County Government Archive

Law Enforcement Say “Hate Crime” Hard to Tack On to Offense

It’s difficult to tack on “hate crime” to a conviction in Utah, according to law enforcement officials who took part last night

Winder Supporter Files Complaint Against Crockett Campaign

A supporter of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s campaign for Salt Lake County Mayor is fighting fire with fire, after Winder’s

Salt Lake County Adds New Paint, Signs for Cyclists

Salt Lake County is making it easier for cyclists to get around. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports, Mayor Peter Corroon and the

Parks Bond Could Go On November Ballot

Salt Lake County is again seeking a bond for park improvements, as well as the construction of new parks in the west,

Survey Finds Caregivers Don’t Use SL County Services

A survey shows more than 70 percent of caregivers for the elderly in Salt Lake County are missing out on potentially valuable

Outdoor Retailer Exploring New Venues

Outdoor Retailer, the tradeshow that’s helped boost Utah’s economy twice a year for nearly two decades, is outgrowing Salt Lake City. And

Crokett, Winder to Face Off as GOP Challengers in County Mayor Primary

The race for Salt Lake County Mayor got a lot smaller Saturday. Holding their county convention at the Salt Palace Convention Center,

McAdams Wins Democratic Mayoral Nomination, Avoiding Primary

While Salt Lake County Republicans will have to hold a primary election to pick their nominee for county mayor, Democratic delegates selected

The Democratic Fight for Salt Lake County Mayor

Saturday, Salt Lake County residents will be one step closer to finding out who will be their next county mayor. While half

State Releases Online Report on Flu Vaccinations for Health Care Workers

Patients worried about contracting the flu while in the hospital can now find out which facilities might put them at risk. The

CityViews 4/11/12: SkiLink/Paws on the Patio

Segment One: The Solitude-Canyons SkiLink plan has been praised by Utah’s GOP Congressional delegation and skewered by environmentalists.  And in this election,

Politics Up Close: Jim Bradley, Stephen Sandstrom

Democrat Jim Bradley has been a longtime fixture in Salt Lake County politics. Serving as chairman of the county commission for four

Politics Up Close: Independent Congressional Candidate Joe Andrade, Brent Goodfellow Runs for County Council

Usually, political candidates who want to go to Washington pledge to put Utah first. But University of Utah engineering professor Joe Andrade,

Salt Lake County Jail Hoping to Avoid Housing Unit Closure

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says if the county doesn't act to restore part of the $3.2 million cut to the

Politics Up Close: Winder Runs for County Mayor

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder is plowing ahead with his bid for Salt Lake County Mayor. The candidate has picked up

Report Describes Fraud in County AmeriCorps Program

Salt Lake County Auditor Greg Hawkins released an audit today detailing several types of fraud in the county’s AmeriCorps program, following a

County Mayor’s Race in Spotlight as Democrats Caucus

Democrats turned out in large numbers last night to get involved in the political process, as precinct caucuses elected delegates and precinct

County Launching Mobile Teams for Mental Health Crises

Hoping to keep residents with mental health problems out of emergency rooms or jail whenever possible, Salt Lake County has launched three

Salt Lake County Passes E-Verify Measure

While the Utah legislature made no gains this year in passing legislation mandating businesses use E-Verify, the Salt Lake County Council approved

Politics Up Close: Crockett Runs for Mayor, Medicaid in Utah

Salt Lake County can be better managed for less. That’s the message of former county councilman Mark Crockett, who’s now hoping to

Winder: “Thank You for Still Believing”

“Thank you for still believing” was the first thing West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder told his family, friends and supporters this

Mayor Corroon Delivers Final State of County Address

An emotional Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon addressed the council, county employees and residents this morning during his final state of

Whooping Cough Cases Rise in Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County has seen a high number of pertussis or whooping cough cases this past year. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

Former County Councilman to Run for Mayor

Former Salt Lake County Councilman Mark Crockett will become the third Republican candidate for county mayor tomorrow as he announces his bid

Politics Up Close: Love Runs for Congress, Ott for Mayor

Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott has a track record when it comes to budget cutting. During his decade on the job,

Politics Up Close: Mayor Candidate & State Senator Ben McAdams

State Senator Ben McAdams has been a rising star in the Utah Democratic Party. The senior adviser to Salt Lake City Mayor

CityViews 12/5/11: Golf Fee Hike in SLC?

Segment 1: Will green fees go up at Salt Lake City’s nine public courses? How would golfers react to higher fees on

Snelgrove Focuses on County Finances in Mayoral Bid

Republican Richard Snelgrove has proven he can win a county-wide race for the Salt Lake County Council. Now he’s hoping to do

Lawmakers OK Earmark for Lake Powell Pipeline

State lawmakers on the Water Issues Task Force voted Monday to recommend a 15 percent earmark on future sales tax growth to

McAdams Becomes 2nd Democrat to Enter County Mayor’s Race

Having worked in both city and state government, Democratic Senator Ben McAdams is now looking to add Salt Lake County to that