The Daily Utah Chronicle

Crofts: Utah Should Take Care Of Its Homeless Before Resettling Refugees

Crofts: Utah Should Take Care Of Its Homeless Before Resettling Refugees

January 29, 2020

  One of the most underreported social crises is the national rise in homelessness. One might expect that the past decade of economic growth and record low unemployment would have brought a drop in the number of people experiencing homelessness, but that has not exactly been the case. The United...

Reese: Homeless Utahns Are Being Ignored

Reese: Homeless Utahns Are Being Ignored

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

January 12, 2020

There is a moral failure across the streets of the United States, as people experiencing homelessness are constantly forced to wander without access to needed resources while being harassed by law enforcement. Homelessness has recently become a heated topic within Salt Lake City, and recent tensions...

Reese: Cox And Other Leaders Should Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is On Homelessness

Reese: Cox And Other Leaders Should Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is On Homelessness

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

December 14, 2019

“I’m a conservative and Republican because I care about people,” said Lt. Governor Spencer Cox said at the 2019 Washington County Republican’s Convention. But perhaps Cox’s statement should be taken with a grain of salt, especially after his recent actions in support of closing the Road Home. The...

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

Starr: Keep the Road Home Open

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

November 26, 2019

Record-breaking cold temperatures in Salt Lake City last month made my hands freeze and my frowning face flush to pink. However, when I feel the discomfort of the harsh elements while I walk around downtown or on my way to class, I have the opportunity to fall into my own bed each night under a roof t...

Hinckley Institute Forums: Broadened Horizons, Transformative Experiences and Free Lunch

Hinckley Institute Forums: Broadened Horizons, Transformative Experiences and Free Lunch

October 24, 2019

The Hinckley Institute offers weekly forums for students, staff and community members to stay informed on current social issues and learn from interesting and successful public figures. A calendar of upcoming forums is here.   Pizza and Politics The Hinckley Institute holds approximately 100 a...

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

July 16, 2019

  On Monday, July 15, Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates gathered for a debate hosted by the Pioneer Park Coalition. Broadcast by KSL-TV and live-streamed on Facebook, the forum was moderated by radio host Doug Jones.  All eight candidates — Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla, David Garbett, Richar...

Richards: Nurse Arrest Video Disturbing, Highlights Hypocrisy of Public Officials

Richards: Nurse Arrest Video Disturbing, Highlights Hypocrisy of Public Officials

By Connor Richards

September 3, 2017

City and state officials have been quick to condemn Salt Lake police for the arrest of nurse Wubbels. But their support for Operation Rio Grande leaves room for questions. It’s a video that has been viewed more than two million times on Facebook alone. It has been shared by media titans like CNN...

Richards: Shifting the Narrative on Homelessness

Richards: Shifting the Narrative on Homelessness

By Connor Richards

August 31, 2017

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams received wide attention and praise when he revealed he spent three days and two nights posing as a homeless man in the Rio Grande downtown area earlier this year. The mayor told The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News he wanted to see and experience homelessness ...

Sugar House Residents Clash With City Leadership Over Shelter Relocation

Sugar House Residents Clash With City Leadership Over Shelter Relocation

By Connor Richards

January 26, 2017

Over 150 Sugar House and Salt Lake City residents voiced concern and outrage in a meeting held earlier this month over a recent decision by the mayor and City Council to build four new homeless shelters in the Salt Lake area. The site that drew the most criticism was the 653 E. 2240 South location ...

Helping the Homeless in Utah

Helping the Homeless in Utah

November 25, 2014

  Anna Branson has lived in Utah her whole life and said she thinks the homeless population “has increased since the recession.” “It’s so hard to get jobs now to be able to pay for shelter,” Branson, an undeclared freshman, said. According to Utah’s most recent Comprehensive Report on ...

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