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Protesters Gather Bring Attention to Tar Sands Decision

Protesters gathered outside the Bureau of Land Management Office in downtown Salt Lake City yesterday, angry over the agency’s recent decision to

Herbert Wants More Answers About Federal Health Insurance Exchange

Utah Governor Gary Herbert wants more answers about what the federal health insurance exchange means for Utah. ​Monday, he sent a list

Utah High School Band Gets Chance to Perform at Carnegie Hall

What do 23 Utah High School students have in common with The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and Elton John? In a few months

Controversial Walmart Opens on Parley’s Way

After years of planning, a controversial Walmart opened for business on Friday on Parleys Way in Salt Lake City. Walmart purchased the

Utah’s GOP Leaders Upset Over Monument Proposal

Republicans in Utah’s Congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama this week. Their message: don’t allow 1.4 million acres surrounding

Ski Industry Officials Optimistic About This Year’s Ski Season

Ski season is here and Utah’s resorts are hoping that means a better year than last. Three of the state’s resorts are

City Tackles Problem of Wasted Food

Yesterday the Salt Lake City Food Policy Task Force released the Draft Community Food Assessment, outlining the city’s food system from production

Changes Could be Coming to Utah’s Court System

(KCPW News) Changes could be coming to Utah’s court system. The Legislative Judiciary Committee met the Capitol Wednesday to discuss moving all

Davis School District Going to Court Over Library Book

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is taking the Davis School District to court over a library book. The ACLU filed

Colder Weather Means More People Seeking Assistance at Local Shelters

A recent drop to winter temperatures in Salt Lake City has meant a spike in people looking to stay warm at local

State Honors Vietnam Veterans; Task Force Looking For How to Help More Veterans

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. Thousands of Utah men and women joined forces

Sandy Senator, Wayne Niederhauser, Elected to Lead Senate

Republican Senator Wayne Niederhauser has been elected the next president of the Utah Senate. ​Friday, the Sandy Senator beat Senate Majority

What’s Next for Mitt Romney?

We now know Barack Obama will be back serving as Commander in Chief of the United States for the next four years,

Broadway Style Theater Will Bring Changes to Other Blocks of Downtown

Plans for a Broadway-style theater in Downtown Salt Lake City are well underway. Yesterday, the public was invited to get an update

Millcreek Incorporation Fails; Efforts Will Continue

Millcreek Township will not become Salt Lake County’s 17th city, at least for now. Voters rejected a proposal to incorporate during Tuesday’s

McAdams Keeps County Mayor Seat in Democrat’s Hands

After a year of campaigning, Democrat Ben McAdams walked away the winner of the Salt Lake County Mayoral race last night. McAdams

Herbert Keeps Seat in Governor’s Office

Republican Governor Gary Herbert will continue to lead the state. Herbert won his race against Army General Peter Cooke by a

Audio Postcard: What is Bringing Utah Voters to the Polls

Hundreds of thousands of voters across the state showed up to vote this morning. Some had specific issues that drew them to

Military Members May Be Property Tax Exempt Under Constitutional Amendment

Should active military members be exempt from paying property taxes while they serve? Utah voters will answer that question when they

Utah Democratic Leader Calls Straight Ticket Option “Undemocratic”

Utah is one of just 13 states that allow voters to cast a straight ticket ballot, meaning a voter can choose a

UDOT Opens All Lanes of I-15 Core Project

Commuters got the green light from UDOT yesterday to begin using all lanes of the I-15 Core.

Fundraiser Held to Bring Awareness to SkiLink Proposal

The fight between several conservation groups and the Talisker Corporation over SKILINK, the proposed Gondola linking the Canyons and Solitude Ski Resorts,

Dept. of Commerce Warns of Super Storm Scams

In the wake of Super storm Sandy, the Utah Department of Commerce is issuing a word of caution for Utah residents looking

Fake Email Adds Heat to Utah’s Fourth Congressional Race

An email that showed up on twitter this week drew quite a reaction from Congressman Jim Matheson’s campaign. The email says the

Huntsman Cancer Institute Develops Program to Screen For Colon Cancer Early On

Early detection of colon cancer is getting easier thanks to a new computer program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The program checks

Lt. Governor Greg Bell and Challenger, Vince Rampton, Face Off in Debate

Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his Democratic challenger Peter Cooke have debated several times this election season about their visions for the

Utah DAQ Has Grant Money Available for Clean Fuel Projects

The Utah Division of Air Quality wants to help other organizations clean up their vehicles.

Could Millcreek Incorporation Cost $500,000?

Plans to improve 23-hundred East from I-80 to 39-hundred South are underway. The project’s design process has been in the works

Winter Farmers Market Coming to Salt Lake City

Four months out of the year, Pioneer Park is filled with farmers, bakers and artisans selling their goods at the Downtown Farmers

Shurtleff Drops Lawsuit Against Bowl Championship Series

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says he’s satisfied with the recent decision by the Bowl Championship Series to move to a college