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Last Updated Jun 20, 2016 08:25AM

School security cameras could not reveal what Anna Turkel’s kindergartner wouldn’t discuss. Two years later, Turkel continues to wonder what happened when her son left the playground with the classmate who’d previously held his hand to a blisteringly hot slide …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Campus of Brigham Young University. A new poll, conducted between June 2 and June 8 for The Salt Lake Tribune)   and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, shows many Utahns are critical of how BYU has handled sexual assault complaints. Poll: More than half of Utahns disapprove of how BYU handles sex assault, want amnesty for victims
    Many Utahns are critical of how Brigham Young University has handled sexual-assault complaints, a new poll shows, and more than half want the private ...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 03:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bonnie De Jong and family fill plates with food, Saturday May 7, 2016. Mother’s Day for Stan and Bonnie De Jong of Sandy, includes a picnic on Saturday when their five children and 11 grandchildren can visit with mom on her special day. Bonnie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 3 years ago after recovering from a hematoma surgery and began have trouble with her memory. 42,000 Utahns expected to have Alzheimer's by 2025; state and families try to expand understanding, treatment
    Few things made Bonnie de Jong’s family more excited than her freshly baked brownies. She’d throw together the ingredients at the kitchen counter, op...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 10:35 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jennifer, center, who wishes to be identified only by her first name, was sexually assaulted while attending Brigham Young University more than 20 years ago. She is now married, and she and her husband have taught their three sons ó pictured here in May ó about healthy sexual behavior and boundaries. ’You have to be willing to speak up and say, ’I’m not OK with that.’ Sex-assault victims and experts agree: Seeing BYU as inherently safe is ‘naive’
    As an 18-year-old arriving on Brigham Young University’s Provo campus in the mid-1980s, Anne assumed that students there “had high Mormon values, like...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 12:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Imam Shuaib Din leads study about fasting at the Utah Islamic Center in Sandy Friday June 3, 2016. Utah Muslims: What Islam’s holy book really says — and doesn’t say — may surprise you
    What most Americans think they know about Islam’s holy book is that it endorses violence against nonbelievers and the oppression of women. And on thos...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Nisha Kavalam visits with University of Utah classmates as she prepares for her May graduation ceremony in the College of Social Work at Kingsbury Hall. Kavalam says administrators mishandled a sexual assault investigation after she reported being raped by a classmate. Video: Students who report sexual assaults to Utah colleges endure a traumatic process
    Beth lay stunned on her bed, her mind racing back over the dating rules she’d written in her journal just weeks before. No. 4: No sexual intercourse ...
    Updated Jun 03 2016 04:59 pm   |     |   Share