Technology

Business & Labor
4:04 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Report Finds Shortage of Workers with STEM Skills

A new national report shows that there is a shortage of workers with developed skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The Brookings Institution report analyzed how long job vacancies were posted last year for various occupations. The study’s author Jonathan Rothwell says STEM jobs took the longest to fill everywhere across the country, indicating difficulty finding workers with adequate skills.

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Public Safety
3:21 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

New Distracted Driving Law Makes it Illegal to Dial While Driving

Brian Grimmett

Several new laws go into effect today, including one that could change people’s driving habits. Utah Highway Patrol Superintendent Danny Fuhr explains the new cell phone law this way.

“In order for us to pull someone over we’re going to see their phone in their hand," Fuhr says. "We’re going to see their attention drawn towards that phone and some type of manipulation of that phone, meaning they’re pushing multiple characters into that phone.”

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Education
3:07 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Top Education Official in SLC Discussing Early Education and Technology

Tnvols2 via Wikimedia Commons

An official with the U.S. Department of Education is in Salt Lake City today talking about the impact technology has on young children. Dr. Libby Doggett is President Obama’s deputy assistant secretary of early education. She's at the Hilton Hotel speaking and taking questions.

Doggett’s presentation, called “High Tech Tots: Opportunities and Challenges” explores how ever-increasing screen time can both aid and impair early learning. But she’s focused on helping technology improve education for young people. 

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Support KUER
10:47 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Volunteer for KUER's Technology Fund Drive, Friday Dec 6th

Hang out with the awesome KUER staff by volunteering on December 6th!

We are holding a fast and furious one-day Technology Fund Drive on Friday, December 6th, and we need volunteers to answer phones and take pledges.  

Shifts are 2-3 hours in length and vary throughout the day. Come and get a behind-the-scenes look at KUER, enjoy some great company, and eat some delicious food. If you would like to help us out please sign up by clicking here.

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Environment & Public Lands
1:29 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Check Air Quality Levels in Your County with New Smartphone App from the Utah DAQ

Brian Grimmett

Utahns concerned about air quality can now get real-time updates right on their smartphone with a new app called “Utah Air.” The app is a joint project between the Utah Division of Air Quality and students at Weber State University.

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Science & Technology
4:21 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Aereo Brings Online Television to Utah

Utahns can now record and watch live television from their computers or mobile devices. Aereo Inc. launched its online television technology in the state this week. Utah is the fourth location the company has offered the service, after New York, Boston, and Atlanta.

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KUER Local News
2:27 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

PHOTOS: Foundation Laid for KUHU's New Transmitter in Southeast Utah

Crews pour concrete to create the "pancake" base of the tower.
Lewis Downey

Crews poured the concrete foundation for the new KUHU transmitter tower at Abajo Peak near Monticello on July 15. The new tower will be bigger, better, and stronger than the tower we previously used in the area which will ultimately lead to much better long-term reliability of our signal in Southeast Utah.

Check out a few of the images and gifs that show how we're able to broadcast our signal to almost all parts of the state.

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Politics
1:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Chaffetz Warns of Imminent Cyber-Attack

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks to the Utah House of Representatives
Brian Grimmett

 Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz told members of the Utah Legislature to be prepared for an imminent cyber-attack during remarks made in both the House and Senate chambers Friday.

Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz says the future of economic development in Utah depends on the growth of high tech companies but with that comes the increased threat of cyber-attacks. He also stressed the importance of being prepared for such an attack telling legislators it’s not a matter if, but when.

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Fund Drive
1:06 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Tell Us How KUER Keeps You Connected

KUER’s signal reaches far and wide. Share your stories about how KUER keeps you connected at home or on the road. Call (801) 581-7549 or e-mail an mp3 file to ttabish@kuer.org (please be sure to include your name and where you’re calling from). Stories will be considered for on-air broadcast during our Technology Drive.

Business & Labor
5:19 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Tech Company Xactware Solutions Breaks Ground on New Building

Utah based company Xactware Solutions broke ground today on their new two-hundred and ten thousand square foot facility.

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Business & Labor
5:50 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

Computer Maker Xi3 Promises 500 Jobs

Xi3

The maker of a small, energy efficient computer is promising to hire 500 people in Utah over the next 5 years in exchange for $2 million worth of state tax rebate incentives.  Xi3 (X-I-3) Corporation has offices around the world, but is headquartered in Salt Lake City… and Utah’s government leaders want to keep it that way.  

David Politis is Chief Marketing officer for Xi3 corporation.  His office is on the 12th floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Salt Lake City, and the view is expansive.  Politis looks down at the birds. 

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Science & Technology
4:47 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Utah Part of US Ignite Partnership

Utah is going to be a test lab for the use of super high speed broadband. The Salt Lake area is one of 25 communities involved in a new federal initiative designed to speed the development of next generation applications that can operate on ultrafast networks.

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