NEWS ROOM

A History of Discrimination against Plural Families in Education

June 14, 2021

People from a variety of non-conforming traditions have faced a long history of discrimination. Plural families are no exception, especially when it comes to access to public education.

A Call to Peace in the Midst of Contention

January 17, 2021

We are not Democrats or Republicans, but Americans; brothers and sisters of this One American Nation under God. Let us all remember to be our brother's keeper and watch out for our neighbor whether we disagree with them or not.

Understanding Governor Herbert's Statewide Mask Mandate and Social Gathering Limits

November 10, 2020

Governor Herbert issued concurrent executive and public health orders while declaring a new state of emergency. The orders took effect Monday November 9th at 1pm, and extend to Monday November 23rd.

DCCS high school graduation rates hit record highs in 2020

June 6, 2020

In 2020, on-time graduation rates for Co-op members hit 95.8%. A record high that surpasses not only Utah’s 87.4%, but every other state in the nation.

Coronavirus Updates: Most of Utah moves to "Low Risk" or Yellow category on Saturday; LDCC to resume limited in-person services

May 16, 2020

The announcement moves most of the State from Moderate Risk (Orange) to Low Risk (Yellow) starting this Saturday, May 16th. The move further opens up local businesses and allows groups of up to 50 people to gather in social interactions.

Coronavirus Updates:  Utah churches can resume services with restrictions; LDCC not ready to open, will continue online only

May 7, 2020

The Utah Department of Health has updated it's guidelines for church gatherings as part of gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton states, "However, the one nonnegotiable stipulation is the 6-foot social distancing required by the CDC".

Coronavirus Updates: Governor Herbert to ease some COVID-19 restrictions starting May 1st

April 28, 2020

The Governor announced that the state would move from High Risk (Red) to Moderate Risk (Orange) starting this Friday, May 1st. The move allows for a less-restrictive but still limited level of operation for some businesses.

Coronavirus Updates: Salt Lake County Mayor removed the "Stay Home" portion of Health Order, past developments

April 17, 2020

Salt Lake County Mayor removed the "Stay Home" portion of Health Order, all other restrictions remain the same; Governor Herbert extends 'soft closure' of public schools to the end of the school year

Governor Herbert signs SB 102, Bigamy reform bill into law

March 30, 2020

Governor Herbert signed SB 102 into law on Saturday. The bill reduces the crime of bigamy among consenting adults to an infraction. Bigamy under false pretenses remains a felony as well as bigamy when done in consort with a list of other crimes, most of which must rise to a felony themselves.

[Op-Ed] Utah's Rocky Relationship with Polygamy

March 29, 2020

On Saturday, Governor Herbert signed SB 102 into law reducing the crime of bigamy among consenting adults to an infraction. The bill made its way through the Legislature passing through the Senate, House and accompanying committees with only 3 nay votes overall.

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