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Celebrating the Power of the Sun On A Cloudy Day

(KCPW–July 29, 2013)  On a cloudy Saturday, a group met to celebrate the sun, specifically the power of the sun. KCPW Reporter

Teachers Speak Out

(KCPW–July 25, 2013)  For the first time in memory, teachers were asked to come to the capitol and speak to a committee

Senator Lee Threatens to Shut Down the Government Over Obamacare

(KCPW–July 23. 2013)  The Affordable Care Act has been a thorn in the side of republicans since it was passed in the

Cleaning Utah’s Air

(July 22, 2013)  The Utah Air Conservation Act sunsets this year, meaning it has to be reauthorized by congress during the next

A Bill Banning Federal Officers from Enforcing Laws on Public Lands is Repealed

(KCPW–July 18, 2013)  A bill that would have stopped federal agents, such as BLM and Forest Service officers, from enforcing laws including

A Program that Helps Blind Youth Develop Skills to Succeed

(KCPW–July 17, 2013)  Over 60% of adults who are blind in the US are unemployed. While the numbers are not known in

Helping Animals Find Homes

(KCPW–July 15, 2013)  Tens of thousands of animals are killed every year in city and county shelters throughout Utah. Best Friends Animal

Earthquake Risk in the Salt Lake Valley

(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science–July 11, 2013)  You wouldn’t know it from experience, but the Wasatch Front is one of the most seismically

Finding Access to Legal Aid in Utah

(KCPW–July 9, 2013)  Most people find themselves in need of legal help sometime in their lives. The reasons can range from navigating

A New Website Helps Track Political Donations

(KCPW–July 8, 2013)  A good government non-profit group has created a website that makes it easy to see who is donating to

The Utah House Votes to Investigate Attorney General John Swallow

(KCPW–July 3, 2013)  A special session of the house was convened Wednesday and by a 69 to 3 vote, the House voted

U of U Swim Team Members Faced Psychological Abuse From Coach Says Report

(KCPW–July 2, 2013)   A report was released Tuesday detailing the findings of an investigation into Greg Winslow, a swimming and diving

Utah Undergraduates Will Face More Expensive Student Loans

(KCPW–July 1, 2013)  Due to inaction by congress, interest rates on some student loans double starting today.  KCPW Reporter Kim Schuske has

Can Utah Expand Healthcare Using Charity?

(KCPW–June 27, 2013)  This summer, five groups are looking at possible ways to expand health care to currently uninsured Utahns. Two possibilities

The Defense of Marriage Act is Declared Unconstitutional

(KCPW–June 26, 2013)  The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, enabling legally married same sex couple to receive federal

Biomedical Funding Cuts are Hurting Research in Utah

(KCPW/Explore Utah Science–June 25, 2013) For the past decade the nation’s major funder of biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health, has

Utah’s Children Are Doing Good, Not Great

(KCPW News-June 24 2013)  Utah is ranked 14th in overall child well-being according to a new national report by the Annie E.

Salt Lake Residents Will See Property Tax Hikes

(KCPW news-June 24, 2013)  The Salt Lake City Council voted to override Mayor Ralph Becker’s veto of property tax increases on Friday.

Another Investigation for Attorney General Swallow

Republicans in the Utah House of Representatives voted to investigate Attorney General John Swallow with an eye towards impeachment. KCPW Reporter Kim

Utah’s Autism Program has 35 Openings

A program to provide free treatment to Utah children with autism has 35 openings.  KCPW Reporter Kim Schuske has this story. Application

101 Inventions That Made Civilization What it is Today

On Friday, the Leonardo Museum opened a new travelling immersive multimedia exhibit. It explores 101 world-changing inventions through 40 high definition projectors

Isolated Genes Cannot Be Patented Says the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that breast cancer gene patents controlled by a Salt Lake City company, Myriad Genetics, are invalid. 

A Freeway Divides a Community

The Utah Department of Transportation is proposing to build a highway that would go north from Farmington, hugging and sometimes penetrating the

The NSA is Collecting Our Data. Should We Be Concerned?

(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science–June 11, 2013)  The National Security Agency has been collecting massive amounts of data on our phone and internet

Utah’s Plan to Manage Wolves

On Friday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to delist wolves from the endangered species act and to return control of

A Look at How Wildfire Season is Shaping Up this Year

Last years wildfire season was one of the worst in recent memory and this year Utah is still in a drought. KCPW

Salt Lake Tennis Players are Upset About Losing Their Coach

Many times it seems that decisions made by government don’t directly affect our lives, but for Salt Lake valley tennis players, a

Utah Mayors Are in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Nineteen mayors across the state have signed a letter to Senators Hatch and Lee in support of comprehensive immigration reform. KCPW Reporter

Guns Kill More People in Utah than Cars

The number of gun deaths in Utah are on the rise and most of those deaths are due to suicide.  KCPW Reporter

Social Services Groups Try to Blunt the Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on Low Income Families

Across the board federal budget cuts have forced Utah social service groups to figure out ways to cut funding with minimal impact