Apr 5, 2019 5:55 pm MDTThe Road Home has been slow to follow new drug screening, safety policies, internal audit shows A recent internal audit conducted by the state's Department of Workforce Services shows the Road Home was still inconsistently following its own new safety and security plan — though more recent reports indicate it has made more progress.
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.
Apr 3, 2019 6:48 pm MDT'I'm a touchy person': Utah mayor says his actions weren't inappropriate Months after former city employees accused Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall of fostering a demeaning and intimidating work environment, a heavily redacted report detailing the findings of an investigation into the accusations has come to light.
Apr 3, 2019 5:35 pm MDT'We're on a sinking ship': Salt Lake police officers plead city for better pay Salt Lake police officers came before the City Council on Tuesday to urge city leaders to increase officers' pay to a more competitive wage. For too long, salaries for officers in Utah's capital have been neglected, they said.
Apr 2, 2019 5:52 pm MDTSalt Lake mall's owners report 'dramatic' crime drop, urge Utahns to come back to The Gateway Arizona-based Vestar, which has pumped over $100 million to revitalize The Gateway, held a news conference on Tuesday as part of its ongoing efforts to draw Utahns back to the once-struggling mall, highlighting a decrease in crime since 2015.
Apr 1, 2019 6:20 pm MDTEnrollment for Utah's Medicaid expansion opens; advocates blast plan for leaving behind thousands The day Utah's limited Medicaid expansion opened for enrollment to between 70,000 to 90,000 Utahns who earn up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level, health care advocates outlined the shortfalls of the plan.
Mar 30, 2019 5:06 pm MDTSalt Lake City considering ordinance to allow more dorm-style housing once decried as 'flophouses' Salt Lake City may soon join other cities like New York and Chicago that are either trying to preserve what's left of single room occupancy housing or bring them back — all to fight homelessness and create another form of affordable housing.