Politics Archive

Political Cornflakes: Mitt Romney’s Ice Bucket Challenge; The Onion on SLC Tourism

(KCPW News) It seems like everyone and their dog has done the “ice bucket challenge” to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic

Political Cornflakes: Pleas for Calm in Ferguson; Labor Role for Former Utahn

(KCPW News) Lily Eskelson, a former Utah school teacher, is slated to head America’s largest labor union. What do we expect to

Political Cornflakes: Herbert Invites Some Senators Over, Congress Members Aren’t Popular, The GOP Still Loves Mitt

Last week, 14 U.S. Senators signed a letter written to President Obama, urging him to establish a new national monument in southern Utah.

Gay Marriage Advocate Says Supreme Court Should Decide Debate

(KCPW News) Just a few days ago, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and the state of Utah petitioned the Supreme Court to

Utah Petitions Supreme Court for Review of Same-Sex Marriage Case

(KCPW News) It was a much-anticipated move, but on Tuesday it became official: Utah has filed its petition with the United States

Herbert Meets with Utah Tribal Leaders

(KCPW News) Thursday wraps up the Ninth Annual Governor’s Native American Summit, which took place on the campus of Utah Valley University.

Political Cornflakes: The Senate’s Good Old Days, BLM Complaints, Pioneers in DC

(KCPW News) Some Utahns were on Capitol Hill in Washington DC yesterday decrying abuses by the Bureau of Land Management. What was

Former Attorneys General Swallow and Shurtleff Arrested

(KCPW News) Two former Utah Attorneys General were arrested on Tuesday morning on charges ranging from engaging in a pattern of illegal

SCOTUS Rejects ACA Contraceptives Mandate, Citing Religious Liberty

(KCPW News) The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday morning that “closely held” corporations are not obligated to offer contraception coverage under

Governor Takes on Gay Marriage, Reelection Ambitions in News Conference

(KCPW News) Utah Governor Gary Herbert held his monthly KUED press conference on Thursday, just a day after a critical Tenth Circuit

Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Upheld by 10th Circuit Court

(KCPW News) The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a federal judge’s decision that Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. KCPW’s

Utah Republicans Urge Action on Immigration Reform

(KCPW News) Action on immigration reform has stalled in Washington since the senate passed legislation last year and the republican-controlled House then

Consultant to Prison Relocation Commission: Communication is Key

(KCPW News) A legislative commission tasked with finding a new location for Utah’s state prison has a lot to consider when it

Political Cornflakes: Thomas Burr on Approval Ratings for the President and Congress

(KCPW News) A new poll says only 16 percent of Americans approve of Congress as a whole. How does that compare with

Poll Shows Support for Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) A new poll suggests that Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan has the backing of a majority of Utahns. In

Utah DABC Official: Snowbird’s Oktoberfest Will Get Liquor Permit

(KCPW News) Since late last month, there’s been a brew-ha-ha over at the Utah Division of Alcohol Beverage Control. That’s when DABC

Political Cornflakes: Governor Herbert Lobbies for Medicaid Expansion Alternative

Utah governor Gary Herbert was visiting Washington this past week. What was the purpose of his visit? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that

Salt Lake City Bows Out of DNC 2016 Race

(KCPW News) For a brief moment in time, it appeared that Salt Lake City might have a shot at hosting the 2016

Political Cornflakes: Did Mike Lee Get So-Called Straw Donations?

Indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson says he laundered money to Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s 2010 campaign. What will happen as a result

Utah Files Appeal in Same-Sex Marriage Case

(KCPW News) With just a few days before a court-ordered deadline, the state of Utah has announced it is appealing a ruling

Rep. Matheson Endorses Owens as Replacement in Congress

(KCPW News) U.S. House Rep. Jim Matheson formally announced his support on Tuesday for Democrat Doug Owens, who is running for Matheson’s

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

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

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

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

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

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