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Utah now has an online registry for white-collar criminals

“Every US state has a registry for sex offenders. Utah is taking that concept to a new level. The state has unveiled a first of its kind database for white-collar criminals that lawmakers say is intended to increase public safety.”This registry has been a goal of mine for years and will further equip citizens to protect themselves from financial fraud by making information much more accessible in this digital age,” Utah Attorney general Sean D. Reyes said. “A simple search cold curtail a fraudulent investment and save an entire nest egg.” (via Ars Technica)

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Library expected to open in polygamous Utah town in 2016

“After years of efforts, a public library is expected to open soon in Hildale, home to the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The planned facility will be part of the Washington County Library System. The system’s director, Joel Tucker, said he plans for the library to be operating in March. “We recognize that it’s an underserved part of Utah,” Tucker said, “and we want to give them the same opportunities that everyone else gets.” (via Salt Lake Tribune)

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Utah library helping to feed hungry children

“Libraries are a haven for many, including children and teens who need a safe place to go after school. Located within walking distance of several schools, the Utah Kearns Library, part of Salt County Library System, harbors 50-100 youth after school every day. “Many of our youth come in at 3:00 in the afternoon and stay until 9:00 at night when the library closes,” said Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, the teen librarian. And most of these youth come to the library hungry.” (via KSL.com)

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U’s Middle East Library is Home to “Enthusiastic” Librarian

“This library, as one hears from others, is extraordinary,” said Leonard Chiarelli, associate librarian at the Marriott Library. Chiarelli is in charge of the Aziz S. Atiya Middle East Library, one of the most respected centers for research in Middle East studies. Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Chiarelli earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Pace University in Manhattan. While an undergraduate, he resolved to come to the U to study at the suggestion of Philip Hitti, whom he had met during a lecture in Manhattan. Chiarelli wanted to study the Mediterranean region during the Medieval period, which was controlled by Arabs at the time. Hitti told Chiarelli that no one in the east knew about that specific subject and referred him to Aziz S. Atiya, who was at the U at the time.” (via The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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Utah man sues Sugar House library after being told he stinks

“After being asked to leave a Sugar House library because of his lack of hygiene, a Utah man is suing the Salt Lake City Library for $25,000 — and he wants his library card re-activated. According to a lawsuit filed in 3rd District Court Wednesday, the man wrote that over the summer, he was banned from the public library at 2131 S. 1100 East by a librarian “who said that I smelled and I was unclean.” After being asked to leave a Sugar House library because of his lack of hygiene, a Utah man is suing the Salt Lake City Library for $25,000 — and he wants his library card re-activated. According to a lawsuit filed in 3rd District Court Wednesday, the man wrote that over the summer, he was banned from the public library at 2131 S. 1100 East by a librarian “who said that I smelled and I was unclean.” (via The Salt Lake Tribune)

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