Monthly Archive:: August 2012

Debra Brown Case Goes Back To Court

The Utah Supreme Court will hear testimony Tuesday, September 4th on the state’s appeal to overturn the 2011 exoneration of Debra Brown,

PETA To Have Booth At State Fair

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will have one of more than 200 booths at this year’s state fair. PETA’s booth

Politics Up Close: Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart, Auditor Hopeful Mark Sage

Despite the Republican National Convention held this week in Tampa, Florida, Republican Congressional candidate Chris Stewart has been here in Utah. The

Utah Delegates at RNC Spend Hours Stuck on Bus

While delegates from Utah were thrilled to hear from Mitt Romney last night as he accepted the GOP nomination for president, not

Report Finds Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down in Utah

According to a new report by Western Resource Advocates, carbon dioxide emissions are declining for the first time in 20 years in

New Data Shows Spike in Uninsured Utahns

The number of Utahns without health insurance climbed from 10.6 to 13.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to new numbers from

KSL-TV Meets with LGBT Rights Groups

Two LGBT rights groups sat down Wednesday with the head of KSL-TV’s parent company, Bonneville International, following the NBC affiliate’s decision not

New Program Offers More Incentives to Homebuilders

A new program offered by Rocky Mountain Power is aimed at building more energy efficient homes in Utah. The Wattsmart New Homes

Jordan School District Votes in Favor of Play Policy Changes

Despite concerns voiced by theater teachers, the Jordan School District Board of Education unanimously passed changes to its policy on selecting school

CityViews 8/30/12: UTOPIA/Deana Martin Headlines SLC Jazz Fest

Segment 1: In 2002, a group of Utah cities got together to build a state-of-the-art fiber optic network, a technology infrastructure that

West Valley City Won’t Release Powell Records to Family Attorney

After a week of deliberating, the West Valley City Council announced last night it will not be releasing any files relating to

Love: “We Are Truly the Best, Last Hope on Earth”

Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional Candidate Mia Love drew applause last night as she spoke at the Republican National Convention. In her

Financial Aid Becomes Issue in Matheson/Love Race

With the November election 10 weeks away, the criticism going back and forth between six-term Congressman Jim Matheson and Saratoga Springs Mayor

Jordan School District Considers Changes to School Play Policy

The Jordan School District Board of Education will consider changes to its policy on selecting school plays at its meeting tonight. This

Chaffetz: Elect Romney Because “We Need to Believe in America Again”

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz continued to make the case for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a brief speech at the Republican

CityViews 8/29/12: The Case for Patenting Genes/Science Goes Hip-Hop

Segment 1: Can a company patent genetic material? That’s the heart of a case against Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics filed by

West Valley Council to Issue Decision on Powell Police Records

The family of missing West Valley woman Susan Cox Powell will find out this evening if the West Valley City Council will

Utah GOP Chair Discusses Convention from Tampa

Tonight at the Republican National Convention, it will be Utah’s turn in the sun, even if there’s not much sun to be

Higher Education Experts Offer Advice on Planning for College

A new school year just got underway, but higher education experts say high school students should already be planning for next year.

NBC Affiliate’s Decision Not to Air Show about Gay Fathers Draws Backlash

KSL-TV’s decision not to air a show about a gay couple and their efforts to start a family is drawing anger from

CityViews 8/28/12: For-Profit Colleges/The Civil War

Segment 1: For-profit colleges – schools that focus on skills and job training – aren’t fulfilling their part of the bargain. That’s

Crockett Makes Case for Reducing County’s Debt

A debate over Salt Lake County’s debt load has emerged in the opinion pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, with outgoing County

Critics of SkiLink Begin Voter Education Campaign

Groups working to stop SkiLink, a proposed gondola from Canyons Resort in Park City to Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon are hoping

Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Delivers McMurrin Lecture

On Friday, August 24, the Tanner Humanities Center held the 2012 Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture featuring Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

LDS Dems Gather In Charlotte

While the LDS Democrats caucus started in Utah, Mormon Democrats from across the nation are formally meeting for the first time at

Cooke, Herbert Differ on Views of Medicare

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke says the state needs to stop neglecting issues related to health care. Cooke criticized Governor Gary Herbert’s

Politics Up Close: Rep. Jim Matheson and PoliticIt

Today on the show, we spoke with Josh Light of PoliticIt.com, which tracks candidates' digital influence online, followed by Democratic Utah Congressman

CityViews 8/27/12: “Watershed”/Building Better Batteries

Segment 1: The Colorado River, which flows 1,450 miles through the desert Southwest, provides life-giving water to 30 million people. But climate

Report Shows Where Asthma is Most Prevalent in Utah

Does where you live impact your health? A new report by the Utah Department of Health shows asthma rates in Utah vary

Romney Says He Should Be Able to Keep Church Contributions Private

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains defiant in the face of criticism from Democrats and other GOP figures alike that he should