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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 17: Miguel Diaz Canel, President of Cuba poses during a state visit t...
CRISTIANA MESQUITA, Associated Press

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Cuba is holding a rare referendum on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt.
2 months ago
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04:  Actress Nichelle Nichols arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" ...
Matthew Delmont Dartmouth College

The story behind TV’s first iconic interracial kiss on ‘Star Trek’ with Nichelle Nichols

The smooch is not a romantic one. But in 1968 to show a Black woman kissing a white man was a daring move.
4 months ago
The Utah State Capitol on Friday, March 25 when the Utah House and Senate voted to overturn a veto....
Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Lawsuit filed to challenge Utah’s ban of trans athletes from playing girls high school sports

Two families have filed a lawsuit challenging Utah's recently passed bill — overriding a veto — that will ban transgender girls from playing high school sports. House Bill 11, passed in a special session after Gov. Spencer Cox vetoed the bill, is part of a trend nationwide to limit participation of transgender athletes.
6 months ago
New report highlights disparities of Utah Black women (Credit: KSL TV)...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

New report highlights disparities of Utah Black women

Studies show Utah Black women have more jobs compared to other women in the state, but their wages are lower and face higher poverty rates.
7 months ago
A clip from student-produced videos about inclusiveness. (Used by permission, Davis School District...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Davis School District releases videos to encourage inclusiveness 

After the Department of Justice said last year that there were findings of “racial harassment” in the Davis School District, administrators, teachers and students got to work. Today, students are helping produce videos about inclusiveness.  
11 months ago
FILE: Davis School District....
Debbie Worthen & Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Davis School District creates partnership to combat racism

The Davis School District announced a new partnership Tuesday in hopes of creating inclusion, equity and diversity, and ending a culture of racism.
11 months ago
The silver Dodge Charger alledgedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr. passes near the Market Street P...
DENISE LAVOIE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press

Collecting $26M award vs. white nationalists may be tough after court judgment

Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured. But whether they will be able to collect a significant chunk of that money remains to be seen.
1 year ago
The silver Dodge Charger alledgedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr. passes near the Market Street P...
DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer

Jury awards $25M in damages for violence at Unite the Right rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury ordered white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $25 million in damages Tuesday over violence that erupted during the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. After a nearly monthlong civil trial, the jury in U.S. District Court deadlocked on two key claims but found the […]
1 year ago
Kyle Rittenhouse, center, looks back as he waits with his attorneys Mark Richards, Corey Chirafisi,...
MICHAEL TARM, SCOTT BAUER and AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty in Kenosha shootings

Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.
1 year ago
Fatimah Salleh smiles from the back of a convertible in the Davis High School Homecoming Parade, 19...
Mike Anderson and Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Woman’s post on racism in Utah goes viral in wake of Izzy Tichenor’s death

One woman's post on Facebook about racism in Utah is going viral in the wake of the death of Izzy Tichenor.
1 year ago
FILE: The Utah State Capitol (Jason Olson, Deseret News Archives)...
Felicia Martinez & Jared Turner, KSL TV

Special Session Expected To Address Fund Allocations, Critical Race Theory

Lawmakers have gathered at the capitol for a special legislative session called by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox to discuss federal money rolling into the Beehive State over the next two years, and how to allocate those funds.
2 years ago
Downtown Salt Lake City rally after Derek Chauvin was convicted in the murder of George Floyd. (KSL...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Former Police Chief Says Proposed Reform Doesn’t Go Far Enough

In the wake of the jury’s verdict of Derek Chauvin, the former chief of the Salt Lake City Police Department says now is the time to make changes to policing.
2 years ago
Black Lives Matter demonstrators rally outside the Salt Lake City Police Department on Friday, Apri...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Utah ‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Calls For Justice At SLC Rally

Protesters held a peaceful rally in downtown Salt Lake City to add their voices to the cry for justice across the country.
2 years ago
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Mike Anderson & Cary Schwanitz, KSL TV

Students Rally For LGBTQ Classmates After Teen Cuts Down Pride Flag

Students rallied for their LGBTQ classmates at Ridgeline High School in Cache County after video surfaced online of another teen cutting down a pride flag during a diversity week event.
2 years ago
People pause for prayer as they walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the 50th anniversary co...
Associated Press

Bloody Sunday Memorial To Honor Late Civil Rights Giants

The commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honor four giants of the civil rights movement who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
2 years ago
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