Amy Donaldson

Amy Donaldson

Removing books limits our growth, student tells Canyons School Board

Removing books limits our growth, student tells Canyons School Board

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 11:32 a.m.

Students, parents, teachers and librarians spoke both for and against the Canyon School District's recent decision to remove certain books from some of the district's high school libraries.
Book banning? Email prompts Utah district to pull titles from high school libraries

Book banning? Email prompts Utah district to pull titles from high school libraries

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 17 - 10:55 a.m.

Officials in the Canyons School District recently ordered nine books to be removed from the shelves of four Salt Lake County high schools. But is the district following its own policies?
As the Navajo Nation battled COVID-19, teachers fought to connect with traumatized students

As the Navajo Nation battled COVID-19, teachers fought to connect with traumatized students

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 6:42 a.m.

"Distance learning" has been more difficult for the children of the Navajo Nation. The pandemic was also changing families forever in their nation.
How the Navajo Nation beat back COVID-19

How the Navajo Nation beat back COVID-19

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 15 - 6:11 a.m.

On the Navajo Nation, more than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, people are just beginning to feel like the lives they lived before the virus upended the world might be returning.
Big change: Is Utah poised to let high school athletes sign sponsorships?

Big change: Is Utah poised to let high school athletes sign sponsorships?

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 11:26 a.m.

The Utah High School Activities Association will be considering the move that some say is inevitable.
Woman dies at homeless camp in the yard of Salt Lake City activist

Woman dies at homeless camp in the yard of Salt Lake City activist

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 5:09 p.m.

As Darin Mann watched police and paramedics carry away the body of a woman who'd lived in a tent on the front lawn of his Salt Lake home for the last month, he felt a mixture of sadness and resolve.
Pandemic changes the way officials count Utah's homeless population

Pandemic changes the way officials count Utah's homeless population

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Feb. 1 - 6:24 p.m.

Just a few feet from where runners enjoy the picturesque collection of trails that snake across the Salt Lake Valley next to the Jordan River sit clusters of tents where people find refuge, even briefly, from the turmoil of living without reliable shelter.
Car rips through a South Salt Lake apartment, pinning 12-year-old under debris

Car rips through a South Salt Lake apartment, pinning 12-year-old under debris

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 7:33 p.m.

A vehicle crashed through a South Salt Lake apartment Friday afternoon, pinning a 12-year-old girl between the car and the debris of what was once a living room.
Longtime Utah County Sheriff David Bateman dies at age 80

Longtime Utah County Sheriff David Bateman dies at age 80

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan. 22 - 7:37 a.m.

The law enforcement community is mourning the loss of one of its longest serving sheriffs this week.
Utah activist inside US Capitol says woman killed was first to try to enter House chamber

Utah activist inside US Capitol says woman killed was first to try to enter House chamber

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 10:06 p.m.

John Sullivan, a Utah activist who faces criminal charges in connection with a Provo protest he organized in June said he attended a pro-Trump rally that turned into a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol in order to see "the truth" about the protests for himself and the organization he represents.
Taylorsville, Ogden welcome new police chiefs

Taylorsville, Ogden welcome new police chiefs

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 7:57 p.m.

In Ogden, city officials chose Eric Young to replace retiring Chief Randy Watt; Taylorsville officials introduced Unified police executive officer Brady Cottam as the new chief.
Utahn featured on cover of Time as one of its Guardians of the Year

Utahn featured on cover of Time as one of its Guardians of the Year

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Dec. 14 - 8:09 a.m.

Pete Sands was scrolling through Instagram Thursday night when he thought he saw a familiar face on the cover of Time.
2 dead, 4 in critical condition after a car crash in Millcreek

2 dead, 4 in critical condition after a car crash in Millcreek

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 10:42 p.m.

Two people were killed and four others critically injured in a high-speed three-car collision in Millcreek.
Salt Lake summit tries to find ways law enforcement, communities can work together

Salt Lake summit tries to find ways law enforcement, communities can work together

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Dec. 11 - 9:04 a.m.

While crime rose this year in some Utah communities, U.S. Attorney John Huber noted that crime in Ogden decreased because of efforts to find and prosecute "apex criminals."
2 arrested as health workers clear out, clean up downtown homeless camp

2 arrested as health workers clear out, clean up downtown homeless camp

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 7:26 a.m.

Two people were arrested Wednesday as protesters and police clashed over health workers' efforts to clean up downtown homeless encampments.
Latter-day Saint leaders, Salt Lake mayor discuss keeping each other safe during pandemic, holidays

Latter-day Saint leaders, Salt Lake mayor discuss keeping each other safe during pandemic, holidays

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 20 - 6:59 a.m.

The realities of a pandemic are so unique and overwhelming that even the nation's top scientists, doctors and political leaders cannot persuade some people to make safe choices.
How Salt Lake County adapted to help seniors when pandemic stole their social network

How Salt Lake County adapted to help seniors when pandemic stole their social network

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 12 - 10:45 a.m.

When Vickie Venne learned that Salt Lake County was shutting the doors of its senior centers as part of the state's pandemic precautions, she was devastated.
Club, youth leagues 'treated like businesses' under new COVID-19 restrictions

Club, youth leagues 'treated like businesses' under new COVID-19 restrictions

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 12:18 p.m.

After Gov. Gary Herbert's Sunday night news conference, parents and coaches began trying to unravel exactly what the new rules meant to sports that are essentially independent businesses.
Woman dead, man injured in Midvale shooting; police searching for 2 people, Cadillac

Woman dead, man injured in Midvale shooting; police searching for 2 people, Cadillac

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 6 - 9:30 p.m.

Unified police are investigating what led to a shooting outside a Midvale hotel that left a woman dead and a man hospitalized Friday night.
As Trump makes claims of 'illegal votes,' Utahns in Congress voice support for election system

As Trump makes claims of 'illegal votes,' Utahns in Congress voice support for election system

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 8:44 p.m.

Some of Utah's congressional delegation support the U.S. election process, as President Donald Trump asserted, without evidence, that he was losing key states because of "illegal votes."
Skaggs Catholic Center members come together to pray for mother, children caught in tragic Nevada shooting

Skaggs Catholic Center members come together to pray for mother, children caught in tragic Nevada shooting

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 9:01 a.m.

Galey Colosimo could barely fathom the tragedy that stole two members of the Skaggs Catholic Center community and left a third fighting for her life, but he knew what they needed to do, even if pandemic precautions made it more difficult.
Legendary Ogden High coach Phil Russell succumbs to COVID-19 complications

Legendary Ogden High coach Phil Russell succumbs to COVID-19 complications

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 7:25 p.m.

One of Utah's most legendary and beloved high school basketball coaches died after a monthlong battle with COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in the community he served for more than four decades.
Family, friends walk in high heels to honor domestic violence victim, to warn others

Family, friends walk in high heels to honor domestic violence victim, to warn others

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Nov. 1 - 7:07 a.m.

Sixth annual Kava Talks Heels 2 Heal seeks to raise awareness about domestic violence, raise money to help those in need.
Children ran for help as their father killed their mom, police say

Children ran for help as their father killed their mom, police say

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Oct. 28 - 10:04 p.m.

Police are on the scene of a domestic violence homicide at 115 W. Settlement Circle, according to Unified Police Department.
COVID-19 claims beloved social justice advocate Margarita Satini

COVID-19 claims beloved social justice advocate Margarita Satini

Amy Donaldson, KSL  |  Posted Oct. 27 - 10:17 p.m.

Utah lost a fierce, compassionate and relentless social justice warrior Tuesday morning when the COVID-19 pandemic claimed the life of longtime activist Margarita Satini.