Local News Archive

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

Patrick Byrne, Overstock.com CEO

The Bottom Line (Air Date: March 25, 2014) – Interview with Patrick Byrne, CEO and Founder of Overstock.com. Byrne shares his philosophy

Dabakis Resigns as Utah Democratic Party Chair

(KCPW News) Jim Dabakis has announced that he is resigning as Democratic Party Chair as of noon on Monday. The state senator

Utah Rep. Hopes to Amend Endangered Species Act

(KCPW News) U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced a bill that would tweak how animals and plants are protected under the Endangered

‘One Wasatch’ Could Link 7 Utah Ski Resorts

(KCPW News) Seven major ski resorts along the Wasatch Front have announced a conceptual agreement to build lifts connecting the resorts. The

Caucus, Election Season Begins in Utah

(KCPW News) The 2014 Utah legislative session ended on Thursday last week, but not a moment later, the 2014 midterm election season

LDS Church: No Women Allowed at Priesthood Session

(KCPW News) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has rejected a group’s request for female attendance at the upcoming priesthood

Better Utah Legislative Recap – The Day After

(KCPW News) The state legislative session ended at midnight last night, and the final hours were somewhat frantic. To get the details,