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58 min ago | Deseret News

British diplomat lauds UK trade relations with Utah

Sir Peter Westmacott, the British ambassador to the United States, is interviewed prior to speaking on the U.K.-Utah business relationship at the Salt Lake Chamber Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Salt Lake City, UT

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KSL-TV

Prepping for the 'big one': How bad could a Utah earthquake be?

The State of Utah is about to embark on its latest renewal of a grim tradition: preparing for the "big one " with The Great Utah ShakeOut .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Utah Government

KSL-TV

Utah man finds strength to dig out of mudslide

A Utah man was excavating a pool when the walls of dirt started crumbling and eventually collapsed on top of him.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Mudflow

Salt Lake Tribune

Four Utah cities take aim at improving arts programs

Four cities in Salt Lake County are starting a three-year program to increase their ability to put on arts and cultural programs - and to obtain the Zoo, Arts and Parks tax revenue to help them do it.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Cottonwood Heights, UT, Midvale, UT, South Salt Lake, UT, Riverton, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah poised to tighten rules on booze education

In the future, applicants for one of Utah's alcohol-education permits may first have to prove they are qualified to teach about wine, beer and spirits - something that hasn't been required in the past.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Symphony to perform at Utah's - Mighty 5' nation...

The Utah Symphony will perform at or near all five of Utah's national parks during a weeklong tour in August.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, US National Parks, Teasdale, UT, Capitol Reef National Park

CBS News

Questions surround case of Utah mom accused of killing babies

As the investigation continues into the case of a Utah mother who allegedly strangled or suffocated six of the seven dead newborns found in her garage Saturday, questions remain about how she concealed the pregnancies, how the babies died, and why she allegedly killed the children rather than seeking help.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Violent Crime, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Spring weather to warm body, and soul

The mystic soul of poet Rainer Maria Rilke seemingly foretold Utah's forecast when he penned these words: "Spring has returned.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Rainer Maria Rilke

Salt Lake Tribune

Bad weather boosts Utah prices

The reason for the green citrus fruit's absence is one of economics: the price per case of limes shot up from $14 to a whopping $100 after weather heavily damaged southern Mexico's lime crop.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Salt Lake Tribune

Utahns' tax results could turn on court's gay marriage decision

After deductions have been tallied, checks have been cut and April 15 fades into a distant memory, most Utahns will stop stressing about their taxes.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Tax, Utah Government, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KSL-TV

Dinosaur discoveries in Utah's 'amazing place' get national attention

If you know where to walk and what to look for at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, bones of the former masters of Earth turn up regularly.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

Salt Lake Tribune

Will Uinta pipeline imperil Utah's drinking water?

A proposed 60,000-barrel-a-day oil pipeline would eliminate 250 trucks trips between Salt Lake City and the Uinta Basin, but Utah water purveyors caution that the 135-mile project could pose "catastrophic" risks to drinking water supplies.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Duchesne, UT, Cache, UT

Park Record

Recycle Utah celebrating Sustainability Month

Recycle Utah will be hosting Dumpster Days starting April 25-26 where residents can dispose of both trash and yard waste.

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Related Topix: Park City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Herbert: Feds say 'no deal breaker' in Utah health-care expansion plan

Washington a Gov. Gary Herbert said the White House and outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are inching closer to approving his alternative plan for expanding health-care for low-income Utahns through a block grant to the state, and the governor added that he's hopeful for a resolution this summer.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Medicaid, Health

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah teacher on leave after asking kids to list genitalia slang

A Weber High School teacher has been placed on paid leave after asking her students to name slang for genitalia as part of a lesson.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Weber State University

Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Lake Comic Con: Fan Xperience

When it comes to the discussion of 2013's Salt Lake Comic Con, the phrase that seems to best describe it is "who woulda thunk?" That's not to disparage anything.

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Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Star Trek: The Next Generation

KSL-TV

Washington County jail inmate's suicide probed

The Deseret News reports authorities are investigating the apparent suicide after 35-year-old David Finch died Sunday at Dixie Regional Medical Center.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Denser, transit-oriented development keys Utah's future

Last week, the National Institute of Health and Smart Growth America published research by University of Utah professor Reid Ewing and others that showed that denser, connected urban areas are better than sprawling ones in a number of key metrics.

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Related Topix: University of Utah, US Governors, Gary Herbert, West Valley City, UT, West Valley, UT, Opinion

The News Tribune

Jeb Bush has a good shot at GOP nomination

"The notion that Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican presidential nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the Republican Party," writes Ben Smith of BuzzFeed.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Spectrum

Albertsons in S. Utah to remain open

Despite the move to purchase Safeway stores, the two Albertsons stores in St. George and Washington City are likely to remain unaffected -- at least for the near future.

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Related Topix: St. George, UT, Cedar City, UT, Washington County, UT, Tooele, UT

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