Utah News
5:38 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Rep. Introduces New Program to Help High School Students

Eighteen internships for graduate students have been created to assist students with college admissions and scholarships. 

Utah Guidance counselors in high schools serve more than 360 students per counselor, and the students need the extra help, Utah Rep. Patrice Arent said. 

Jeff Robinson reports. 

Utah News
5:17 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Representative Noel Calls Eminent Domain Legislation "No-Brainer"

A new bill sponsored by Republican Representative Mike Noel would allow for eminent domain actions to be brought against a landowner to build roads that are needed for the development, production or exploration of oil or natural gas.

Noel told KCPW the legislation is a “no-brainer,” noting that eminent domain can already be used for gas, oil and coal pipelines. He credits SITLA, Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, for writing the bill.

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Utah News
4:44 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

What Will Utah Do with a Budget Surplus?

A projected budget surplus has some Utah lawmakers pushing to curb government spending by giving permanent tax cuts or increasing state reserves. Ashley Tolman explains.

Utah News
4:40 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Governor Herbert's Clean Air Initiative

Photo from blog.utahmomsforcleanair.org

Governor Gary Herbert outlined an initiative this week to improve air quality in the state's urban areas, discussing the relationship between industry and government when it comes to finding a solution to the state's air pollution problems. Kerry Bringhurst has details.

Access Utah
4:31 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Nuclear or No-clear for SE Utah? We Debate on Access Utah Wednesday

Wednesday on Access Utah we explore the pros and cons of building a nuclear power plant in Southeastern Utah near Green River. Reed Searle, Senior Vice-President for Business Development at Blue Castle Holdings, a Utah company seeking permits to build the plant, argues that nuclear power is a clean energy source that needs to be part of our energy portfolio. He’s Tom Williams’ guest in the first half of the program.  In the second half, we talk to Matt Pacenza, Policy Director for Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah,) which opposes nuclear power in Utah.

Weather
4:25 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

A.M. Forecast - Tuesday 1/31

Mild and fair today, but how long will that last?

Shots - Health Blog
12:26 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Many In High-Risk Insurance Pools Face Lifetime Coverage Limits

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Thanks to the health care overhaul, most people no longer have to worry about getting sick and running out of health insurance coverage.

The law eliminated lifetime limits, which ran in many plans from $1 millon to $2 million.

Unfortunately, though, the change doesn't apply to plans that enroll some of the sickest people: those who buy coverage in so-called high-risk insurance pools because they have medical problems that make them uninsurable in the private market.

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The Two-Way
11:58 am
Tue January 31, 2012

VIDEO: A Bunny That Thinks It's A Sheepdog

A rabbit tries to herd a flock of sheep.
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Originally published on Tue January 31, 2012 12:01 pm

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Music Reviews
10:53 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Leonard Cohen's 'Old Ideas' Inspire Confidence

Leonard Cohen.
Courtesy of the artist

At this point in his life, Leonard Cohen sings with a voice so deep and bottomless, he may as well be singing from underneath the earth. But that doesn't mean it's faint, or murky, or dead. Cohen's cracked baritone enunciates meticulous lyrics that sound searching, restless and jaunty. This has long been Cohen's saving grace: His dry humor juices up his more portentous pronouncements.

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