Local Stories Archive

Utah Legislators Defend Use of Military Surplus in Local Law Enforcement

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature has been holding interim committee hearings this week, and on Wednesday, one committee discussed a federal program

Feds Tell Herbert No Canyonlands Monument Planned

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he has assurance from the Secretary of the Interior that no new federal monument will

Salt Lake City Stakes Claim as “Ski City USA”

(KCPW News) Utah is already well-known for its outdoor adventure industry. Between a tourism campaign promising “Life Elevated” to its claim of

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

Political Cornflakes: Canyonlands, Lame Duck Threat, Reaction on Syria

Utah’s members of congress are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of Canyonlands National Park. But in doing so, they’re calling

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

Political Cornflakes: Women Underrepresented in Utah Politics

(KCPW News) Three Utah women are running for Congress. And though the three are not all of the same party, they gathered

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.

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

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

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

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.