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Wildlife Service Drafts New Protection Plan for Utah Beardtongue Flowers

(KCPW News) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a deal in place meant to protect two species of desert flowers native

Days of ’47 Parade Rejects Mormons Building Bridges Entry

  (KCPW News) The Days of ’47 Parade, held in July on Pioneer Day, is perhaps the biggest parade in Utah. But on

Cinco De Mayo: Widely Celebrated, Frequently Misunderstood

(KCPW News) Many of you may be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Monday. And while most Americans observe the holiday as a

Political Cornflakes: Chris Stewart Hopes to Thwart EPA and BLM “Paramilitary Units”

(KCPW News) Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart is worried about “paramilitary units” at the Bureau of Land Management. What is proposing to

Salt Lake County Invests $200,000 More in Homeless Services

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County government is teaming up with local municipalities to boost homeless services in the county. On Thursday, Salt

Dabakis: Salt Lake Tribune Must Be Saved From ‘Murder’

(KCPW News) A new joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News has some Utahns concerned that the

Off To The Races: Dems & GOP Pick Their Candidates

(KCPW News) Over the weekend, Utah’s Democratic and Republican parties held their respective statewide conventions. Delegates gathered to decide whom to nominate

Political Cornflakes: Cliven Bundy’s Racist Remarks and Public Lands Tensions

(KCPW News) Utah Rep. Rob Bishop says Cliven Bundy isn’t helping himself with his racist remarks. What did Bundy say? KCPW’s Roger

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

Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Apr. 23, 2014) – Sean Reyes was appointed Attorney General on December 30th by Gov.

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

Thomas Drake, NSA Whistleblower

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Apr. 16, 2014) – Thomas Drake is a former executive for the National Security Agency

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

Political Cornflakes: Cabinet Shake-up in Washington and Tribune Layoffs

(KCPW News) Each Friday we speak with Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr, author of Political Cornflakes, a daily online round-up

Healthcare Panel: When Less Is More

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Apr. 9, 2014) – A panel of of local doctors and health care reform advocates

Jeff Davis, Orabrush CEO

The Bottom Line (Air Date: April 8, 2014) – Interview with Jeff Davis, CEO of Orabrush, based in Orem, Utah. Davis discusses

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

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Political Cornflakes: Green Jello in DC and Presidential Selfies

Several of Utah’s winter Olympians were at the White House this week. What were they doing there? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that

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

U of U Initiative Brings Science Education to Jail Inmates

(KCPW News) A new partnership between the University of Utah and the Salt Lake County jail is working to bring a scientific

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