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A man convicted in forgery and money laundering cases in the 1st District Court was sentenced to probation on Monday, though it was unclear if he would be released from custody due to immigration issues.

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Gov. Spencer Cox is encouraging Utahns to give to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their 2020 Utah state tax forms. 

Interfaith groups from multiple universities in Utah are sponsoring a virtual panel on racial diversity and justice this week. The panel will feature Pastor Corey Hodges from the multicultural church The Point Church in Salt Lake City, Imaam Yasir Butt from Masjid Al-Noor in Salt Lake City, and Eric Richards from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint institute in Logan, according to a report from the Utah Statesman. 

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