Whittney Evans

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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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The annual Living Traditions Festival is celebrating 30 years of arts and culture in Salt Lake City this weekend.

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Utah House Minority Leader Brian King says the Democratic caucus and leadership aren’t choosing sides in the dispute between Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and his former campaign manager Justin Miller. Miller represents District 40 in the Utah House.

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Utah State Representative Justin Miller is being accused of embezzling money from Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams campaign fund. The freshman democrat denies the accusation, calling it political retaliation for whistleblowing.

Salt Lake City is hosting the first stateside gathering of World Congress of Families. The organization says it advocates for the traditional family structure. Others say it promotes exclusion.

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Utah’s first hospice care facility for the homeless opened its doors on Monday. The INN Between is expected to provide end-of-life-care for up to 20 individuals suffering from terminal illnesses.

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A new report from Utah Foundation says the state needs a long-range education plan to prepare for population growth.

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Deer Valley Resort will take over operations at Solitude Mountain Resort starting today. The Park City company finalized the purchase yesterday.

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The public got a glimpse Wednesday night of the work Salt Lake City’s Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission has done so far.

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Supporters say a $75 million property tax increase will benefit Utah’s public education system and it will likely go further to increase funding in the future.

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Officials say chronic homelessness is down 91 percent in Utah since the state implemented a "housing first" model a decade ago.

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Several dry winters have prompted two local governments to offer tools to help Utahns save water.

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A new report from the office of the Utah State Auditor shows the state could improve on college graduation rates.

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Salt Lake City officials announced Tuesday the artist lineup for the 2015 Twilight Concert Series.

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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, arguing that if the high court recognizes same sex marriage as a right it would undermine religious liberty.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert ceremoniously signed the state’s sweeping criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday.

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A Salt Lake City School Board Member says he’s been dressing as the cartoon mascot Frito Bandito during school board meetings to make a point about the unfair treatment of minority students in the district.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker railed Tuesday morning against what he thought was a proposal to expand a halfway house on the city’s west side. But the company that owns the facility says it only wants to renew an existing contract.

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Former Republican State Representative Carl Wimmer says tension often exists between Utah lawmakers’ political ideologies and their affiliation in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Many Utahns might be wondering what the latest round of statewide tax increases will mean for their wallets. The Utah Foundation says not all that much.

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Salt Lake City officials have a grand vision for a new neighborhood downtown. It’s part of Mayor Ralph Becker’s plan for a more sustainable city.

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Wednesday marks the launch of an annual campaign in Utah to change the way people respond to reports of rape and sexual assault. It calls on law enforcement, family and friends to “Start by Believing”. 

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Utah lawmakers and educators have set out on a path to improve education for Native American Students across the state. Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law Monday that brings state and tribal leaders together to hash out a plan over the next year. 

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The Granite School board voted last week to formalize the termination of a 8th grade English teacher who refused to grade part of a standardized test.

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Salt Lake City’s new Broadway-style theater is still under construction but officials announced today they’ve already booked a show.

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Taxicab companies in Salt Lake City have quietly operated mostly unregulated since November. That’s led to reports of price gouging.

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It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month and Salt Lake County is putting a spotlight on concussions and how to prevent them.

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Democratic State Senator Jim Dabakis will likely challenge Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker for his seat in November.

Should Dabakis file for candidacy, he would be joining two other Democrats in challenging the two-term mayor: District 4 Councilman Luke Garrott and former state representative Jacki Biskupski.

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The Utah State Board of Education on Thursday will consider asking the governor to veto a bill that aims to streamline the state’s education code.

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The attorney for Shaun Cowley filed a lawsuit Monday in 3rd District Court against West Valley City. The former West Valley detective wants to recoup legal fees he accrued while fighting a manslaughter charge for 2012 shooting death of Danielle Willard.

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Salt Lake City mayoral Candidate Jackie Biskupski  is criticizing her opponent, Mayor Ralph Becker for what she says is an absence of leadership opposing the state prison relocation to Salt Lake City.

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