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Autopsy, Witnesses Raise Questions about Police Shooting in Saratoga Springs

(KCPW News) Last Wednesday, Saratoga Springs police officers responded to reports that a man, later identified as 22-year-old Darrien Hunt, was wielding a

PCMR Sold to Vail, Ending Legal Dispute

(KCPW News) Vail Resorts announced on Thursday that Park City Mountain Resort would be changing hands in a $182.5 million deal. Powdr Corporation’s sale

Herbert: Resolution Near on Healthy Utah Plan

  (KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert is in Washington this week, busy negotiating the final touches of his Healthy Utah plan with

Three from UTA Board of Trustees Take “#7DayUTA” Challenge—Twelve to Go

(KCPW News) At an August 27 meeting of the UTA Board of Trustees, petition organizer Alex Cragun challenged board members to take

Dinosaur in Argentina Large in Mass, Short on Fear

(KCPW News) A dinosaur discovered in Argentina weighed as much as seven elephants when it roamed the earth 75 million years ago.

Salt Lake Comic Con Cosplayers: In Their Own Words

(KCPW News) Thursday marks the opening of the second annual Salt Lake Comic Con—not to be confused with the San Diego Comic-Con. Before

Utah ‘Revenge Porn’ Law May Apply to Anonymous Photo Leaks

(KCPW News) The Internet has been abuzz lately over a recent hacking scandal involving the theft and distribution of intimate celebrity photos.

Progress Stalled on Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) After foregoing a KUED press conference last month, Utah Governor Gary Herbert was back in front of the media fielding

Lawmakers Explore Public Lands Options

(KCPW News) A legislative commission met at Utah’s capitol on Wednesday morning to discuss the state’s legal options in a potential struggle

SL Co. Settles Lawsuit Over Immigration Law

(KCPW News) A lawsuit pitting Salt Lake County against a man it detained over immigration status has been settled. Enrique Uroza will receive

Officials Discuss Local Challenges of Regionally-Minded UTA

(KCPW News) Over the weekend, a panel of public officials met at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark in downtown Salt Lake

Protest Decries Police in SLC, Ferguson

(KCPW News) Demonstrators gathered on Thursday night in downtown Salt Lake to protest recent actions by police officers, here and across the

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