Monthly Archive:: August 2012

Boehner Mixes Humor, Criticism of Democrats in Fundraiser for Love

The most powerful Republican in Congress made a stop in Salt Lake City today, giving Congressional hopeful Mia Love a fundraising boost

CityViews 8/16/12: Dealing with Data/Documenting City Creek

Segment 1: From facts and figures to mounds of information, today’s humans are swimming in data – or, as computer scientist Miriah

Native American Summit Focuses On Education

Utah’s Indian tribes are concerned about dropout rates and are working to develop stronger support systems for Native American youth. Those are

Community Urged to Help Share the Cost of Feeding the Hungry

It’s been nearly a year since the Salvation Army ran out of funding to keep running its soup kitchen downtown. Since then,

McAdams Gets Campaign Boost From Clinton

Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Ben McAdams got some help with fundraising Monday from former President Bill Clinton. While making a

CityViews 8/15/12: Local Economics/Mental Health Awareness

Segment 1: The numbers are in and the results are – in a consultant’s words – “unequivocal”: independent businesses boost local economies

Salt Lake City Council Considers Electronic Sign Restrictions

The Salt Lake City Council will consider recommendations from the planning commission today in an effort to better regulate electronic signs and

Issues Facing Latinos in Colorado, Nevada Could Shape Election

While Utah can hardly be considered a swing state in this year’s presidential election, its neighbors to the east and west are

Public Weighs in on Immigration Discussions

What should Utah’s immigration laws look like in the future? A commission designed to help answer that question heard from the public

Cooke’s Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions Met with Some Disappointment

With the Democratic Party moving to endorse same-sex marriage nationally, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke made it clear Monday he's not on

Utah GOP Praises Romney’s VP Pick, Democrats Warn About Impact on Middle Class

Utah Republicans are swiftly praising Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. But as KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

CityViews 8/14/12: Letters From Ethopia/ “Landspeed Louise”

Segment 1: Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has led the African nation since 1991, but his failing health has Ethiopians looking to

Parents Angry After Murray School District Cancels Portuguese Immersion Program

Dozens of Murray School District families who enrolled their children in a Portuguese dual immersion program are now being told it’s not

Ogden Considers Ban On Profanity

Ogden’s City Council is considering an ordinance to end bad language and behavior during city-sponsored sporting events. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren has more

Politics Up Close: Rep. Kraig Powell on Open Caucus Meetings, Treasurer Candidate Christopher Stout

Today on the show, we talked with State Rep. Kraig Powell of Heber City about his effort's to open up caucus meetings

Report Looks at Oil Shale Contributions, Industry Responds

A closed-door meeting in late March of officials from several counties in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, along with lobbyists for the oil

Utah’s Foreclosure Rate Drops to 26th in the Nation

The latest foreclosure numbers hitting Utah appear to be good news. The newest report by RealtyTrac shows the Beehive state dropped to

UTA Proposing Changes to Long Distance Routes

With the new Frontrunner South line from Provo to Salt Lake City nearing completion, Utah Transit Authority officials are working on a

Utah Request Puts Beehive State in Middle of Welfare Waiver Debate

The Obama Administration’s plan to offer waivers to individual states on welfare work requirements has drawn sharp criticism from presumptive GOP presidential

CityViews 8/13/12: Salt Lake County Park Bond/Council Considers Theater

Segment 1: A $123 million bond for parks was too rich for the Salt Lake County Council, but a pared-down version got

Homeless Outreach Service Team Looking For More Business Partners

There are two kinds of meters in downtown Salt Lake City. Both sit on the sidewalk and accept change, but instead of

Undetonated Shells Complicate Effort to Battle Pinyon Fire

Ammunition is making it difficult for firefighters to battle a wildfire burning on the Utah National Guard’s Camp Williams, just outside of

CityViews 8/9/12: Innovations High School/“Love Times Three”

Segment 1: Combine technology, self-paced learning, college courses and a classroom teacher and you’ve got Innovations High School, the latest educational offering

Centerville Bans Specialty Smoke Shops

A bill passed by Utah lawmakers earlier this year puts new requirements on smoke shops statewide, limiting where they can operate within

District Attorney Reflects on Impact of Sikh Temple Shooting

The impact of Sunday’s massacre at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin by a white supremacist hit especially hard for Salt Lake County

Smaller Parks Bond Will Go to Voters in November

Salt Lake County is one step closer to getting more parks and park improvements. Tuesday, the County Council unanimously approved placing a

Salt Lake County Council Requests More Information Before Voting on Broadway-Style Theater

Salt Lake City will have to wait a couple more weeks before finding out if the county will help fund a Broadway-style

Utah Home Prices On the Rise

Home prices across the state have risen for the third straight month. Realtors say this shows a more balanced real-estate market, with

Documents Show Evidence West Valley Police Collected in Powell Case

Eighty-four documents released Tuesday after more than two years of work by The Salt Lake Tribune to obtain them reveal what West

Report Says Medicaid Won’t Bust Utah’s Budget

A new report by a local advocacy group says Medicaid spending is not going to cripple Utah’s budget, despite fears expressed by