Mormon missionary killed in Samoa

A 21-year-old Mormon missionary serving in Samoa was hit and killed by a vehicle. the LDS Church announced Sunday. Aaron Ahkau Matapa Patiole, who is from Australia, was walking with his companion in Upolu when he was struck. Patiole had been serving since December 2016, according to Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for The Church of… Continue reading Mormon missionary killed in Samoa

Commentary: I don’t need men to explain the gym to me

I’m a medium: medium size, medium brown hair, medium blue eyes. Nothing extraordinary about me, except that I am a woman living in a man’s world. I have run half marathons, participated in athletics and pride myself on my physique. I frequent the gym and enjoy being there. For a short time, I even took… Continue reading Commentary: I don’t need men to explain the gym to me

Ay caramba! Is ‘The Simpsons’ really racist? Consider ‘The Problem With Apu’

When I first heard the premise of the documentary “The Problem With Apu,” I snorted derisively. What? “The Simpsons” is racist? Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a stereotype that strays into minstrel-show territory? I was not buying it. Then I watched comedian Hari Kondabolu’s documentary, which airs Sunday night on truTV … and I was… Continue reading Ay caramba! Is ‘The Simpsons’ really racist? Consider ‘The Problem With Apu’

Republican tax bills threaten incentives for affordable housing — one of Utah’s top issues

Utah’s population is the nation’s fastest-growing. The state faces critical shortages of both affordable and market-rate housing and its capital city is confronting a crisis over homelessness. Against that backdrop, a House-passed tax reform bill and a second one in the Senate would, in varying degrees, gut decades-old tax incentives that promote affordable housing development,… Continue reading Republican tax bills threaten incentives for affordable housing — one of Utah’s top issues

Utah’s hepatitis A outbreak among the homeless is one of three big flare-ups around the country

Utah’s largest hepatitis A outbreak in years has now sickened at least 75 people since the first case was discovered in May. The state usually sees three or four cases annually. Now, at least that many cases are reported each week. Health officials have scrambled to keep up, launching an outreach and vaccination campaign around… Continue reading Utah’s hepatitis A outbreak among the homeless is one of three big flare-ups around the country

Utah couple reimagine the masters in new children’s book ‘If Picasso Painted a Snowman’

What would a snowman look like if Picasso painted it? What about Turner or O’Keeffe or Monet or Lichtenstein? Pollock or Dalí or Klee? What if they decided to paint a snowman or woman? What would they look like? Utahns Amy and Greg Newbold explore this premise in their colorful, informative new picture book, “If… Continue reading Utah couple reimagine the masters in new children’s book ‘If Picasso Painted a Snowman’

Once hailed for beating homelessness, this Utah man is back on the streets — and the program that saved him before has to turn him away

Joseph Arthur Hardy was slim, well-dressed and smiled with a new set of teeth as he spoke at the October 2014 Homeless Summit in Salt Lake City. He had been placed in an apartment that April under Utah’s Housing First program and was something of a poster boy for the effort to end chronic homelessness.… Continue reading Once hailed for beating homelessness, this Utah man is back on the streets — and the program that saved him before has to turn him away