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Herbert Wants Distance Between Public Lands, Bundy Ranch Issues

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert held his monthly press conference at KUED studios on Thursday. The half-hour question-and-answer session with members of

SLC Council Looks for Ways to Act on Air Quality Woes

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature saw a renewed focus on air quality bills this year, but results were mixed. While Governor Gary

Democrats Could Hold 2016 Convention in SLC

(KCPW News) Utah might not seem like the most obvious setting for the 2016 Democratic Party’s Convention, particularly given the state’s reputation

State Gov’t Officials Advocate for Public Lands Transfer

(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states.

SLCPD Plans to Index Rape Kit Info Online

(KCPW News) A Salt Lake City councilmember and the city’s chief of police sparred earlier this week over a touchy subject: why

Herbert: No ‘Deal-Breakers’ in Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) Fresh off a trip to Washington DC this week, Governor Gary Herbert held a press conference on Wednesday to offer

Utah Symphony to Perform at Utah National Parks

(KCPW News) The Utah Symphony, in concert with the Utah Office of Tourism, will be offering a series of special outdoor performances

Police Charge 3 UFA Employees After Searching Personal Prescription Histories

(KCPW News) Last year, Unified Fire Authority employees discovered missing vials of morphine in their ambulances. The UFA speculated that theft was

Lunar Eclipse, Mars to Put on Cosmic Show

(KCPW News) Tuesday is April 15, which means taxes are due for millions of Americans this week. But while tax procrastinators are up

Group Wants Utah Animal Shelters to go ‘No-Kill’ by 2019

(KCPW News) A group in Utah is trying to turn all animal shelters in Utah into “no-kill” shelters. The “No-Kill Utah” campaign

Family Stumbles Upon Ancient Bones in Backyard

(KCPW News) A Salt Lake City family digging out a pond in their backyard has come across a rather unexpected object: a

BLM: Escalante Oil Spill is Over 40 Years Old

(KCPW News) Last week, hikers alerted officials to a potential oil spill at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. After some speculation that

For Utah, Women in Politics are Rare

(KCPW News) In terms of female elected officeholders, Utah has one of the lowest participation rates in the country. According to the

New Living Planet Aquarium Opens in Draper

(KCPW News) After a few months of setbacks, the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper opened its doors to the public

Dabakis Resigns as Utah Democratic Party Chair

(KCPW News) Jim Dabakis has announced that he is resigning as Democratic Party Chair as of noon on Monday. The state senator

Utah Rep. Hopes to Amend Endangered Species Act

(KCPW News) U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced a bill that would tweak how animals and plants are protected under the Endangered

‘One Wasatch’ Could Link 7 Utah Ski Resorts

(KCPW News) Seven major ski resorts along the Wasatch Front have announced a conceptual agreement to build lifts connecting the resorts. The

Caucus, Election Season Begins in Utah

(KCPW News) The 2014 Utah legislative session ended on Thursday last week, but not a moment later, the 2014 midterm election season

LDS Church: No Women Allowed at Priesthood Session

(KCPW News) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has rejected a group’s request for female attendance at the upcoming priesthood

Cannabis Oil Bill Nears Passage

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, the Utah legislature came a step closer to approving the legal use of a cannabis-based medication. The medication

Senate Medicaid Plan Might Be Stuck in House

(KCPW News) A Senate proposal to partially expand Medicaid in Utah is moving on to the House after earning the approval of

No iPads for Utah Students Next Year: Legislature Kills One-to-One Bill

(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers. The bill

Herbert Touts Good Jobs Numbers in Utah

(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s

Wood Burning Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would restrict wood burning in Utah passed the House on Thursday afternoon. HB 154, sponsored by Democratic

UT Rep. Trying to Tear Down ‘Zion Curtain’

(KCPW News) Few issues crystalize the alcohol debate in Utah better than the so-called Zion Curtain. Supporters deem it a necessary protection for

Air Quality Standards Revision Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would revise the way Utah’s Division of Air Quality sets regulations on pollution passed the Utah House

Convention Hotel Bill Passes House

(KCPW News) Last year, a plan to bring a convention center hotel to downtown Salt Lake City was narrowly defeated in the Utah

LGBT Community Shares Its Story with Utah Pols

(KCPW News) It’s been weeks since an LGBT non-discrimination bill gasped its last breath in the Utah legislature. Ultimately, the Senate Republican

Governor Herbert Unveils Medicaid Expansion Plan

(KCPW News) It’s no secret that Governor Gary Herbert is dissatisfied with the House plan to fund Medicaid. On Tuesday, Herbert announced he

Amid Funding Questions, Technology in Education Bill Moves to Full House

(KCPW News) A much-heralded plan to introduce more technology in Utah’s classrooms was heard in a legislative committee on Wednesday. Dubbed the Public