Jean Welch Hill, Salt Lake County’s new Criminal Justice Initiatives director, says the criminal justice system needs to focus more on rehabilitation than punishment.Wednesday’s roundup covers abortion laws, preterm births, pot smoking risks, RSV in adults, covid funding, staff shortages, and more.The Pioneer Park Coalition, a coalition of downtown Salt Lake City business leaders, are continuing calling on city leaders to do better around homelessness and crime — and they released new, 27-page plan laying how they think it should be done.

Some places try to sweep the homeless away. Utah has made it a statewide issue and is devoting money to help people transition back into homes. Utah is woefully inadequate when it comes to treating the growing number of unsheltered individuals who are suffering from mental disorders.Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has recently pushed forward on initiatives to relieve the homeless situation in Utah. She is proposing a new solution that could help these individuals who desperately need aid.

‘I almost died’: Utah boy survives dog mauling with more surgery, recovery ahead

Five-year-old Mason Mihlberger survived a dog mauling that sent him by helicopter to a hospital.A second man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges related to a 2019 shooting in Millcreek that resulted in another man’s death. Prosecutors say the disagreement began over threatening Facebook messages.When you answer one question, others always follow. That’s what happened when we reported that Snohomish County is buying two hotels to help bring stable housing to peope who are homeless. One of the properties the Snohomish County Council agreed to buy is in Edmonds — the America’s Best Value Inn, on Highway 99. The. A Clearfield man was ordered Friday to serve jail time for assaulting his son during an argument that started when the son said he did not want to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Other Side Village, what’s planned to be Salt Lake City’s first tiny home community to house the chronically homeless, was approved by the Salt Lake City Council. Here’s what it will look like, how much it will cost, how it will operate and what’s next for the west-side project. President Donald Trump’s return to Washington, DC took an unexpected turn when he spent more than ten minutes discussing how homelessness is ruining American cities.Millcreek Mayor Jeff Silvestrini supports a plan for his city to host an overflow homeless shelter this winter.

There is something that stinks in Beaver County and people are fed up.Police have become the de facto mental health responders across the country, often with tragic results. Most strategies to deal with mental health calls focus on shifting funds to social services, creating diversion programs and better training for officers. Experts say the solution relies on a combination of efforts.The tiny home, built by University of Utah students, now sits at The Other Side Academy campus in downtown Salt Lake City. If the project gets the green light, the home will be moved to the roughly 40-acre lot in west-side Salt Lake City at where The Other Side Village has been proposed to be built.

Top policy in cities that have succeeded in reducing homelessness? Housing first

Damakant Jayshi While Wausau and Marathon County have struggled to address affordable housing and homelessness, a few cities and communities have largely. Joseph Grenny, Chairman of the Board for The Other Side Village, explains how Silicon Slopes companies can help the homeless in the newest Salt Lake City permanent housing project for the chronically homeless.Salt Lake City is building a new tiny home village to help Utahns experiencing chronic homelessness get off the street permanently.Meet the candidates running for Salt Lake County Council, Auditor, Clerk, District Attorney and Sheriff.Seniors priced out of the rental market in Utah present a large portion of the homeless population. Switchpoint project offers a solution.

The Conference Center auditorium will be less than half full during the April general conference sessions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints due to construction and accessibility concerns.The Official U.S. Senate website of Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. Candlelight Villas is ‘housing first’ complex with 72 units built by primarily with philanthropic support. Steven Dimopoulous, a Nevada attorney, is suing over the rights to buy Utah rapper Post Malone’s multimillion-dollar Bugatti sports car used in a music video filmed in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

City Council Member Darin Mano writes that Salt Lake City is prepared to make significant investments in Ballpark area. Three years after the Utah Legislature passed a. Salt Lake City is overhauling where it will allow homeless shelters.The rate of positive COVID-19 tests in the Salt Lake Valley’s homeless community is slightly higher than the general population. .