State & Regional

Utah Legislature
3:02 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Utah Legislature Opens Annual 45 Day Session

The Utah Legislature opened its annual 45 day session this Monday morning and will take on the issues of cleaning up Utah's dirty air, figure out how to fund education and roads as well as consider campaign finance reform. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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State & Regional
4:41 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Ogden Police Crack Down On Idling Cars

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Ogden police say a wave of preventable car thefts is prompting them to step up enforcement of Utah's anti-idling law.

Police Deputy Director John Harvey says car thefts are on the increase in part because of residents who go out to warm up their vehicles on cold mornings and leave them unattended.

According to the department, 36 of 82 thefts over the last 90 days involved cars that were left running and unattended. Another 34 thefts involved unlocked cars.

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State & Regional
9:01 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Utah Restaurants Fare Better On Underage Drinking

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State officials say Utah restaurants fared much better last year during covert visits by underage drinkers.

Lt. Troy Marx of the Utah Bureau of Investigation's alcohol enforcement team says restaurants sold to minors of 16% of these visits in 2013. That's down significantly from 29% the year before.

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State & Regional
7:00 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Over 4,000 Rally For Clean Air In Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - More than 4,000 protestors gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to press the government to step up the fight against air pollution in Utah.

Some demonstrators wore surgical and gas masks and others waved placards during the rally on the steps of the Capitol. 

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker reaffirmed his commitment to implementing air-friendly policies, but noted air quality is a regional issue that one city cannot change alone.

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Utah Legislature
3:56 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Powell Previews Upcoming Legislative Session

Park City's representative to the statehouse, Kraig Powell has drafted some 19 bills he hopes to present in this year's legislative session. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this report.

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State & Regional
7:32 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Utah's Smallest Ski Area Is Sold!

EDEN, UT (AP) - An investor group has purchased Utah's smallest ski area from a bank that repossessed Ogden Valley's Wolf Mountain Resort a few years ago.

Real estate broker Shauna Jensen tell The Associated Press the investors bought the ski area Jan. 15 from America First Credit Union.

Jensen says the new owners have plans to expand skiing on the 460-acre parcel - only a small part of it is being used for skiing.

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State & Regional
6:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Gov: "Nothing" Not An Option For Utah On Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah will pursue some form of Medicaid expansion but has put off announcing specifics on his decision.

Herbert announced at his monthly televised news conference on Thursday that "doing nothing" to expand the program was off the table.

Under the federal health law, states have the option of expanding eligibility for Medicaid, the state-federal program for low-income people.

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Environment
10:39 am
Wed January 15, 2014

This Green Earth - January 14, 2014

Nell and Chris first speak with Mark Hadley from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources about the rash of Bald Eagle deaths occurring around the Great Salt Lake.  Then they speak with Alan de Queiroz, author of The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shapedthe History of Life.

 

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Finance
3:03 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Mountain Money - January 13, 2014

Today's guests include Paul Oyer, author of "Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating". Then, Chris Monroe, owner of the Torchlight Inn, in Old Town, Park City. Finally, Peter Metcalf, CEO of Black Diamond, Inc. Peter has recently been named a Director of the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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North Summit Fire District
2:09 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Residents Support Proposal to Add Tollgate Canyon Neighborhoods to North Summit Fire District

A public hearing on a proposal to add Tollgate Canyon neighborhoods to the North Summit Fire District brought out just a few comments to the County Council. But they were all supportive. Rick Brough has more. 

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