From homelessness to tech success: How this CEO is removing barriers for many students

Ryan Carstens, of BYU Pathways, walks into a single privacy booth as invited guests attend the grand opening of ConexED’s showroom, which unveils its new Campus Anywhere technology, in Salt Lake City on Monday. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Tracy Gorham will never forget the academic … Read more

What did we learn from the Utah Jazz’s preseason loss to Toronto?

Jazz striker Lauri Markkanen led the Jazz with 20 points in a pre-season defeat to Toronto on Sunday. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz opened their preseason list in an uncompetitive fashion with a 114-82 loss to the Toronto Raptors in Edmonton on Sunday. Yes, … Read more

Prosecutors gather in Utah to discuss solving more ‘failed homicides’

District attorneys from around the country gathered in Salt Lake City this week to share ideas on how to solve more “failed murders,” which aren’t solved as often, and take action before teens even get a gun. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – On average, murders committed … Read more

Not sure how to vote for Utah judges? This new website can help

The Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, an independent commission created by the Utah Legislature in 2008 to evaluate judicial performance, recently revamped its website,, with the goal of making it easier for voters to find information about judges on the vote. (Kristin Murphy, Desert News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – … Read more

Utah’s electric vehicle growth is a ‘hot topic.’ Here’s how agencies are coordinating its future

A Utah Transit Authority electric bus charges Friday at Salt Lake City Central Station. UTA will receive an additional 22 electric buses in Salt Lake County next year. (Carter Williams, Estimated reading time: 7-8 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – Jay Fox believes he was one of the first people to own an electric vehicle … Read more

Wildfires are now a year-round threat. This panel seeks to guide the US through that threat

Members of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission pose for a photo on the steps of the Utah State Capitol. The newly assembled group first met in Salt Lake City on Wednesday for a two-day conference that concluded on Thursday. (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Estimated reading time: 6-7 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – The … Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month starts Thursday. Here’s how to celebrate in Utah

A dancer from Weber State University’s Ballet Folklorico dances during the Dia de los Muertos en Ogden festival on November 5, 2021. The festival is one of many events held throughout Utah in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. (Sam Crump) Estimated reading time: 9-10 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – There’s no shortage of things to … Read more

Christmas in September? Plan now to reduce stress later

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes WASHINGTON – Mid-September might seem like a weird time to talk about Christmas. Department stores also hold out until October. But when the number one Christmas stressor is lack of time, starting your to-do list now could be the difference between a joyful holiday season or a joyless one. According … Read more