KUER News Pod

KUER's News Pod is an online round-up and podcast of KUER's local newscasts. If you missed a story, or only caught half of it on the radio, you can find it here.

Federal workers protest the government shutdown outside the Ogden federal building, Governor Herbert calls President Obama a poor leader, and the Utah Department of Workforce Services releases a new report on intergenerational poverty.

Utahns deal with the effects of the federal government shutdown, a couple of state legislators propose raising the legal smoking age to 21, and Mitt Romney speaks at the University of Utah.

The Utah Board of Education releases their other comprehensive grading results, Stericycle denies it violated emission limits, and Utah’s five national parks are closed for business.

Lt. Governor Greg Bell resigns, UTOPIA cuts their prices on 1 gigabit internet, and the Capitol Theater moves forward with extensive renovations.

State health care leaders explore the viability of charity care, some Salt Lake City residents are concerned that city is wasting money on a public opinion ballot, and environmental activists plan to protest oil leases in the San Rafael Swell.

The U.S. Department of Justice closes their investigation into Utah Attorney General John Swallow, Utah’s Congressional delegation tries to figure out what to do about immigration reform, and the West Valley City Police Department fires one of the detectives involved in the shooting death of Danielle Willard.

A controversial medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake could be considering a move, the Utah State Air Quality Board finally has a plan to meet federal air quality regulations, and the House committee investigating Attorney General John Swallow asks for the public’s help.

Draper police arrest one of the victims of the shooting incident that also resulted in the death pf officer Derek Johnson, the state agency that manages school trust lands says they will move ahead with leasing land in the Book Cliffs, and the city of Alpine cleans up after heavy rains cause severe flooding.

Candidates vie to fill the open Salt Lake City Council seat left by Carlton Christensen’s retirement, a state legislator proposes to eliminate the Utah personal tax exemption in an effort to raise money for schools, and members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox parish pass a resolution that could result in the return of regular church services.

The owner of the horse that collapsed in downtown Salt Lake City gives a picture of different healthy horse to the media, several Mormon authors back a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher, and members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox parish meet to resolve a dispute over their priests’ salaries.

The state releases new information about the federally run online health insurance marketplace, Governor Herbert says he’s in no rush to make a decision on Medicaid expansion, and overnight storms cause flooding in Alpine.

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean comes to Utah to motivate Democrats, the new Draper TRAX line opens, and wildfires continue to burn throughout the state.

Environmental Activist Erin Brokovich turns her sights towards a North Salt Lake medical waste incinerator, the city of Moab lobbies to bring in SkyWest Airlines, and members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox community plan a meeting to address problems that have motivated a suspension of church services.

The State responds to a challenge of Utah’s Amendment 3, the Salt Lake County Republican Party gets involved in an anti-Sim Gill Rally, and a group of economists looks at how much it will cost the state to take over federal public lands.

Ogden School District tries to calm concerns about how they’re managing the district, robotic legs have arrived in Utah that could help paralyzed patients walk, and we share the results of the statewide primary elections.

KUER’s Whittney Evans talks to several outgoing Salt Lake City Council members about where they see the city going, Dan Bammes explores the unusually heated municipal races in the town of Mt. Pleasant, and Governor Herbert calls on the Utah National Guard to help fight several wildfires in the state.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney rules the police shooting of Danielle Willard was not justified, The University of Utah partners with TruClinic to bring online healthcare to patients, and Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox churches suspend religious services.

Frustration rises for neighbors of a medical waste incinerator in North Salt Lake, Jordan School district asks for a $495 million dollar bond, and the Utah Public Service Commission is trying to find ways to improve air quality.

A controversial development near Big Cottonwood Canyon gets shot down by the Salt Lake County Council, the House Special Investigative Committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow holds their first meeting, and Salt Lake County comes to an agreement with Valley Mental Health.

A new Medicaid expansion study says the state budget is only a small part of the decision, the recently crowned Miss Riverton is arrested for throwing chemical bombs, and a juvenile court will decide if a 17-year-old boy accused of punching and killing a soccer ref will stand trial as an adult.

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson reintroduces a bill to protect wilderness areas along the Wasatch Front, Utah home prices are on the rise, and House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart names a new chair of the special investigative committee of John Swallow.

Utahns celebrate Pioneer Day, West Valley City Police sign a pact with Latino community groups, and UTA says they aren’t seeking a tax increase.

The Lt. Governor’s office names special counsel in their investigation of John Swallow, several environmental groups are trying to stop the expansion of the Holly oil and gas refinery, and extreme temperatures are leading to deaths at the Wave in Southern Utah.

Salt Lake City opens a new health clinic for city employees, KUER’s Dan Bammes remembers old-time gardner Will Pitkin, and more wild horses will remain on Utah rangelands due to federal budget cuts.

Governor Gary Herbert signs the special session bills into law, former Governor Mike Leavitt says he doesn’t want to see the Affordable Care Act Fail, and Utah’s unemployment rate goes up.

The House investigation into Attorney General John Swallow hits its first road bump, Matheson joins the “No Labels” movement, and for only a few million dollars you could own the iconic Lehi Roller Mills.

House Speaker Becky Lockhart names five republicans and four democrats to special investigative committee of Utah AG John Swallow, retail sales in Salt Lake City are up, but not at the Gateway, and the Utah Museum of Natural History announces the discovery of a new kind of dinosaur.

House Democrats wait to see what role they’ll play in the investigation of John Swallow, interest in SkiLink appears to be fading, and community groups in Rose Park try to raise awareness about mental health problems.

Utahn’s mourn the loss of former Attorney General Vern Romney, an Estonian company is trying to get approval to begin shale mining in eastern Utah, and a University of Utah student is gored while running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Salt Lake City opens a new Military Entrance Processing Station, the state considers starting a veteran’s court, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awards Utah a $1.3 million dollar grant.