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Utah Governor Gary Herbert Takes Oath of Office

Utah Governor Gary Herbert took the oath on office on Monday; saying the state’s best days lie ahead. KCPW’s Jessica Gail was

Utah Senator Wants to End ‘Boxcar’ Bills

Republican South Jordan Senator Aaron Osmond is hoping to bring more transparency to the state Legislature this year by running a bill

Political Cornflakes: Congressman Stewart’s Swearing In

Thursday, the 113th Congress was sworn into session. Among the freshman members is Republican Chris Stewart who represents Utah’s second Congressional District.

Hostess Closure Affecting Thousands of Utah’s Low Income Families

The closing of Hostess Brands continues to affect thousands of Utah residents everyday. Since the company closed its doors, two of the

Matheson Responds to Voting ‘No’ on Fiscal Cliff Bill

Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to a Senate bill that would keep America from going over the

Texting Campaign Aims to Clean Up Salt Lake City’s Air

Studies show Wasatch Front residents are making changes on poor air quality days. Kate Lohnes, Salt Lake City’s Special Programs Manager says

Gateway Mall Spokeswoman Says Traffic is Up; Stores Disagree

Downtown Salt Lake City has changed significantly over the past year. The opening of City Creek brought with it over 100 stores

Political Cornflakes: What do Utah’s Congressional Leaders Think About More Gun Control?

Several members of congress have been outspoken about the need for more gun control in the U.S. in light of last weeks

Utah Lawmaker Will Run ‘Open Carry’ Bill Again

Clearfield Representative Paul Ray wants to give gun owners more freedom. The Republican lawmaker is running a bill in the upcoming legislative

Gun Lovin’ Utah, Why Utahn’s Love Their Guns

Utah residents love their guns. The state has some of the loosest gun laws in the country and is home to

Utah’s Health System Reform Task Force Ends, Many Questions Remain

Since the spring, members of Utah’s Heath System Reform Task Force have been discussing how to best implement healthcare reform in Utah.

Congressman Chaffetz Open to More Gun Control for Mentally Ill

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is speaking out about mental health in the wake of Friday’s shooting in Newton, Connecticut. Monday, the Republican

Governor Appoints New Veterans and Military Services Advisor

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Gary Harter was appointed the state’s new Veterans and Military Services advisor today. Governor Gary Herbert announced

Public Offers Up Comments for State Medicaid Study

When the state legislature reconvenes in January they’ll be given a report outlining the cost/benefit analysis of expanding Utah’s Medicaid program. Yesterday,

Utah #1 For Volunteerism…Again

For the seventh straight year, Utah is number one for volunteerism. Today Utah Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell announced the results from the

Governor Unveils 2014 Budget Proposal

Utah Governor Gary Herbert rolled out his budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 yesterday. At the top of his list, education. Herbert’s

Lawmaker Joins GOP After Losing Election

Two term Representative Christine Watkins walked out of the state’s last legislative session as a Democrat, but she hopes to return to

Herbert Asks Obama to Approve State Health Exchange

Utah Governor Gary Herbert wants President Barack Obama to approve Utah’s health exchange program before a federal deadline later this week. Robert

Salt Lake Chamber Releases 2013 Economic Outlook

What does the future hold for 2013? Tuesday, the Salt Lake Chamber and CBRE, the world’s largest real estate company delivered their

Salt Lake City Residents Get First Look at New PBS Documentary

Salt Lake City residents are getting a first look at a PBS documentary that airs next year. Age of Champions, a film

Political Cornflakes: Utah Senator Mike Lee’s Reaction to DeMint’s Resignation

Republican U.S. Senator Jim DeMint is on his way out of the U.S. Senate. The Tea Party lawmaker announced his resignation yesterday,

New Public Safety Building Will Also Mean Better Service to Community

It’s bigger, safer, and more energy efficient' and now, Salt Lake City’s new Public Safety Building is inching closer to being complete.

Trader Joe’s Opens for Business in Salt Lake City

Trader Joe’s is now officially open for business in Utah. This morning the grocery chain celebrated its 393rd store when it opened

Businesses Meet for Clean Air

More Utah businesses are learning what they can do to clean up the air. Yesterday the Salt Lake Chamber held its 2nd

Salt Lake Chamber Launces Website to Help Businesses With Rising Heath Care Costs

The Salt Lake Chamber is helping businesses with the rising cost of health care. Over the past year, the chamber has

Salt Lake Joins Coalition to Make Homes Healthier

Salt Lake County is taking steps to treat kids before they get sick. Yesterday, the County signed the Green and Healthy Homes

How Infidelity Changes the Way Men Parent

Do men form closer relationships with their sisters’ kids than with their own? Some scientists say yes. KCPW’s Jessica Gail introduces

Utah’s High School Graduation Rates in Bottom Half of Country

New data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows Utah’s high school graduation rate sits in the bottom half of the

Hotel Master License Could Free Up Dozens of Liquor Licenses

A Utah lawmaker wants to free up dozens of liquor licenses using the state’s hotels. Republican Senator John Valentine is drafting a

Retired UTA CEO to get $200k Every Year

Two hundred thousand dollars. That’s how much the former head of the Utah Transit Authority, John Inglish, receives each year from his