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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

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

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

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

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

Boehner, Cantor to Fundraise for Love

Utah Congressional Candidate Mia Love is getting more support from Republicans from Washington. This week and next, House Speaker John Boehner and

Governor Herbert Makes Campaign Stop at Hires Big H

Governor Gary Herbert made a stop at Salt Lake favorite Hires Big H today (Friday) to enjoy what he calls his favorite

Latest Audit Reveals More DABC Mismanagement

Mismanagement and poor oversight was the result of a September audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. As KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

Resource Helps Voters Prepare for Judicial Retention Elections

Utah’s court system is getting a closer look. The Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is conducting a statewide series of courtroom observations,

Utah Lawmakers Consider New Sex Ed Training

Utah students may no longer be the only ones getting a lesson in sex education. Lawmakers are considering new human sexuality and

Intergenerational Poverty Data Shows Women and Children Hit Hardest

More than 51,000 children in Utah live in poverty. That’s according to recent data collected by the Department of Workforce Services in

McAdams Unveils Economic Development Plan

Salt Lake County Mayoral Candidate Ben McAdams announced his plan for economic development Tuesday morning to a crowd at South Salt Lake’s

Governor Holds Education Summit

A high school education is not enough. That was the message being echoed at the Governor’s Education Summit Today (Monday) at Salt

Survey Shows Support for Outdoor Retailer to Stay in Salt Lake

A new survey shows that participants in the huge semi-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City want it to stay

Gov. Herbert, Cooke Debate Economy and Education

Education once again dominated the discussion between Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic opponent Peter Cooke as they squared off in their last

Weber State University Gets New President

Weber State University has a new President. The state Board of Regents has selected Dr. Charles A. Wight, who is currently Associate

No Big Changes to Sunnyside, For Now

Salt Lake City will not be eliminating lanes on Sunnyside Avenue, for now. That’s the recent decision made by Mayor Ralph Becker.

New Mission Age Requirements Likely to Affect University Enrollment

At this past weekend’s 182nd semi-annual Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Conference in Salt Lake City, Church President Thomas

State School Board Will Pick New Superintendent Monday

On Monday, the State Board of Education will choose Utah’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction, replacing Larry Shumway, who is set to

Education focus of Gubernatorial Forum

Squaring off in the first of a series of candidate forums at the Salt Lake Chamber Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert and Democratic

Crews Begin Re-Seeding Land Scorched By Wildfires

Utah was hit hard by wildfires this year, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of vegetation destroyed. Wednesday, the Division of Wildlife

Draper Moves Forward on SunCrest Land Purchase

The Draper City Council is moving forward on a $5.6 million dollar contract with Zions Bank for the purchase of 2,200 acres

Former Granite High School Becomes New Film Studio

South Salt Lake is positioning itself to get a share of Utah’s film business. City officials announced Tuesday that the former Granite

District Attorney Holds Conference on Bullying

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill will take on the issue of bullying in schools at a conference in Murray tonight.

Utah Foundation Releases Series of Policy Briefs

The research-oriented Utah Foundation is releasing a series of 10 policy briefs this month on what Utah voters view as the most

Love Attacks Matheson’s Record on Debt

After her opponent held a series of press conferences attacking her record and plans for spending cuts, Republican Congressional hopeful Mia Love

Medicaid Pilot Project For Autism Begins Taking Applications

A new Medicaid pilot project offering services to children with autism spectrum disorders begins accepting applications today. As KCPW’s Charlotte Duren reports,

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

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