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DSD superintendent addresses suicide death of 10-year-old student

FARMINGTON — In their first meeting since the suicide of 10-year-old Izzy Tichenor, members of the Davis School Board and Superintendent Reid Newey addressed the incident and what will be done in the future to prevent additional tragedies. “We continue to mourn the loss of Izzy Tichenor ...

Utah girl’s suicide spurs new investigation into bullying

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school district said Friday it will open an independent investigation into alleged bullying of a 10-year-old girl who died by suicide after her family says she was harassed by fellow students for being Black and autistic. The family of Isabella “Izzy” ...

Veterans honored at North Layton Junior High

LAYTON — North Layton Junior High School honored veterans in the community with a free breakfast, a special program with a choir and an address from retired Army Col. Gary Stephens. Family and friends of students who served in the armed forces joined them, as well as other veterans looking ...

Dixie State University name change passes Utah Legislature

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Southern Utah’s Dixie State University is poised to change a name often associated with the Deep South and slavery after the Utah Legislature approved a new name Wednesday over local backlash. The Republican-controlled Legislature voted to change the name to Utah Tech ...

Weber State denounces racism, seeks suspect behind clandestine signage

OGDEN — Weber State University officials have released a pair of photos of the suspect they think posted signs on the campus linked to the white supremacist movement. They're also sharply denouncing the incident, which prompted protesting by students of color and others. "Any form of ...

Autistic 10-year-old dies of suicide, mother lashes Davis School District

NORTH SALT LAKE — A 10-year-old girl died in an apparent suicide, and her mother on Monday blamed the Davis School District for allegedly not stopping bullying of the Foxboro Elementary student. Isabella Faith Tichenor was found dead in the family home Saturday, her mother, Brittany ...

Weber State gets $1M grant to bolster ranks of math, science teachers

OGDEN — Jennie Haufe, studying to be an elementary school mathematics teacher, needs no time to gather her thoughts when asked what drew her to the field. "Because I love kids and I love math," she says, waiting for her Algebra from a Teaching Perspective class at Weber State University to ...

Students, donors in awe of Abdul-Jabbar at Ogden Fall Author Event

OGDEN — In a different life, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would have been a history teacher. The acclaimed author, athlete and activist used those instincts to discuss everything from current affairs to jazz — and the Jazz — this week for the annual Ogden Fall Author Event. While the ...

Weber State students decry racist signage, criticize university response

OGDEN — The reappearance of signage this week on the Weber State campus linked to the white supremacist movement is prompting an uproar among the school's small African American population and others. A handful staged a silent sit-in protest in the Shepherd Union on Thursday, decrying the ...