Whittney Evans

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Virginia Could Be The State To Give Women Equal Rights Nationwide

Sunday, November 18, 2018

A bipartisan coalition of Virginia lawmakers is working to make the state the 38th and final one needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Are Prison Populations Decreasing? Depends On Where You Look

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Some drops in prison populations were offset by increases at local jails, especially in rural areas.


Brigham Young Students Claim University Punished Rape Victims For Reporting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Several alleged rape victims who attend Brigham Young University are criticizing the private, religious school for punishing victims of sexual assault. They say victims who report being raped are investigated by the school's strict Honor Code office for other violations leading up to their assault, like drinking alcohol. Critics of the policy say this creates a chilling effect on rape victims who become worried about their standing at the university.


Utah Judge Rescinds Order To Remove Baby From Lesbian Foster Parents

Friday, November 13, 2015

A family court judge in Utah has rescinded his order to remove a baby from lesbian foster parents. He previously said the child would be better off with a heterosexual foster family. ...


5 Things You Should Know About Jason Chaffetz

Monday, October 05, 2015

As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has pushed investigations into the Secret Service following security lapses at the White House, and he aggressively challenged Planned Parenthood. He's now shaking up Capitol Hill even more as a challenger to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ...


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 lo...

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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.

Students' daily lessons are peppered with concepts like sales and marketing, finance and entrepreneurship, says first-grade teacher Tammy Hill. "And that plays into leadership and improved math skills. And ...