Utah News

UPR News Feature
4:55 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Special Report on Digital Taxes: Part I

A national coalition of businesses, including Amazon and Apple, is pushing for federal guidelines to protect consumers from being taxed by multiple states for digital products and services. Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the "Download Fairness Coalition" during a two-part conversation featured this week on Utah Public Radio.

5:30 News
6:11 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Utah News for Thursday, March 15

  • 14-Year-Old Boy Arrested on Suspicion of Arson
  • Utah Republicans Flock to their Caucuses Tonight

These stories and the rest of today's headlines, plus the forecast tease from the Utah Climate Center.

UPR News Feature
5:15 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Tour the State Capitol Fine Art Exhibit

Wheatfield by J. Leo Fairbanks is one of the pieces of the State Fine Art Collection on exhibit at the Capitol.

The 2012 Legislative Session concluded last week -- giving time for UPR's Kerry Bringhurst to reflect back on not only the bills but what she saw while spending time at the Capitol...a series of art displayed alongside the office doors of members of the Utah House of Representatives. She takes us to the 4th floor of the Capitol for a tour.

The State Fine Art Exhibition at the Capitol is on display through August 5.
 

Newsline
4:17 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

Kerry and Dave talk about this week's headlines, including Ogden school district's bad news audit and the new Ogden chief of police.

Full stories and more at the Standard Examiner's website.

5:30 News
3:50 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Utah News for Wednesday, March 14

  • Utah Coal Mine that Collapsed, Killing 9 Miners, Guilty of Misdemeanors
  • Hill Air Force Base Charged Millions in Fines for Cleaning Mercury Spill with Vacuums

These stories and the rest of the day's Utah news from today's broadcast. Plus, the forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Utah News
4:51 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Ridership Up for Utah-based Airline

More passengers are flying Utah-based Skywest Inc. The company reports an increase in ridership for both its St. George-based Skywest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines based in Atlanta. Chris Holmes has the numbers.

Utah News
4:47 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Dee Smith,First Democratic Contender for Utah Attorney General

Weber County Attorney Dee Smith became the first Democrat to enter the race for Utah Attorney General on Monday morning. As Whittney Evans reports, Smith has the support of prominent Democrats, but they say he's a candidate for the people, not politics.

Utah News
4:35 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

University of Utah Welcomes New President, David Pershing

The University of Utah welcomed its new President yesterday. Dr. David W. Pershing was selected to become the school’s fifteenth leader after more than 30 years of service at the institution.  Jessica Gail spoke to the President on his first day and reports on what plans he has in store for the University.

Utah News
4:31 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Red Rock Country Hiker Rescued

Personnel from the Washington County Search and Rescue Team responded to a call from a hiker with a broken leg stranded in the rugged red rock terrain near St. George. UPR's Southern Utah correspondent Chris Holmes reports on a difficult rescue.

Utah News
4:14 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Women's History Month, Part II: Olene Walker & the Utah Women's College Task Force

Former Utah Governor Olene Walker was recently appointed to the Utah Women's College Task Force - a committee dedicated to increase Utah women's aspirations for higher education. Gov. Walker talks with UPR's Storee Powell about her early desire to become educated, and her work to inspire others to do the same.

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