Monthly Archive:: July 2012

Suspect Charged in Murder, Sexual Assault of Six-Year-Old West Jordan Girl

Two weeks after 6-year-old Sierra Newbold was taken from her home, sexually assaulted and drowned in a nearby canal, a suspect has

Jill Biden Visits With Utah’s Military Families

Several Utah military families were paid a visit last night from Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden. Dr. Biden,

Crockett Finalizes GOP Primary Election Victory Over Winder

Mark Crockett is officially the Republican nominee for Salt Lake County Mayor. After beating West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder by only

BYU Research Indicates Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions Decreasing

New research from Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy indicates opposition to same-sex marriage and civil unions

CityViews 7/11/12: “What Doctors Cannot Tell You”/Utah’s Olympic BMX Racer

Segment 1 Patients put a lot of trust in their doctors, but they can also feel intimidated, tentative or misunderstood during interactions

U of U Seeks Participants for Study on North Temple Upgrades

Residents and business owners in the area surrounding Salt Lake City’s North Temple street continue to endure heavy construction as the thoroughfare

City Expands “SmartTrips” to Rose Park, Wasatch Hollow Neighborhoods

Salt Lake City is expanding a program aimed at increasing use of alternative transportation and making residents more confident in it. Sustainability

CityViews 7/10/12: Black Lung is Back/Sound from the Lounge: Jay Henderson

Segment 1 Black lung was nearly eradicated by the 1980s, but an NPR/Center for Public Integrity investigation shows a resurgence of the

Crockett and Winder Anticipate Canvass Results

The race for the Republican nomination for Salt Lake County Mayor could end tomorrow at the conclusion of the official election canvass.

Jail Gardening Program Finds Success at Downtown Farmers Market

Each summer, Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park is filled with dozens of farmers, bakers and artists selling their goods at the Downtown

Equality Utah Releases 2012 Endorsements, Some Stay Private

Equality Utah has released its list of endorsed candidates for statewide office, Congress, the legislature and local races based on their views

Politics Up Close: Merrill Nelson runs for Utah House, County Council Candidate Sam Granato

Constitutional lawyer Merrill Nelson is looking to make a comeback to the Utah Legislature. After serving in the early 1990s, he’s running

CityViews 7/9/12: Fire-Climate Change Connection?/ “Q Salt Lake” Fundraising

Segment 1 Hot, windy weather and parched grasslands and forests have provided prime conditions for the wildfires raging across the West. In

Division of Air Quality Holds Meetings on Draft Pollution Rules

The Utah Division of Air Quality is looking for businesses and the public to weigh in on how to develop new rules

Storm Helping Subdue Alpine Wildfire

Crews fighting the Quail Fire near Alpine received some assistance from Mother Nature today in the form of some much needed rain.

Wildfire Could Help or Hinder State’s Wildlife

Count the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources among the government agencies keeping a close eye on wildfires burning across the state.

Wildfires Get Political

While the more than half a dozen wildfires burning across Utah certainly have an immediate impact on the nearest residents and the

Police Educate Public on New Regulations on 4th of July

With wildfires sparking up all across the state, firework restrictions are tighter than they’ve been in years. Law enforcement officers spent much

Quail Fire Burns 2,000 Acres

The Quail Fire burning in Alpine has scorched just under 2,000 acres as of Wednesday evening and is 5 percent contained, according

Becker Not Disappointed USOC Won’t Bid for 2022 Winter OIympic Games

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says he’s not disappointed the U.S. Olympic Committee won’t submit a bid for the 2022 Winter

June 2012: The Folka Dots

KCPW’s Sounds From The Lounge features local and national bands playing in our member lounge at KCPW’s Library Square studios. June 2012’s

2022 Olympics Off the Table for Utah, 2026 Still Possible

Utahns are one step closer to knowing whether the state will host another Winter Olympic Games, but it won’t be anytime in

CityViews 7/5/12: Trader Joe’s/Alt Press Zine Scene

  Segment 1: Trader Joe’s, the specialty grocery chain, is coming to Utah and local foodies can’t wait. An advertising exec spent

City, State Look for EPA Involvement in PCE Contamination

Hoping to avert further contamination, Salt Lake City wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency to get more involved in investigating groundwater contaminated

Lawmakers: Changes to Come to Utah’s Immigration Laws

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down much of Arizona’s immigration law last week, Utah policymakers are talking

“Education First PAC” Calls Legislative Primaries a Victory for Public, Higher Ed

Organizers of a political action committee called Education First say last week’s primary election results in the Utah Legislature are a good

Saturday’s Voyeur 2012/The Grand Old Flag

Saturday’s Voyeur 2012/The Grand Old Flag Segment 1: “Saturday’s Voyeur,” Salt Lake Acting Company’s annual theatrical romp through the headlines, takes full

Herriman Wildfire Now Contained

The 611-acre Rosecrest fire that began Friday in Herriman is now contained. Residents in the roughly 950 homes that were evacuated Friday

What the Affordable Care Act Could Mean For Those with Autism

One in 47 Utah children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. That’s why many Utahns are paying close attention to what