Records Reflect Uta-Salt Lake City Stalemate over $68.5m Airport Trax Extension Funding

Courtesy | Salt Lake City International Airport An artist’s rendering shows proposed elevated TRAX rail extension to new terminal at the airport. But its internal emails indicate that Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has stood firm in talks with the agency: UTA committed to pay for the relocation, and the city, at least at one point, was not going to be a source of funds. In a March email obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune through a request for records related to the project, UTA President and CEO Jerry Benson recounted a “tense” meeting with Biskupski, in which the mayor “said the city will not contribute to the cost… Read More

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Utah Catholics Honor Five Priests on Their Silver and Golden Anniversaries

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Monsignor Terence Moore, Pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Draper is retiring after serving 46 years in the Salt Lake City Diocese. The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City has honored five longtime priests for reaching anniversary milestones in their ecclesiastical careers. During a recent celebratory dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bishop Oscar A. Solis declared that Utah Catholics are ” blessed by your presence and your work here building God’s kingdom in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.” Leading the five clerics in longevity of service is Monsignor Terence M. Moore, a priest for half a century. He… Read More

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Hindus Urge All Utah Schools to Offer Yoga like Some Salt Lake City Schools

Hindus have commended Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) in Utah for offering yoga in its various schools, calling it a step in the positive direction. Course Catalog (2017-2018) of its East High School (EHS) offers Yoga I (9-12), whose description includes: “In this course students will unite the mind and body with the spirit, creating a more whole person” and it includes “meditation”. Its list of yoga benefits includes “self realization” and “inner peace”. It also offers Yoga II (10-12), whose description includes enhancing “mind/body connection”. Yoga was also offered in EHS, West High School and Highland High School of SLCSD as a course in 2016-2017. Yoga was reportedly… Read More

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Need for foster parents in Utah grows as more children than ever need care

Need for Foster Parents in Utah Grows as More Children Than Ever Need Care

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is in need of foster families more than ever before, according to the state’s Division of Child and Family Services. Tanya Albornoz, The division’s Foster Care Program administrator, told Fox 13 News on Friday they are over capacity with children needing to be placed in foster care. Typically they can place 2,400 children. Currently, they have 2,900. That means 500 children need to be placed, and in the meantime are living in shelters. “This is a pretty alarming trend,” Albornoz. “In my 17 years of working for the Department of Human Services, I’ve never seen the amount of kids that are coming into care that… Read More

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