Weber State welcomes first openly gay student body president

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ABOVE, L-R: Weber State’s 2019-2020 cabinet. Rilee Jones, Kate Hughes, Gabe Taylor, Bret Alexander, Bailie Kidd and Erin Dominguez. Photo via Weber State.

OGDEN, Utah (AP) | Bret Alexander is the picture of success: He recently began his first year as a graduate student at Weber State University studying higher education leadership and leads the school as student body president.

He’s also the school’s first openly gay student elected to the position. But the ambitious, buoyant student traveled a difficult path to where he stands now, the Standard-Examiner reports.

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Utah’s first privately funded teen homeless shelter opens

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) – Six years ago, when Kristen Mitchell started thinking about opening a temporary shelter for homeless and unaccompanied youths, she knew it was an enormous undertaking.

“For most of that time, it was such a big, crazy idea I didn’t dare talk about it,” she said, according to the Deseret News.

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