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Dog panting while seated in the backseat of a vehicle with window rolled down

Drive-through provides needed supplies to pets

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David Stensland covers the pet pantry drive-through event hosted by Salt Lake County Animal Services.
Man reaching through gate to pet a pony

Tooele residents say they’re fighting a ‘losing battle’ against inland port projects

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As two inland port projects in Tooele County reach the development phase, residents and advocacy groups continue to fight the plans, citing hazards to the community and the environment.
Four students standing next to donated furniture

Four students organize furniture drive for victims of domestic violence

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Four SLCC students raised funds and collected furniture Tuesday as part of their ongoing capstone project to benefit the nonprofit crisis shelter, Safe Harbor.
Terry Tempest Williams standing at podium while surrounded by activists

How a tiny bird could trigger a federal response on Great Salt Lake

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Here’s why the Wilson’s phalarope is making waves.
Concealed carry course props on display

We took a state-approved concealed carry permit class. This is what we learned.

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Maren Archibald, Leah Call and Caitlin Keith attended a concealed firearm permit class to better understand the legal and social environment surrounding guns in our state.
Crafted bird and fish on a wooden sign that reads "Help our sea, elev 70m"

Like Utah, California has had pipeline dreams to save its drying Salton Sea

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Californians discuss the possibility of building a canal or pipeline from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico to their own ailing terminal salt lake, the Salton Sea.
Graphic for Black Excellence Gala featuring Alma Ohene-Opare as keynote speaker

Upcoming gala in Salt Lake City to highlight the African diaspora

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The GK Folks Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the empowerment of Black youth, will hold a gala in tribute to the African diaspora on Feb. 16 in Salt Lake City.
Entrance to Utah State Board of Education administration building

State educators chime in on the nation’s — and Utah’s — lagging literacy rates

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Utah students in grades 1-3 are struggling with reading and literacy, causing concern for educators and parents across the state.
"Into the Woods" cast

Local Utah theatre uses arts in the battle against cancer

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In addition to entertaining audiences with popular musicals, the Hopebox Theatre in Kaysville also provides another service: donations to families battling cancer.
Utah State Capitol, Dec. 27, 2016

The 2024 General Session brings bills targeting trans community, DEI efforts

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Three bills have made early headlines during the 2024 Utah Legislative Session.
Great Salt Lake, receding shoreline near the marina

Doctors urge Utah lawmakers to take immediate action on Great Salt Lake

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Doctors recently signed a warning about the public health consequences if the Great Salt Lake continues to shrivel.
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With a lack of diversity in tech, SLCC shows signs of progress

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Despite the size and scale of the tech industry, several minority groups face challenging obstacles in STEM education and employment.