State & Regional

Technology
1:25 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Cool Science Radio - January 30, 2014

Lynn and John open with biologist Alan de Queiroz, "The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life".  He describes the radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being. In the second half, Jason Silva, Tech Philosopher and Ted Global Speaker and host of Brain Games on National Geographic. Jason has been called 'the new Carl Sagan' for his impassioned take on technological advancements.

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Environment
5:30 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

This Green Earth - January 28, 2014

Chris and Nell first speak with Matt Pacenza, Policy Director at HEAL Utah, about the upcoming "clean air" bills being sent to the Utah State Legislature.Then they speak with Ken Wishnia, author of the environmental crime novel "The Glass Factory".

 

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Finance
11:22 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Mountain Money - January 28, 2014

Larry and Doug talk to producer, Dan Cogan, from Impact Partners. Their goal is to bring together film makers and film investors. Then, Women In Film President, Cathy Schulman.  Women In Film's purpose is to empower, promote and mentor women in film. Finally, Jill Orschel, award winning film maker and Sundance Alumnus, who now lives in Park City.

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State & Regional
4:32 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Utah's Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.1%

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah's unemployment rate continued to drop last month when it fell to 4.1%, the lowest it has been since 2008.

Utah's jobless rate has remained below 5% since March 2013.

The Department of Workforce Services reported Friday that Utah's rate remains well below the national unemployment rate at 6.7% in December.

The nationwide unemployment dropped from 7% because about 350,000 unemployed workers left the workforce. 

Despite Utah's falling rate, DWS says December marked the fifth month in a row where Utah's job growth was below average.

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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