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Join the discussion: Is Common Core just misunderstood?

In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Amy Lawson, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del., teaches an English language arts lesson.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Utah Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Trailblazing lawyer joins fight against Utah same-sex marriage ban

But if they do, the Salt Lake City lawyers defending three same-sex Utah couples seeking to topple the state's ban on gay and lesbian unions will be standing side-by-side with the woman who led Massachusetts to become the first state in the country to legalize same-sex marriages.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court

Deseret News

Where to see dinosaurs in Utah

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, but bones and other evidence of their existence are still around today.

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Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Lehi, UT

Emery County Progress

Utah's Own summit encourages local entrepreneurs to market products

A Utah's Own Workshop was held for Emery and Carbon counties on Aug. 13. The summit began with an introduction of what the Utah's Own program is all about.

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Related Topix: Carbon County, UT, Emery County, UT, Agriculture, Science, Helper, UT, Emery, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah gets extra month to file same-sex recognition appeal

Utah has an extra month to file its appeal of a federal judge's order that the state extend spousal benefits to same-sex couples who wed in Utah during a short window in which such unions were legal.

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

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah food is the star during Eat Local Week

Eat Local Week , which takes place Sept. 6-13, is a chance for Utahns to be part of the locovore movement.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Life, Food, Local Food, Salt Lake City, UT, Home Gardening, Home

TreeHugger

College students' annual pilgrimage -- No, it's not to Daytona

As the 50th Anniversary of Canyonlands National Park approaches next month, Utahans and others across the country who love the area are pushing for President Obama to declare the 1.8 million acres of public lands surrounding the park as a new Greater Canyonlands National Monument .

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Related Topix: Canyonlands National Park, US National Parks

Sys-Con Media

Utah State Legislative Website Wins Online Democracy Award

Today, Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser received the Online Democracy Award on behalf of the Utah Legislature .

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah should never take a polluter's word for anything

What's bad is that the operators of an oil and gas wastewater facility in Grand County kept telling the state of Utah that it was producing no measurable amounts of air pollution.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert, Opinion

Salt Lake Tribune

Despite economy, Utahns expect to increase holiday travel

Stubbornly high fuel costs are not expected to keep Utah and other Mountain West residents off the highways during the coming Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

Grocery Headquarters

MOM Brands Utah Facility Earns OSHA Award

MOM Brands was recently honored by the Utah Labor Commission Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division for the worksite safety and health management system employed at its Tremonton manufacturing facility.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, OSHA, Law

Deseret News

New poll shows many Utahns oppose and misunderstand Common Core

A plurality of likely Utah voters oppose the Common Core State Standards, but only 1 in 5 can accurately identify what they are, according to a poll released Monday by UtahPolicy.com .

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Related Topix: Utah Government, US Governors, Gary Herbert

KSL-TV

1st Utahn diagnosed with West Nile fever

The first human case of West Nile virus in Utah for 2014 was announced by the Salt Lake County Health Department Monday.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Salt Lake County, UT, Utah County, UT, Springville, UT, Orem, UT

Deseret News

Same-sex marriage survey results raise questions

In this April 11, 2014, file photo, Ali Bell, of Bountiful, holds her sign with other supporters of Utah's same-sex marriage ban who gathered at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City, to stand up for "traditional marriage" a day after a federal appeals court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the law.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Bountiful, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, Gay/Lesbian

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: As you like it, or not, thunderstorms ahead

It's a "Wet Willy" Shakepeare forecast for Utah. Occasionally tempestuous , even, in a thunderstormy kind of way, 'whereof what's past is prologue."

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Weather

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: As you like it, or not, thunderstorms ahead

It's a "Wet Willy" Shakespeare forecast for Utah. Occasionally tempestuous , even, in a thunderstormy kind of way, 'whereof what's past is prologue."

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Weather

Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Rolly: School board criticism riles some Utah legislators

I struck a nerve last week when I wrote about some state school board members who meet by themselves, make decisions without the full board and create animosity within the Utah State Office of Education.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Utah Business

Northern Utah Foods Showcased at Farm-to-Table Dinner

Tremonton The Utah Office of Tourism is out to prove that Northern Utah is full of excellent homegrown and homemade food.

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

Salt Lake Tribune

Taiwan news reports carbon monoxide leak killed Mormon missionaries

Two Mormon missionaries, including Connor Thredgold of Utah, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Taipei apartment, according to two Taiwan news agencies.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Taiwan, World News

KSL-TV

U. students, faculty help restore Midvale homeless shelter

In a labor of love, The Road Home's winter overflow shelter got an extreme makeover, complete with lilac-painted walls and lots of helping hands.

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Related Topix: University of Utah

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