Recent Articles by Marjorie Cortez
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:01 pm MST
Antoinette Uwanyiugira, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, escaped the horrors of war and humanitarian crisis in Africa. Workshops offered by Salt Lake City's Office of Diversity and Human Rights ...
454 people sworn in as U.S. citizens at Utah concert hall named for naturalized citizen Maurice Abravanel
Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 3:20 pm MST
A federal judge who is the son of Romanian immigrant parents presided over a citizenship ceremony during which 454 people from 83 countries were sworn in as American citizens Monday at Abravanel Hall, named aft...
Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 7:54 pm MST
The Homeless Youth Resource Center, which served nearly 950 clients last year, is coping with the loss of federal funding in the midst of acute client needs exacerbated by recent freezing temperatures.
Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 4:39 pm MST
JP Morgan Chase, which administers state and federal benefits under contract with the Department of Workforce Services, has experienced a data breach which may effect 3,000 Utahns who receive unemployment insur...
Published: Friday, December 6, 2013 9:39 am MST
Utahn Howard "Buddy" Beck, an official election observer of South Africa's first fully representative, multiracial election, remembers Nelson Mandela as "a great man" who "never forgot where he came from."
Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 7:22 pm MST
In the season of sharing, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to help a wide array of organizations that strengthen families and communities, such as YWCA Utah. This is the second-annual event, which has a global ...
Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:57 am MST
Nine cities and unincorporated Salt Lake County have agreed to contribute 35 cents per resident to the inaugural homeless services fund. The fund acknowledges that homeless service providers care for people fro...
Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:27 pm MST
University of Utah dialysis nurse Bryce Garey's decision to donate his kidney to a stranger was the "missing puzzle piece" that enabled two children and an adult to receive live-donor kidney transplants last we...
Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 3:58 pm MST
An anonymous donor in Utah's Islamic community will match donations up to $100,000 for the LDS Church's ongoing disaster relief efforts in the Philippines. The deadline to contribute is Friday.
Published: Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:22 am MST
A month and a half after Salt Lake City rolled out initiatives to improve improve safety, reduce crime and better serve homeless people in the Depot District, area businesses, residents and service providers gi...