Recent Articles by Marjorie Cortez
Published: Thursday, October 8, 2015 5:53 pm MDT
The state Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has launched an online screening tool to help Utahns with concerns about mental illness or substance use disorders find appropriate, helping resources.
Published: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 7:38 pm MDT
From the prospects for the proposed development near Rio Grande Depot to impacts of the city's homeless population, business owners and residents put candidates for Salt Lake City mayor through the paces during...
Published: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:02 pm MDT
Utah leaders launched the Utah Civil and Compassionate Communities Initiative on Wednesday, urging Utahns to be more inclusive and caring. The global effort founded by Karen Armstrong calls on communities to em...
Published: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:14 pm MDT
Mountainlands East Bay Health Center opened its doors Sept. 1 in Provo's Food and Care Coalition at 299 E. 900 South, complementing a growing number of services for homeless men and women.
Published: Friday, October 2, 2015 5:00 pm MDT
Parliament of the World's Religions, an event intended to bolster interfaith relationships worldwide, will bring some 10,000 devotees from 80 countries and 50 faith traditions to Salt Lake City from Oct. 15-19.
Published: Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:46 pm MDT
A proposed $30 million bond would fund construction of a shelter for women and children, and build 800 units of permanent supportive housing, among other improvements.
Published: Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:15 am MDT
Rates of chronic absenteeism for children in grades K-3 who experience intergenerational poverty are at least two times higher than their peers statewide, a new state report says. The increasing trend is worris...
Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 5:33 pm MDT
Following Pope Francis' historic address to Congress, 2,000 Catholic elementary, middle and high school students came together for an all-schools Mass on the football field at Juan Diego Catholic High School in...
Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:04 pm MDT
A growing number of employers no longer ask on job applications whether job seekers have criminal convictions, a trend driven by a need to fill positions with otherwise qualified applicants and their philosophi...
Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:54 pm MDT
Los Angeles plans to declare a state of emergency over its growing homelessness problem and commit some $100 million for housing and services. Utah officials say the announcement is a clarion call for the devel...