Salt Lake City

2013 is the year of the bike for Salt Lake City. That's one commitment Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker outlined in his annual state of the city address last night. 

Brian Grimmett

Members of the Salt Lake City council and newly elected Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined volunteers to give a helping hand at the Utah Food Bank today. The event was part of a day of service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“It’s kind of hard but it’s fun. We’ve been kicking the boxes around pretending that we’re playing soccer and everyone’s in a good mood because we’re all hyped up on coffee and donuts,” says Laurel Conde.

Salt Lake City Council Chair Looks Back on 2012

Jan 2, 2013

In 2012, Salt Lake City moved forward with a new Broadway style theater, outlined a plan to guide the historic preservation process and revamped downtown parking to name a few highlights. Outgoing Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonson says it’s been a year of “progress.”

Simonson says he thinks the most notable initiative was the adoption of a historic preservation plan, which includes more incentives for preservation, rather than strict regulations.

Salt Lake City Public Safety Building Nears Completion

Dec 10, 2012

Salt Lake City’s new public safety building is expected to produce as much energy as it uses and bring the city’s Police, Fire, and Emergency Operations Departments closer together.  Media donned hard hats and bright orange vests last week to tour the the building, which  is slated for completion this June.

Salt Lake City Considers Funding for Incubator Kitchen

Dec 4, 2012

It’s been branded as a way to help refugees in Salt Lake City establish a foundation for a restaurant business and inspire diverse fare, but it’s also a way to boost the local economy. The Salt Lake City council tonight will consider providing some start-up funds for the construction of what’s known as an “incubator kitchen” downtown at The Leonardo.  

Brian Grimmett

With 67 votes in the second round of voting, Utah’s Democratic Party Chairman, Jim Dabakis, narrowly beat outgoing Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon in the special election for Utah’s 2nd Senate district. Dabakis will replace Senator Ben McAdams who is leaving with two years left in his term after winning the election for Salt Lake County Mayor.

Andrea Smardon

City Creek Center is hosting its first ever Black Friday.  No one is quite sure how much money the Salt Lake City shopping center will bring in this holiday, but expectations are high.

Linda Wardell is General Manager of City Creek Center.  When asked about expectations for the holidays, she laughed. 

“It’s a great question,” said Wardell, “We still have a lot of first-time visitors to City Creek Center.  That does make it unique for us, and a bit daunting for us when we start thinking about our first time holiday season.”

Food Insecurity Rises in Salt Lake City

Nov 15, 2012

Salt Lake City food banks are seeing a dramatic increase in need and more food is going to waste according to the results of a community food assessment city officials released today. The study, which began in 2011 evaluated the local food system from production to table to waste to identify barriers that keep residents from accessing healthy food and ways to prevent waste. 

Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson is once again attacking opponent Mia Love’s proposed budget cuts and this time it’s over special education grants.

Salt Lake area Hispanic organizations want to make sure that Latino voters have a voice in this year’s election and a couple of taxi companies are helping to turn that desire into reality.

Salt Lake City residents will now find it easier to recycle their glass waste thanks to a new curbside glass recycling program that begins next month.

The program will at first only serve residents who live between State Street and 2100 east. Bins will be delivered in the next couple of weeks before the first scheduled collection on November 1. Next spring, it will expand to anyone who lives in Salt Lake City.

Business, education, and community leaders discussed the future of digital learning, Tuesday, at Salt Lake City school district’s new Innovations High School.

Brian Grimmett

The City of South Salt Lake will be able to preserve the former Granite High School campus. A new public-private partnership will turn the building into a film and television production studio.

State Street Renovation Nears Completion

Sep 27, 2012

Officials from the Utah Department of Transportation and two Utah cities gathered to mark progress on a renovation of State Street in South Salt Lake County.

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.

KUER News Pod: Wednesday September 5, 2012

Sep 5, 2012

A last minute invitation allows Democratic Senate Candidate Scott Howell to become Utah’s only congressional candidate at the Democratic National Convention, celebrated attorney and advocate Brian Barnard dies, and Salt Lake’s Downtown Alliance reassures the public that the Gateway Shopping Center is going to survive.

Ray Howze

Salt Lake City neighborhoods will have the opportunity this fall to participate in a curbside glass recycling pilot program. The city hopes to eventually expand the program city-wide.

Anti-Corporate Personhood Initiative Stalled

Jun 7, 2012

An effort to ban corporate personhood in America through a local Salt Lake ballot initiative has been stopped, but city officials who support the measure say it’s not over yet.

In today's episode the Salt Lake City Council is looking at eliminating free on-street parking after 6 PM, the Intermountain Medical Center is opening a women's health clinic, and book store owner Betsy Burton gives her take on Mark Haddon's new no

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