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SLCPD Chief: Dillon Taylor Shooting Still Under Investigation

(KCPW News) In light of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., as well as the shooting incident involving a 20-year-old man and a

Salt Lake Co. Hopes to Boost Bicycle Commuting with New Projects

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled a plan to improve bikeways in the region on Thursday. The $800,000 initiative

Ride-Sharing Gaining Acceptance of SLC Officials

(KCPW News) You may not have heard of Lyft or Uber, but chances are, you could be using them sooner rather than

The Rundown: Author John de Graaf on What Really Makes Us Happy

Back in November, host Roger McDonough spoke with John de Graaf, Executive Director of the organization Take Back Your Time, as well as co-founder and

Political Cornflakes: Herbert Invites Some Senators Over, Congress Members Aren’t Popular, The GOP Still Loves Mitt

Last week, 14 U.S. Senators signed a letter written to President Obama, urging him to establish a new national monument in southern Utah.

The Rundown: Climatologist Michael Mann and the Politics of Carbon

Dr. Michael Mann is a well-known climatologist who helped pioneer methods to track global temperatures and the climate through the centuries. This breakthrough

Gay Marriage Advocate Says Supreme Court Should Decide Debate

(KCPW News) Just a few days ago, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and the state of Utah petitioned the Supreme Court to

The Rundown: Lisa Stoddard of the SLC VA Medical Center Discusses the Seriousness of Veteran PTSD

Last September, KCPW’s Roger McDonough sat down with Lisa Stoddard, who’s the suicide prevention coordinator for the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs

ESA Spacecraft Successfully Arrives at Comet

(KCPW News) The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe met up with comet 67P on Wednesday, which is impressive enough. But its mission

The Rundown: SLC Science Writer Brian Switek Sizes Up Giant Dinosaurs

Paleontologists in Argentina recently announced the discovery of the fossilized remains of an enormous new species of dinosaur, a huge new sauropod that

Utah Petitions Supreme Court for Review of Same-Sex Marriage Case

(KCPW News) It was a much-anticipated move, but on Tuesday it became official: Utah has filed its petition with the United States

The Rundown: Salt Lake Tribune Film Critic Sean P. Means Takes Inventory of His Career So Far

On today’s show, Salt Lake City film critic Sean P. Means has been reviewing movies for the paper for more than 20 years now.

The Rundown: Journalist Scott Keyes on the Conservative Push to Curb Divorce

In April 2014, Scott Keyes (formerly of The Center for American Progress) wrote in the Washington Post about efforts by conservatives in

Report Says SLCPD Shooting of Dog Was Justified

(KCPW News) A civilian review board’s investigation into the shooting death of a Salt Lake resident’s pet dog found that the responsible

Herbert Meets with Utah Tribal Leaders

(KCPW News) Thursday wraps up the Ninth Annual Governor’s Native American Summit, which took place on the campus of Utah Valley University.

What’s in a Name? San Diego Comic-Con Issues Cease-And-Desist Order to Salt Lake Comic Con

(KCPW News) The San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up over the weekend. Believe it or not, movie casting decisions or the reintroduction of

Heber City, Rainbow Family Find (And Use) Common Ground

(KCPW News) Over the holiday weekend—and in the days leading up to it—you may have heard us report on something called the

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 27

(KCPW News) There’s losing, then there’s losing the way Brazil lost today. The host nation took an embarrassing 7-1 defeat at the

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 26

(KCPW News) Who would’ve thought that it would come down to two European teams and two South American teams in the 2014

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 22

(KCPW News) During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, all eyes were on an eerily prophetic octopus named Paul, who

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 21

(KCPW News) It was a tough day yesterday for American soccer fans, as the US team fell to Belgium in a heartbreaker. So

SCOTUS Rejects ACA Contraceptives Mandate, Citing Religious Liberty

(KCPW News) The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday morning that “closely held” corporations are not obligated to offer contraception coverage under

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 20

(KCPW News) Salt Lake Citizens packed themselves into the Gallivan Center to watch a World Cup thriller between the United States and

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 19

(KCPW News) The round of 16 begins, and it’s been full of drama and controversy, up to and including: extra time, penalty

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 16

(KCPW News) No games today, so KCPW’s Ryan Cunningham and Real Salt Lake blogger Matt Montgomery delve into the cultural melting pot that is the United

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 15

(KCPW News) The group stage has come to a close, but the United States’ World Cup hasn’t ended just yet. Can the

Governor Takes on Gay Marriage, Reelection Ambitions in News Conference

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert held his monthly KUED press conference on Thursday, just a day after a critical Tenth Circuit

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 14

(KCPW News) Soccer superstar Lionel Messi is starting to look a lot like soccer superstar Lionel Messi. And the United States has

Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Upheld by 10th Circuit Court

(KCPW News) The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a federal judge’s decision that Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. KCPW’s

KCPW World Cup Update – Day 13

(KCPW News) It was an unlucky Day 13 for Ivory Coast, Japan, and Italy. And Uruguay’s Luis Suárez and his big mouth