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NAACP Hosts Education Forum in Wake of Trayvon Martin Shooting

The Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP hosted a forum last night to educate the public on interacting with law enforcement and

Duchesne, Salt Lake Counties Among Worst for Driver Safety

Have you ever wondered where the worst drivers are in Utah? The Utah Department of Public Safety has released a study that

City Creek Center Opens Doors to Public

Described as one of the greatest shopping centers in America, City Creek Center officially opened its doors this morning to the public.

Salt Lake County Jail Hoping to Avoid Housing Unit Closure

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says if the county doesn't act to restore part of the $3.2 million cut to the

Salt Lake City Councilman Running for Congress

Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonsen is setting his sights on higher office, filing to run as a Democrat against Republican

Utah Ranked 36th for Integrity in Government

A new report card ranks Utah 36th among states for integrity in government. As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, the Center for Public

SLC Residents Attend Pipeline Safety Conference

Salt Lake City residents got the chance to follow up on what has happened since the 2010 Chevron oil spill that sent

Concurrent Enrollment Courses in Danger Under Sex Ed Bill

Weber State University may be forced to drop a handful of its concurrent enrollment courses if Utah Governor Gary Herbert lends his

Last Day for Comment on Blended Nuclear Waste

The official public comment period will close Friday on a decision to allow EnergySolutions to store blended nuclear waste in Utah. As

Corrosion Conference Emphasizes High Cost of Low Maintenance

The world’s largest organization dedicated to preventing corrosion in transportation infrastructure and pipelines was in Salt Lake City this week to showcase

EnergySolutions to Help With Fukushima Cleanup

EnergySolutions will have a hand in cleaning up radioactively contaminated seawater at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan that was used

County Mayor’s Race in Spotlight as Democrats Caucus

Democrats turned out in large numbers last night to get involved in the political process, as precinct caucuses elected delegates and precinct

Abstinence-Only Bill Opponents to Rally at Capitol

The Utah Parent Teacher Association says Utahns are being misinformed about the controversial sex education bill that state lawmakers passed during the

Smith Becomes First Democrat to Enter Race for Utah Attorney General

Weber County Attorney Dee Smith became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Attorney General this morning . As KCPW's

Crandall Canyon Mine Operator Will Pay $500,000 Fine for Two Charges

Misdemeanor charges have been filed against Genwal Resources, operator of the Crandall Canyon mine that collapsed in 2007, killing nine people. U.S.

Salt Lake County Passes E-Verify Measure

While the Utah legislature made no gains this year in passing legislation mandating businesses use E-Verify, the Salt Lake County Council approved

Lawmakers Finalize State Budget

The 2012 legislative session concluded with lawmakers finalizing the details for the state’s $13 billion dollar budget Thursday. As KCPW's Whittney Evans

Senate Approves Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

The Utah Senate approved a bill this morning that requires some welfare recipients in the state to be drug tested if they

Senate Compromises on Anti-Idling Ordinance Ban

The Utah Senate has passed a bill that was initially intended to thwart Salt Lake City's anti-idling ordinance. But as KCPW's Whittney

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

A divisive bill that would only allow Utah public schools to teach strictly abstinence-only sexual education is heading to the governor’s desk.

Lawmaker Strengthens Common Core Resolution

A resolution urging the State Board of Education to thoroughly evaluate its adoption of the Common Core standards developed by several states

House Moves to Triple Abortion Waiting Period

The Utah House of Representatives approved a measure Monday that would require women in Utah to wait three days before getting an

Income Tax Contribution for Elementary Schools Fails By One Vote

A proposal to allow personal income tax contributions for elementary schools across Utah was narrowly rejected by the Utah Senate this morning.

Controversial Health Compact Moves Forward

Utah is a step closer to joining a multi-state compact that would petition the federal government for state control of healthcare dollars.

Lawmakers Drawing Closer to Finalizing Budget

With less than a week left in the session, House and Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to fund the

Senate Approves Online Gambling Ban

The Utah Senate approved a bill this morning to keep online gambling illegal in the state as the federal government moves to

Lawmaker Amends Resolution on Connecting Ski Resorts

A legislative resolution to support connecting Salt Lake County and Summit County ski resorts is being amended to satisfy environmental groups and

Occupy SLC Protests Corporate Involvement in Legislative Process

Occupy Salt Lake protesters made their way back into the spotlight Wednesday at the Utah Capitol, but didn't draw much attention from

Cooke Announces Bid for Governor’s Seat

Small business owner and retired two-star General Peter Cooke became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Governor this morning,

Bill Allows Cities to Impose Tax Hike to Bury Power Lines

Cities across the country and Utah are opting to bury their power lines instead of stringing them overhead, and one Democratic state