Utah News

Utah News
2:36 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Hoping Utah Will Host the Winter Olympics Again

Ten years after Salt Lake City hosted the Olympic Winter Games, Governor Gary Herbert and other Utah leaders are looking to do it again. He joined the mayor of Utah’s capital city this week to announce an exploratory committee has been formed to look at bidding for another Olympics. KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports on when they’re hoping the games might be coming to Utah.

Utah News
2:30 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Flying J Donates Millions to Utah Business Schools

The business schools at Utah State University and the University of Utah are getting 3.5 million dollars from the Ogden based Flying-J energy company. Ashley Tolman has details.

Newsline
2:25 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

Kerry Bringhurst talks to Dave Greiling about this week's breaking news in Utah.

For these full stories and more, go to the Standard-Examiner's website.

Utah News
9:51 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Fighting to Bring Utah's Building Codes Up-to-Date

One state lawmaker’s attempt to bring Utah's residential building codes up to date hasn’t been assigned a committee hearing, despite widespread support from local governments, businesses and residents. Republican Representative Fred Cox says adopting the latest building codes for new homes is important for public safety and energy cost savings, but as KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, at least one organization is fighting the change, saying it would cost homeowners too much.

Utah News
9:48 am
Wed February 8, 2012

The Billboard Bill: A City Issue Before the State Legislature

A vote by a Senate committee Tuesday may be a sign that looser restrictions are coming for Utah’s billboard companies. One senator wants cities and counties to have less control over billboard regulations, including electronic billboards. KCPW’s Jessica Gail reports on what this means for Salt Lake City, which is looking to pass billboard restrictions of its own.

Utah News
8:48 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Representative Hopes to Overturn Idiling Ordinance

Clean air is important, and Republican Rep. Wayne Harper wants to overturn Salt Lake City's idiling ordinance, originally passed last year. The ordinance prohibits idiling for more than two minutes. 

Harper said the ordinance has too many loopholes. Jessica Gail reports. 

Utah News
7:19 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Utilities Extended to More Families on Reservation

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority announced Monday it will extend power to 62 families over the next three years. The General Manager said families living near the generating station have waited for years for this opportunity. 

The project will cost $3.1 million, and 17 homes will have power by the end of this year. UPR's Vicki Barker reports.   

Utah News
7:10 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

I-15 Reopens After Hostage Situation

I-15 is open again after being closed for most of yesterday, while police dealt with a delicate stand-off situation. 

Laverken police tried to make a traffic stop at about 11 a.m. Monday, and the man driving  sped off onto I-15. Inside his car he had a gun and two children. For over eight hours I-15 was closed as authorities tried to negotiate with the man.  Chris Holmes has the story.  

Utah News
5:43 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

New Bill Will Get Some Sex Offenders Off the List

The Utah House of Representatives passed a measure Tuesday to allow some sex offenders to petition their way off the list. Ashley Tolman covers the story for Utah Public Radio.

Utah News
5:19 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Teen Driving & Talking Ban Still in the Works

The Utah Senate gave final approval to a bill today that bans drivers under 18 years old from talking on a cell phone while driving. However, Senate Minority Leader Ross Romero explained his legislation was amended to clarify exactly what type of cell phone use would be banned.

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