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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,

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Lee’s Comments on the Count My Vote Compromise

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill this week that allows an alternate route to the primary ballot other than the

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 45

(KCPW News) On the last day of the state legislative session KCPW’s Roger McDonough asked Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale

Federal Court Hears Case on Utah Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

(KCPW News) A lawsuit seeking the recognition of rights for same-sex couples who were married in Utah had a hearing on Wednesday.

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 44

(KCPW News) During this edition of our Better Utah legislative recap, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asks Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale

Cannabis Oil Bill Nears Passage

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, the Utah legislature came a step closer to approving the legal use of a cannabis-based medication. The medication

Governor Gary Herbert Extra – Air Quality and Alcohol Policy

(KCPW News) An extra to KCPW reporter Ryan Cunningham’s interview with Utah Governor Gary Herbert. The first part of the below conversation

Resolution Seeks to Remove Legislative Review Requirement in Lawmaking

(KCPW News) Utah lawmakers might have less input from their legislative research office, if an amended resolution passes in this final week

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 43

(KCPW News) During our Better Utah legislative recap, KCPW’s Roger McDonough asks Alliance for a Better Utah’s Maryann Martindale about some captivating

Senate Medicaid Plan Might Be Stuck in House

(KCPW News) A Senate proposal to partially expand Medicaid in Utah is moving on to the House after earning the approval of

No iPads for Utah Students Next Year: Legislature Kills One-to-One Bill

(KCPW News) House Speaker Becky Lockhart has withdrawn her signature one-to-one initiative to inundate Utah classrooms with laptops and tablet computers. The bill

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 42

(KCPW News) On today’s edition of our Better Utah legislative recap, KCPW’s Roger McDonough and Alliance for a Better Utah‘s Maryann Martindale

Political Cornflakes: Mike Lee’s Message to Conservatives in Washington

(KCPW News) At a conference in Washington DC this week, Utah Senator Mike Lee had a message for the nation’s conservatives. What

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 39

(KCPW News) On today’s Better Utah legislative recap, Russian president Vladimir Putin makes an appearance, and we hear about a failed tactic

Herbert Touts Good Jobs Numbers in Utah

(KCPW News) Recent data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services has the state’s unemployment rate down to 3.9%, the lowest it’s

Wood Burning Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would restrict wood burning in Utah passed the House on Thursday afternoon. HB 154, sponsored by Democratic

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 38

(KCPW News) Each day of this year’s legislative session we’ve been joined by Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better

UT Rep. Trying to Tear Down ‘Zion Curtain’

(KCPW News) Few issues crystalize the alcohol debate in Utah better than the so-called Zion Curtain. Supporters deem it a necessary protection for

Better Utah Legislative Recap – Day 37

(KCPW News) Now we turn to our Better Utah legislative recap, with Maryann Martindale, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah.

Desert Dust Events Could Trigger Early Wasatch Snowmelt

Dust events occur regularly each spring along the Wasatch Front, and they could be impacting how much water is ultimately available for

Air Quality Standards Revision Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would revise the way Utah’s Division of Air Quality sets regulations on pollution passed the Utah House