State & Regional

Environment
1:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

This Green Earth - June 24, 2014

First, Nick Comerford, University of Florida professor discusses soil erosion and soil loss.  Soil is a non-renewable resource, and once gone, it's nearly impossible to replace.  Then, Matt Pacenza, Policy Director with HEAL Utah comes on the second half to discuss Rocky Mountain Power's request to add a monthly $4.25 fee to owners of solar panels.

 

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LDS Church
5:30 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Mormon Church Excommunicates Women's Group Founder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church has excommunicated the Prominent founder of a Mormon women's group. Rick Brough has more.

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Finance
1:24 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Mountain Money - June 23, 2014

Larry Warren and guest host John Wells have a very busy hour with several guests, starting with Kurt Repanshek, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of National Parks Traveler. Then, Rick Lindquist, president of Zane Benefits is in the studio to discuss self-insured medical reimbursement plans. Finally, Jennifer Jackenthal, Director of PCCAPS, along with contest winners PJ Dowling and Skylar Jackenthal.

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AP NEWS
7:36 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Utah: Probe Of Media Deal Doesn't Imply Wrongdoing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah attorney general's office says its investigation into changes to the joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News doesn't mean any wrongdoing has occured.

The office said in a statement Saturday that the inquiry can shed light on improprieties or validate proper conduct. It says the state has an "independent interest" in investigating and enforcing antitrust laws outside a review by the U.S. Justice Department.

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AP NEWS
5:39 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Utah Meetings Set On Daylight Saving Time Changes

SALT LAKE CITY(AP) - Utahns will have a chance to weigh in on whether they want their state to opt out of daylight saving time. 

State officials announced Friday a public forum will be held July 10 at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City to explore all sides of the debate over whether the state should drop the practice of adjusting its clocks each spring and fall.

The issue also will be the subject of a rural summit in Cedar City in August.

Those who can't attend the meetings may go online at business.utah.gov/time to express their opinions.

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AP NEWS
1:22 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Senator Questions Utah Tax Of Social Security

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah lawmaker is questioning why the state is only of only 13 in the nation that tax the Social Security benefits of elderly residents. 

State Sen. Todd Weiler says he intends to pursue legislation that would grant a state income tax exemption - at least for low-income retired residents.

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AP NEWS
5:58 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Utah Jobless Rate Approaching Pre-Recession Low

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - For the second month in a row, Utah's unemployment rate fell again and is now at its lowest rate in five and a half years.

The latest jobless report released by the Department of Workforce Services on Friday shows May's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6%.

That number is lower than a month earlier, when the rate was 3.8%.

It also remains well below the national jobless rate of 6.3%.

The rate of unemployed Utah workers has been slowly falling back to its pre-recession level of 3.4% in November of 2008.

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AP NEWS
1:00 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Government Moves To Ban Drones In 400 National Parks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service is moving to ban drones from 84,000,000 acres of public lands and waterways.

Officials say it's because the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety.

Jonathan Jarvis is the park service director. Jarvis tells The Associated Press he's directing the superintendents of the 401 national parks to write rules barring the launching, landing or operation of unmanned aircraft.

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Events
12:17 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Fun Friday - June 20, 2014

Fun Friday signs off today, with the Fun Friday Finale. Thank you to our final guests, Park Silly Sunday Market, Basin Recreation, Chef Scott and Teri Orr. Thanks to our loyal sponsors over the years. Thanks to our Fun Friday Fansters. It WAS fun!

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Healthy Lifestyle
4:40 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

The Mountain Life - June 18, 2014

First we talk with Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, theirs is a love story you need to hear directly from them to believe.  He’s one of the West Memphis three, accused and convicted of murders he doesn’t commit, she falls in love with him while in prison and lobbies for his release.  Yours for Eternity.  A love story on death row. The second guest is Dr. Katherine Beals, a sport nutritionist who focuses on eating disorders and nutrition needs of female and elite athletes.

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