The Ogden City Council is poised to donate five acres to St. Anne’s Center, on 33rd Street and Pacific Avenue, for a new homeless shelter. The center will replace the current shelter, which, according to St. Anne’s, is cramped and no longer able to adequately serve the homeless, especially families. According to the Associated Press, the shelter will cost about $4 million to build, although it has already received a $1.5 million donation from the LDS Church. The land donation is an important shot in the arm from city leaders, and notable during a time when governments are tightening budgets and hoarding every asset.
Glen Warchol made a name for himself as the Salt Lake Crawler, a blog for The Salt Lake Tribune that was shelved Aug. 24 with an announcement that Warchol is now a features writer focusing on profiles. Warchol, possibly the most prominent news blogger in the state, was able to have a distinct voice that often pushed the boundaries of traditional journalism, even though he was employed by a corporate newspaper. Now, however, Tribune Editor Nancy Conway says he is a “resource” that is needed “as a journalist” to boost the print product. Yet, he will be writing features instead of politics, his expertise. Conway says that’s because of a concern he will not be viewed as objective after his stint as a blogger. Warchol, for his part, disputes that notion, saying that “the objectivity is bogus ... but it is a time-honored argument in old-media.”