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Herbert Implements Idle-Free Policy for State Fleet

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is jumping on the idle-free bandwagon with a new executive order for state employees to turn off the

ACLU Seeks Info on Automatic License Plate Readers

The ACLU of Utah has filed an open-records request to learn more about how law enforcement agencies in the state are using

Hatch, Crapo Meet With Utah Business Leaders

Small business leaders in Utah had the opportunity today to let two Western federal lawmakers know what economic issues impact them the

Group Calls on State Lawmakers to Cut Ties With ALEC

The progressive-leaning open-government advocacy group Alliance for a Better Utah is calling on state lawmakers to withdraw their membership from the American

NASA Brings Space Exploration Exhibit to Salt Lake City

NASA is in Salt Lake City for the weekend with its traveling exhibit “Driven to Explore.” The free exhibit is set up

Jensen Cleared of Violating Hatch Act

The federal government has ruled Salt Lake County Councilman and Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen has not violated the Hatch Act.

Law Enforcement Say “Hate Crime” Hard to Tack On to Offense

It’s difficult to tack on “hate crime” to a conviction in Utah, according to law enforcement officials who took part last night

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Speaks to Business Leaders in Salt Lake

Former Hewlett Packard CEO and U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina addressed the Zions Bank Trade and Business Conference this afternoon at the

Matheson, Love Face Utah Taxpayers Association

Two political rivals in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional district addressed the Utah Taxpayers Association at the Little America Hotel Tuesday.

Winder Supporter Files Complaint Against Crockett Campaign

A supporter of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s campaign for Salt Lake County Mayor is fighting fire with fire, after Winder’s

Bomb Scare Forces Evacuation of NSA Construction Site

Law enforcement is investigating a potential bomb threat at the construction site of the National Security Administration Data Center at Camp Williams

Winder Campaign Responds to Campaign Finance Allegation

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s Salt Lake County mayoral campaign plans to formally respond to allegations of campaign finance and ethics

State Restores Time Limits On Food Stamps

Low-income adults in Utah without children will soon find their food stamp benefits being cut short as the state moves back to

Corporate Personhood Initiative goes to November Ballot

More than 7,200 verified signatures were collected in Salt Lake City for a campaign to end corporate personhood, according to a count

Task Force Talks Federal Health Care Implementation

State lawmakers once again rolled up their sleeves this morning at the state capitol to discuss how Utah will approach the implementation

Lawmakers Troubled By License Plate Scanning Plan

Utah lawmakers are debating whether automatic license plate readers, used by law enforcement to catch criminals, violate the privacy rights of Utah

State Prison System Will Be Full by 2015, Officials Tell Lawmakers

About 80 percent of those who are incarcerated in Utah suffer from some sort of addiction and a third of inmates are

Leaders in Nuclear Energy Gather in Salt Lake City to Talk About Safety

International regulators and experts on nuclear power plant safety have converged in Salt Lake City. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, representatives from

Report Warns of Billions in Additional Obesity-Related Costs

Utahns who are packing on the pounds will cost the state billions of additional dollars in health care over the next few

Salt Lake County Adds New Paint, Signs for Cyclists

Salt Lake County is making it easier for cyclists to get around. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, Mayor Peter Corroon and the

Salt Lake City Launches Education Program for Refugees

Some of the biggest challenges refugees face when coming to the United States are understanding the legal system, learning their rights and

Utah AG’s Office Joins Suit Against E-Book Publishers

Electronic book lovers in Utah might be getting a refund from some of the nation’s largest book publishers, who are being accused

Utah Officials, UTA Break Ground on Sugar House Streetcar

All eyes were on Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake Wednesday as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined local and state

Salt Lake City Considers Extending Parking Enforcement, Charging More

Salt Lake City’s push to charge more for metered parking and extend hours of enforcement is sure to face opposition, but the

Parks Bond Could Go On November Ballot

Salt Lake County is again seeking a bond for park improvements, as well as the construction of new parks in the west,

State Files Lawsuits Against Feds for Rights of Way

The Utah Attorney General’s office is filing the last of a series of lawsuits this week against the federal government in hopes

Survey Finds Caregivers Don’t Use SL County Services

A survey shows more than 70 percent of caregivers for the elderly in Salt Lake County are missing out on potentially valuable

Job Market for Utah Grads Looking Up

Utah’s fresh pool of college graduates has a warming job market to dive into, the University of Utah says. Director of Career

Engineering Students Face Off in Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Engineering students from colleges and universities throughout the West gathered in Tooele over the weekend to compete in the Human Powered Vehicle

Governor Herbert Appoints New Energy Adviser

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has a new energy advisor and at least one environmental group is already calling foul. Herbert announced today