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Tech Sees Bigger Opportunity In Utah — If The State Works On Its Image

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Utah's tech sector is growing, but the industry says the state has a reputation problem that makes it hard to attract workers. So, it's lobbying state lawmakers to push socially inclusive legislation.

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Mormon Church Misused Donors' Money Says Federal Lawsuit

Monday, April 05, 2021

A federal lawsuit alleges that the Mormon church misused money donors designated for charity, saying the money went to a church-run commercial real estate venture rather than the needy.

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Sens. Mitt Romney And Mike Lee Divided On Trump's Hold Over The GOP

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Republicans in solidly-red Utah are divided about former President Donald Trump and his hold over the party. The state's two senators, Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, exemplify that divide.

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Despite COVID, Thousands Of Lawmakers Plan To Gather In State Capitols Next Month

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Delaying session or meeting remotely aren't options that have necessarily appealed to Republican state lawmakers who, for the most part, aren't shy about gathering in large numbers in 2021.

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Utahns Who Voted Third-Party In 2016 Face Another Tough Choice

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Nearly 1 in 5 voters in conservative Utah voted for a third-party candidate in 2016 rather than back Donald Trump. We'll find out who they're voting for this year.

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Utah Drops Color Code. Adopts New System For COVID-19 Restrictions

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

With a new COVID-19 transmission index, counties in Utah will automatically be moved to different levels — high, moderate or low — based on conditions such as infection rate and ICU capacity.

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Utah Lawmakers Use Savings To Limit Cuts To Education And Social Services

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Utah.

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Utah County Chooses Winner By Draw After Primary Ends In Tie

Friday, July 31, 2020

A Republican county primary in Utah ended in a tie. So, judges Thursday chose the winner by pulling a name out of a bowl — reminding Utah residents that every vote counts.

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Mormons Have Long Preached Preparedness — Which Is Coming In Handy Now

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long mandated that all members maintain months of food and supplies — in part to help less-prepared neighbors.

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Utah Government Poised To Decriminalize Polygamy

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A bill to reduce polygamy from a felony to a misdemeanor is on the cusp of passing Utah's state legislature. Opponents say doing so would protect domestic abusers.

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Republicans In Utah Blast Romney For Trump Impeachment Guilty Vote

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah is being criticized for voting to convict President Trump in his impeachment trial — that includes many Republicans in his home state.

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At Amazon Warehouses, Speed Comes At A Price

Friday, December 27, 2019

Most of the Amazon warehouses analyzed in a recent study found that worker injury rates exceed the industry average. A former worker, hurt at a warehouse in Salt Lake City, still deals with pain.

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Paradise, Calif., Faces Labor Shortage

Saturday, November 09, 2019

A labor shortage in Paradise, Calif., is complicating rebuilding efforts a year after the destructive Camp Fire. Workers have come looking for jobs but want higher pay than residents can afford.

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San Francisco Offers To Buy PG&E's Electric Grid For $2.5 Billion

Monday, September 09, 2019

City officials had been considering making an offer after PG&E filed for reorganization in January as it faced mounting liability from wildfires started by its equipment.

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Political Fallout Escalates After SF Police Raid Journalist's Office

Monday, May 27, 2019

The San Francisco Police Officers' Association is calling on the chief of police to resign for his handling of a raid on a reporter's home. The reporter had refused to disclose the name of his source.

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By Night, Oakland's 'Pothole Vigilanties' Repair Damaged Streets

Saturday, May 18, 2019

An anonymous group has emerged in Oakland called the "Pothole Vigilantes". They go out in the dead of night to fill in potholes around the Bay Area.

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Officials In Sanctuary Cities Condemn Trump's Proposal To Move Immigrant Detainees

Monday, April 15, 2019

The president says he is considering sending detained immigrants in the country illegally to sanctuary cities. San Francisco is among the cities that have passed sanctuary city ordinances.

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Frustration Grows With FEMA As Thousands Are Still Stranded In Shelters Following Camp Fire

Friday, November 30, 2018

Three weeks after the Camp Fire, thousands of people who lost their homes are still living in shelters or staying with friends and relatives. People are growing frustrated with FEMA.

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Death Toll Climbs In Northern California Fire

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A series of fires have left at least 25 dead. KQED's Sonja Hutson is near the 'Camp Fire' evacuation zone and gives us the latest updates.

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Communities In California Continue To Be Ravaged By Wildfires

Monday, August 06, 2018

Parts of California have been consumed by wildfires in recent weeks, and blazes making up the Mendocino Complex Fire have grown to be larger than the Carr Fire that dominated last week's headlines.

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