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Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

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Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - UT: Livable Wages/Working Families

PHOTO: A recent study shows that hundreds of jobs are created and millions of dollars are added to Utah's economy each year by the 40 nonprofit community health clinics in the state. Photo courtesy of the Lake County, Ill., Health Department.

SALT LAKE CITY – Nonprofit community health centers add hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to Utah's economy each year, according to a recent study. Alan Pruhs, executive director of the Association for Utah Community Health, says the economic impact study shows 40 clinics operating th

PHOTO: A retired aerospace engineer who lives in Sandy, Art Sutherland, is being recognized by Money magazine for his work on predatory lending issues in Utah. Photo courtesy AARP Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY – Money magazine is naming a Utah man one of its 50 Heroes in 50 States for his work on predatory lending issues. Art Sutherland, a retired aerospace engineer who lives in Sandy, has worked with city council members and state lawmakers for several years to enact laws and polic

PHOTO: A report from AARP shows that Utah both leads and trails in areas of caring for older Americans. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah ranks both high and low in a report from AARP that considers several aspects of care and quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers. The State Scorecard on Long-term Services and Supports ranks Utah second in the nation for effecti

PHOTO: AARP Utah says the Affordable Care Act saved Utahns on Medicare more than $53 million in prescription drug costs last year. Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Economic Security.

SALT LAKE CITY – AARP Utah reports that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) saved nearly 23,000 Utahns on Medicare more than $53 million in prescription drug costs last year. AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby says the ACA is closing a coverage gap in the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefi

PHOTO: The Utah Health Policy Project reports that 40,000 Utahns now have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as

SALT LAKE CITY – A reported 40,000 Utahns have signed up for private insurance plans available through the Affordable Care Act, according to Jason Stevenson, education and communications director at the Utah Health Policy Project, which helps guide people through the ACA. What’s more, h

PHOTO: A new report shows more than 30-percent of Utah households are financially insecure. Photo credit: U-S Department of the Treasury.

SALT LAKE CITY – Nearly one in three Utah households is living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little or no financial safety net, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development. The CEFD's annual Assets and Opportunity Scorecard shows that 32 percent of households don't have enough saving

PHOTO: The economy appears to be getting better in Utah, which could actually hurt efforts to help those living at the bottom of the economic ladder. Photo courtesy of the Utah Food Bank.

SALT LAKE CITY – The economy appears to be getting better in Utah, which actually could hurt efforts to help those living at the bottom of the economic ladder. Ginette Bott, chief development officer with the Utah Food Bank, says people may donate less money to organizations such as hers bec

Libraries in Utah are adapting to the Internet age in many ways. Image of Salt Lake Public Library by Ellen Forsyth.

SALT LAKE CITY - In the age of the smartphone and the Internet and all things digital, libraries in Utah are adapting and even thriving. Libraries used to be just places to check out books, but now, according to Patricia Hull, president of the Utah Library Association, libraries offer just about eve

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