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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

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

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

Audit Shows Need For More Oversight Of EnergySolutions

Prohibited radioactive waste has been buried in Utah, according to a legislative audit reviewed by state lawmakers today. As KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

Utah Cancer Survivors Experience More Chronic Diseases

More people are surviving cancer in Utah, but new data released by the Utah Department of Health show cancer survivors are experiencing

Momentum Recycling Teams With Odyssey House To Create Jobs

Salt Lake City’s Momentum Recycling has teamed up with the Odyssey House, a local nonprofit that helps people recover from substance abuse,

Supt. Larry Shumway Announces His Retirement

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway announced today that he we will retire at the beginning of the new year. KCPW’s

Family Sues SLCPD Over Wrongful Death

The family of Allen Nelson, a 44-year-old Salt Lake City man who died in police custody after being stopped by police while

Barnard Remembered As Staunch Civil Rights Supporter

Civil rights and liberties advocates are mourning the loss of one of their defenders in the legal community. They learned Tuesday that

State Office of Education Reaffirms Data Release Policy

A recent State Board of Education meeting raised the question of whether student and teacher evaluation data should be released by the

Debra Brown Case Goes Back To Court

The Utah Supreme Court will hear testimony Tuesday, September 4th on the state’s appeal to overturn the 2011 exoneration of Debra Brown,

PETA To Have Booth At State Fair

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will have one of more than 200 booths at this year’s state fair. PETA’s booth

Report Finds Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down in Utah

According to a new report by Western Resource Advocates, carbon dioxide emissions are declining for the first time in 20 years in

New Data Shows Spike in Uninsured Utahns

The number of Utahns without health insurance climbed from 10.6 to 13.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to new numbers from

New Program Offers More Incentives to Homebuilders

A new program offered by Rocky Mountain Power is aimed at building more energy efficient homes in Utah. The Wattsmart New Homes

Jordan School District Votes in Favor of Play Policy Changes

Despite concerns voiced by theater teachers, the Jordan School District Board of Education unanimously passed changes to its policy on selecting school

Jordan School District Considers Changes to School Play Policy

The Jordan School District Board of Education will consider changes to its policy on selecting school plays at its meeting tonight. This

NBC Affiliate’s Decision Not to Air Show about Gay Fathers Draws Backlash

KSL-TV’s decision not to air a show about a gay couple and their efforts to start a family is drawing anger from

LDS Dems Gather In Charlotte

While the LDS Democrats caucus started in Utah, Mormon Democrats from across the nation are formally meeting for the first time at

Utah Republicans Prep For Convention in Tampa

As more develops on the status of Tropical Storm Isaac, Republicans continue to prep for next week’s GOP National Convention in Tampa,

Utah’s Paiute Tribe Receives Funding For Job Training

The Utah Paiute Tribe’s Koosharem RV Park and Campground has received another round of funding for technical training of its employees. Dave

Utah Department of Health Releases Report on Effects of Climate Change

The Utah Department of Health has released a new report on the potential health effects of climate change. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren talks

Governor Adjusts Budgeting Office

In an effort to spend tax dollars more efficiently, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is reorganizing his budget office, creating a new Office

Mia Love Set To Speak At GOP National Convention

The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that Saratoga Springs Mayor and Congressional candidate Mia Love will speak at the GOP’s convention in

U of U Professor Ditches Term Papers for Wikipedia Articles

A University of Utah professor is ditching the end-of-semester term paper and instead assigning her students the task of creating a Wikipedia

State Denies Utah Democratic Party GRAMA Appeal

The state’s Legislative Records Committee voted Monday against the Utah Democratic Party’s appeal to waive the remaining fees for more than 14,000