A last-minute call for volunteers became a rush to set up a house for an incoming Afghan refugee family in Salt Lake County Tuesday. The group that showed up at the home raced against the clock to get it ready before the family arrived.
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming available for 5-to-11-year-old children in the coming days, it’s anticipated that Salt Lake County parents can begin vaccinating their young kids by November 1. Christina Pehrson is a mother of five who said she’s having conversations with her children...
As national leaders discuss expanding the COVID-19 vaccine to kids, Utah is preparing for the rollout for kids aged five through eleven.
As cold weather settles into Utah, homeless service providers are actively seeking about 200 more temporary beds in Salt Lake County.
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To Utah Jazz Fans center Rudy Gobert is known as "The Stifle Tower", "Gobzilla" and "The French Rejection". But to some Salt Lake City school children, he will be remembered as the one who "blocked their hunger". Gobert and his foundation, Rudy's Kids cut the ribbon on a new pantry...
Utah resettlement agencies are expecting more than 100 Afghan refugees to arrive by the end of October. As organizations like Catholic Community Services prepare to welcome arrivals, they say there’s a big need for housing. A majority of the 765 refugees are expected to resettle in Salt Lake County. Aden...
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4)- Rudy’s Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, opened a food pantry at Northwest Middle School in Salt Lake City. Gobert opened the pantry in partnership with Smith’s Food and the Salt Lake Education Foundation. The pantry will provide students and their families access to emergency […]
An unexpected team of prominent figures in tech, music, sports and politics came together to raise $8 million in eight months to support LGBTQ youth, and now they're doing it again. In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and Jazz owner Ryan Smith appeared on...
SALT LAKE CITY — A new lawsuit alleges Salt Lake City mishandled a protest for George Floyd in downtown Salt Lake on May 30, 2020, and violated protestors’ civil rights. Lawsuit points a finger at Salt Lake City and its police department. Infringement of First Amendment rights. The lawsuit involving...
As cold temperatures creep into the Salt Lake Valley, service providers and government officials are struggling to find emergency shelter space for people experiencing homelessness. Laurie Hopkins, vice chair of the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, said there are plans in place to provide around 200 winter overflow...
LEHI, Utah (KUTV) — A lot of big names gathered in the Silicon Slopes Summit in Utah, and a number of them came together to support a local organization, Encircle. The group has set up homes providing therapy, programming and services for LGBTQ+ youth in Provo, Salt Lake, and St. George.
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This story is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing commitment to identify solutions to Utah’s biggest challenges through the work of the Innovation Lab. Keeping the air clean is a monumental task that requires the effort from private and public organizations, but Utahns can take a small, individual step to lower emissions by simply changing how they store gasoline.
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Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall wants to ban the creation of any new, permanent homeless shelters in her city for the next six months. The aim, she said, is to take the time to chart a new course for homeless services in Salt Lake City and prevent Utah’s capital from taking on a higher burden than other cities across the Wasatch Front and the state.
The American Heart Association (AHA) hosted its 30th annual Heart and Stroke Walk,. the premier fundraising event for raising funds for heart disease and stroke research. On Sept. 19, this event took place at Sugar House Park from 8:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event was started by the association...
SALT LAKE CITY — The renovation of the Salt Lake Temple is now in its 22nd month. And this incredibly huge project is moving along in every way toward connecting the past with the present and with the future. The foundation of the Salt Lake temple. Right now about 16...
Corner Canyon High School student takes it upon herself to gather donations for Bell View Elementary students
Corner Canyon High School senior Emilee Larisch donated 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to Bell View Elementary. (Tamra Baker/Bell View Elementary) Some Bell View Elementary students will be sporting new backpacks, full of school supplies, hygiene items, a water bottle, a book to read and a coloring book to complete, thanks to the generosity of one Corner Canyon High School student who took it upon herself to gather donations for school children in need.
Melinda Tooley uses movement and songs to engage children during outdoor story time behind the Tyler Library on Sept. 8. (Sarah Morton Taggart/City Journals) A librarian is leading a group of children in singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” then suddenly interrupts herself. “There’s a squirrel!”. The children turn their attention to...
United Way of Salt Lake volunteers prepare to paint a mural on the outside of East Midvale Elementary. (Shelley McCall/East Midvale Elementary) About 100 community volunteers were paired up with four schools in Canyons School District for projects from sprucing up school grounds and gardens to painting murals as part of the annual United Way of Salt Lake’s Day of Caring.