Hugo Rikard-Bell

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Hugo Rikard-Bell is a reporter for KSL NewsRadio's and Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News. You can reach him at

Bill to replace DEI offices in Utah government, schools passes out of Senate

The bill moves on to the Senate. The bill has implications for Utah diversity, equity and inclusion programs, DEI, at its eight universities.
6 months ago

Suicide rates in veterinarians far exceed national average, what can be done?

High suicide rates in veterinarians have been attributed to stressors like large workloads, low pay and difficult client relations.
7 months ago

‘Home sweet home’: Life in Salt Lake City’s temporary housing units

Meet Jackson, his new home is a 75-square-foot 'pod' in Utah's first microshelter, built to house Salt Lake City's homeless population.
7 months ago

Utah top ten state for population growth

Utah remains in the top ten states for growth in the latest census numbers.
7 months ago

Legal gaps expose challenges, dangers of deepfake porn

The use of AI to create deepfake content is in question after several underage girls found out their classmates used their images to generate porn.
8 months ago

Hopes are raised for University of Utah graduate stuck in Gaza as the Rafah border crossing opens

Abood Okal is stuck in Gaza with his family as the Rafah border crossing opens.
9 months ago

Family, duty and war: Three Utahns and their civilian fight in Gaza

Three Utahns on different sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict share their perspectives on what it means for Israel and Gaza.
9 months ago

Handcuffs and textbooks: A maximum security college degree

How one person is using the Utah Prison Education Project to complete a lifelong goal and connect with her young son.
9 months ago

SLCPD: crime has decreased since New Yorker nightclub closed

Salt Lake City police said gun violence seems to have decreased since the New Yorker, a downtown nightclub, closed earlier this year.
9 months ago

Cox disputes ICE memo, sheriffs call out Trent Staggs for ‘uninformed’ statement

Utah Sheriffs' Association accuse Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs of releasing "naive and uninformed" statement in response to ICE memo.
9 months ago

WIC benefits in Utah will continue through October regardless of government shutdown

Utah moms and children will have their WIC benefits funded through the United States Department of Agriculture.
10 months ago

Advocates say Temporary Protected Status Program benefits Utah

The Temporary Protected Status extension will benefit immigrants in Utah, as well as the communities they serve and Utah as a whole.
10 months ago

Domestic violence shelters are full and programs are underfunded, says Lt. Gov.

Domestic violence victim referrals are on the rise and women's shelters are filling up, according to Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson.
10 months ago

PHOTOS: 80 immigrants become U.S. citizens after citizenship ceremony in West Jordan

Eighty individuals became U.S. citizens on Friday at a citizenship ceremony in West Jordan.
10 months ago

Utah Republicans vote for 2nd Congressional District

Across the 2nd Congressional District, polling stations and ballot drop boxes are set up and ready to receive ballots.
10 months ago

17 year old who pleaded guilty to killing girlfriend gets maximum sentence

Francisco Aguilar who shot and killed his girlfriend in Jan. was sentenced to serve 25 years to life in prison. This is the maximum sentence.
11 months ago

Afghan refugees in Utah struggle to keep legal status two years after military withdrawal

Passing the Afghan Adjustment Act will greatly support those Afghans seeking asylum in Utah and elsewhere.
11 months ago

No charges will be filed in shooting of 13-year-old Linden Cameron

Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill says no charges would be filed against the police officer who shot 13-year-old Linden Cameron in September 2020.
11 months ago

Why did the FBI shoot a man in Provo, the same day President Biden landed in Salt Lake City?

Neighbors shocked, saddened as Provo resident Craig Robertson is shot by FBI agents on same day President Biden arrived in Utah.
11 months ago

Granite School District blames recent school closures on low enrollment

Granite School District says a decline in student enrollment has led to the closure of three elementary schools.
12 months ago

Optional program launches for private gun sales checks

The program is for people making private gun sales in Utah to search concealed carry permit numbers to check restricted person status.
1 year ago

Suspect taken into custody after shooting in West Haven

Police said the suspect, Dallas Martineau, admitted to stalking his brother-in-law, who was shot when he went out to his back porch.
1 year ago

Domestic violence service providers in Utah to see funding cuts

This comes on the same day that Utah is mandating officers to carry out lethality assessments on domestic violence calls. Among these service providers seeing cuts is The Refuge Utah.
1 year ago

UDOT plans for I-15 interchange in Spanish Fork concerns residents

The UDOT plans are supposed to address a big population boom expected for Spanish Fork -- a 115% increase by the year 2050.
1 year ago