Jun 4, 2019 6:11 pm MDTMidvale's future with Unified Police Department still uncertain after key budget meeting After a key meeting Tuesday meant to drill down on how to address Unified Police Department's budget woes this year, Midvale leaders were still left frustrated and uncertain of their future with the police department.
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 3, 2019 6:05 pm MDTMidvale, Unified police caught in 'fiscal dilemma' amid push to pay officers more Midvale city leaders are reeling from sticker shock after the Unified Police Department's cost rose again this year. Meanwhile, other mayors and Unified board members are putting pressure on the agencies to give police officers more competitive pay.
May 16, 2019 6:54 pm MDTUtah legislator questions Salt Lake City mayoral candidate's role on air quality board as 'politically motivated' Sen. Jake Anderegg, who has jokingly described himself as the "token Republican" among Sen. Luz Escamilla's supporters, opposed the appointment of Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall to the state's Air Quality Board.
May 15, 2019 8:31 pm MDTUtah lawmaker aims to bring back bill allowing counties to split Rep. Kim Coleman, R-West Jordan, isn't giving up on legislation that would give communities an option to split and form their own county — legislation that was born from frustrations of some elected officials on Salt Lake County's west side.
May 15, 2019 5:38 pm MDTUtah's housing crisis causing more seniors to seek help, advocates say Housing advocates on Wednesday painted a gloomy picture for state lawmakers sitting on the Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee, spotlighting how Utah's affordable housing crisis has impacted the state's seniors.