Utah News

Newsline
12:39 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

Dave Greiling joins Lee Austin to discuss this week's headlines from the Standard-Examiner including the unanimous passage of HB 88, which prohibits discrimination in custody cases, and the body found buried in a Roy backyard.

Read the full stories and more at the Standard-Examiner's website.

Utah News
3:27 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Bill May Allow Discussion of Sex Topics in School

Sex and how to teach kids about it was the topic of discussion on Utah’s Capitol Hill Thursday. House Bill 363 initially proposed banning any discussion on contraceptives, premarital sex and homosexuality in Utah schools. As KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports, the bill passed out of committee after a heated debate, but not before significant changes were made.

Utah News
3:21 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

H.B. 245 May Ban Hookah, Electronic Cigarettes

Rep. Brad Last, sponsor of House Bill 245 says something must be done to control public use of electronic cigarettes and hookah pipes.

This bill would amend the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, and cleared the House Governmental Operations Committee on Thursday. KCPW's Eric Ray has the story. 

Utah News
3:13 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Native American Tribes to Receive Housing Funding

US Department of Housing and URban development announced more than $4 million will go to creating housing for four Native American tribes in Utah.  About $1.7 million will go to the Paiutes in Cedar City. 

Chris Holmes has the story. 

Utah News
3:25 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

75-Year-Old Vernal Woman Going to Jail for Killing Husband

A 75-year-old Vernal woman, Evelyn Johnson,  has been sentenced to 1 - 15 years in a Utah state prison for shooting and killing her husband in 2004. Ranae Bangerter has the story from Vernal.

Utah News
3:18 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

State to Survey Transportation Trends in Utah

A survey to study state-wide transportation trends is being sponsored by a metropolitan planning organization in Cache county. Kerry Bringhurst reports.

Utah News
11:52 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Group to Inform Public Policy on Resource Management

The Kane and Two Mile Research partnership has been created to bolster the science-guided resource management of public lands in Northern Arizona, specifically along the 

north rim of the Grand Canyon. The group was created to help inform public policy, and is composed of private ranchers, scientists, and government officials. Chris Holmes has the story. 

Utah News
11:45 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Tax Payer Association Appeals Kane County Coal Plant

A California company wants to build an experimental coal-gasification plant in Kanab, UT

Utah News
4:46 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Cache Valley to Host Community Vigil for Charlie & Braden Powell

Members of the Cache Valley community will gather Friday to participate in a vigil to honor the memory of 7-year-old Charlie Powell and his 5-year-old brother Braden.

UPR's Kerry Bringhurst tells us the brutal murder of the boys at their father's hand has prompted law enforcement and the Child & Family support Center to ask for the community's support in taking a stand against child abuse.

All members of the public are invited:
4:00 p.m. Friday, February 10
Cache Valley Courthouse (199 N Main Street in Logan)
Bring a helium filled balloon

Utah News
2:40 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Utah Transit Authority's Debt Dillema

State lawmakers are looking for a silver lining in the Utah Transit Authority's mounting debt dilemma. A legislative audit revealed in January that it's uncertain whether the agency can afford to operate its costly new projects. UTA officials say they're confident they can rein in the debt, but as KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, some lawmakers want to know how.

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