Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Lt. Governor Greg Bell and Challenger, Vince Rampton, Face Off in Debate

Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his Democratic challenger Peter Cooke have debated several times this election season about their visions for the

CityViews 11/1/12: The Founders and Faith/Youth, Food and Growth

  Segment 1: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” That’s the start

Utah DAQ Has Grant Money Available for Clean Fuel Projects

The Utah Division of Air Quality wants to help other organizations clean up their vehicles.

Mayor Corroon Urges Governor to Oppose Snake Valley Agreement

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon wants Governor Gary Herbert to get behind the Millard County Commission’s opposition of the draft Snake

U of U Political Scientist Gives Thoughts on Local Races

With the 2012 General Election less than a week away, campaigns are gearing up in Utah for both national and local

CityViews 10/31/12: Horror Films & Haunted Houses/Protesting Tar Sands

Segment 1: Haunted houses are big business this time of year and scary movies are popular year round. Why are we drawn

Could Millcreek Incorporation Cost $500,000?

Plans to improve 23-hundred East from I-80 to 39-hundred South are underway. The project’s design process has been in the works

Health Care Reform: Medicine, Myths, and Realities, a Panel Discussion on the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has been hotly debated since it was enacted in March, 2010.  On October 30, a panel discussion featuring

Consumer Spending Up Across the Wasatch Front

Consumer spending across the Wasatch Front is up 3.9 percent over the past 12 months, two percent higher than the national consumer

Winter Farmers Market Coming to Salt Lake City

Four months out of the year, Pioneer Park is filled with farmers, bakers and artisans selling their goods at the Downtown Farmers

CityViews 10/30/12: Health Reform Alternatives/“Its Head Came Off by Accident”

  Segment 1: Health care reform has been both pilloried and praised since it became law in March 2010. While the Affordable

Shurtleff Drops Lawsuit Against Bowl Championship Series

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says he’s satisfied with the recent decision by the Bowl Championship Series to move to a college

Home Prices Up in Salt Lake County

Home prices in Salt Lake County are on the rise. Third quarter home prices are up 11 percent from 2011 according to

Alliance For A Better Utah Urging For Stop To Negative Campaigning

Utah Legislators and Alliance for a Better Utah are calling for local races in the Beehive state to stop misleading and deceitful

CityViews 10/29/12: Going for Broke/Dying Forests, Part 2

  Segment 1: For the past 12 years, Daniel Suelo has lived solely off the land. He forages for onions and dumpster

Acclaimed Historian to Speak on Politics & the Media in Salt Lake City

President Theodore Roosevelt's "bully pulpit" doesn't exist in the same way for modern presidents. That's part of the message Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Sheriff Winder, Other Law Enforcement, Endorse McAdams

Members of Salt Lake County’s Law enforcement announced their endorsement today for County Mayoral Candidate Ben McAdams. As KCPW’s Charlotte

Airport TRAX Line to Open Ahead of Schedule

Those looking for easier transportation to the Salt Lake City International Airport can look forward to riding TRAX sooner than originally planned.

Utah Launches New AMBER Alert Notifications

Everyone in Utah can now receive AMBER alerts by e-mail or text. The Utah Department of Public Safety recently launched new technology

Matheson Takes Love to Task on Federal Special Ed Funding

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson took aim today at the plan of his Republican opponent to cut $750 billion dollars in federal spending,

CityViews 10/25/12: Leashes and Locations/ “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”

  Segment 1: Dogs can roam free in seven areas of Salt Lake City and officials are considering adding another five off-leash

Web Cameras Installed on Main Street

Life just got a whole lot more public for those visiting Salt Lake City’s Main Street. The Downtown Alliance recently installed

Testimony To Be Heard On Tar Sands Project

Wednesday, the Utah Water Quality Board will hear testimony on the Utah Water Division’s recommendation to allow the U.S. Oil Sands PR

More Off-Leash Dog Parks Coming to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City wants to create more open space where dogs are welcome. Ann Ober, the city’s Administrative Services Division Director,

CityViews 10/24/12: Utah’s History of Liquor/Explore Utah Science

  Segment 1: The history of liquor in one of the nation’s driest states? You may think there wouldn’t be much of

Businesses, Organizations Help Excite Voters in 2012

As Election Day nears closer, so do the polls; many of which report President Obama and his Republican Challenger Mitt Romney neck

SLC Offers New Curbside Recycling

Salt Lake City has launched a new voluntary curbside glass-recycling program, and participants provided an update on the program’s progress Monday.  As

CityViews 10/23/12: Voting Rights Act/Hope & Tim

  Segment 1: Thanks in large part to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, everyone today agrees that elections should be free

Design Week Kicks Off in Salt Lake City

Local designers are using this week to come out of the woodwork. Monday marked the kickoff of the second annual Salt Lake

Alta Ski Area Fighting Bark Beetle Infestation

(EXPLORE Utah Science) Millions of acres of evergreen forests across the West are suffering an epidemic of bark beetle infestations.