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11 min ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Pioneer Day forecast? Drive on - and crank up the AC

Imagine that on the original 1847 Pioneer Day , Brigham Young used H.G. Wells' Time Machine to transport himself to July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, St. George, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, Weather

4 hrs ago | Deseret News

Appreciating sacrifice: Deployed soldiers recall pioneer ancestors, celebrate Utah holiday

Many soldiers with Utah ties who are serving in Afghanistan say they will still take time to think about their pioneer heritage and their families as the state celebrates Pioneer Day.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

7 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

'Red Flag' warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert

Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah.

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Related Topix: Fire, Weather, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Tooele County, UT, Tooele, UT

11 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Utah picked to finish 5th in Pac-12 South Division

With just over a month to go before the football season begins, the University of Utah has been picked to finish fifth in the South Division of the Pac-12 in a preseason poll voted upon by the media.

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Related Topix: University of Utah

14 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

West Nile concerns prompt mosquito precautions

No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Utah yet this year but officials say some mosquito pools in Box Elder and Uintah Counties have tested positive for the virus.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Health, West Nile Virus

17 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Lit: "Stars Go Blue"

Ben and Renny Cross spent decades together living the ranching life and raising a family on the Colorado rangeland.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Lawmakers trash, give away mail from Warren Jeffs

This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo shows part of a book received by Utah legislators in 2012 titled "Jesus Christ; Message to all Nations" credited to Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of a polygamist sect.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, FLDS, Religion, Salt Lake City, UT

Deseret News

Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah

Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as a result of conflicting appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act issued Tuesday.

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

KSL-TV

Mortality rate of Utah pioneers matched national average, study says

With Pioneer Day around the corner, many Utahns are honoring their ancestors who traveled to Salt Lake City by handcart or wagon.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Brigham Young University

Deseret News

Protesters from across U.S. arrested at Utah tar sands mine

Twenty-one people from 10 states were arrested Monday during a protest that "became physical" at a controversial tar sands mine in northeastern Utah, according to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Uintah County, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

What Utahns need to know about today's Obamacare rulings

The latest legal fight over the Affordable Care Act takes aim at federal subsidies given to residents of the 36 states, including Utah, that didn't set up their own healthcare marketplaces, A panel of D.C. Circuit judges ruled Tuesday the law only allows federal subsidies to flow through state-created marketplaces, and not to people who bought ... (more)

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Related Topix: Utah Government, US Governors, Gary Herbert

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Time to boycott Utah tourism over marriage ban

Perhaps it's time for the gay/lesbian community in and outside Utah to organize a boycott of Utah tourism much the same way groups did several years ago in southern Utah over the discriminatory definition of the "traditional family" pushed by the Sutherland Institute and adopted in Kane County by the city of Kanab.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Gay/Lesbian, Kane County, UT, Kanab, UT, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Opinion

Salt Lake Tribune

Obama's order protects gay workers, but Hatch wants religious exemption

Gay-rights groups heralded the executive order as a historic advancement, but others, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, criticized Obama for not carving out contractors tied to a religion.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Transgender, Wedding, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Reuters

Activists say arrests made in protest at Utah tar sands mine project

Sheriff's deputies in Utah arrested nearly two dozen environmental protesters who chained themselves to fences and construction equipment on Monday at a tar sands mining project in the remote Book Cliffs mountains, an activist group said.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Vernal, UT

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Deseret News

Utah kids have lower death rate, but more poverty, single-parent families

Jasmine Alfaro gets dinner outside of the Central Park Community Center in South Salt Lake on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Family, Kids, South Salt Lake, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Deseret News

Utah kids have lower death rate, but more poverty, single-parent families

Jasmine Alfaro gets dinner outside of the Central Park Community Center in South Salt Lake on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Family, Kids, South Salt Lake, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes

The Salt Lake Tribune) Images of horses are projected onto The Canyon area of the Natural History Museum of Utah kicking of "The Horse"-an exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Thieves evade police after Utah coffee shop robbery

The suspected thieves, a man and a woman, entered Coffee Nior at 1035 E. 200 South about 8:21 p.m. The female suspect passed a note across the counter indicating they had a weapon and demanding money.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Crews mopping up from a weekend of Utah wildfires

Lightning bolts from a series of weekend thunderstorms sparked more than 20 northern Utah wildfires, but crews had snuffed most of them and were well on the way to containing others by Monday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Ogden, UT, Weber County, UT, Beaver County, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Airport rebuild will help Utah's economy soar

The mammoth eight-year, $1.8 billion construction project will pump $3.3 billion into the state's economy, according to a January 2013 analysis that takes into account that dollars are re-spent locally in what adds up to a multiplier effect.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah, Delta, UT

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