It’s been 20 years since Merrill Nelson served one term in the Utah House of Representatives, but this year’s legislative redistricting has given him the opportunity to seek another. He’s a Republican who lives in Grantsville, and the new boundaries of District 68 divide Tooele County and extend all the way to Milford in Beaver County. Most of Juab County, including Eureka, is also now in District 68, and that’s where the Democratic candidate, Tom Nedreberg, comes from.
Utah’s 8th Senate district candidates vie for votes in one of the states few contested races, Candidates in Utah’s 2nd Congressional district try to get noticed, and the Millcreek incorporation debate gets even hotter.
Within the boundaries of Utah’s 8th Senate district are the cities of Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, most of Murray, and a sliver of Holladay. Unlike most districts in the state the demographics of the 8th district essentially make it a toss-up between Republicans and Democrats and both candidates feel they have a shot at victory.
Two Democratic State Lawmakers joined progressive watchdog group Alliance For a Better Utah this morning to condemn what they call a barrage of negative campaign ads leading up to this year’s election.
Senator Patricia Jones says voters should not ignore the onslaught of negative political mailers and television ads being employed during this election season.
“If we feel offended or if we have questions about something that’s been said in the campaign, we owe it to ourselves and to our democratic society to call them on it and that’s what we’re doing today," Jones said.
Salt Lake area Hispanic organizations are making it easier for Latinos to vote, Westminster College launches a new center for the arts, and an 11-year-old-boy proposes “In God We Trust” licence plates.
Some residents in Millcreek township say they lack a voice in many policy decisions and pay Salt Lake County too much for police and fire services. But others say the county is doing a good job of keeping taxes low and providing adequate representation. In the last two decades residents of Cottonwood Heights and Holladay decided to incororate. Now voters in Millcreek will decide if their community should do the same.
Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Ben McAdams lays out his economic development plan, the Utah legislature is looking at making changes to the building code, and Rocky Mountain Power is shutting down the Carbon power plant.
We reach number two on the list of Utah voters’ priorities, State School Superintendent Larry Shumway gives his last speech, and the legal battle over Utah’s immigration enforcement law could soon come to an end.
Republican candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District Chris Stewart was endorsed Friday by the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Stewart staged his press conference at Utah Metal Works – a small business that repurposes scrap materials. Behind him, a mini excavator fed a pile of insulated wires into a machine that chops them into small pieces, so the valuable copper can be separated. Stewart told KUER that as a small business owner, he understands what businesses like Utah Metal Works need to thrive.
Our coverage of the Utah Priorities Project moves forward with a look at the Environment, Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Ben McAdams introduces an education plan, and Utah is seeing the largest number of whooping cough cases in more than 60 years.
Our series on the Utah Priorities Project continues with a look at partisan politics, Salt Lake County Mayoral candidates Ben McAdams and Mark Crockett debate arts and parks, and Cache County looks at eliminating emissions testing.
The Utah Priorities Project takes a look at poverty, Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Mark Crockett violates campaign finance rules, and Mia Love takes the lead in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race.
The non-partisan Utah Foundation surveys voters every election cycle to find out what issues concern them most. It's called the Utah Priorities Project, and KUER is presenting a series of programs examining these issues with the help of Foundation researchers.
Talk to the candidates and they'll have a list of issues that they say their constituents respond to. But Utah Foundation President Steve Kroes says the Utah Priorities Project lets voters set their own agenda.
Fourth congressional candidates Mia Love and Jim Matheson square off in the first of three debates, Salt Lake County Mayor Candidate Mark Crockett announces his own plan to make the county more efficient, and the Utah Transit Authority decides to keep the Free Fare Zones.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Scott Howell vowed his support for the American military Wednesday saying the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan is long overdue.
Howell pointed to the cost of the war in Afghanistan, both in American lives and in money, as he vowed to make sure all troops are withdrawn from the country as soon as possible. Howell even criticized President Barack Obama’s lack of action.
Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson attacks Republican congressional candidate Mia Love’s fiscal record, the Utah Department of Workforce Services expands unemployment benefits, and acclaimed poet Mayda Del Valle visits Salt Lake Community College.
Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson criticized fiscal decisions made by his opponent, Republican fourth congressional candidate Mia Love, Monday, as Mayor of Saratoga Springs.
During a press conference at his campaign headquarters in West Jordan, Matheson criticized Mia Love’s record of increasing taxes while Mayor of Saratoga Springs. He says it shows that her actions don’t match her campaign rhetoric of lowering taxes.
Salt Lake County mayoral candidate Ben McAdams lays out his plans to fix the county’s inefficiencies, an interim committee at the legislature looks at banning smoking in cars with children, and I-15 gets a little faster.
Salt Lake City Council votes on the neighborhood pub ordinance, Idaho wildfires are causing bad air conditions in northern Utah, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raises money in Salt Lake.
Governor Gary Herbert reconsiders his latest appointment to the Radiation Control Board, Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell releases his jobs plan, and the ACLU files a complaint against Brigham City.
As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Charlotte, North Carolina, organizers didn’t expect any congressional candidates from Utah to come. But, Senate candidate Scott Howell is participating after a last minute invitation.
Howell wasn’t planning on attending the convention because of campaign issues back home. But when he was asked last weekend to be a panelist at the DNC’s Faith Council meeting, he felt compelled to attend.
New data from the Utah Department of Health shows the number of uninsured people is on the rise, the Jordan School District implements a new policy for selecting school plays, and Dan Bammes speaks to biologist Alison Jones about Utah’s plan to protect the state’s sage grouse population.
Jay Seegmiller, Utah’s Democratic Candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, outlined his plan for job creation and economic growth.
Seegmiller held a press conference where he broke down what he believes would be a solution for the nation’s economy. He says his 3-2-1 could create up to 3 million new jobs, add 2 trillion dollars in private investment capital and give tax incentives for companies that set up domestically. Seegmiller says his Republican opponent Chris Stewart has a plan that could further damage the economy.
Republican Congressional candidate Mia Love speaks at the Republican National Convention, her opponent Congressman Jim Matheson makes a speech of his own in Salt Lake, and Immigrant advocacy groups are holding deferred action status workshops around the state.