KUER Local News
12:10 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Legislature Addresses Peyote Use, Human Services Spending, Kindergarten

Salt Lake City, UT – A Senate Committee wrote the latest chapter in the ongoing battle to define who's legally allowed to use and possess peyote in Utah. A joint appropriations subcommittee decided that making up cuts in federal spending was its top priority for spending the new money available in this year's state budget for social services. And a bill to expand all-day kindergarten programs advanced on a razor-thin committee vote. KUER's Dan Bammes and Laura Weiss report.

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KUER Local News
9:36 am
Fri February 3, 2006

Tuition Break for Undocumented Immigrants Challenged

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday advanced a measure eliminating lawmakers access to life-time health benefits once they retire. A committee also voted to repeal a 3-year-old law giving undocumented students in-state tuition. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:36 am
Fri February 3, 2006

Monday, February 6: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Washington, DC – On Monday, KUER will broadcast NPR coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee's "Wartime Executive Power and the NSA's Surveillance Authority." Please join us again for RadioWest on Tuesday, February 7.

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:44 am
Fri February 3, 2006

Tuesday, February 7: Bishop George Niederauer

The Most Reverend George H. Niederauer

Salt Lake City, UT – Bishop George Niederauer has served the Diocese of Salt Lake City for nearly 11 years. On February 15, though, he will be installed as Archbishop of San Francisco. As Bishop Niederauer prepares for his move, he joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his faith, about the role of religion in community, and about Utah, a place he calls home.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:17 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Thursday, February 2: The Nature of Compassion

Author Marc Ian Barasch

Salt Lake City, UT – In Field Notes on the Compassionate Life, author Marc Ian Barasch explores the nature of compassion, what he calls "the x-factor that every faith exalts as a supreme virtue." RadioWest talks to Barasch about the fieldwork that took him to kitchen tables, maximum security prisons, political organizations and medical conferences. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
6:27 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Utah Legislature: Water Projects and Help for the Disadvantaged

Salt Lake City, Ut – Among the numerous bills that passed through the Utah Legislature Wednesday was legislation aimed at helping Utahns in need--of water, workforce assistance, and medical funding for the future. KUER's Tasha Cook reports on these highlights.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:59 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Friday, February 3: Non-resident Tuition Exemptions

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KUER Local News
11:45 pm
Tue January 31, 2006

Bear River Water Project Moves Ahead at Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill yesterday that sets in motion a $680 million dollar project to divert water from the Bear River to satisfy the state's growing demand for water. And the first of a number of bills challenging the Governor's authority advanced in the Utah Senate yesterday. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:13 am
Tue January 31, 2006

Wednesday, February 1: Christianity and War

Salt Lake City, UT – The Salt Lake Tribune published poll results on Sunday that showed 73% of LDS respondents support President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq. Only 30% of non-LDS indicated the same support. Wednesday on RadioWest, we'll explore that divide and look at how Christian theology reconciles the questions of war and peace.

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KUER Local News
10:28 pm
Mon January 30, 2006

Cannon Calls for New Republican Leadership in the House

Rep. Chris Cannon

Washington, DC – Republican members of the House of Representatives vote this week on a new majority leader. The former leader - Texas Congressman Tom DeLay - recently announced he wouldn't return to the post. G-O-P rules required DeLay to step aside after he was indicted on federal fraud charges. And now Utah Republican 3rd District Representative Chris Cannon is calling for his colleagues to vote for all his party's leadership positions except Speaker of the House. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

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