ASU football rewind: Takeaways, grades, personnel notes from win over Utah

WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS (Photo: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports) Arizona State on Saturday posted its first conference road win in two years, defeating Utah 30-10 in Salt Lake City. The Sun Devils improved to 4-3 and 3-1 in the Pac-12. Let’s review: 3 takeaways 1. This surge is not a fluke. For the second consecutive week, Arizona State played top-level defense. Think about this: In Week 1, ASU gave up 549 yards to New Mexico State. Over the past two weeks, against Washington and Utah, the Sun Devils have allowed 495 – combined. Once upon a… Read More

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Union says Salt Lake City VA greatly understaffed

SALT LAKE CITY — For the past few years, stories of veterans having to wait for extended periods to receive medical care or mental health care have been all over the news. Some critics have blamed government bureaucracy, while others contend that the U.S. Veterans Health Administration simply doesn’t have adequate staffing to serve the men and women in need of care. On Monday, the American Federation of Government Employees — the largest federal worker union that includes 250,000 at the Department of Veterans Affairs — held a rally outside of the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center to raise awareness about ongoing issues with veterans care. The union claims… Read More

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‘Help creating hope’: Salt Lake’s one-stop shop for homeless services debuts

SALT LAKE CITY — Arya Cunningham said she’s been "stuck" at the Road Home for about seven months, ever since her family kicked her out. "It’s so difficult to get out of (shelter) once you’re there," said Cunningham, a transgender woman. "I never wanted to be homeless." The 26-year-old said she applied for housing and financial assistance right when she landed at the downtown shelter, but "seven months later, still nothing." Cunningham also struggles with multiple behavioral health issues, including anxiety, depression and ADHD, she said, making it difficult for her to hold a steady job. On top of all that, she’s had a cavity in one of her teeth… Read More

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Eviction drive in Salt Lake ahead of Under-17 World Cup

Evicted pavement dwellers at Salt Lake On Monday afternoon, Adhir Bera (65) sat on a pavement in the posh Salt Lake City area on the eastern fringes of the city, staring blankly at the remains of his shanty. Mr. Bera, a rickshaw puller, claimed that he had been living in Sector 3 of Salt Lake “for about last 40 years”. But last week, civic officials along with the police forced him to remove his shanty from the pavement. Mr. Bera is one among the “at least 10,000” slum dwellers and hawkers being evicted by the civic authorities ahead of the Fifa Under-17 World Cup to be held in Salt Lake… Read More

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