Recent Articles by Marjorie Cortez
Published: Friday, February 27, 2015 6:53 pm MST
Social services advocates called on Utah lawmakers Friday to restore earmarked revenues to the state's general fund to address urgent needs in social services and education.
Published: Friday, February 27, 2015 11:59 am MST
Families experiencing intergenerational poverty could access funds for "qualified educational expenses" under SB262, which was approved Friday by the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee...
Published: Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:42 pm MST
Homeless youths in Utah are difficult to quantify and can be challenging to serve. Collaboration and education about community resources is key, according to experts who addressed the inaugural Homeless Youth F...
Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:42 pm MST
A Utah lawmaker has proposed legislation that would provide educational funding through income tax reimbursements for families experiencing intergenerational poverty. Seventy-five percent of the funds must be u...
Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:16 pm MST
Petitions could be filed on behalf of children of any age to restore their parental rights under legislation before the Utah House. The House Judiciary Committee voted 7-1 Wednesday to send HB334 to the House f...
Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:50 pm MST
A bill that would allow terminally ill patients who have exhausted traditional treatments to try drugs and devices that have not yet received full FDA approval is before the Utah Senate after a Senate committee...
Published: Monday, February 23, 2015 7:01 pm MST
A House Committee voted unanimously Monday to give a favorable recommendation to proposed legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on civil actions related to child sexual abuse. HB277 moves ...
Published: Sunday, February 22, 2015 5:00 pm MST
Poverty in Utah is real, a new report by Community Action Partnership of Utah says. Education, earning a living wage and access to health care are keys in addressing poverty, the report says.
Published: Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:27 pm MST
A 73-year-old Smithfield man died from injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident in Franklin County, Idaho Saturday afternoon.
Published: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:07 pm MST
Three men and one woman were arrested this week in connection with alleged threats made against Provo police after officers shot and killed a man one week ago.