NEWS ROOM

Plural Communities Likely Changed the Outcome of Some Local Elections

November 29, 2022

Most of Utah’s political races in the 2022 election were won by a super majority, as has been the case historically for many decades. However, when the margins are close, plural community voters have likely swayed the outcome of some contests.

Man charged with hate crime released, charges dismissed

August 23, 2022

A man who was charged with a hate crime earlier this month has been released from Salt Lake County jail, and charges against him have been dismissed. Hayden Perry Stowell, was arrested Saturday August 13 and was released Monday in what appears to be a case of mistaken identity.

UASCB statement re: Board action against Vanguard Academy

August 23, 2022

Following the State Charter School Board’s unprecedented vote last night to replace the Board of Directors, School Director and Business Administrator at Vanguard Academy, Royce Van Tassel, executive director of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, issued the following statement.

DCCS Response to Incidents of Individuals Accused of Hate Crimes

August 16, 2022

The Davis County Cooperative Society unequivocally condemns any disrespectful slurs, vandalism, acts of violence or any other means of unlawful coercion because an individual's or a group's beliefs differ from our own.

SLCC Found to Have Discriminated Against Pregnant Student

June 15, 2022

Salt Lake Community College was recently found to have discriminated against one of their students because she was pregnant.

2022 DCCS High School Grad Rates Continue to Surpass Utah and US

June 1, 2022

The 2022 on-time high school graduation rate for DCCS members was 93.18% which continues to surpass the rates of Utah and the US.

How much does the grocery sales tax impact low-income families in Utah?

May 13, 2022

With rising inflation, it seems the cost of groceries is higher than ever before, making a discussion about eliminating the sales tax on groceries much more relevant.

KSTU Fox 13 and Adam Herbets continue a pattern of false & hateful reporting

May 11, 2022

A recent Fox 13 news article by Adam Herbets is targeting Vanguard Academy, a high performing public charter school serving a population of 82% first generation college students

[Op-ed] What we’re not talking about and what we are talking about

March 5, 2022

We’re talking about 100 years of bigotry and hatred displayed once again by individuals in the public school system who seek to reinforce “otherisms” and maintain the established ruling class against a second-class citizenry.

Charter School Gives Updates on "Warning Status" issued by USCB

March 4, 2022

Vanguard Academy once again appeared before the Utah State Charter Board (USCB) to address their progress on “corrective actions” outlined when they were placed on warning status in June 2021.

2021 Legislative Special Session Bill Changes

November 10, 2021

The Utah State Legislature met for their Second Special Session of 2021. Of the 12 bills passed, nearly half of them addressed the issue of redistricting Utah's legislative boundaries.

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