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Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - UT: Social Justice

PHOTO: The Utah Legislature has approved a resolution acknowledging

SALT LAKE CITY - Lawmakers in Utah have passed a resolution that recognizes "atrocities" committed against Native Americans and calls on Congress to build a national museum that also would recognize the atrocities. Rep. Jack Draxler is the House sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR 1). He said

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

PHOTO: Adoptive parents should consider adopting a foster child, according to Deborah Lindner with Utah Foster Care. Image courtesy of Utah Foster Care.

SALT LAKE CITY – Adoptive parents should consider a foster child, according to Deborah Lindner with Utah Foster Care. November is National Adoption Month and Lindner says there are hundreds of wonderful children available for adoption. Utah Foster Care is a nonprofit organization that help

PHOTO: Reforming prison policy should be part of building a new state prison in Utah, according to Isaac Holyoak at the Alliance for a Better Utah. Image courtesy of the Utah Department of Corrections.

SALT LAKE CITY - Reforming prison policy should be part of the process of building a new state prison in Utah, according to Isaac Holyoak, communications director, Alliance for a Better UTAH. State lawmakers formed the Prison Relocation and Development Authority (PRADA) to consider locations where t

PHOTO: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YWCA Utah is focusing on gun violence prevention Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Image courtesy of the gov.us.

SALT LAKE CITY – Raising awareness and reducing violence is the focus of a YWCA Utah campaign happening this week. The organization is highlighting a "A Week Without Violence," which includes gun violence prevention messages and the planting of a daffodil at Salt Lake City's new Public Safet

PHOTO: Utah AFL-CIO President Dale Cox says a U.S. military strike on Syria could hurt working families. Image courtesy U.S. Government.

SALT LAKE CITY - Working-class American families, in Utah and elsewhere, would end up feeling the effects of a U.S. military strike on Syria, according to Dale Cox, president of the Utah AFL-CIO. He shared his views as President Obama pushed for military action against the Syrian government for usin

PHOTO: As the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff, local advocates say more than a quarter of a million Utah seniors count on Social Security benefits to make ends meet.

SALT LAKE CITY - The clock is ticking on the “fiscal cliff” debate, and local advocates say hundreds of thousands of Utah seniors have a major stake - as does the state's economy. Danny Harris, associate state director for advocacy at AARP Utah, says his group held dozens of "You've Ear

GRAPHIC: Maryann Martindale with the Alliance for a Better Utah says record low turnout in the presidential election is a sign that Utah voters are being turned off by one-party rule.

SALT LAKE CITY – The "blues" are wading deep into the "red" today (Friday) in Salt Lake City. Democrats are in town for their party chair meeting, a decision that had some scratching their heads. But Maryann Martindale, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, says that no matter

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