New exhibition of art from incarcerated teens, underrepresented communities

“The Universal Human” is one of the artworks created by incarcerated youth across Utah that will be on display starting Dec. 6 as part of the Dissolving Controversies exhibit at the downtown Salt Lake City Main Library. (Molly Hosmer-Dillard) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — One painting depicts a sunflower growing in … Read more

How these organizations are bringing art and technology together to benefit Salt Lake City

Sonali Lumba, owner of Kaladharaa Dance and Indian classical dancer, left, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Srilata Singh, owner of Chitrakaavya Dance and Indian classical dancer and teacher, speak after a panel discussion on the future of art and technology Thursday. (Christine Murphy, Deseret News) Approximate reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY … Read more

Utah mental health experts look at when to seek help, treatments for depression

Experts from the Huntsman Institute of Mental Health discussed when to seek help for depression Wednesday and what options are available. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — More than a third of Americans suffer from depression, and while Utah’s rate is similar to the rest of the country, … Read more

New AI technology at 4 rural Utah hospitals will help doctors see polyps during colonoscopies

Image of a GI Genius unit. On Wednesday, Intermountain Healthcare announced the placement of these artificial intelligence devices in four of its rural Utah hospitals to help doctors identify colon cancer earlier. (Intermountain Healthcare) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes CEDAR CITY — Intermountain Healthcare will soon use artificial intelligence tools to improve colonoscopies and better … Read more

Some Utah students go back to basics, cut back on technology on Mindful Monday

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SANDY — As teachers and students look for ways to balance technology use in the classroom, one Sandy school is kicking off the week with a break by going back to basics with Mindful Monday. “Our school community council wanted to find a way to not limit the use of … Read more

Local artists display masterpieces in the first Art at The Park event

Dana Sanders, left, talks with artist Martin Blundell at his booth during Art at The Park at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City on Friday. (Ben B. Brown, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Place Heritage Park has been transformed into a haven for art lovers, … Read more

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

NEW YORK — Inflation doesn’t just cost small businesses money. It also costs them customers. At the Bushwick Grind Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, Kymme Williams-Davis raised prices and diversified to deal with rising prices for milk, coffee, paper goods and plastic, as well as shortages of items such as paper cups and plastic covers. … Read more

Transgender kids can play girls’ sports in Utah after rule

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender girls in Utah will be able to participate in girls’ sports when the school year begins after a judge on Friday lifted the ban pending legal challenges from parents. Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now be referred to a commission that will assess on a case-by-case … Read more

The Utah-based company that creates a global hiring solution has just secured millions in investment

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes Until now, hiring the best employee in the world was just a pipe dream for most companies. But thanks to a recently announced $5 million seed round for its global talent and recruiting services marketplace, Lehi-based staffing firm IsoTalent is one step closer to making that a reality. IsoTalent’s investment … Read more

Transgender kids can play girls’ sports in Utah after rule

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender girls in Utah will be able to participate in girls’ sports when the school year begins after a judge on Friday lifted the ban pending legal challenges from parents. Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now be referred to a commission that will assess on a case-by-case … Read more