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Percent of Utah Kids Without Insurance Stagnant Since 2000

17 September 2013
In Utah, 8.5 percent of Utah children are living without health insurance, the same rate as in 2000, according to Census Bureau Current Population Survey data released today.

Utah’s Funding for Schools Still Lower Than Before Recession

12 September 2013
Utah's schools continue to suffer from cuts in funding made since the start of the recession. These unnecessary cuts deepened the recession, slowed the recovery, and will make Utah less prosperous in the future.

Reaching for hope: Understanding Utah’s health care exchange

01 September 2013
On Oct. 1, online marketplace opens new doors for Utahns who want to join ranks of insured or change coverage.

Op Ed by Tracy Gruber, Every day counts, even in kindergarten

31 August 2013
The opening days of school conjure up images of backpacks stuffed with notebooks and pencils, bulletin boards freshly decorated by teachers, and students greeting each other after summer break. But even in these early days of the new school year,…

Governor to Celebrate School Attendance Month at his Elementary School

30 August 2013
Governor Gary R. Herbert will join Voices for Utah Children in a nationwide effort to make every day count by declaring September "Attendance Awareness Month."

Sunday Edition: The American Dream

04 August 2013
In this Sunday Edition, a closer look at why it is becoming increasing difficult to climb up the income and wealth ladder. Plus, Doug Wright takes on the issue of compulsory education. Segment 2: Richard Piatt continued his discussion of…

Utah’s Children Are Doing Good, Not Great

24 July 2013
Utah is ranked 14th in overall child well-being according to a new national report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. However, the state keeps sliding down in the rankings say Terry Haven, Deputy Director on the non-profit group Voices for…

Fewer Utah doctors willing to care for Medicaid patients

17 July 2013
Utah expects the number of Medicaid patients to keep growing in 2014 as federal health care reform kicks in.

Salt Lake County OKs funds to get 600 disadvantaged kids into preschools

17 July 2013
Private/public partnership aimed at giving 600 more at-risk children a shot at success.

Editorial by John Florez: Is college only for a select few?

13 July 2013
"We need to value our children as much as we value our businesses. They are 33 percent of our population and 100 percent of our future," (Terry Haven, Voices for Utah Children).