high blood pressure in Utah, according to a new report from the Utah

CityViews 7/12/12: “The Midwife”/Face of Utah Sculpture

  Segment 1: A nurse by training, Laurine Kingston found her true calling when she helped her cousin deliver a baby in