Pamela Atkinson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Pamela Atkinson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:01 MST Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:46:38 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Simon Prize for philanthropic leadership awarded to Jon M. Huntsman Sr. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612811/Simon-Prize-for-philanthropic-leadership-awarded-to-Jon-M-Huntsman-Sr.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612811/Simon-Prize-for-philanthropic-leadership-awarded-to-Jon-M-Huntsman-Sr.html Jon M. Huntsman Sr., founder and principal benefactor of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, was awarded the Simon Prize for... Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:55:58 MDT Diverse partnership that built Bud Bailey Apartment Community celebrates grand opening http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611669/Diverse-partnership-that-built-Bud-Bailey-Apartment-Community-celebrates-grand-opening.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611669/Diverse-partnership-that-built-Bud-Bailey-Apartment-Community-celebrates-grand-opening.html HUD Secretary Julian Castro helped celebrate the completion of the Bud Bailey Apartment Community on Wednesday, recognizing... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:50:00 MDT Lawmakers prep to discuss Healthy Utah potential in upcoming session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611210/Lawmakers-prep-to-discuss-Healthy-Utah-potential-in-upcoming-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611210/Lawmakers-prep-to-discuss-Healthy-Utah-potential-in-upcoming-session.html Utah's poorest populations are getting closer to obtaining health care benefits, according to the state's top health... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:35:00 MDT Doug Robinson: Where were you when JFK was shot? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590830/Where-were-you-when-JFK-was-shot.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590830/Where-were-you-when-JFK-was-shot.html Fifty years later, people remember details from the day Kennedy was assassinated that they can't recall for any other day in... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:20:00 MST Catholic Community Services honors LDS Presiding Bishopric http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589909/Catholic-Community-Services-honors-LDS-Presiding-Bishopric.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589909/Catholic-Community-Services-honors-LDS-Presiding-Bishopric.html Catholic Community Services of Utah recognized the LDS Church Presiding Bishopric, the former coach of the Utah Jazz and his... Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:31:57 MST Difference maker: Palmer DePaulis bringing 30 years of public service to a close http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589792/Difference-maker-Palmer-DePaulis-bringing-30-years-of-public-service-to-a-close.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589792/Difference-maker-Palmer-DePaulis-bringing-30-years-of-public-service-to-a-close.html Palmer DePaulis, the first Roman Catholic elected mayor of Salt Lake City, is wrapping up more than three decades of public... Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:30:00 MST Thurl Bailey leading effort to build community center to enhance refugees' work, life skills http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588540/Thurl-Bailey-leading-effort-to-build-community-center-to-enhance-refugees-work-life-skills.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588540/Thurl-Bailey-leading-effort-to-build-community-center-to-enhance-refugees-work-life-skills.html Government and private organizations are collaborating to raise funds and construct a community center to better serve... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:10:21 MDT Thousands of Utahns awaiting governor's decision on Medicaid expansion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587174/Thousands-of-Utahns-awaiting-governors-decision-on-Medicaid-expansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587174/Thousands-of-Utahns-awaiting-governors-decision-on-Medicaid-expansion.html State leaders continue to mull over a decision whether to expand Medicaid eligibility while more than one-third of Utah's... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:35:00 MDT Lawmakers review charity care as an alternative to Medicaid expansion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587027/Lawmakers-review-charity-care-as-an-alternative-to-Medicaid-expansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587027/Lawmakers-review-charity-care-as-an-alternative-to-Medicaid-expansion.html Utah lawmakers and community advocates are exploring the option of a viable system of charity care. The idea would utilize... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:53:06 MDT The 'Dream' lives on: Utahns mark MLK speech but say there's more needs to be done http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585443/The-Dream-lives-on-Utahns-mark-MLK-speech-but-say-theres-more-needs-to-be-done.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585443/The-Dream-lives-on-Utahns-mark-MLK-speech-but-say-theres-more-needs-to-be-done.html For Freddie Belle Phillips Cooper, participating Wednesday in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:39:43 MDT Homeless Utahns receive direct help at Pioneer Park http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585060/Homeless-Utahns-receive-direct-help-at-Pioneer-Park.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585060/Homeless-Utahns-receive-direct-help-at-Pioneer-Park.html Service providers reached out to homeless Utahns at Pioneer Park on Wednesday to let them know about resources available to... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:14:19 MDT Food insecurity plagues single-parent families http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583490/Food-insecurity-plagues-single-parent-families.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583490/Food-insecurity-plagues-single-parent-families.html A new Gallup report shows that one-third of single-parent households struggle to feed their families. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT Outreach helps homeless beat the heat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582535/Outreach-helps-homeless-beat-the-heat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582535/Outreach-helps-homeless-beat-the-heat.html Volunteers of America, Fourth Street Clinic and others are helping the homeless beat the heat during recent spate of... Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:41:25 MDT Horizonte graduates make most of second chance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581229/Horizonte-graduates-make-most-of-second-chance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581229/Horizonte-graduates-make-most-of-second-chance.html Graduates of the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, a non-traditional high school, have moved past adversity to... Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:31:02 MDT Report: Medicaid expansion will cost taxpayers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580562/Report-Medicaid-expansion-will-cost-taxpayers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580562/Report-Medicaid-expansion-will-cost-taxpayers.html A long-awaited report highlighting the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion in Utah was released by the state's health... Thu, 23 May 2013 14:00:00 MDT 1,200 gather in Salt Lake, take part in conference to fight pornography http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580308/1200-gather-in-Salt-Lake-take-part-in-conference-to-fight-pornography.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580308/1200-gather-in-Salt-Lake-take-part-in-conference-to-fight-pornography.html Each year the Utah Coalition Against Pornography hosts a conference in downtown Salt Lake. More than 1,200 people attended... Sun, 19 May 2013 00:06:17 MDT Salt Lake Community College to honor Herbert, Bishop Burton at commencement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579584/Salt-Lake-Community-College-to-honor-Herbert-Bishop-Burton-at-commencement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579584/Salt-Lake-Community-College-to-honor-Herbert-Bishop-Burton-at-commencement.html Utah's governor and an emeritus LDS Church general authority will be honored by Salt Lake Community College at its... Tue, 07 May 2013 13:10:58 MDT Community members bring books to the homeless for World Book Night http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578859/Community-members-bring-books-to-the-homeless-for-World-Book-Night.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578859/Community-members-bring-books-to-the-homeless-for-World-Book-Night.html Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker, Police Chief Chris Burbank, community advocate Pamela Atkinson and other community leaders... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:40:00 MDT Tragedies turn the world to faith and prayer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578566/Tragedies-turn-the-world-to-faith-and-prayer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578566/Tragedies-turn-the-world-to-faith-and-prayer.html When tragedy strikes, the conversation in America changes. Faith and prayer, family and friends dominate a dialogue focused... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:05:00 MDT Utah mom takes stand against pornography before Legislature http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574642/Utah-mom-takes-stand-against-pornography-before-Legislature.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574642/Utah-mom-takes-stand-against-pornography-before-Legislature.html The Utah Legislature took a step toward regulating sexually explicit images, acknowledging that such images may cause... Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:40:00 MST Will focus on children be enough to get help for parents? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572386/Will-focus-on-children-be-enough-to-get-help-for-parents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572386/Will-focus-on-children-be-enough-to-get-help-for-parents.html Each day, two Utah youths are treated for attempted suicide and every 11 days, a Utah child succeeds at taking his or her own... Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:44:45 MST Annual Christmas dinner warms hearts of homeless, volunteers http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569432/Annual-Christmas-dinner-warms-hearts-of-homeless-volunteers.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569432/Annual-Christmas-dinner-warms-hearts-of-homeless-volunteers.html Hundreds lined up long before the doors opened. For some, it'd be the best meal they get all year, and for others, it would... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:47:12 MST Vigil honors 52 homeless Utahns who died in 2012 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569242/Vigil-honors-52-homeless-Utahns-who-died-in-2012.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569242/Vigil-honors-52-homeless-Utahns-who-died-in-2012.html The candlelight vigil conducted Thursday night in Pioneer Park to remember homeless men and women who died during 2012 was... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:47:26 MST Homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson to receive FBI community service award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567539/Homeless-advocate-Pamela-Atkinson-to-receive-FBI-community-service-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567539/Homeless-advocate-Pamela-Atkinson-to-receive-FBI-community-service-award.html Longtime community advocate Pamela J. Atkinson has been named as the Utah recipient of the FBI Director's Community... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:56:53 MST In our opinion: Homeless meters help to raise funds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616197/Homeless-meters-help-to-raise-funds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616197/Homeless-meters-help-to-raise-funds.html For a year and a half, a dozen revamped parking meters painted red and scattered around downtown Salt Lake City have made it... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST 'Real change' meters raise funds for homeless services, increase awareness http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566896/Real-change-meters-raise-funds-for-homeless-services-increase-awareness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566896/Real-change-meters-raise-funds-for-homeless-services-increase-awareness.html Money collected from Salt Lake's distinctive red meters — more than $16,500 this past year — will be split among... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:01:28 MST Lunch lady shares her service and compassion for more than 50 years http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566047/Lunch-lady-shares-her-service-and-compassion-for-more-than-50-years.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865566047/Lunch-lady-shares-her-service-and-compassion-for-more-than-50-years.html Florence Holtshouser, 89, has been a Catholic Community Services volunteer for 50 years. On Wednesday night, CCS will... Sun, 04 Nov 2012 17:02:50 MST What Utah community advocate and social entrepreneur Pamela Atkinson learned doing service http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564168/What-Utah-community-advocate-and-social-entrepreneur-Pamela-Atkinson-learned-doing-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564168/What-Utah-community-advocate-and-social-entrepreneur-Pamela-Atkinson-learned-doing-service.html Forbes interviews Utah social entrepreneur Pamela Atkinson. Lessons from her years doing community service are shared. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:30:37 MDT Founding chairman of Envision Utah returns to lead organization http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560692/Founding-chairman-of-Envision-Utah-returns-to-lead-organization.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560692/Founding-chairman-of-Envision-Utah-returns-to-lead-organization.html Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:46:16 MDT Community learning center will ease classroom crowding and provide medical care in SLC http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558904/Community-learning-center-will-ease-classroom-crowding-and-provide-medical-care-in-SLC.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558904/Community-learning-center-will-ease-classroom-crowding-and-provide-medical-care-in-SLC.html A groundbreaking Wednesday for a new community learning center between an elementary school and a middle school brings with... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:01:17 MDT Studies try to find why poorer people are more charitable than the wealthy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578735/Studies-try-to-find-why-poorer-people-are-more-charitable-than-the-wealthy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578735/Studies-try-to-find-why-poorer-people-are-more-charitable-than-the-wealthy.html A 2009 national look at charitable giving by McClatchy Newspapers showed the poor give a higher percentage of their income... Fri, 25 May 2012 23:30:55 MDT Fighting homelessness means not battling alone http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555927/Fighting-homelessness-means-not-battling-alone.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555927/Fighting-homelessness-means-not-battling-alone.html Homelessness is struggle that keeps many people living on the streets in poverty for years and years. Wed, 16 May 2012 14:25:30 MDT Pamela J. Atkinson honored with 2012 Distinguished Utahn award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765573526/Pamela-J-Atkinson-honored-with-2012-Distinguished-Utahn-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765573526/Pamela-J-Atkinson-honored-with-2012-Distinguished-Utahn-award.html Touted by friends and associates as "Utah's own Florence Nightingale," a "ray of sunshine to so many" and the "Mother Teresa... Thu, 03 May 2012 23:18:06 MDT Homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson to be honored as 'distinguished Utahn' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555094/Homeless-advocate-Pamela-Atkinson-to-be-honored-as-distinguished-Utahn.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555094/Homeless-advocate-Pamela-Atkinson-to-be-honored-as-distinguished-Utahn.html Wed, 02 May 2012 17:44:43 MDT Feds award $3.4 million boost to Utah health clinics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554996/Feds-award-34-million-boost-to-Utah-health-clinics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554996/Feds-award-34-million-boost-to-Utah-health-clinics.html Dani North always expected to lose all her teeth by age 40. It happened to her mother and she figured it would happen to her. Tue, 01 May 2012 18:19:19 MDT Goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2015 'achievable,' advocates say http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554927/Goal-of-ending-chronic-homelessness-by-2015-achievable-advocates-say.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865554927/Goal-of-ending-chronic-homelessness-by-2015-achievable-advocates-say.html On Monday, Utah officials announced that the number of chronic homeless people in Utah has dropped 72 percent since 2005.... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:04:11 MDT A Woman's View: 'I wish I had not known' — the tragic details of the Powell case http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705550164/I-wish-I-had-not-known--2-the-tragic-details-of-the-Powell-case.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705550164/I-wish-I-had-not-known--2-the-tragic-details-of-the-Powell-case.html If you had been given the option to not know the horrific details of what Josh Powell did to his boys before they died from... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:37:35 MST Best meal of the year: Steak dinner brightens Christmas Day for needy Utahns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210114/Best-meal-of-the-year-Steak-dinner-brightens-Christmas-Day-for-needy-Utahns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210114/Best-meal-of-the-year-Steak-dinner-brightens-Christmas-Day-for-needy-Utahns.html While NBA players were back at work Sunday after a prolonged labor dispute, hundreds of low-income and homeless Utahns lined... Sun, 25 Dec 2011 22:55:31 MST Volunteers of America purchase home to house homeless young men http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395982/Volunteers-of-America-purchase-home-to-house-homeless-young-men.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395982/Volunteers-of-America-purchase-home-to-house-homeless-young-men.html Homeless young men soon will have a new place to stay in Salt Lake County. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:43:46 MST Utah children at risk for homelessness due to home foreclosure rate and 'moderate' planning efforts, national report says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395776/Utah-children-at-risk-for-homelessness-due-to-home-foreclosure-rate-and-moderate-planning-efforts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395776/Utah-children-at-risk-for-homelessness-due-to-home-foreclosure-rate-and-moderate-planning-efforts.html Utah's high rate of home foreclosures is placing children at a greater risk of homelessness, a new national report has found. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:07:45 MST Guv. helps serve Thanksgiving dinner at the S.L. Rescue Mission http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700200513/Guv-helps-serve-Thanksgiving-dinner-at-the-SL-Rescue-Mission.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700200513/Guv-helps-serve-Thanksgiving-dinner-at-the-SL-Rescue-Mission.html At top, homeless advocate Pamela Atkinson gets a hug as she delivers a meal, as she, along with Governor Gary R. Herbert and... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 00:26:38 MST Occupy SLC protesters ordered out of park following death http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394156/Occupy-SLC-protesters-ordered-out-of-park-following-death.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394156/Occupy-SLC-protesters-ordered-out-of-park-following-death.html Hours after a man was found dead inside a tent at Pioneer Park, Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank announced Friday he... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:21:25 MST A Woman's View: 'News' that outstrips the importance of all other news http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393927/News-that-outstrips-the-importance-of-all-other-news.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705393927/News-that-outstrips-the-importance-of-all-other-news.html I am in the news business. In a time when we argue every day about what is and what is not news, there is one sentence, one... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 04:00:00 MST Initiative to end chronic homelessness in Utah successful http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700183384/Initiative-to-end-chronic-homelessness-in-Utah-successful.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700183384/Initiative-to-end-chronic-homelessness-in-Utah-successful.html Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:07:28 MDT Initiative to end chronic homelessness in Utah successful http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391590/Initiative-to-end-chronic-homelessness-in-Utah-successful.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391590/Initiative-to-end-chronic-homelessness-in-Utah-successful.html Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:46:46 MDT In our opinion: Crisis averted http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700182978/Crisis-averted.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700182978/Crisis-averted.html Too often our editorials lament some problem that could have been avoided. Today we celebrate the resolution of a major... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 MDT Donation meters have raised $1,000 for homeless, program looks to expand http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388002/Donation-meters-have-raised-1000-for-homeless-program-looks-to-expand.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388002/Donation-meters-have-raised-1000-for-homeless-program-looks-to-expand.html Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:31:21 MDT Lantern House to light new path for Weber County's homeless population http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375396/Lantern-House-to-light-new-path-for-Weber-Countys-homeless-population.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375396/Lantern-House-to-light-new-path-for-Weber-Countys-homeless-population.html Thu, 30 Jun 2011 08:19:47 MDT Utah: 'Not even close' to closing the poverty gap http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700144873/Utah-Not-even-close-to-closing-the-poverty-gap.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700144873/Utah-Not-even-close-to-closing-the-poverty-gap.html OGDEN — April Hadley remembers the day she took her oldest daughter Amelia, now 8, to kindergarten at Club Heights... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:00:29 MDT