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College students say Utah’s sex ed curriculum falls short

Some college students say the sex education curriculum taught in Utah schools leaves young people unprepared.
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LGBTQ pride: Going beyond the rainbow flag

The LGBTQ+ community has increased its support for the Black liberation movement in recent months.
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SLCC to continue requiring masks after Utah lifts statewide mandate

A mask requirement will remain in effect at Salt Lake Community College after Utah's statewide mask mandate ends April 10.
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How concealed carry without a permit affects public safety

House Bill 60, signed into Utah law Feb. 11, removes the need for a license to carry a concealed firearm.
President Biden signs American Rescue Plan into law

What to expect from the latest stimulus package

The American Rescue Plan became law on March 11. Find out who will benefit, and at what cost.
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Students react to COVID-19 vaccine rollout

With three COVID-19 vaccines now available, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox expanded eligibility to include all residents 16 and older.
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College president finalists to remain public in new Utah bill

House Bill 318 originally intended to restrict the release of Utah college president candidates to one finalist only.
Plow clears out Alta Ski Area

Experts urge caution as avalanche danger remains high

Avalanches remain a constant threat to people who recreate in the backcountry.
Utah State Capitol

SLCC emphasizes commitment to inclusivity amid Utah transgender athlete bill

Salt Lake Community College reacts to House Bill 302, with would ban transgender girls from competing in school sports.
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Colleges move toward community policing amid campus assaults

Learn more about campus safety policies after a recent sexual assault at the University of Utah.
President Biden in the Oval Office

SLCC students react to beginning of Biden presidency

Salt Lake Community College students react to what President Joe Biden has done in the early weeks of his administration.
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Utah Senate OKs bill limiting distribution of mug shots

Utah House Bill 228 would prohibit the release of a mug shot until the arrested individual has been convicted of their alleged crime.