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Idaho child-care providers closed their doors and came to the doors of the Capitol this week to call on lawmakers to approve federal funding for their facilities.

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Positive COVID-19 cases are decreasing, the number of people vaccinated is increasing, and the statewide mask mandate has ended in Utah. And while many people are hoping the summer of 2021 will be better than last year, with more options for activities in public and with others, for parents whose children are too young to get vaccinated, there are still many concerns. 

The CDC reports that alcohol is the most commonly used substance used by young people in the US. Here in Utah, one campaign is trying to combat this with a family oriented activity. 

Reflecting On The Utah State Fair During The Pandemic

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Many fairs across the country were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in Utah the state fair continued. Ashely Moyes, who has been going to the state fair since she was a kid, attened this year and said she loves sharing the experence with her kids. 

Sierra Bonita Elementary School site of janitor misconduct.
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Parents at a Utah elementary school say they raised concerns about a janitor's behavior months before he was arrested on child sex abuse charges, but were told there was no evidence of abuse.

Parent Nancy Glover said on Tuesday that the Nebo School District needs to own up to its mistake after they sent a letter to parents in March saying the matter was being closed after a thorough investigation.

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More than 5 million children across the nation, including 44,000 in Utah, experience separation from a parent due to incarceration.  A new report, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines hardships for children, and discusses new policies to help children who have a parent in jail.