Politics Archive

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

The Rundown: Mia Love – Republican Candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District

With election day now less than 2 months away, The Rundown is featuring occasional interviews with candidates for public office. Today it’s

Live Broadcast: Salt Lake Tribune town hall – the Swallow, Shurtleff scandal (9/10/14)

The Salt Lake Tribune will host a town-hall forum Wednesday about the scandal embroiling former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark

Political Cornflakes: Women Underrepresented in Utah Politics

(KCPW News) Three Utah women are running for Congress. And though the three are not all of the same party, they gathered

The Rundown: Executive Action on Immigration Reform Drawing Near?

Today on the show we check in with Mark Alvarez, immigration expert for Telemundo Utah and local Spanish language radio host. After

Utah ‘Revenge Porn’ Law May Apply to Anonymous Photo Leaks

(KCPW News) The Internet has been abuzz lately over a recent hacking scandal involving the theft and distribution of intimate celebrity photos.

The Rundown: Doug Owens – Democratic Candidate for Utah’s 4th Congressional District

Today on the show we’re joined by Doug Owens, the Democratic candidate for Utah’s 4th District seat in congress – which is

Political Cornflakes: Sen. Paul Joins Utahns in Guatemala, Romney Says Maybe to Run?

(KCPW News) Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul joined a group of Utahns on a trip to Guatemala recently. What’s the Rand Paul-Utah

Progress Stalled on Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

(KCPW News) After foregoing a KUED press conference last month, Utah Governor Gary Herbert was back in front of the media fielding

The Rundown: Democratic Candidate for Utah Attorney General Charles Stormont

Today on the program, as part of a series of interviews with candidates for statewide office, we’re joined by Charles Stormont, Democratic

Lawmakers Explore Public Lands Options

(KCPW News) A legislative commission met at Utah’s capitol on Wednesday morning to discuss the state’s legal options in a potential struggle

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