Yearly Archive:: 2012

Deputy Mayor Dunn to Retain Position in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor-elect Ben McAdams has announced that Nichole Dunn will continue her role as Deputy Mayor with his administration.

CityViews 12/6/12: Utah’s Wasatch Range/Practicing Happiness

    Segment 1: What do the mountains – specifically the Wasatch Range – mean to you? From artists to activists to

CityViews 12/5/12: The Andromeda Project/Foreclosure Help

  Segment 1: Astronomers are urging everyone to get to know your neighbor. Your galactic neighbor, that is. Andromeda is the closest

CityViews 12/4/12: How to Boost High School Grad Rates/Evaluating Rural Education in Utah

  Segment 1: New stats show that only 76 percent of Utah students are graduating from high school, with much lower rates

Trader Joe’s Opens for Business in Salt Lake City

Trader Joe’s is now officially open for business in Utah. This morning the grocery chain celebrated its 393rd store when it opened

CityViews 12/3/12: Biz Help with Healthcare/“City of Saints”

Segment 1: With businesses facing double-digit premium increases every year, the Salt Lake Chamber is offering some practical advice to employers about

Businesses Meet for Clean Air

More Utah businesses are learning what they can do to clean up the air. Yesterday the Salt Lake Chamber held its 2nd

Salt Lake Chamber Launces Website to Help Businesses With Rising Heath Care Costs

The Salt Lake Chamber is helping businesses with the rising cost of health care. Over the past year, the chamber has

SLC to Recognize World AIDS Day with HIV Rates Rising

As Salt Lake City prepares to recognize World AIDS Day Saturday with several downtown events, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department is

Fewer Rural Students Admitted to College than Non-Rural

The percentage of high school students from Utah’s rural areas who attend college is much lower than that of their city and

Salt Lake Joins Coalition to Make Homes Healthier

Salt Lake County is taking steps to treat kids before they get sick. Yesterday, the County signed the Green and Healthy Homes

SLC Approves Parking Lot Ban in Commercial District

The Salt Lake City Council has unanimously approved a ban on the demolition of buildings in the city’s Central Business District in

Utah Sees Extreme Rise in Whooping Cough Cases

Whooping cough is on the rise again in Utah. There have been more than 1,100 reported cases of pertussis or ‘whooping cough’

CityViews 11/29/12: Free at Last/The Hindu Festival of Lights

  Segment 1: He pleaded not guilty to a St. Louis murder, but a jury took less than an hour to convict

How Infidelity Changes the Way Men Parent

Do men form closer relationships with their sisters’ kids than with their own? Some scientists say yes. KCPW’s Jessica Gail introduces

CityViews 11/28/12: Air Quality Colors/Science Meets Art

  Segment 1: For the past decade, air quality alerts in Utah have mirrored a traffic light, with green meaning clean skies,

Utah’s High School Graduation Rates in Bottom Half of Country

New data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows Utah’s high school graduation rate sits in the bottom half of the

Utah’s Underage Drinking Rate Lowest in the Nation

A national survey shows Utah has the lowest number of underage drinkers in the country. The National Survey on Drug Use

Spending in Utah Takes Dip After Romney Loss

Consumer confidence in Utah took a big dive this month according to the Zions Bank Consumer Attitude Index report on consumer spending. 

CityViews 11/27/12: Transportation in the Canyons/LeConte Stewart

Segment 1: Traffic congestion, a lack of parking and issues between pedestrians, bikes and vehicles aren’t just city issues. As more and

Hotel Master License Could Free Up Dozens of Liquor Licenses

A Utah lawmaker wants to free up dozens of liquor licenses using the state’s hotels. Republican Senator John Valentine is drafting a

DEQ Sets New Standard for Measuring Air Quality

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is implementing new rules for all solid fuel and coal burning devices as a way to

Can We Store Energy From the Sun and Wind?

Renewable energy use is on the rise, but the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. Green energy

Goal of New DWR Director: Get Youth Involved

Earlier this week Greg Sheehan, a twenty-year veteran of the Utah Departments of Natural Resources and Wildlife Resources, was named the new

Downtown Parking Made Easier During Holiday Season

Downtown Salt Lake City is gearing up for what they expect to be a busy holiday season. With new shopping attractions and

County Releases Results of Canyon Transportation Studies

More parking, mass transportation, bike lanes and advance traffic warning signs are all recommendations stemming from the results of three canyon transportation

CityViews 11/26/12: The Creative Process/Found Footage

  Segment 1: Novels, poetry, film – it’s all storytelling, but how do you take a narrative from one form and translate

Governor Appoints Sheehan as New DWR Director

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has a new leader. Governor Gary Herbert announced today the appointment of Greg Sheehan as

Retired UTA CEO to get $200k Every Year

Two hundred thousand dollars. That’s how much the former head of the Utah Transit Authority, John Inglish, receives each year from his

Love Gaining Ground in Absentee Ballot Count

Republican Candidate Mia Love is gaining ground on Democrat Jim Matheson in the final hours of the count for Utah’s 4th Congressional