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A $1 million state appropriation to the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund will help fund a mixed-income housing development that includes affordable housing, housing for people with disabilities and people who hav...
The sponsor of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' opposition to the legislation does not necessarily doom its passage.
Carolyn Tuft, a survivor of the 2007 siege at Trolley Square, called on lawmakers to pass Medicaid reform. Tuft said she has no prescription coverage and can't afford drugs to counteract the hundreds of lead gu...
The chairman of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable urged Utahns Friday to be “open to the ideas and beliefs of others, respectful of our differences and not threatened by them” during an observance...
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth Street Clinic.
A legislative committee held a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the requirement that young adults with intellectual disabilities to be represented by legal counsel when courts consider their parents' guardia...
A bill that would have allowed 18 year olds, in concert with their parents, to petition juvenile courts to end DCFS supervision was defeated on a tied vote of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on T...
After years of collecting data and research on intergenerational poverty in Utah, state officials are asking communities to take a focused approach to disrupt generations of families living in poverty.
From a tour of a Hindu temple to a Wiccan full moon rite, Interfaith Month gives Utahns an opportunity to learn about other faith traditions and 'get out of their comfort zones,' says Janet Healy, a member of t...
Human service professionals and volunteers alike walked the streets of Salt Lake City before daylight Thursday to conduct the annual count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness required by the Departm...