Utah News

Utah News
6:21 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Moving Housing & Community Development Could Be a Cost-Saver or a Disaster

A bill to expand the Utah Department of Workforce Services is getting a lot of attention on Salt Lake City’s Capitol Hill. Under the plan, the Division of Housing & Community Development would become part of the state agency, something proponents say is more cost effective and efficient. But as KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports, local housing organizations say the move could be disastrous.

Newsline
4:52 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about Representative Paul Ray's gun bill that passed the House and heads to the Senate, a proposed corridor near Syracuse that threatens the old Emigration Trail, and other topics in the news this week.

Full coverage of these stories and more can be found at the Standard-Examiner's website.

Utah News
12:17 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Cabin-crashing Mountain Man Identified

Authorities in Southern Utah believe they have identified the mystery man thought responsible for burglaries of mountain cabins in the area. After years of investigation, the big break in the case came when a motion-triggered wildlife camera snapped a photo of the recluse burglar. Chris Holmes has details from Cedar City.

Utah News
10:16 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Recommendations Made to the Governor's Women's College Task Force

Women who want to be homemakers in Utah should aspire to graduate from college just the same as women who plan to join the workforce. As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, that was the message this morning at a meeting of Governor Gary Herbert's Education Excellence Commission at the State Capitol.

Utah News
4:56 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Well-Known SLC Businessman Struck by Bus

An 82-year-old Salt Lake City businessman known as "Mr. Downtown" has died after being struck by and pinned beneath a Utah Transit Authority bus. Ashley Tolman reports.

Utah News
6:41 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Cabin-crashing Mountain Man Still at Large

A mountain man who roams the woods of Southern Utah and breaks into vacant cabins to steal provisions continues to elude law enforcement, who consider him a ticking time bomb. Chris Holmes tells the story.

Utah News
6:35 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Atheists Win Civil Rights Case Over Roadside Crosses, Utah Will Pay

The Utah Attorney General's office says it will pay nearly $400,000 to resolve a lawsuit over roadside crosses honoring Utah troopers killed in the line of duty.

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. 

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