Salt Lake City, UT – The fallout from the shooting at the Trolley Square shopping center continued yesterday. On Monday night, the mall was the site of apparently random killings by an 18-year-old man. Six people died, including the gunman, who ended his shooting spree only when police killed him. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – Everyday on RadioWest we try to find some concrete way of talking about an issue or an event that seems to mean something. But sometimes, you just can't get past the gut reaction part. Take Monday's tragic shooting at Trolley Square. What was the meaning in that? What was the issue you would work into questions or answers? Today we're putting the story into perspective: how are people reacting now that they have had time to think?
The University of Utah's Melanie Thon shared this quote from Johann Wolfgang Goethe:
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday's legislative action included two critical women's health issues: abortion and cervical cancer prevention. The House decided not to go ahead with a bill that might have resulted in a multi-million dollar legal battle. A watered-down bill to provide an education program on cancer prevention moved ahead in committee. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah senators took up a controversial gun bill that the sponsor calls a "compromise" between the University of Utah and the legislature. Gun rights activists say it still doesn't offer them enough freedom. But first, lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill have more money to dole out, based on tax revenue estimates released yesterday. Questions remain about how much of it will go to Utah's public schools to reduce class sizes and how much to a tax cut. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – There's a war going on within the US borders; the battle ground is your newspaper, your car radio, and all the places where you get your information. It's a "News War" and it's between the government and the media for control of the national agenda. Tuesday evening, Frontline begins a new four-part series that examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream media and the press' reaction. Doug talks to producers Raney Aronson and Arun Rath about what's happening to American news.
Salt Lake city – It's been a long and wild road, but major league soccer is here to stay in Utah. The plan to keep Real Salt Lake in the league's smallest market took a number of high-powered players to seal the deal yesterday afternoon. It left many on Capitol Hill elated and ecstatic, but others exhausted and frustrated. KUER's Jenny Brundin tells the story.