Republican Dan Liljenquist vented his frustration last night over the fact that Senator Orrin Hatch will not debate him multiple times before the June 26th Primary. Hatch has agreed to one radio debate before then, but the former state senator held a mock debate anyway without the incumbent present.
Liljenquist was unapologetic about holding the event where he debated pre-selected video clips of Senator Hatch on policy issues. He said the incumbent’s refusal to engage in more than one debate between now and the election won’t stop him from getting his message out.
On-street parking in downtown Salt Lake City may no longer be free after 6:00 p.m., on Saturdays, and during the December Holiday season. A straw poll of the City Council suggests there is support for these changes - as well as higher rates.
Salt Lake City, UT – It's Election Day and the time for candidates to get their messages out is all but over. But the way campaigns are communicating with voters has seen a significant shift this election season. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce takes a look at the way new media is influencing Utah politics.
Salt Lake City, UT – Democrat Morgan Bowen is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Rob Bishop for Utah's 1st Congressional District seat. Bowen was an international consultant before becoming a Mormon seminary teacher. KUER's Tasha Cook talks with Bowen about his candidacy.
Salt Lake City, UT – We've been talking this week with a group of Utah voters about issues that are motivating them to go to the polls. We conclude our "Voice of the Voter" series with a look at health care reform. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Seven Utah voters recently came to KUER's studios to talk issues and what they'd like to see come from the upcoming election. In this second part of our Voice of the Voter series, panelists talk about what it's going to take to keep Utah's economy strong. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Bill Dew is the Republican candidate for the U-S House of Representatives in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Dew decided to run for Congress while he was in Jordan, serving a humanitarian mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a homebuilder, Dew says he's experienced some tough economic times. He tells KUER's Dan Bammes he's confident the United States will get through its current troubles in good shape.
Washington, DC – We continue our conversations with candidates with Congressman Jim Matheson. Matheson is a Democrat who was first elected in 2000 in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Back then, it included only areas of Salt Lake County. By the next election, new lines had been drawn that include not only St. George but many other areas of rural Utah. He won re-election in the new district and is now campaigning for a fifth term.
Denver, CO – Utah delegates to the Democratic National Convention are excited to support Barack Obama and the Democratic Party platform, according to Wayne Holland, chair of the Utah Democratic Party.
"This is an historic event. With Barack Obama being the nominee, the convention being in the western United States. The energy of our delegation is something we haven't seen in at least a generation," Holland said.
Salt Lake City, UT – Jason Chaffetz pulled off a primary election victory over an incumbent member of Congress in a a district that's been called the "most Republican district in the nation." KUER's Dan Bammes looks at the 3rd District results and other primary snd school board election returns.
Washington, DC – Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives want to re-vamp the party image in order to stave off a Democratic landslide this year. Utah's Republicans say the agenda is just fine. Matt Laslo reports from our Capitol News Connection.
Salt Lake City, UT – Energy - and the cost of energy - has displaced public education as the most important issue, according to a new study by the Utah Foundation. The rising cost of fuel is central. But, as KUER's Dan Bammes reports, issues of energy supply, technology and conservation are also critical to the discussion.