Whittney Evans

Reporter

Whittney Evans grew up southern Ohio and has worked in public radio since 2005. She has a communications degree from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, where she learned the ropes of reporting, producing and hosting. Whittney moved to Utah in 2009 where she became a reporter, producer and morning host at KCPW. Her reporting ranges from the hyper-local issues affecting Salt Lake City residents, to state-wide issues of national interest. Outside of work, she enjoys playing the guitar and getting to know the breathtaking landscape of the Mountain West. 

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Work has begun on a new water treatment plant in Moab, Utah. Construction began on Tuesday.

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University of Utah students got a chance to sit down with advocates and elected officials Tuesday to learn more about Salt Lake City’s ongoing homeless problem and how they can get involved. The meeting was one of Bennion Community Service Center’s Issues and Action forums that help students get involved in local issues.

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The Draper City Council is poised to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the sale of land for a new housing development. Residents are threatening to move forward with a referendum to stop the project.

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Utah State Trooper Eric Ellsworth was remembered Wednesday during a public funeral at Weber State University. The 31-year-old was struck by a vehicle last Tuesday that left him in critical condition for four days before he died.

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Salt Lake City Police have already identified much of the crime element in the homeless population downtown, directing people to treatment or jail through Project Diversion. Now dozens of Salt Lake County employees and volunteers are getting to know those who remain.

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What do you do with a municipal cemetery that’s running out of space for burial plots? That’s the question Salt Lake City officials are asking residents.

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The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday approved funding to open St. Vincent de Paul for emergency winter homeless shelter. The dining hall there each year converts into a space that houses 150 people through the winter months.

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The Salt Lake City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency is set to approve $21 million for homeless projects and affordable housing, but advocates are asking if the mayor is on board.

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People throughout Salt Lake City are rallying to protest the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.

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Governor Gary Herbert defeated his Democratic challenger Mike Weinholtz with more than seventy percent of the vote to win re-election.

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Three authorities on national security were in Salt Lake City Monday to make an 11 th -hour plea to voters to support Democrat Hillary Clinton leading up to Tuesday’s general election.

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The state of Utah has purchased 323 acres of land near the Salt Lake International Airport where the new state prison will be located. The purchase price was much lower than anticipated.

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The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend a 12-month moratorium on impact fees, which was set to expire Wednesday.

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The Salt Lake County Council will set aside $250,000 to help preserve five acres of scenic, wildlife habitat in Emigration Canyon.

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Protesters gathered in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday morning to demonstrate solidarity with activists in North Dakota who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Several of the protestors were arrested for trespassing.

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Utah Republicans are typically in lock-step with Republican presidential nominees -think Mitt Romney in 2012. But this year Donald Trump has divided Republicans in the state.

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Brigham Young University will no longer investigate alleged victims of sexual assault for violating the schools strict code of conduct. The school announced Wednesday, it’s changing its policies.

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As Utah voters cast their ballots for Governor this year, one issue in particular will be on their minds regardless of their party affiliation and that is education. Incumbent Gary Herbert is proud of how much new money he’s put into the state’s education system. But large class sizes and low teacher salaries persist in Utah. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Weinholtz says he can change that.

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LGBT rights groups are suing the Utah School Board over the state’s so-called “No Promo Homo” law. It restricts teachers and students from talking about gay and transgender issues in school.

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The Salt Lake City Council acting as the Redevelopment Agency voted Tuesday to set aside as much as $21 million for affordable housing in the city. They also found money to purchase sites for the new homeless shelters.

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Democrat Mike Weinholtz says if he is elected Governor this November, he will work to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The announcement came Tuesday after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges.

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Members of the Salt Lake City Council will spend the next year considering a potential public accommodations ordinance. The move comes as the city is recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as an increasingly gay-friendly place.

Members of the group Mormons for Trump are concerned about a trend among LDS church faithful to support third-party candidates like Evan McMullin. They say the push to “vote your conscience” is unwittingly helping to put Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House.

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In her new memoir "Never Let Me Go", Utah attorney Nicole Lowe tells a story of the unlikely path that lead her to where she is today.

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The Provo City Council voted to add a $3 per kilowatt fee to solar customers' monthly bill. Mayor John Curtis is still waiting for the legislation to cross his desk, but he plans to veto it.

Salt Lake County officials are worried that County Recorder Gary Ott may no longer be able to do his job because of health issues. But the County Council is struggling to find a mechanism that would allow them to remove him from office.

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A new report from the libertarian think tank Cato Institute gave Utah Governor Gary Herbert a “D” grade for fiscal responsibility. But Herbert’s campaign manager says a closer look at how the organization came to that conclusion tells a different story.

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Local law enforcement executed a second round of targeted arrests in Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande neighborhood today. As with the previous roundup, many of those taken into custody got to choose between jail or treatment.

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Videos showing leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discussing current events in private meetings surfaced online over the weekend. The videos were likely leaked by a current or former employee of the LDS church.

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After hours of negotiations Friday morning, Salt Lake City, County and State officials came to an agreement on the size of the city’s new homeless shelters.

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