Politics Archive

Political Cornflakes: House Passes Budget, Matheson’s Final Vote, Presidential Encounter

(KCPW News) Congress has again narrowly avoided a government shutdown by passing a budget. How did that vote play out? KCPW’s Roger

Political Cornflakes: Symbolic House Vote Over Executive Action on Immigration

(KCPW News) The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to ban President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. How did Utah’s

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love Gets a Mentor. Reaction to Immigration Plan

(KCPW News) Utah Congresswoman-elect Mia Love got a veteran Republican as her mentor, to help her learn the ropes in Washington. To

Political Cornflakes: Imminent Showdown Over Immigration?

(KCPW News) Executive action on immigration is expected any day now, and Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee is planning his response. Can

Political Cornflakes: Mia Love the Next GOP Star?

(KCPW News) Shortly after election day, the Salt Lake Tribune released a new book about congresswoman-elect Mia Love. So why did the

Political Cornflakes: Chaffetz Worried About New Ebola Czar

The House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Ebola on Friday morning. What did Congressman Jason Chaffetz have to say there? KCPW’s

Herbert Discusses Healthy Utah, Same-Sex Marriage

(KCPW News) Utah Gov. Gary Herbert held his monthly news conference Thursday, and familiar topics were again at the forefront: same-sex marriage

Utah’s Fourth District Race Takes a Softer Tone

(KCPW News) The quarterly campaign fundraising numbers are in from the Federal Election Commission, and there are few surprises. For example, Republican

Owens, Love Clash in Debate

(KCPW News) The Utah Debate Commission held its final debate of the election season on Tuesday night. The last of five debates

Political Cornflakes: Elections Forecasting and Fundraising Gaps

(KCPW News) Election Day is 18 days away and it would appear things aren’t looking so good for Democrats. To learn more,

Audit Raises Concerns over Economic Incentive Program

(KCPW News) A committee at the state legislature on Tuesday heard findings from an audit on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan Finally Coming into Focus

(KCPW News) Slowly but surely, the details of Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan are coming to light. The plan started

Public Lands Group Touts Public Policy Statement

(KCPW News) An interstate group dedicated to the transfer of public lands to state control wrapped up a three-day workshop in Salt

Third District Candidates Square Off in Only Debate

(KCPW News) The fourth Utah Debate Commission debate took place Tuesday night. This time, it was the lead contenders for Utah’s Third

Supreme Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Utah to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

(KCPW News) Same-sex marriage is once again legal in Utah—and this time, it’s likely here to stay. The United States Supreme Court

Political Cornflakes: You Wouldn’t Like Chaffetz When He’s Angry…

(KCPW News) A man with a knife sneaks into the White House, and no one is angrier than… Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz? What

AG Candidates Vie for Voters’ Trust in Debate

(KCPW News) On Wednesday night, The Utah Debate Commission hosted its third of five debates this election season. This time, the debate

SLC Council OKs Bikes at Drive-Thru Lanes

(KCPW News) No car, no service. That’s been the restaurant industry standard for anyone using the drive-thru lane. But that could soon

Political Cornflakes: Senator Lee in Colorado Senate Race?

(KCPW News) Senator Mike Lee represents Utah, but his name was brought up this week in the Colorado Senate race. So what’s

Bishop, McAleer Spar Over Washington Gridlock

(KCPW News) The Utah Debate Commission set out on its maiden voyage Tuesday night in Ogden. The commission held its very first

09/23/2014 – Utah’s First Congressional District Race

Full audio of a debate from September 23, 2014, between two candidates for Utah’s First Congressional District: Republican incumbent, Rep. Rob Bishop

SLC Showcases Hispanic Business Leaders at Convention

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City has been playing host to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) this week. The group’s

09/16/2014 – Salt Lake County Council at Large

Two candidates for Salt Lake County council at large debate at the Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City on September 16, 2014:

Political Cornflakes: No Utah National Monument? Maybe…

(KCPW News) Utah governor Gary Herbert says he has assurances that there won’t be a new national monument designation in Utah this

Utah Legislators Defend Use of Military Surplus in Local Law Enforcement

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature has been holding interim committee hearings this week, and on Wednesday, one committee discussed a federal program

Feds Tell Herbert No Canyonlands Monument Planned

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert says he has assurance from the Secretary of the Interior that no new federal monument will

The Rundown: From Nuisance to Resource – Reconsidering Stormwater

Today on the show, water managers in Utah are considering new practices for reducing the pollution from stormwater, while looking at stormwater

Political Cornflakes: Canyonlands, Lame Duck Threat, Reaction on Syria

Utah’s members of congress are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of Canyonlands National Park. But in doing so, they’re calling

The Rundown: Utah Attorney General Republican Sean Reyes Running to Retain his Seat

With election season in full swing, from now until November 4th we’re featuring occasional interviews with the candidates. Recently we spoke with

Herbert: Resolution Near on Healthy Utah Plan

  (KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert is in Washington this week, busy negotiating the final touches of his Healthy Utah plan with