Local News Archive

ABU Update: At the Finish Line – Appropriations, Alcohol Reform, and Homelessness

On the final day of the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session, Roger McDonough and Chase Thomas talk about various funding priorities, about

Spring Call for Volunteers: March 24-31!

Spring Pledge Drive is upon us, and all of us here at KCPW are hoping you’ll take part! Whether it’s for one

Governor Herbert Optimistic as Legislature Wraps Up

(KCPW News) With just two days remaining in the Utah state legislative session, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is optimistic about the direction

Climate Change Resolution Fails in House Committee

(KCPW News) A resolution asking lawmakers to acknowledge and work to address the effects of climate change failed in a House committee

ABU Update: Grocery Tax Withdrawn, Education Funding Advances, Money for Roads

With the session winding down, today’s update focuses on various funding and tax measures – including a now-withdrawn proposal to increase the

John Swallow, alcohol legislation and Bears Ears (3/3/17)

After four weeks of testimony, the jury deliberates the trial of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, calls

ABU Update: Alcohol Revisited and Banning Criminal History Questions on Job Applications

KCPW’s Roger McDonough is once again joined by Alliance for a Better Utah’s Chase Thomas for an update on alcohol-related measures at

ABU Legislative Update: Zion Moats? Behemoth Alcohol Bill Unveiled

This week in the legislature: a massive alcohol bill emerges, and Utahns may be swapping ‘Zion Curtains’ for ‘Zion Moats.’ Also, considering

New Homeless Plan: Two Salt Lake City Sites, One in S.L. County, Road Home to Close

(KCPW News) Local officials unveiled a new plan for homelessness in the greater Salt Lake Valley on Friday. The plan means that

Gun bills, food tax and Bryce Canyon National Park (2/24/17)

A bill that would change the definition of bigamy passes through the Utah House. A Senate committee votes to remove language prohibiting