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SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall on winter shelter, infectious disease specialist talks Omicron

This week on In the Hive, the continuation of last week’s conversation about homelessness in northern Utah. Host Roger McDonough sits down

With overflow shelter site secured for this winter, what’s the long-term plan on homelessness?

Last week, Salt Lake City leaders reluctantly agreed to host a temporary winter overflow shelter at what was previously a Ramada Inn

Gondola, wider lanes, or none of the above for Little Cottonwood Canyon?

Today on “In the Hive,” we look at where things stand in the planning process that aims to change how transportation is

Redistricting post-mortem: Utah lawmakers ignore work of independent commission

During a special session of the legislature, Utah lawmakers gave the green light to electoral maps that critics say represent textbook gerrymandering.

Health care workers under fire, booster shots, eviction funds and a lawmaker steps down

Utah health care workers say they’re tired of being on the receiving end of COVID-19 hostility. A pandemic data columnist offers an

The sordid tale of early Utah grave robber Jean Baptiste

Two years ago, the late, great western historian Will Bagley helped KCPW relate what is perhaps the quintessential Utah Halloween story —

A spotlight on air quality in Utah

On this edition of “In the Hive,” we hear about the plan to cut Utah air pollution in half by 2030. The

The plan for expanding vaccine availability to children ages 5-11 in Utah

A week ago, Pfizer asked the federal government to authorize use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5-11 and earlier this

The push to renew (and expand) federal compensation for ‘downwinders’

Seventy years ago, the U.S. Government began a series of above-ground atomic and nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) about

Police shootings of minorities, lessons from polio, and Utah’s water use

A Salt Lake Tribune analysis shows Utah police disproportionately shoot at racial and ethnic minorities. Childhood polio survivors say that the unknown long-term