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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 year. Does that mean that Utahns who oppose a Greater Canyonlands National Monument can breathe easier? KCPW’s Roger McDonough posed that question to Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and […]

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UTA S-Line Greenway Opens to Public

(KCPW News) The Sugar House Streetcar, also known as the S-Line, has officially added a key aesthetic element to the ambitious neighborhood transit project. Local officials introduced the S-Line corridor’s “Greenway” at a grand opening event on Friday, capping a $7.6 million phase in a broader vision to connect Sugar House with the downtown area. […]

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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 known as the 1033 Program. 1033 started in the 1990s as a means of providing military surplus equipment to local law enforcement agencies. The intent was to aid those agencies in the war […]

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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 be created in Utah. The governor, recently back from a trip to Washington, DC, spoke with various officials from the Obama Administration last week on issues ranging from healthcare to public lands. He […]

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Salt Lake City Stakes Claim as “Ski City USA”

(KCPW News) Utah is already well-known for its outdoor adventure industry. Between a tourism campaign promising “Life Elevated” to its claim of the “Greatest Snow on Earth,” Utah places a high priority on bringing outside dollars into the local economy. On Tuesday, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and other officials added their own rebranding […]

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