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Opinion: Proposition 3 is good for Utahns

By Chris Christiansen and Bill Crim For the Deseret News Are you currently healthy? Are you and your spouse healthy enough to work? Are your children healthy enough to focus...

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Volunteers donate day to improve Kearns school grounds, give career advice

KEARNS — Thousands of volunteers along the Wasatch Front donated their time Wednesday to more than 80 projects in schools, community centers and other places in need. Savage Cos. and...

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Go to school, get paid: Schools are doing the most to cut back on sluffing

SALT LAKE CITY — Schools have begun cracking down on sluffing. The Wall Street Journal reported the number of students cutting class has grown in recent years. Data from the U.S....

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In our opinion: Utah school systems can do more to promote coding literacy

By: Deseret News editorial board Silicon Valley corporations, concerned parents and private investors are working to increase coding literacy among Utah’s youths. While these initiatives have made coding curriculum available...

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Commentary: We are a nation built by immigrants

By Jennifer Smith and Paula Green Johnson This past Wednesday, our country celebrated Independence Day. In reflecting on our founding, who we are and who we want to be as...

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Social Impact Done Better

By Jerilyn Stowe, Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer, United Way of Salt Lake United Way of Salt Lake has been collaborating with organizations, small businesses and large corporations to help...

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United Way of Salt Lake Announces 2018 Changemakers

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, United Way of Salt Lake announced its United for Change Changemaker award honorees for 2018. United Way will honor Gail Miller, owner and chair of...

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Hungry kids aplenty, this elementary school in Kearns opened a new food pantry. Smith’s Food will help stock the shelves.

By Lillian Reed Kearns-Education might be the great equalizer, but community leaders wondered aloud Tuesday if that sentiment holds true for Granite School District students with rumbling bellies. Educators, government...

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Dr. Seuss Day brings Utah high school and elementary students together

For Dr. Seuss' birthday, the United Way invited students from East High School in Salt Lake City to go to Oquirrh Hills Elementary in Kearns to read out loud and...

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Toyota Makes $20,000 Technology Donation to United Way of Salt Lake’s Promise Partnerships

Salt Lake City – United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) today announced it received a donation of 42 iPads – valued at nearly $20,000 – from Toyota. The iPads will...

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United Way Presents Policy Agenda for 2018 Legislative Session

Salt Lake City—United Way presented its public policy agenda for the upcoming legislative session at the 2018 Legislative Preview Breakfast on Wednesday. The breakfast offered community and business leaders, nonprofit...

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Lawmakers talk school funding, Medicaid expansion in advance of session

SALT LAKE CITY — Legislative leaders and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox weighed in Wednesday on a pair of issues that may end up going before voters in November as ballot...

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Davis School District amps up coding program for younger students

FARMINGTON — The Davis School District has received a $207,255 STEM Action Center grant to teach coding skills to all elementary school students and increase computer science opportunities for junior...

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Davis Schools receive $207K to teach computer coding at elementary schools

The Davis School District has received more than $207,000 to teach coding to elementary school students and increase opportunities in computer science for junior high schools. The district announced Tuesday...

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Greg Bell: Improving public education through collective impact

Everyone has an opinion about the weather, Donald Trump, and how to fix our public education system. Four very rich and influential people have backed their ideas — about education,...

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Telehealth Comes to Columbus Center, Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare, United Way of Salt Lake, and the City of South Salt Lake

Intermountain Healthcare and United Way of Salt Lake, in partnership with Promise South Salt Lake, announce the opening of a telehealth kiosk at the Columbus Center, 2531 South 400 East....

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Impactful Service: How to really make a difference with corporate service projects

“Days of service—they have their time and their place. But the culture of volunteer engagement is shifting,” says Heather MacDonald, volunteer and community engagement director at United Way of Salt...

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3,000 volunteers give back on ‘United Way Day of Caring’

Ninety local businesses, 3,000 volunteers, and more than half a million dollars' worth of work -- that is the outpouring of community service Utah saw, Thursday, as part of the...

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Volunteers give South Salt Lake elementary school library ‘such a boost’

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Stephanie Fullmer works in an elementary school library with geography books from the 1990s. Without new books, it's hard to get kids excited about reading, she...

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Op-ed: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

This weekend we celebrate American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. Immediately after the holiday, our congressional leaders will return to...

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Photos: Hundreds of volunteers Stuff the Bus in Sandy

Ryker Lloyd volunteers to stuff backpacks during the Stuff the Bus event in Sandy on Saturday. Hundreds of volunteers collected and sorted school supplies into backpacks during the event. Each...

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Summer program pays high school students cash to get a head start on classes

Attendance stipends entice soon-to-be freshmen to build academic confidence, supporting relationships — paid by a $15,000 grant from United Way of Salt Lake. Midvale • Ben Fuentes starts high school...

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South Salt Lake invests in helping refugees learn, succeed and thrive in Utah — and it’s working

South Salt Lake • Something remarkable is happening in South Salt Lake. The city of 25,000 has 14 community centers — including one specifically dedicated to refugees, called the Hser...

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Students get paid to attend summer school, but see other rewards

MIDVALE — Chris Allen readily admits he was in it for the money. But after completing Hillcrest High School's summer academy, he realized a much greater payoff: a confident start...

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Immigrants recognized for leadership role in Utah

By MARIAH NOBLE | The Salt Lake Tribune connect First Published Apr 19 2017 05:06PM • Last Updated Apr 19 2017 11:12 pm As American communities become more aware of...

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