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Political Cornflakes: Huntsman Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Former Utah Governor and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is now also a supporter of same sex marriage. Huntsman made that announcement

Bill Seeks to Help Drug Convicts Get Fresh Start

Utah lawmakers are working to make it easier for some convicted criminals get a fresh start. Republican Representative Eric Hutchings, is sponsoring

Dating Violence Bill Passes House

Utah is one step closer to stepping up its dating violence laws. Today the Utah House voted to pass a measure that

Political Cornflakes: Utah’s Congressional Delegation Reacts to the State of the Union

Earlier this week President Obama delivered his State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress. So what

Salt Lake City Mayor Becker Calls for More to be Done on Air Quality

Local community leaders hope 2013 will be the start of cleaner air. Thursday, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joined forces with

Governor Herbert Talks Air Quality

Governor Gary Herbert took time to address air quality during a news conference Tuesday at the Utah Capitol. Herbert told reporters that

Salt Lake City Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

Salt Lake City is doing more to stop bullying. Today kicked off an anti-bullying initiative that will include commercials, online resources and

Bill Aims to Help Parents Talk to Kids About Sex

One Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier for parents to talk to their kids about sex education. This morning, a bill

Changes to Who Can Enter Smoke Shops in Utah

Who should be allowed in smoke shops? One Utah Representative says no one under the age of 19. That’s why he is

Political Cornflakes: Sally Jewell’s Nomination, Congressman Bishop’s Reaction

Earlier this week President Obama nominated Sally Jewell as the new Interior Secretary. If confirmed, Jewell would replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ken

Dating Violence Bill Passes Committee, Still Has Challenges Ahead

Victims of dating violence may soon have more protection under Utah law. Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that offers

Utah’s Seat Belt Laws Could Get More Strict

Stricter seat belt laws could be coming to Utah. Wednesday, a bill that would require seatbelts to be worn on Utah’s highways

Parents Push for More Choice in Education

Several students and parents looking for more choices in education made their voices heard on Utah’s Capitol Hill Friday. This week marks

Political Cornflakes: Utah Senators React to Senate Gun Hearing

Gun control took center stage this week in Washington as the Senate Judiciary Committee began its hearings on gun violence. So how

White House Calls on Shurtleff to Help With Immigration Reform

Earlier this week, President Obama declared ‘Now is the time’ to take action on immigration. The President isn’t wasting any time; Mr.

House Speaker Lockhart Pushes for Less Reliance on Federal Government

The 2013 legislative session kicked off Monday; and Utah lawmakers are already discussing what the next 45 day session will look like.

Political Cornflakes: Response to President’s Swearing In

President Obama was sworn in for his second term in office earlier this week. So what did Utah’s members of Congress think

Becker Calling on Higher State Air Quality Regualtions

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants the state to do more to address air quality. Currently, the Wasatch Front has

SLCPD Launches ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Program

Have a question about crime or an issue in your community? An officer from the Salt Lake City Police Department wants to

CPR Certification Could Become Mandatory for High Schoolers

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature will be discussing adding a new graduation requirement for Utah high school students during the upcoming session.

Utah Ranks Last in School Breakfast Participation

Utah is in last place when it comes to the number eligible school children eating free and reduced price breakfast each day.

State Hit With Near Record-Breaking Cold

The Wasatch Front continues to face bitter cold temperatures and forecasters say the end is not in site. National Weather Service Hydrologist

Salt Lake City Council Proposes Landscaping Changes

Salt Lake City residents could soon be given more freedom when it comes to landscaping their yards. The Salt Lake City Council

Investigation Continues Into Teen’s Disapperance

The investigation continues into the disappearance of Brooklyn Gittins, the 13-year-old Herriman girl who sparked a wide spread search earlier this week.

Former Gubanatorial Candidate Peter Cooke to Serve LDS Mission

Former Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, Peter Cooke, has been called to serve as a mission president for the LDS Church. The retired two-star

Political Cornflakes: Presidential Inauguration 2013

The Presidential inauguration is less than two weeks away and Washington is busy getting ready for the ceremonies. So what should the

Lawmaker Wants to Boost Education Funding Through Liquor Sales

Liquor sales could begin funding public education, at least if one Utah lawmaker has his way. Republican Representative Jim Bird plans to

LaMalfa Lays Out Goals as Council Chair

Second-year Councilman Kyle LaMalfa will lead the Salt Lake City Council in 2013. LaMalfa, who represents the west side’s Glendale area,

Salt Lake County Jail Changes Mug Shot Policy

The Salt Lake County Jail is changing the way they handle mug shots, saying they want to stop outside groups from exploiting

Differing Views of What EnergySolutions Deal Means for Utah

EnergySolutions is in the middle of a 1.1 billion dollar deal to be purchased by a private equity firm. If the deal