KUER Local News
4:34 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Candidates 2008: Mark Shurtleff

Photo courtesy of http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov

Salt Lake City, UT – A former Salt Lake County Commissioner, Utah Attorney General Shurtleff graduated from the University of Utah College of Law and was elected as Attorney General in 2000. He's made headlines for prosecuting polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, cracking down on meth labs and initiating the AMBER Alert missing child system. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce asked Shurtleff why he's seeking a third term.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:05 am
Wed September 10, 2008

9/11/08: Filmmaker Charles Oliver and "Take"

Jeremy Renner in Take
Read more
KUER Local News
3:20 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Court Says No to Coal Plant Initiative

Richfield, UT – The battle over a coal-fired power plant planned for Sevier County has been described in terms of air quality, water rights and toxic waste. But yesterday, in a courtroom in Richfield, it came down to the question of who has the right to change local zoning laws. KUER's Dan Bammes says a court ruling upheld new limits on lawmaking by initiative in Utah.

Read more
KUER Local News
4:35 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Candidates 2008: Jean Welch Hill

Photo courtesy of www.jeanwelchhill.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Jean Welch Hill is a 38-year-old Democrat challenging two-term incumbent Mark Shurtleff for the office of Utah Attorney General. Hill grew up in Salt Lake City, her father Dominic Welch was the publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune for 37 years until his retirement. Hill graduated from the University of Utah law school in 1995 and nine years ago, she was hired as a prosecutor and counsel to the State Board of Education.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:04 am
Tue September 9, 2008

9/10/08: History Detective Gwendolyn Wright

Gwendolyn Wright

Salt Lake City, UT – Gwendolyn Wright says that history isn't about answers; it's about investigation and evidence and personal stories. Wright is one of the hosts of the public television series "History Detectives," and the author of a new book on American architecture. She'll be in Salt Lake this weekend for the Utah State History Conference - and today she joins Doug to talk about history, architecture and what objects can tell us about the world we share.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:10 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Sigurd Neighbors Weigh Power Plant

Sigurd, UT –

Sigurd, Utah, a town of about 480 residents on the way to Capitol Reef National Park, is about to close a chapter on a seven-and-a-half year long debate.

Should Sevier Power be allowed to build a coal-fired power plant three-quarters of a mile from 183 homes? Tomorrow, a district court judge in Richfield will hear arguments on whether a proposal to allow a vote on the issue will be placed on the November ballot.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:31 pm
Sun September 7, 2008

9/9/08: Media Ethics and the Campaign Trail

Sarah Palin

Salt Lake City, UT – Sarah Palin's candidacy for Republican vice president has again raised questions of the media's role and behavior this election season. Should a candidate's personal life be off-limits or do reporters have an obligation to introduce politicians to the voting public? How does praise or criticism of the media become part of a campaign strategy? Doug is joined by Brooke Gladstone of On the Media, NPR's David Folkenflik and Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute's Ethics Group.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:59 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Utah RNC Delegates Want Drilling

St. Paul, MN – Utah delegates want the government to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wild Life Refuge, but Presidential candidate John McCain opposes the plan. Matt Laslo reports from St. Paul, Minnesota.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:59 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Utah Delegates Leave RNC Confident

St. Paul, MN – Utah delegates say they are headed home from the national convention feeling a bit more confident with the Republican ticket than when they left. Sara Sciammacco reports from Saint Paul.

Read more
KUER Local News
4:00 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Book Review: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Salt Lake City, UT – Betsy Burton is a world traveler in her reading -- but it's not often that all the experiences across cultures happen in the same novel. This morning she's reviewing The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbary, who comes from Morocco, writes in French and lives in Japan.


Read more

Pages