Yearly Archive:: 2012

Sandy Senator, Wayne Niederhauser, Elected to Lead Senate

Republican Senator Wayne Niederhauser has been elected the next president of the Utah Senate. ​Friday, the Sandy Senator beat Senate Majority

Several Dems Showing Interest in Replacing McAdams

Salt Lake County Mayor-elect Ben McAdams’ state senate seat isn’t even cold yet and already several prominent Democrats are lining up to

CityViews 11/12/12: Utah’s Latino Vote/Writing for Social Change

  Segment 1: According to Latinovotemap-dot-org, Utah saw a 65 percent increase in the growth of eligible Latino voters in the state

What’s Next for Mitt Romney?

We now know Barack Obama will be back serving as Commander in Chief of the United States for the next four years,

Broadway Style Theater Will Bring Changes to Other Blocks of Downtown

Plans for a Broadway-style theater in Downtown Salt Lake City are well underway. Yesterday, the public was invited to get an update

Mayor Corroon Proposes Increased Property Tax

For the first time in 12 years, Salt Lake County residents could see a big hike in property taxes. County Mayor Peter

DWQ Says Red Butte Creek is Clean; Public Comment Opens

Thanks to a ruptured Chevron oil pipeline, more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek

Salt Lake County Passes Bond For Park and Trail Development

Salt Lake County’s open space will soon be getting a facelift. Tuesday night, Salt Lake County residents passed proposition 1, a $47

Millcreek Incorporation Fails; Efforts Will Continue

Millcreek Township will not become Salt Lake County’s 17th city, at least for now. Voters rejected a proposal to incorporate during Tuesday’s

October 2012: Hope & Tim Glen

October 2012’s featured artist is Hope & Tim The soulful vocal stylings of Hope Glenn meet the upbeat folk guitar work of

CityViews 11/8/12: What is an American Muslim?/Remembering the Forgotten War

Segment 1: The religious identity of Muslims should not overshadow a citizen’s American-ness, but that same citizenship is conducive to being a

McAdams Keeps County Mayor Seat in Democrat’s Hands

After a year of campaigning, Democrat Ben McAdams walked away the winner of the Salt Lake County Mayoral race last night. McAdams

Herbert Keeps Seat in Governor’s Office

Republican Governor Gary Herbert will continue to lead the state. Herbert won his race against Army General Peter Cooke by a

Matheson Claims Victory in Utah’s 4th Congressional District

With the final count coming in just after midnight, a lead of one percent or a little over 2,800 votes gave Democrat

Swallow Wins Race to Replace Outgoing Shurtleff

Election results show Republican John Swallow as Utah’s next Attorney General, defeating Democrat Dee W. Smith by 34 percent.

Love Concedes Congressional Race to Matheson

Despite recent polls showing her as the favorite, Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love conceded her race for the seat in Utah’s new

CityViews 11/7/12: Election 2012/Paula Poundstone

  Segment 1: Finally, Election 2012 is nearly over and after months of lively debates, non-stop political ads and sometimes ugly rhetoric,

CityViews 11/6/12: Prisoners as Organ Donors/LDS Earth Stewardship

  Segment 1: State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require state prisons to ask inmates if they’d like to sign

Audio Postcard: What is Bringing Utah Voters to the Polls

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the state showed up to vote this morning. Some had specific issues that drew them to

Military Members May Be Property Tax Exempt Under Constitutional Amendment

Should active military members be exempt from paying property taxes while they serve? Utah voters will answer that question when they

Utah Democratic Leader Calls Straight Ticket Option “Undemocratic”

Utah is one of just 13 states that allow voters to cast a straight ticket ballot, meaning a voter can choose a

UDOT Opens All Lanes of I-15 Core Project

Commuters got the green light from UDOT yesterday to begin using all lanes of the I-15 Core.

State’s Homeless Summit Promotes “Housing First” Model

Homeless service providers will gather in Salt Lake City this week for the 9th annual Homeless Summit to discuss ways to end

Salt Lake County Makes Welcoming Changes for Hispanic Voters

Voters in Salt Lake County now have the option of viewing the ballot in English or Spanish. County Clerk Sherrie Swensen

Early Voting Numbers High in Utah

If the turnout for early voting is any indication, the overall voter turnout for the 2012 Utah general election could be high.

CityViews 11/5/12: Parks on the Ballot/Year-Round Market?

  Segment 1: If the polls are right, Salt Lake County voters are likely willing to shell out about $6 a year

Fundraiser Held to Bring Awareness to SkiLink Proposal

The fight between several conservation groups and the Talisker Corporation over SKILINK, the proposed Gondola linking the Canyons and Solitude Ski Resorts,

Utah Deploys Emergency Vehicles to Assist in Super Storm Sandy Relief

Super storm Sandy has left more than 100 people dead and thousands displaced from their homes on the east coast. Today (Friday)

Dept. of Commerce Warns of Super Storm Scams

In the wake of Super storm Sandy, the Utah Department of Commerce is issuing a word of caution for Utah residents looking

Fake Email Adds Heat to Utah’s Fourth Congressional Race

An email that showed up on twitter this week drew quite a reaction from Congressman Jim Matheson’s campaign. The email says the