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Web Cameras Installed on Main Street

Life just got a whole lot more public for those visiting Salt Lake City’s Main Street. The Downtown Alliance recently installed

More Off-Leash Dog Parks Coming to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City wants to create more open space where dogs are welcome. Ann Ober, the city’s Administrative Services Division Director,

Businesses, Organizations Help Excite Voters in 2012

As Election Day nears closer, so do the polls; many of which report President Obama and his Republican Challenger Mitt Romney neck

Design Week Kicks Off in Salt Lake City

Local designers are using this week to come out of the woodwork. Monday marked the kickoff of the second annual Salt Lake

Utah’s Low Unemployment Numbers May Not Mean More People are Back to Work

Utah’s unemployment rate has reached a new low since the recession hit in 2008. According to numbers released by the Bureau of

County Mayor Hopeful Mark Crockett Hopes to Reform SL County Jail

Just under 32,000 people were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail in 2011. Republican candidate for County Mayor Mark Crockett

Senator Orrin Hatch and Challenger Scott Howell Meet for First Debate

In the final weeks leading up to Election Day, the first debate between six-term Senator Orrin Hatch and Democratic challenger Scott Howell

U of U Scientists Create Intravaginal Ring to Prevent HIV

A device that could prevent HIV transmission is being developed in our own backyard. Scientists at the University of Utah have developed

SLC Receives $900,000 Grant to Help Domestic Violence Services

Nine hundred thousand dollars. That money is coming to Salt Lake City to help fight domestic violence thanks to the U.S.

Overall Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities Dips Slightly for Fall Semester

Since 2008, Utah’s public colleges and universities have seen record enrollment increases, averaging about 18 percent. But this year paints a different

Another Stretch of Mountain View Corridor Set to Open

After two-and-half years of construction, Utah drivers have seven more miles of highway to drive on the Salt Lake Valley’s west side.

Many Voters in Millcreek Still Undecided on Incorporation

Election Day is just 25 days away. And for voters in one Utah township, it’s also the day when they will decide

Utah Experts Discuss Best Ways to Treat Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are an everyday occurrence in Utah. Thursday, more than 300 professionals and people closest to the issue met at

Bureau of Land Management Faces Criticism From Former Employee

After 20 years on the job, one federal employee decided to draw more attention to the way the Bureau of Land Management

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop Returns to the Classroom For a Day

Before he was a politician, he was a teacher, and Tuesday, Utah Congressman Rob Bishop took on that role again by holding

Deputy Superintendent Picked to Succeed Shumway

The next leader of Utah’s public schools has been chosen. Monday, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Martell Menlove,

Experts Agree Information is Key as Mental Health Awareness Week Recognized

This week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week, an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses. Utah experts say one in four

Esther Landa: Political Activist, Community Leader, Soon to Be 100 Years Old

If it wasn’t women’s rights, it was public education or numerous other political issues that Esther Landa has spent her life working

LDS Translation Department Highlighted Around the World

(KCPW News)  Salt Lake City welcomes visitors every day, but twice a year, Utah’s capital city fills with tens of thousands of

Baby Giraffe Born at Hogle Zoo

Salt Lake City is now home to a six-foot-tall baby girl… who happens to be a giraffe. The new giraffe was born

SL County Mayoral Hopefuls Differ on Education Plans

Utah’s education system is run by the legislature, the state school board, the state superintendent as well as elected representatives in each

U of U Teams Up with Questar on Pipeline Protection

More work is being done underneath Utah’s surface to protect the state in case of an earthquake. Questar has teamed up with

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Says More Needs to be Done to Save Hill Air Force Base

As the November election inches closer, one Utah candidate wants voters to think about the state's long-term economic future when they go

SLC Hosts Country’s Largest Gathering of Land Conservation Leaders

With the world’s population now exceeding seven billion people, undeveloped land is quickly diminishing. Today, hundreds of people from across the country

Ballot Could be Used to Decide on Historic Districts

Salt Lake City homeowners could soon have a more direct role in making decisions about preservation. The city council is expected to

Changes Coming to Parking in Downtown Salt Lake City

While Utahns traveling to downtown Salt Lake City now have to pay for street parking until 8 p.m., making that payment just

Former Governor Huntsman Continues to Champion LGBT Equality

Nearly three and a half years ago, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced his support for same-sex civil unions shortly before leaving

UTA Announces Bus Free Fare Zone Will Continue

Public transit riders in downtown Salt Lake City received some good news Wednesday. After a year of discussions, the Utah Transit Authority

Salt Lake City’s New Bar Ordinance Explained

After four years of discussions, Salt Lake City is now welcoming alcohol establishments to open up in many more neighborhoods. Last week,

Salt Lake City Public Library in Final Stages of Executive Director Search

A new leader of the Salt Lake Public Library System could be announced within days. Spokeswoman Julianne Hancock says the Library’s Board