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Clean-Up Continues in Green River Oil Spill – Some Questions Remain

Federal and state officials are continuing their work to clean up an oil spill that was discovered 12 days ago at Salt

BLM, USU Put Heads Together for Uintah Basin Ozone Problem

(KCPW News) Ozone is associated with summer air pollution in populated places. Today in northeastern Utah, even within the city limits of

Construction of SLC Marmalade Library Begins

(KCPW News) Local officials have broken ground on a new library in the Marmalade neighborhood of Salt Lake City. The ceremony on

Salt Lake County Announces New Diversity Training Program

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled a new countywide diversity training program on Wednesday. The training will be required

Utah DABC Evaluating Its Single Event Permits

(KCPW News) The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is reassessing how it grants temporary beer permits to events. The DABC commission broached

3 RSL Players to Participate in Brazil World Cup

    (KCPW News) Last week, the U.S. men’s national soccer team announced its 23-man roster for next month’s World Cup in

Political Cornflakes: President Takes a Walk for Monument Designation

(KCPW News) President Barack Obama designated a National Monument in New Mexico this week. Are there more announcements planned? KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Herbert: Utah Obliged to Defend Its Marriage Laws

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert held his monthly press conference at KUED studios on Thursday. The half-hour Q-and-A session between the governor

Better Utah Recap: Interim Day at the State Legislature

Wednesday was the first interim day of the Utah State Legislature. What happens at an interim day? KCPW’s Roger McDonough spoke with

Mia Love, Doug Owens Debate for First Time

(KCPW News) Debate season for the 2014 election kicked off on Tuesday with a bout between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug

Federal Judge Rules Utah Must Honor All Same-Sex Marriage Licenses “Issued and Solemnized”

(KCPW News) A Utah Federal District judge says the state of Utah must offer full recognition to the same-sex couples that managed

UMOCA Exhibition Examines Borders and Migrations

An exhibit that opened Friday night at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, or UMOCA, explores the melding of cultures along the

Utah Distracted Drivers, Beware: Mobile Device Laws Tightened

(KCPW News) Amendments to Utah’s distracted driving laws became effective on Tuesday this week. The new laws specify that drivers cannot operate their

Political Cornflakes: National Police Week and a Hidden Piece of Utah in Washington

This week was national police week in Washington D.C., and a Utah cop was among those honored at a solemn ceremony in

Univ. of Utah Researchers Find Surprising MS Treatment for Lab Mice

(KCPW News) A new study by University of Utah researchers reveals that mice with conditions similar to multiple sclerosis are able to walk

Climatologist: Utah Will Face Climate Change Challenges

(KCPW News) A prominent climate scientist is in Utah this week to trumpet the cause of local, environmentally-conscientious institutions. Dr. Michael Mann,

Utah, Intermountain Leaders Back Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) A letter on immigration reform, co-signed by leaders from six different Mountain West states, got a boost from prominent Utahns

2014 Salt Lake Comic Con Tickets Go On Sale

(KCPW News) After the rousing success of the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con last year and Comic Con’s Fan Xperience last month, the

New Leonardo Exhibit an ‘Anatomical Safari’

(KCPW News) From Dead Sea scrolls to dead animals. The Leonardo Museum in downtown Salt Lake City has a new exhibition that

Four Years a Griffin, Olympian Every Four Years: Westminster Athletes Win Gold

(KCPW News) On Friday, Westminster College formally recognized and celebrated its Winter Olympic athletes. In total, 23 Westminster students competed for the

Political Cornflakes: Huntsman Weighs Another Run – Utahn Honored at Fed

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve honored a Utahn. But who was Marriner Eccles? To get the details, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asked

2014 Twilight Concert Series Acts Announced

(KCPW News) Music fans in Salt Lake City and all across Utah have been anxiously awaiting the lineup for the popular Twilight Concert

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