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.
Oct 11, 2017 8:44 pm MDTLeaders at Salt Lake homeless summit praise Rio Grande plan; expert calls it 'misguided' At the 14th Annual Homelessness Summit on Wednesday, state, city and county leaders lauded efforts over the last few years to transform the state's homeless system, but one nationally renowned homeless expert called it 'misguided.'
Oct 13, 2017 9:01 pm MDTGary Ott not safe, finances in 'shambles' under Sanone's care, family says A 3rd District judge must now weigh two days of testimony when deciding whether former Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott's family or his former employee and girlfriend, Karmen Sanone, should be his permanent guardian
Oct 16, 2017 5:37 pm MDTUtah faith leaders urge action on affordable housing before homeless shelter closes Utah faith leaders delivered a letter Monday to Mayor Jackie Biskupski urging Salt Lake City to work with the state and county to dramatically increase the city's affordable housing stock before the downtown homeless shelter shutters in 2019.
Oct 16, 2017 8:43 pm MDTHughes fires back on homeless expert criticism of Operation Rio Grande Frustrated by a national homelessness expert's criticism of Operation Rio Grande, Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes is firing back, questioning whether the expert should continue to be a consultant on the city's new homeless centers.
Oct 17, 2017 6:38 pm MDTAttorney files to expand lawsuit against Mountain Accord to all counties, cities involved The attorney representing canyon owners in a lawsuit against the now-defunct Mountain Accord filed on Monday a request to expand their lawsuit to include all the governmental signatories of the group.