Whittney Evans

Whittney Evans appears in the following:

5 Things You Should Know About Jason Chaffetz

Monday, October 05, 2015

The Utah congressman who is challenging House GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is praised for sticking to his core principles and derided for going too hard after Planned Parenthood.


Utah Constituents Say Rep. Chaffetz Is Qualified To Be House Speaker

Monday, October 05, 2015

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced he's running to succeed John Boehner as speaker of the House. Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, takes on the party's No. 2 Kevin McCarthy.


Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Friday, March 13, 2015

The bill was endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The law includes protections in areas of housing and employment. It also contains some exemptions for religious groups.


Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Includes Religious Exemptions

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The governor of Utah is expected to sign an anti-discrimination bill into law Thursday that protects LGBT residents from housing and employment discrimination.


Utah To Appeal Gay-Marriage Ruling To Supreme Court

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gay couples in Utah are celebrating the 10th Circuit Decision, while opponents of same-sex marriage are taking steps to appeal. Republican Governor Gary Herbert says he is disappointed by the ruling.


Grappling With Gangs, Salt Lake City Turns To Racketeering Laws

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Law enforcement in Utah's capital is using federal organized-crime charges to try to rein in groups like the Tongan Crips. One officer says it's sometimes the only way to send a message to criminals.


Can You End Homelessness by Providing Homes?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In 2005, Utah set out to end chronic homelessness within 10 years by providing each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. As they inch closer to their deadline, it looks like the state could actually pull it off: The state says the homeless population has shrunk by nearly 75 percent since Utah started its initiative. Whittney Evans reports on local government for Takeaway affiliate station KUER. She joins the program to discuss how this program works.

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Utah Charter School Nurtures Entrepreneurial Spirit

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A new charter school in Utah wants to equip students in kindergarten through ninth grade with a solid foundation in business. The principal insists it's not just a pint-sized business school. The goal is to give kids a well-rounded education that is also applicable in the real world.