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Read about the latest news and events impacting the state of Utah.

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Utah joins the war on critical race theory

Critical race theory, or CRT, remains a controversial topic throughout Utah and the U.S.
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‘Ni de aquí, ni de allá’: Navigating two cultural identities

Hispanic and Latino Utahns describe the challenges of being raised in two cultures.
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LGBTQ students, advocates reflect on coming out in Utah

Students and local advocates offer their perspectives about what it means to be LGBTQ+ in the state of Utah.
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Remembering Stonewall

The Stonewall riots, which started June 28, 1969, effectively launched the gay rights movement.
Cameron Dean cuts Alex's hair

Local barber takes to SLC streets to offer free haircuts

Cameron Dean offers free haircuts to Salt Lake City's homeless population.
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SLCC’s prison education program pushes through COVID to continue growth

Although COVID-19 had a detrimental effect on the prison education program at Salt Lake Community College, dozens of incarcerated students continue to seek a brighter future.
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SLCC to recognize Juneteenth

The Salt Lake Community College Faculty Senate recently voted unanimously to recognize Juneteenth as an in-class holiday.
Screenshot of COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge webinar

SLCC joins White House-led vaccine challenge

Salt Lake Community College is participating in the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.
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Utah veterans reflect on Memorial Day

As the nation pauses to remember its fallen military heroes, several Utah veterans share their Memorial Day memories.
Woman wearing bandage after receiving vaccination

Understanding vaccine hesitancy in Utah’s Latino community

Several members of Utah's Latino population explain their hesitation toward the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sign reads "Standing in solidarity with Minneapolis"

Marching forward: Chauvin conviction eases unrest

Protesters and advocates expressed hope after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd.
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 booster shots may be necessary

COVID-19 booster shots, and potentially annual vaccinations, will likely become a necessity in the future.