Local News Archive

The Rundown: Doug Owens – Democratic Candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District

Today on the show we’re joined by Doug Owens, the Democratic candidate for Utah’s 4th District seat in congress – which is

Making the Decision to Work (and Live) in Salt Lake’s Downtown

Today on the show we’re joined by a group of people who have chosen to work in Salt Lake City’s downtown, for

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Paul Joins Utahns in Guatemala, Romney Says Maybe to Run?

(KCPW News) Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul joined a group of Utahns on a trip to Guatemala recently. What’s the Rand Paul-Utah

The Rundown: Mayor Ralph Becker Talks UTA, Hive Pass, Beers with Becker

Today on the program we feature the latest of our monthly interviews with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. KCPW’s Roger McDonough

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

The Rundown: Democratic Candidate for Utah Attorney General Charles Stormont

Today on the program, as part of a series of interviews with candidates for statewide office, we’re joined by Charles Stormont, Democratic

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

Political Cornflakes: Mitt Romney’s Ice Bucket Challenge; The Onion on SLC Tourism

(KCPW News) It seems like everyone and their dog has done the “ice bucket challenge” to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic

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

Political Cornflakes: Pleas for Calm in Ferguson; Labor Role for Former Utahn

(KCPW News) Lily Eskelson, a former Utah school teacher, is slated to head America’s largest labor union. What do we expect to

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

Environmental Watchdog Says Diesel Used Illegally in Fracking

(KCPW News) A new report asserts that hundreds of oil and gas wells around the country have been pumping thousands of gallons

The Rundown: Looking at Suicide Prevention Efforts in Utah

Today on the show – with a worldwide spotlight on the death of actor Robin Williams – we’re re-airing a conversation about

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.

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

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

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

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.

Political Cornflakes: Natl Monument Requests, Romney’s Family Vacation, Suing Obama

(KCPW News) Fourteen US senators wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to name a new national monument in Utah.

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

West Nile Virus Found in Utah Mosquitoes, Precautions Advised

(KCPW News) West Nile Virus has been found again in Utah mosquito pools, and health officials are urging residents to take precautions

Political Cornflakes: The Senate’s Good Old Days, BLM Complaints, Pioneers in DC

(KCPW News) Some Utahns were on Capitol Hill in Washington DC yesterday decrying abuses by the Bureau of Land Management. What was

Former Attorneys General Swallow and Shurtleff Arrested

(KCPW News) Two former Utah Attorneys General were arrested on Tuesday morning on charges ranging from engaging in a pattern of illegal

Political Cornflakes: Miscast Votes and the GOP’s Immigration Reform Crisis

When casting votes on legislation, members of Congress sometimes make mistakes and have to fess up. Has that been the case for

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