State Government Archive

New State Parks Director Vows to Keep Them Open

Utah’s new director of state parks says don’t plan on seeing park closures anytime soon. Fred Hayes, who took over the position

State Technology Chief Resigns in Wake of Data Breach

Human error is to blame for a Medicaid data breach that compromised hundreds of thousands of Utahns personal information earlier this spring.

UDOT Employee Gets New Job, Reimbursement for Legal Fees

A new job title is in store for Denice Graham, the Utah Department of Transportation’s former Civil Rights Manager who was wrongfully

State Files Lawsuits Against Feds for Rights of Way

The Utah Attorney General’s office is filing the last of a series of lawsuits this week against the federal government in hopes

Governor Herbert Appoints New Energy Adviser

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has a new energy advisor and at least one environmental group is already calling foul. Herbert announced today

Rampton Officially Files for Candidacy

Vince Rampton officially filed paperwork this morning to run for office alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

Health Department Still Notifying SSN Hacking Victims

The Utah Department of Health has sent letters to nearly everyone who had their social security number stolen by hackers earlier this

Fired & Reinstated UDOT Employee Seeks Back Pay, Original Job

The Utah Department of Transportation employee who was fired after being accused of leaking confidential information about a contract bid wants compensation

Democratic Convention Narrows Most Races Down to One Candidate

Utah Democrats avoided primary elections in nearly all their big races at the state convention held Saturday. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports,

What is it Like Being a State Delegate? KCPW Finds Out.

The political fate of dozens of candidates rests with 6,400 state delegates. Both the Republicans and Democrats will be holding their state

Cooke Chooses Rampton as Running Mate in Governor’s Race

The only Democrat in the race for Utah governor this year has chosen the son of a former governor as his running

Poll Shows State GOP Delegates More In Line With Voters

A new report by the Utah Foundation shows the priorities of Republican state delegates are changing. The report finds delegates are less

Candidate Threatens Lawsuit Over Use of Electronic Voting at GOP Convention

The State Republican Party could have a lawsuit on their hands. Brian Jenkins, who is running against U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, says

Cyberattack Leads Governor to Call for Audits

Governor Gary Herbert is calling for independent audits in response to last week’s data breach at the Utah Department of Technology Services,

Funding Miscalculation Leads to Resignation of Two State Education Employees

Two Utah State Office of Education employees have resigned after officials identified a miscalculation in next year’s education budget that resulted in

Google Shows Utah Businesses How to Market for Success

A managing director with the most popular online search engine took part in Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s annual Economic Summit this morning

GOP Candidates in 2nd District Make Case for Seat

A retired school teacher, former pilot and even a Super Bowl champion are all competing to become Utah’s next member of Congress

Utah Officials Say Infrastructure Not Ready for an Earthquake

Stressing the devastating effects of earthquakes on masonry buildings constructed without steel reinforcement, local and state officials in Utah are committing to

Hatch Takes on Opponents in First Debate

For the first time, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch joined his GOP opponents in this year’s election, State Representative Chris Herrod and former

Hackers Access Medicaid Files on State Health Department Server

Utah residents who are on Medicaid will want to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit scores in the

Utah Ranked 36th for Integrity in Government

A new report card ranks Utah 36th among states for integrity in government. As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, the Center for Public

Lawmakers React To Abstinence-Only Bill Veto

Sex education, including discussion of contraception, will continue in Utah schools. Friday night, Governor Gary Herbert vetoed House Bill 363, which would

Concurrent Enrollment Courses in Danger Under Sex Ed Bill

Weber State University may be forced to drop a handful of its concurrent enrollment courses if Utah Governor Gary Herbert lends his

Last Day for Comment on Blended Nuclear Waste

The official public comment period will close Friday on a decision to allow EnergySolutions to store blended nuclear waste in Utah. As

Herbert Discusses Re-Election Platform, Legislative Session

Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s 2012 campaign kickoff last night came only five days after the end of the annual session of the

Abstinence-Only Bill Opponents to Rally at Capitol

The Utah Parent Teacher Association says Utahns are being misinformed about the controversial sex education bill that state lawmakers passed during the

Smith Becomes First Democrat to Enter Race for Utah Attorney General

Weber County Attorney Dee Smith became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Attorney General this morning . As KCPW's

Liquor Stores Once Again in Jeopardy

The fate of several liquor stores now rests in the hands of the Utah legislature. Democratic Senator Ben McAdams says six stores

Lawmakers Drawing Closer to Finalizing Budget

With less than a week left in the session, House and Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to fund the

Cooke Announces Bid for Governor’s Seat

Small business owner and retired two-star General Peter Cooke became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Governor this morning,