POSTED // Apr 25,2012 - When Kathy Anderson* picked up her 14-year-old daughter from school near Perry, Utah, unexpectedly early on Jan. 8, 2007, she bought her a milkshake, then drove her to the Children’s Justice Center in Logan.
POSTED // Mar 14,2012 - Karen Baldwin wants to marry her boyfriend, Mark Yowell. The only problem is that the government, which held him first in the Salt Lake County Metro Jail for four months and for more than a year in the Utah State Hospital in Provo, has yet to release him.
POSTED // Feb 22,2012 - Kristen Cox, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services, cut $22.6 million from the department in the face of a recession-fueled tripling of the number of Utahns seeking public assistance.
POSTED // Feb 2,2012 - In the wake of the five years of President Felipe Calderon's "war on drugs," the daily headlines of murders, violence and human-rights violations in Mexico have illustrated with disturbing clarity how violence has apparently seeped through the governmental and law-enforcement structures of Mexico as drug cartels have gained increasing hold on the country's affairs.
POSTED // Feb 2,2012 - Attorneys argue that immigration judges often impose too high a standard on what Congress has already defined as a very difficult obstacle to families staying in the United States. In the following documents, attorney Jonny Benson appeals Judge Dustin Pead's decision to deport "Pedro."
POSTED // Feb 1,2012 - From removal statistics received through an open-records request, out of 7,383 people the Salt Lake City court ordered deported between 2009 and 2011, 6,020 did not have counsel.
POSTED // Dec 14,2011 - On June 1, 2007, at 8 a.m., Michael Birkeland blearily opened his eyes to a clear blue sky. He was lying naked in a field in Orem, his clothes scattered around him, his car a few yards away, the engine still running.