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.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah and 13 other states have been working to determine just how prevalent autism is among children, and the results show a dramatic increase in the number of cases compared to earlier studies. Psychiatrist William McMahon is director of the Utah Autism Resarch Program. He says it's becoming clear now that autism-related disorders are far more common than previously thought. He spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.
Salt Lake City, UT – At the state capitol yesterday, Utah lawmakers discussed a new income tax proposal, a proposed bomb test in Nevada and a preferred drug list for Utah's Medicaid recipients. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – If you're looking for a tangible way of understanding the consequences of a warming planet, think about a ski season that begins sometime after Christmas and lasts -- if you're lucky -- until President's Day. Doug talks to researchers about a new study that looks at the impact of global climate change on Utah's ski industry and on the identity of the West.