Utah http://kuer.org en Voices for Utah Children Joins Nationwide Network to Fight Intergenerational Poverty http://kuer.org/post/voices-utah-children-joins-nationwide-network-fight-intergenerational-poverty <p>The nonprofit child advocacy organization, <a href="http://www.utahchildren.org/" target="_blank">Voices for Utah Children</a>,&nbsp; is receiving a $50,000 grant to continue their work fighting intergenerational poverty.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:32:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 45600 at http://kuer.org Voices for Utah Children Joins Nationwide Network to Fight Intergenerational Poverty Legislators Attempt to Clamp Down on Payday Lenders http://kuer.org/post/legislators-attempt-clamp-down-payday-lenders <p>Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, is one of a few legislators introducing bills that would give consumers more protection when dealing with payday lending companies.</p><p><a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0127.html" target="_blank">HB127</a> would require deferred deposit lenders, also known as payday lenders, to start reporting detailed information about the loans they give out and how long it takes people to repay them. Rep. Dunnigan says this will help get to the bottom of the claim that payday lenders help create a cycle of debt for people with low income.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:21:38 +0000 Brian Grimmett 42132 at http://kuer.org Legislators Attempt to Clamp Down on Payday Lenders How Many Injuries Take Place in Your Neighborhood? UDOH Report Has the Answers http://kuer.org/post/how-many-injuries-take-place-your-neighborhood-udoh-report-has-answers <p>The Utah Department of Health released their second ever <a href="http://health.utah.gov/vipp/pdf/2013SmallAreaReport.pdf" target="_blank">Violence and Injury Small Area report</a> today.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The report summarizes data on 17 different kinds of injuries and injury related topics, like the number of emergency room visits by children or hospitalizations because of poisoning. It then takes that information and breaks it down into 62 small geographic areas. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:24:28 +0000 Brian Grimmett 41222 at http://kuer.org How Many Injuries Take Place in Your Neighborhood? UDOH Report Has the Answers Federal Court Grants Utah More Time to Prepare for Amendment 3 Appeal http://kuer.org/post/federal-court-grants-utah-more-time-prepare-amendment-3-appeal <p>A federal appeals court has granted Utah's request for more time to prepare opening arguments in defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban. A lawyer for the plaintiffs in the Amendment 3 case happened to be speaking at the University of Utah Law School today, and said she was disappointed by the extension, but not discouraged.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:07:01 +0000 Andrea Smardon 41087 at http://kuer.org Federal Court Grants Utah More Time to Prepare for Amendment 3 Appeal Rescue Mission of Salt Lake Serves the Homeless a Christmas Feast http://kuer.org/post/rescue-mission-salt-lake-serves-homeless-christmas-feast <p><a href="http://rescuesaltlake.org/" target="_blank">The Rescue Mission of Salt Lake</a> held it’s annual Christmas Banquet for the homeless today.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until the doors opened at 11 am, the line of people waiting to get into the Christmas banquet stretched down fourth West. When they did finally open, volunteers ushered them to their seats where they could eat a warm meal and listen to the Christmas music. Chris </span>Croswhite<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the executive director of the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:06:13 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39984 at http://kuer.org Rescue Mission of Salt Lake Serves the Homeless a Christmas Feast Utah Ranked #1 Volunteering State in the Nation for the Eighth Year http://kuer.org/post/utah-ranked-1-volunteering-state-nation-eighth-year <p>Utah ranks first in the nation for volunteering according to a new report released today. It’s the eighth straight year the state has received the honor.</p><p>The report published by the organization Volunteering and Civic Life in America notes that more than 900,000 people in Utah volunteered this year. Some were donating their time on Monday in a large warehouse in Salt Lake City for Candy Cane Corner. It’s an annual program that provides new donated clothing and toys for families in need each Christmas. Volunteers, like Shelley North of West Jordan were excited to help.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:29:23 +0000 Karina Puikkonen 39645 at http://kuer.org Utah Ranked #1 Volunteering State in the Nation for the Eighth Year Acting Attorney General Faces Tough Challenge Replacing John Swallow http://kuer.org/post/acting-attorney-general-faces-tough-challenge-replacing-john-swallow <p>At midnight on Monday John Swallow officially became the former Attorney General of Utah. And while there are several Republicans vying to become the appointed replacement, the Governor won’t make that decision for another few weeks. Until then, Major General Brian Tarbet will be the acting Attorney General and dealing with the transition won't be easy.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:25:49 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39051 at http://kuer.org Acting Attorney General Faces Tough Challenge Replacing John Swallow Major Dinosaur Discovery in Spain has a Utah Connection http://kuer.org/post/major-dinosaur-discovery-spain-has-utah-connection <p>Archeologists at an open pit coal mine in Spain have discovered the most well preserved ankylosaur, ever found in Europe, but the discovery has roots right here in Utah.</p><p>Dr. James Kirkland is the state paleontologist at the Utah Geological Survey. He’s been studying dinosaurs for 40 years. Recently, he’s been working on reclassifying all of the wide, heavily armored kind of dinosaurs. So when researchers in Spain called him up to ask his help identifying newly discovered fossils, he didn’t hesitate to say yes.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Brian Grimmett 38984 at http://kuer.org Major Dinosaur Discovery in Spain has a Utah Connection Boeing Considering Utah For Construction of 777X http://kuer.org/post/boeing-considering-utah-construction-777x <p>Utah Governor Gary Hebert says Boeing officials spoke with him yesterday to ask if the state would be interested in assembling the new 777X airplane, a proposition that could have an economic impact for the state in the billions of dollars.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39204 at http://kuer.org Boeing Considering Utah For Construction of 777X Missing Documents a Concern for House Investigative Committee of Utah AG John Swallow http://kuer.org/post/missing-documents-concern-house-investigative-committee-utah-ag-john-swallow <p>The chair of the House committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow says he’s concerned about possible missing documents from the Attorney General’s office.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:59:37 +0000 Brian Grimmett 37560 at http://kuer.org Missing Documents a Concern for House Investigative Committee of Utah AG John Swallow DOJ Closes Case Against AG John Swallow, Won't File Charges http://kuer.org/post/doj-closes-case-against-ag-john-swallow-wont-file-charges <p>The investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into Utah Attorney General John Swallow has apparently come to a close without any charges being filed.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:39:33 +0000 Brian Grimmett 35329 at http://kuer.org DOJ Closes Case Against AG John Swallow, Won't File Charges State Releases Controversial School Grades http://kuer.org/post/state-releases-controversial-school-grades <p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:48:20 +0000 Whittney Evans 34876 at http://kuer.org State Releases Controversial School Grades Making the Grade: Maps of the Highest and Lowest Scoring Schools in the State http://kuer.org/post/making-grade-maps-highest-and-lowest-scoring-schools-state <p>The Utah State Office of Education released the <a href="https://psdreports.schools.utah.gov/Gateway" target="_blank">letter grade evaluations</a> of Utah Schools today. The grades are based on a combination of student growth and student performance on state testing in language arts, math, and science. The State Office of Education also graded high schools with the additional metric of graduation rates. If a school failed to test at least 95% of their students they automatically received an F grade. That's what happened for schools like Viewmont High School in the Davis School District. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:34:54 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34851 at http://kuer.org Making the Grade: Maps of the Highest and Lowest Scoring Schools in the State Governor Honors 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "Dream" Speech http://kuer.org/post/governor-honors-50th-anniversary-martin-luther-king-jrs-dream-speech <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Gary Herbert joined members of the of the Martin Luther King </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Human Rights Commission at the state Capitol today to honor and celebrate the </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:01:32 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34611 at http://kuer.org Governor Honors 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "Dream" Speech U of U Continues to Benefit Financially From PAC-12 Move http://kuer.org/post/u-u-continues-benefit-financially-pac-12-move <p>The latest findings from an ongoing study by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy and Administration show that the U’s move to the <a href="http://pac-12.com/" target="_blank">PAC-12 conference</a> continues to financially benefit the state and university.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:08:50 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34211 at http://kuer.org U of U Continues to Benefit Financially From PAC-12 Move West Valley City Police Try to Regain Trust With Latino Community Through Pact http://kuer.org/post/west-valley-city-police-try-regain-trust-latino-community-through-pact <p>Latino Community groups say they’re excited about a recent pact crafted between them and the West Valley City Police Department aimed at improving relations.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:08:09 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32921 at http://kuer.org West Valley City Police Try to Regain Trust With Latino Community Through Pact Hundreds Turn Out to Celebrate Pioneer Heritage http://kuer.org/post/hundreds-turn-out-celebrate-pioneer-heritage <p></p><p>Hundreds of people lined the streets of Downtown Salt Lake City this morning to witness the annual Days of ‘47 Parade.&nbsp;</p><p>The annual celebration remembers the arrival of the first pioneer settlers to the Salt Lake Valley. On July 24, 1847, Brigham Young and his fellow Latter-day Saints emerged from the mouth of Emigration Canyon, pulling handcarts and driving wagons. 165 years later, colorful floats, horse-drawn carriages and pioneer wear harken back to that momentous trek. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:43:16 +0000 Whittney Evans 32915 at http://kuer.org Hundreds Turn Out to Celebrate Pioneer Heritage PHOTOS: Foundation Laid for KUHU's New Transmitter in Southeast Utah http://kuer.org/post/photos-foundation-laid-kuhus-new-transmitter-southeast-utah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Crews poured the concrete foundation for the new </span>KUHU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> transmitter tower at </span>Abajo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peak near Monticello on July 15. The new tower will be bigger, better, and stronger than the tower we previously used in the area which will ultimately lead to much better long-term reliability of our signal in Southeast Utah.</span></p><p>Check out a few of the images and gifs&nbsp;that show how we're able to broadcast our signal to almost all parts of the state.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:27:41 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32691 at http://kuer.org PHOTOS: Foundation Laid for KUHU's New Transmitter in Southeast Utah Utah House Democrats Unsure of Role in Special Investigative Committee http://kuer.org/post/utah-house-democrats-unsure-role-special-investigative-committee <p>House Speaker Becky Lockhart says she will announce on Wednesday the names of the people she’s appointed to the <a href="http://www.kuer.org/post/utah-house-approves-creation-committee-investigate-john-swallow" target="_blank">special investigative committee</a> of Utah Attorney General John Swallow. In the meantime, Utah House Democrats are left waiting anxiously to see what kind of role, if any, they’ll play in the investigation.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:36:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32459 at http://kuer.org Utah House Democrats Unsure of Role in Special Investigative Committee BYU Poll Shows 72% of Utah Voters Want Swallow Impeached http://kuer.org/post/byu-poll-shows-72-utah-voters-want-swallow-impeached <p>A <a href="http://utahdatapoints.com/2013/06/a-clear-majority-of-utah-voters-want-legislature-to-impeach-swallow/" target="_blank">new poll</a> released by the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University shows that the majority of Utah voters think that Attorney General John Swallow should resign.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:59:43 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31078 at http://kuer.org BYU Poll Shows 72% of Utah Voters Want Swallow Impeached Wildfires Continue to Burn in Eastern Utah http://kuer.org/post/wildfires-continue-burn-eastern-utah <p>Firefighters are still trying to contain three fires started in south eastern Utah last week.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Rock Creek Fire near Price, the Lackey Fan Fire near La Sal and the Dark Canyon Fire west of Monticello all began when a storm rolled through southeast Utah late last week.The Lackey Fan Fire is the biggest of the three having already burned about 900 acres with a crew of over 300 firefighters battling the blaze. The fire is currently burning in the opposite direction of La Sal and crews aren’t planning evacuations at this time. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:52:02 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31072 at http://kuer.org Wildfires Continue to Burn in Eastern Utah Utah Charter School Nurtures Entrepreneurial Spirit http://kuer.org/post/utah-charter-school-nurtures-entrepreneurial-spirit A new charter school in Utah wants to equip students in kindergarten through ninth grade with a solid foundation in business.<p>Students' daily lessons are peppered with concepts like sales and marketing, finance and entrepreneurship, says first-grade teacher Tammy Hill. "And that plays into leadership and improved math skills. And finance plays into every part of their lives."<p>About 580 students attend Highmark Charter School in a suburb just north of Salt Lake City. They earn play money by turning in homework on time and performing chores. Wed, 15 May 2013 07:35:00 +0000 Whittney Evans 29297 at http://kuer.org Utah Charter School Nurtures Entrepreneurial Spirit U.S. Attorney Sues Utah Over Restrictive Law Enforcement Bill http://kuer.org/post/us-attorney-sues-utah-over-restrictive-law-enforcement-bill <p>The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah filed a complaint against the state today and obtained a temporary restraining order to stop a law from going into effect tomorrow. They say the new law violates a clause in the U.S. Constitution.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 23:32:12 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29225 at http://kuer.org U.S. Attorney Sues Utah Over Restrictive Law Enforcement Bill Lt. Governor to Seek Special Counsel in Swallow Investigation http://kuer.org/post/lt-governor-seek-special-counsel-swallow-investigation <p>Utah Lt. Governor Greg Bell will seek special counsel to investigate three of the 12 allegations brought against Attorney General John Swallow that he violated election law.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 22:24:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29113 at http://kuer.org Lt. Governor to Seek Special Counsel in Swallow Investigation Utah Launches New Tourism Campaign http://kuer.org/post/utah-launches-new-tourism-campaign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utah Office of Tourism launched a brand new regional ad campaign today to help promote the state’s five national parks.</span></p><p>The $3.1 million dollar campaign will include TV commercials in major western markets like Los Angeles, Denver, and San Francisco as well outdoor and digital advertisements. Governor Gary Herbert was on hand for the launch. He says tourism has and will continue to help Utah’s economy.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:04:23 +0000 Brian Grimmett 26979 at http://kuer.org Utah Launches New Tourism Campaign