Salt Lake City

Brian Grimmett

The 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games kicked off in Salt Lake City Monday.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

The estranged husband of restaurateur, real estate developer, and LGBT advocate John Williams has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson. Williams died in a house fire at his Salt Lake City home over the weekend. Friends and colleagues are still reeling from the loss of such an influential figure.

Whittney Evans

Hundreds of people filled the streets of Salt Lake City’s 9th and 9th neighborhood over the weekend to celebrate the naming of Harvey Milk Boulevard.

Brian Grimmett

As the temperatures begin to rise and people move outside, GREENbike is announcing another expansion of service in Salt Lake City.

Brian Grimmett

Pilots who use South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan will soon be without a service provider, after Leading Edge Aviation could not come to an agreement with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports on a new lease.

Salt Lake City Department of Airports

The new Salt Lake City International Airport will be adding a second concourse to the one already planned. 

Salt Lake City launched an effort Monday to protect babies from neurotoxic chemical exposures. It’s one of three cities piloting a program with the national organization Healthy Babies Bright Futures.

Brian Grimmett

Members of the Salt Lake City Council want more information before deciding to name Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski the new executive director of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake.

Four Salt Lake City firefighters say the city is at fault for a fire that broke at a Marmalade fire station last March.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s pick for director of public utilities has decided to withdraw from consideration for the vacant position.

Whittney Evans

In the last eight years, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has led the charge for a more sustainable, livable capital city. He helped pass a non-discrimination ordinance in Salt Lake City, the first of its kind in the state. And his leadership in eliminating chronic veteran homelessness and putting streetcars back in operation has garnered national attention.  KUER's Whittney Evans spoke to Becker one last time before he leaves office on January 4th. 

Becker Wraps up Climate Talks in Paris

Dec 9, 2015

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wraps up his time in Paris talking about climate change on Wednesday.

Salt Lake City announced Friday that it’s one of 84 communities filing a brief to the US Supreme Court in support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. This puts Salt Lake in direct opposition to the state of Utah, which joined Texas in the lawsuit to halt the president’s actions.

Brian Grimmett

Neither Jackie Biskupski nor Ralph Becker have declared victory or conceded defeat in the Salt Lake City Mayoral race. That means voters won’t know who the new mayor is until Salt Lake County finishes their final and official canvass on November 17th.

Nextdoor

Social media is getting civic in Salt Lake City. Nextdoor is a free private social network that gets neighbors communicating with each other about local issues. Now, Salt Lake City is partnering with the company to join the conversation.

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Salt Lake City Police Department a grant worth more than $1.8 million. The grant will allow the department to hire 15 new officers.

Salt Lake City International Airport and HOK

Salt Lake City Airport officials have released the first renderings of the redesigned airport, giving the public its first taste of what’s to come.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a passionate speech outside of the Salt Lake City County building.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed the resolution calling for the state prison to be moved from its current location in Draper to a new site on the west side of Salt Lake City.

Brian Grimmett

In a special session, the Utah legislature has approved a proposal to move the state prison from Draper to a new site in west Salt Lake City.

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There will be no bond measure to expand outdoor recreation in Salt Lake City. The city council failed to garner enough votes at last night’s meeting to put the measure on the November election ballot.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

After years of debate, Utah officials recommended Tuesday that a new state prison should be built near the airport in Salt Lake City.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City is now one of 50 cities that will participate in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.

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The future of downtown Salt Lake City is looking bright, according to the Downtown Alliance’s annual economic report.

Brian Grimmett

Candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor squared off Wednesday night on issues of homelessness, crime and the resignation of former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker are pushing a proposal to combine county and city prosecution services.

Google Fiber

Google Fiber is one step closer to entering homes in Salt Lake City. Residents will soon see Google workers digging holes and stringing wires as they begin the construction phase of their rollout of fiber internet service.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker officially filed for re-election today.  Candidates running in municipal races have one week to file.

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Local businesses and residents are pushing back on a new development in the 9th and 9th neighborhood they say will make parking increasingly difficult.

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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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