Bills on pig-stealing, rural mental health funding advance in House on Friday

Utah lawmakers on Friday approved funding for two additional mental health crisis response teams for Cache County and the Uintah Basin. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Approximate reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — House lawmakers wrapped up the second week of the current legislative session by approving funding for mental health crisis shelters … Read more

Drayer: Mariners options with rotation deeper than ever

The consistency that was a hallmark of the Mariners’ starting rotation in 2022 becomes continuity in 2023. Mariners GM Hollander: The prospects who could join the M’s follow The five (plus one) starters who finished last season with the team – Luis Castillo, Robbie Ray, Logan Gilbert, George Kirby, Marco Gonzalez and Chris Flexen – … Read more

Baseball America’s Glazer on various Kelenich arcs from the Mariners, Rodriguez

This time two years ago, it looked like the Mariners had the makings of an outfield that would be the envy of Major League Baseball. Mariners scouting director details Felnin Celesten, other standout signees Both Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodríguez were consensus top-five prospects in the game, and with their major league debuts quickly approaching, … Read more

Gen Z has new “retro” technology to obsess over

Camila Cabello with her flip phone. “I’m the flip phone revolution team,” singer Camila Cabello tweeted Thursday, posing with a vintage TCL flip phone. “Maybe I can write the theme song.” (Camila Cabello via Twitter) Approximate reading time: 7-8 minutes ATLANTA – First, it was disposable cameras. Back then, it was low-waisted jeans. Now, Gen-Z’s … Read more

Mariners GM Hollander: The prospects who could join the M’s follow

The rise of the Seattle Mariners has coincided with the rise of local players who have joined the organization during the current front office regime. Dipoto Show: Future for JP Crawford, value to Mariners making playoffs Julio Rodriguez, George Kirby, Cal Raleigh and Logan Gilbert played key roles in Seattle’s 2022 postseason drought, showing that … Read more

Sitting too much is bad for your health, but offsetting the effects is easy, a study shows

The scientific community has known for decades that sitting can increase the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. New research says reducing risk is easy. (Mac Duong Vu, Alamy) Approximate reading time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — Sure, you’ve heard about the dangers of sitting all day, but with most … Read more

Mariners breakdown: What veteran AJ Pollock brings to the table

The Mariners reportedly plugged one of the few remaining holes in their lineup on Saturday by agreeing to a one-year deal with veteran outfielder AJ Pollock, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Mariners add recently retired MLB C Steven Vogt as bullpen coach It might not be the flashiest move, but Pollock brings some notable things … Read more

A Portrait of America’s Prison Arts Programs

One of photographer Peter Mertz’s subjects with an acrylic painting of Pope Francis in 2016. The man was released from prison three years later and now owns a property where he builds micro-homes for homeless people and those who have been released from prison. (Peter Mertz) Approximate reading time: 5-6 minutes CHINO, Calif. — In … Read more

The Church of Jesus Christ announces $10 million donation for women’s and children’s health

UNICEF’s Carla Haddad Mardini, left, speaks with Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Sharon Eubank, center, the church’s director of humanitarian services, during a meeting at the Interfaith G20 forum in Bologna, Italy, in September 2021. The church announced a … Read more

Department of Health and Human Services. to take over oversight of health care in Utah prisons

A maximum security men’s security unit at the new Utah State Prison in Salt Lake City is pictured Oct. 21. The Utah Department of Corrections announced Friday that the state Department of Health and Human Services will take over health services in the Utah Prison System beginning in July 2023. (Christine Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated … Read more