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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

Deseret News

Health centers, clinics in Utah contribute more than healthy communities

Sariah Worthington, 7, and her mother, Amanda, wait to see a doctor at the Mid-Valley Health Clinic at the Copperview Recreation Center in Midvale on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Salt Lake City Weekly

July Gallery Stroll: Jared Knight & Kristi Lauren

Holy hell was it hot this past Friday. We were promised thunderstorms too and got absolutely no relief.

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Deseret News

Former Ute star Paul Kruger hosts leadership academy at Camp Williams

Paul Kruger participates in a trust-building skill during Paragon 2014 Leadership Academy at Camp Williams on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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Related Topix: University of Utah

Salt Lake Tribune

How bad are Utah drivers? About one in five ticketed yearly

Amid the swerving and near misses of daily driving, the conventional view among Utahns is that their fellow motorists here are awful.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government

Salt Lake Tribune

Auctioneer's gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line

Nine years after the Beehive State took control of a polygamous trust, that trust has accelerated the sale of land in twin towns on the Utah-Arizona state line.

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

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review

Gov. Gary Herbert's decision to review Utah's adoption of national "Common Core" standards for education may produce useful information, but it will not, as the governor says, "settle this question once and for all."

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Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Deseret News

John Florez: Technology disrupts cultural values

Today's world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before.

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Related Topix: Science, Anthropology

WFAA-TV Dallas

Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage

The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Violent Crime, Syracuse, UT

KXXV-TV Waco

Federal immigration agent indicted in Utah attack

A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival

WCAX-TV Burlington

Shooting deaths of 4 horses in Utah prompt outrage

Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call... Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, New Orleans, Jazz, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Deseret News

Religious roots: Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, Congregational and...

Pioneer Day, celebrated every July 24 in Utah, is a day for people to celebrate their pioneer heritage.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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