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Solar Discount Program Compared to “Groupon”

In an effort to expand the use of solar power in the state, Utah Clean Energy is offering Salt Lake homeowners a

Labor Leader Jim Judd Remembered After Death in Motorcycle Accident

Utah AFL-CIO President Jim Judd died this morning after being taken off life support, following a severe head injury he sustained in

Lawmakers Recommend Standards For Minimum Health Coverage

Utah’s Health System Reform Task Force unanimously voted today (Thursday) in favor of recommending an essential health benefits package. The plan will

McCain Campaigns for Mia Love

With the November election just a few months away, Republicans are ramping up their campaigns in Utah. Just one day after a

Lawmakers Hear Update On Autism Program

Utah lawmakers gave an update at the State Capitol Wednesday on the progress of a pilot program offering health coverage for young

State Takes Closer Look At Child Poverty

A new study is tracking intergenerational poverty in Utah for the first time, and this morning, state lawmakers heard some of the

Native American Summit Focuses On Education

Utah’s Indian tribes are concerned about dropout rates and are working to develop stronger support systems for Native American youth. Those are

McAdams Gets Campaign Boost From Clinton

Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Ben McAdams got some help with fundraising Monday from former President Bill Clinton. While making a

Salt Lake City Council Considers Electronic Sign Restrictions

The Salt Lake City Council will consider recommendations from the planning commission today in an effort to better regulate electronic signs and

Utah GOP Praises Romney’s VP Pick, Democrats Warn About Impact on Middle Class

Utah Republicans are swiftly praising Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. But as KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

Ogden Considers Ban On Profanity

Ogden’s City Council is considering an ordinance to end bad language and behavior during city-sponsored sporting events. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren has more

UTA Proposing Changes to Long Distance Routes

With the new Frontrunner South line from Provo to Salt Lake City nearing completion, Utah Transit Authority officials are working on a

Centerville Bans Specialty Smoke Shops

A bill passed by Utah lawmakers earlier this year puts new requirements on smoke shops statewide, limiting where they can operate within

District Attorney Reflects on Impact of Sikh Temple Shooting

The impact of Sunday’s massacre at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin by a white supremacist hit especially hard for Salt Lake County

Utah Home Prices On the Rise

Home prices across the state have risen for the third straight month. Realtors say this shows a more balanced real-estate market, with

Second Arrest Made in Olympic Oval Thefts

The Unified Police Department arrested a second suspect over the weekend for the July 25th thefts at the Utah Olympic Skating Oval

Utah Democratic Party Files GRAMA Appeal

After a year-long effort to make the legislature’s 2011 redistricting records public, the Utah Democratic Party presented its case to the state’s

BLM Issues Impact Statement for Las Vegas Water Pipeline

Farmers in Utah’s Snake Valley could take a hit if the Federal Bureau of Land Management approves a pipeline right of

Board of Ed Meets with Common Core Sponsor

Although supporters of the Common Core Standards say they’re raising the bar for education, controversy still remains here in Utah, as state

County Seeking Input on Future Canyons Use

Salt Lake County announced Thursday its plans to begin collecting public input on the future development of Parleys, Big Cottonwood, and Little

West Valley Introduces Promenade to City Residents

West Valley City officials today unveiled the recently completed Promenade at Fairbourne Station, the community’s new park and public walkway.

Lawmakers Hear Audit of Inmate Education System

In 2011, more than 5,200 inmates in jails and prisons throughout Utah were enrolled in state corrections education services, and more than

UTOPIA Audit Reveals Financial Woes

A performance audit of the Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency, or UTOPIA was presented to state lawmakers Wednesday at the Capitol. KCPW’s

Population Could Stop Lake Powell Pipeline

New population projections released by Governor Gary Herbert’s office are showing slower growth than expected in Utah’s Washington County. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

Life at Topaz Internment Camp on Display Online

Images of a dark period in Japanese American history are now on display thanks to the state history department.

Public Safety Funding About to Change

Homeowners in Riverton, Herriman, and in unincorporated Salt Lake County will soon be supporting the Unified Police Department through a new property

Push for Latino Candidates in Utah Finds Success

Salt Lake City is seeing a large number of Latino candidates running for seats in state legislative races. A total of

U of U Aims to Help Veterans with New Prosthetic Implants

A group of University of Utah researchers are working with Salt Lake City’s Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center to develop a

Obama Appoints First Mormon to Faith Based Council

The White House has announced the appointment of Elder Steven E. Snow of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to

Health Department Holds Outreach Meetings on Data Breach

The Utah Department of Health is kicking off a dozen outreach meetings to provide help for those impacted by the Medicaid data