Jun 13, 2019 3:11 pm MDTHow the Road Home's Palmer Court has changed lives by housing the homeless for a decade Utah's largest permanent supportive housing development, Palmer Court, hit its 10-year anniversary on Thursday, celebrated by homeless advocates and residents for helping more than 900 people over its lifetime.
Katie McKellar covers local politics and community issues on city, county and state levels for Deseret News/KSL. She studied journalism at Dixie State University, where she worked as an editor for the university's student-run newspaper, Dixie Sun News, before she graduated in 2014. As a Utah native, McKellar enjoys hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, but she spends the majority of her free horseback riding, which has been her sport of choice for 15 years.
Jun 12, 2019 10:44 pm MDTBudget veto? South Salt Lake City Council dodges mayor's proposed tax hike for police, fire pay raises A narrow majority of the South Salt Lake City Council voted Wednesday to not raise taxes and instead cut about $1.2 million out of the city's budget to give police and firefighters a slightly smaller pay raise at 13 percent.
Jun 11, 2019 9:25 pm MDTSalt Lake City Council approves final budget, using $1.1 million in extra cash for new firefighters Though it made some changes, the City Council's approval of the budget solidifies many items included in Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski's proposal unveiled last month, which included pay raises for employees and police officers.
Jun 11, 2019 6:55 pm MDTSalt Lake County Council calls for immigration reform, despite clash between Democrats, Republicans After a heated debate, both Democrats and Republicans on the Salt Lake County Council agreed to pass a resolution urging federal action and compassion for immigrants experiencing family separation at the border.
Jun 10, 2019 7:21 pm MDTSouth Salt Lake Council, mayor divided over proposed property tax hike The latest rift between the South Salt Lake City Council and Mayor Cherie Wood is expected to come to a head this week, when the City Council is expected to vote on its version of a balanced budget — likely without the mayor's proposed tax hike.
Jun 8, 2019 6:23 pm MDTSalt Lake City mayor's race 2019: Here's everyone who's officially running Friday at 5 p.m. marked the final deadline for the Salt Lake City mayor's race — and the official pool of candidates now stands at eight, with one newcomer and one dropping out earlier this week to endorse another.
Jun 6, 2019 11:00 pm MDTSalt Lake Chamber scraps plan for pricey 'off-record' meeting with lawmakers An exclusive "off the record" event sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber's political action committee was canceled after groups raised concerns about financial influence over the biggest discussion facing Utah legislators right now: tax reform.