Monthly Archive:: September 2012

Local Retailer Struggles After Move Downtown

Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit, fair-trade retailer, says moving from Sugar House to downtown has led to a decrease in business, putting

Changes Coming to Parking in Downtown Salt Lake City

While Utahns traveling to downtown Salt Lake City now have to pay for street parking until 8 p.m., making that payment just

Cooke Goes After Governor On EnergySolutions Appointment

(KCPW News) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke attacked Governor Gary Herbert Thursday for what he calls a lack of oversight and accountability

Former Governor Huntsman Continues to Champion LGBT Equality

Nearly three and a half years ago, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced his support for same-sex civil unions shortly before leaving

U of U Receives $1 Million to Study Cosmic Rays

The University of Utah has received a $1 million dollar grant for the study of high-energy cosmic rays in Utah’s western deserts.

Utah Democratic Party Files Lawsuit Over GRAMA Request

The Utah Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against the state to release contested documents regarding the Legislature’s redistricting process. As KCPW’s

Reid Says Romney Isn’t the “Face of Mormonism”

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “not the face of Mormonism,” according to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is perhaps

New Website Provides Incorporation Information to Millcreek Residents

Salt Lake County launched a website today designed to provide information to Millcreek Township residents prior to November’s incorporation vote, and representatives

CityViews 9/27/12: Eye-Popping Pop-ups/Journey of the Baha’i Faith

  Segment 1: To say Robert Sabuda makes pop-up books is accurate, but understated. Sabuda’s 3-D creations are as much impressive works

SL County Mayoral Candidates Debate on KCPW

In advance of Election 2012, KCPW held a Salt Lake County Mayoral Debate between candidates Ben McAdams (D) and Mark Crockett (R).

UTA Announces Bus Free Fare Zone Will Continue

Public transit riders in downtown Salt Lake City received some good news Wednesday. After a year of discussions, the Utah Transit Authority

Restoration of the Jordan River Continues

Work is in progress to restore the natural waterway and vegetation along the Jordan River. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren reports from the 2012

County Council Honors Nondiscrimination Ordinance

September 30 marks the 20th anniversary of Salt Lake County’s approval of the state’s first nondiscrimination ordinance, which the county council honored

Governor Holds 2nd Annual Health Summit

As Utah continues to look at improving its health care system with small tweaks, about 500 of the state’s public health officials

CityViews 9/26/12: Obesity in Children/Comma or Semi-colon?

  Segment 1: A quarter of Utah kids are either overweight or obese. That sobering fact has public health officials and doctors

CityViews 9/25/12: Women in the Boardroom/Collective Change

  Segment 1: A new study out of BYU and Princeton shows that women speak less in meetings when they are outnumbered

Matheson Attacks Love’s Tax Record, Saratoga Springs Rallies In Support

The attacks between Utah Congressman Jim Matheson and opponent Mia Love continued Monday, with the incumbent holding a news conference to criticize

Governor Appoints Conservative Blogger To Records Committee

Conservative blogger and former Republican State Representative Holly Richardson has been appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to serve on the State Records

Mayors Offer Support for Millcreek Incorporation

Mayors throughout the Salt Lake Valley are lending their support to Millcreek Township residents who want to incorporate this November. West Valley

Federal Unemployment Benefit Extension Re-triggered in Utah

Unemployed Utah workers who have exhausted their 14 weeks of federal benefits can now apply for another 14 weeks as a result

Salt Lake City’s New Bar Ordinance Explained

After four years of discussions, Salt Lake City is now welcoming alcohol establishments to open up in many more neighborhoods. Last week,

Utah Cares – September 2012

KCPW, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and Utah Public Radio are partnering to spotlight the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations.

Politics Up Close: Senate Candidate Brian Shiozawa, The Tribune’s Thomas Burr

Today on the show, we talked with Utah Senate Candidate Dr. Brian Shiozawa, the Republican nominee in District 8 including Cottonwood Heights,

CityViews 9/24/12: East-side Groundwater Contamination/Utah’s Right to Know

  Segment 1: Contaminants from a former dry cleaner at the VA Hospital are seeping into the groundwater on the east side

CityViews 9/20/12: Citizen Science/SFL Artist: Matteo

  Segment 1: Citizen scientists may not know how to analyze data or crunch numbers, but they are making huge contributions in

CityViews 9/19/12: Stories of Immigration/The Small Business Engine

Segment 1: Salt Lake City attorney Mark Alvarez has weighed in on the immigration debate and immigration policy for years. He says

CityViews 9/18/12: Preventing Violence/SLC Film Fest

Segment 1: An American ambassador is attacked and killed in Libya. Fourteen Mexican nationals are shot, becoming the latest casualties in a

CityViews 9/17/12: Utah Radicals/225th Constitutional Anniversary Wishes

  Segment 1: The Utah of the 21st century is known for its social and political conservatism, but surprisingly, the Beehive State

Politics Up Close: County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett, Journalist Kurt Eichenwald

Today on the show, we spoke with Republican Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett about his ideas for restructuring county government

CityViews 9/13/12: Ethnic Disparities in Health Care/ “Love, Loss and What I Wore”

Segment 1: The leading causes of death for Native Americans include diabetes, chronic liver disease and suicide, none of which are in