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Report: Utah schools more likely to punish students of color

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A new analysis of Utah public school disciplinary actions from 2012-2014 shows that Native American students were disciplined at much higher rates than kids of other ethnicities. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2riDdFU ) the numbers are based on a report by a Salt Lake City nonprofit and the University of Utah released Monday. The report finds that while the number of disciplinary actions against students overall decreased, there are racial and ethnic disparities. During the 2013-2014 school year, more than 10 percent of Native…

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Man recognizes childhood friend among Salt Lake’s homeless

SALT LAKE CITY — Michael Hansen usually got off on the Temple Square TRAX stop when he headed to Salt Lake City. Sometimes he offered food to homeless people but never money. But one day, his commute to work was different. When he got off on the Main Street stop, he saw a homeless man asleep on the sidewalk and he felt compelled to give him a dollar. "When I looked up at him, my jaw hit the floor pretty much," Hansen said. "It was my best friend from elementary…

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Utah drivers hit 329 rail-crossing gates last year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Transit Authority says about one motorist a day drives into the gate arms at railroad crossings. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2qM9Ok7 ) Sunday that drivers crashed into 329 crossing gates last year. Chief Safety Officer Dave Goeres says it costs the authority about $1,000 to replace or repair each crashed gate. Goeres says the majority of gate crashes are caused by Utah motorists ignoring a state law that bans going through a train crossing until the lights stop flashing. Goeres says another…

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Chaffetz Resigns: What’s Next For Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Jason Chaffetz’s decision to leave his term on June 30 puts Utah in a difficult position. "The issues are complex. It’s not just a simple thing to decide," Gov. Herbert said. Utah election code requires Governor Herbert to issue a special election, but how it should be done is up to interpretation of vague language. Gov. Herbert wants candidates to have a direct path to the primary, where candidates can gather signatures to get on the ballot. In a press conference held in his…

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Families come up with plan B as UT commencement could be rained out

UT students prepare for 2017 graduation (KXAN Photo) AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 134th class of University of Texas at Austin is set to finish with a traditional Texas-sized commencement this weekend, but some fear it could be canceled. The ceremony this weekend is set to begin at around 7 p.m. on Saturday, with retired Dallas Police Chief David Brown scheduled to address the graduating class. In 2015, the ceremony was canceled due to weather. News of possible rain this weekend has some graduates scrambling for a plan B. “I’ve heard…

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The Audience is the Subject: Humans of Salt Lake City

Photo: Harry Cleigh Photography In 2010, Brandon Stanton took his camera to the streets of New York City. That day, he not only started the now renowned Humans of New York blog but also spawned a practice in many cities all around the world. When Mike Angelieri saw this, Salt Lake City would be no exception. “I saw an article on msnbc.com about a guy who walks the streets of New York talking to strangers, gets a story about their lives, and shares it on his Facebook,” Angelieri says. “I…

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Salt Lake City needle-exchange helps safeguard health, offers hope, backers say

Amelia Prebish checks people in at a syringe exchange in Salt Lake City while another man in line disposes of used hypodermic needles on Monday, May 8. Prebish is with the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition which provides free clean needles, cotton balls and cookers for drug users in Utah as a way to fight the spread of disease. The group is trying to set up a similar syringe exchange program in Ogden. SALT LAKE CITY — Without the free syringes from the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, more people would be…

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Racist Flyer Found On UT Austin Campus A Day After Stabbing

Racist flyer "around Blacks never relax" found on UT Austin campus a day after stabbing The day after a mentally ill black student stabbed four students on the UT Austin campus, killing one person, a racist flyer was found on the campus. The flyer was posted on an emergency call box and showed a picture of a black man holding a knife in a threatening manner with the caption, “Around blacks…never relax!” as well as a Neo-Nazi website address. UT Austin President Gregory Fenves responded with a letter to students…

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UT-Austin students honor slain classmate, express frustration with admin

Student Katherine Hareclerode, with the Undergraduate Business Council of the University of Texas, places bouquets of flowers on picnic tables Tuesday, May 2, 2017, on the Gregory Gym Plaza, the scene of a random act of violence by Kendrex J. White, who stabbed to death student Harrison Brown and injured three others on the UT campus. (Photo: Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman via AP) Students at the University of Texas-Austin gathered this evening to honor the memory of Harrison Brown, who was killed Monday on campus by a fellow student wielding…

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Salt Lake City, UT 60 Second Forecast

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