KUER Local News
2:04 am
Mon May 8, 2006

Utah & Drought

Washington, DC – Talk of natural disaster brings to mind floods, earthquakes and hurricanes. But another weather pattern can be just as devastating: Drought. Although Utah has had a very wet year - Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking ahead and recommending the creation of a national drought monitoring system. Congressional correspondent Benjamin Shaw reports from our Capitol Hill bureau:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:12 am
Fri May 5, 2006

5/8/06: Politics Lost

Political Journalist and TIME Magazine Senior Writer Joe Klein

Salt Lake City, UT – As divided as the American public may be on the important issues of the day, both red and blue can agree that something is wrong in Washington. Politics has become less about ideology and more about how to gain and keep power. Doug's guest is Joe Klein, author of "Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid." They'll talk about the decline of courage and leadership, and about what can be done to get us out of this mess.

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KUER Local News
11:49 pm
Thu May 4, 2006

Taxing Issues

Salt Lake City, UT – A recent annual tax conference brought state policy makers together to discuss a slew of public policy issues that demand taxpayer money. KUER's Tasha Cook has more on this story:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:12 am
Thu May 4, 2006

5/5/06: Howard Hughes and the "Mormon Will"

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1976, a handwritten will found in Salt Lake City left $150 million of Howard Hughes' fortune to a rural Nevada meat delivery driver, Melvin Dummar. Hughes' "Mormon Will" was declared a fraud by the courts, and Dummar lost everything, including his reputation. Former FBI agent Gary Magnesen has written "The Investigation," which reposes the central question: has Dummar been telling the truth all along? (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
5:43 am
Thu May 4, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Sage Grouse

Sage Grouse
Gail L. Patricelli

Salt Lake City, UT – There's a ritual that happens out in the sagebrush each spring. From March until about mid May sage grouse gather at their breeding grounds throughout Utah. Jeff Rice visited a sage grouse 'lek' just before dawn to record some of the sounds for this week's Utah Soundscapes 'audio postcard.'

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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KUER Local News
2:53 am
Thu May 4, 2006

Reality of Real Salt Lake

Salt Lake City, UT – The ball is now up in the air as to the future of a multi-million dollar plan to build a pro-soccer stadium in Sandy. KUER's Tasha Cook has more on this story:

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KUER Local News
11:37 pm
Wed May 3, 2006

Utah & Rural Development

Washington, DC – Some lawmakers on Capital Hill want to overhaul the Universal Service Fund. It's a tax paid by large phone companies to keep service in rural areas affordable for consumers. One solution is mandating other communication companies pay into the fund, but Utah Congressman Chris Cannon says taxing internet service is not the answer. From our Capitol Hill bureau, Terry Gildea reports:


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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:04 am
Wed May 3, 2006

5/4/06: Public Financing and Real Salt Lake

Salt Lake City, UT – On Wednesday, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Carroon announced his decision to deny Real Salt Lake's request for 35 million dollars in public financing to build a soccer stadium in Sandy. Franchise executives have argued that the funding is critical to the team's survival in Utah. Doug Fabrizio and guests look at the economics of public money and private sports teams, and at the value and culture a team brings to a community that can't be measured in currency.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:23 am
Tue May 2, 2006

5/3/06: Why We Curse

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KUER Local News
11:01 pm
Mon May 1, 2006

Rallies Draw Crowds on 'Day Without Immigrants'

'Day Without Immigrants' rally gather in Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT.
Pablo Celis

Salt Lake City, Ut – Monday's demonstrations in support of immigrants in Utah didn't have the massive turnout that the marches a month ago did, but there was widespread community support, particularly among Latino business owners. Supporters of stricter immigration laws also continued to make themselves heard. Pablo Celis reports.

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