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1 hr ago | Deseret News

My view: It is time for lawmakers to stop stalling with Medicaid

Can Utah's legislature, in good conscience, continue to stall on this Medicaid? I ask that Speaker Lockhart, legislative leadership and the entire legislature address this issue in the prompt and humane manner their constituents are demanding.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Deseret News

Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

About 50 same-sex marriage advocates pose for a photograph Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City, while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the Governor's Mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, US News, US Supreme Court, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Business poll: Utahns want immigration reform now

Eight of every 10 Utah voters say it is important for Congress to enact immigration reform this year, and three of every four even favor creating a legal status for undocumented immigrants as part of it, according to a new survey released by pro-reform business groups.

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Related Topix: Utah, Immigration Reform, Sundance Film Festival, Illegal Immigration, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KSL-TV

Families receive hope by registering for hemp oil cards

Annette Maughan looks forward to the day when her 11-year-old son, Glenn, who has a rare form of epilepsy, will be able to play hide-and-seek with his siblings like he did when he was 3. It's a sight she hasn't seen in the better part of a decade.

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Related Topix: Utah, Drugs, Marijuana

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah families flood health department for hemp oil permits

July 8 marks the first day Utahns can apply for the permit to treat epilepsy. The registration requires an application, a $400 fee, a neurologist's certification and a physician's evaluation - but those documents weren't available until last weekend.

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Related Topix: Utah, Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Neurology

Deseret News

Survey: Utah residents love their outdoors

With the summer recreation season in full swing, a new survey shows the majority of Utah residents love to romp in the outdoors and get out to play once week, if not more.

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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Hot and dry in the north, hotter and wetter in the south

Northern Utahns looked for hot, dry weather to continue through Tuesday, while evening thundershowers were forecast to offer some modest relief to sizzling southern Utah.

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Related Topix: Utah, Weather

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Editor column: Making room for more Utah news that's fit to print

Salt Lake Tribune readers have seen some changes - in the paper and online - in recent days.

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Related Topix: Utah, Journalism, Avalanche

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Congressional Delegation Failed on Public Land Issue

The American people have grown increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of the United States Congress over the past several years.

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Related Topix: US News, Utah, Opinion

Deseret News

Is Utah really the best managed state? What would the poor say?

Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislative leaders tout Utah as the "best managed state" in the nation.

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Related Topix: Utah, Gary Herbert, US Governors, Salt Lake County, UT, Prison

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Study: Utah is worst at supporting family caregivers

Utah ranks dead last in the country when it comes to support for family caregivers who take care of older or disabled relatives, according to a new national report by AARP.

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Related Topix: Utah, Health, AARP, University of Utah, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Op-ed: Taking federal Medicaid money i...

Utah has arrived at a major point of decision regarding the expansion of Medicaid that I see as basically accepting a federal bribe only to be snared in a trap.

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Related Topix: Utah, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance, Opinion

Deseret News

University of Utah researchers to help African refugees achieve healthier pregnancies

When adjusted for population, Utah has the highest birth rate in the nation, with 17.6 new babies per 1,000 people annually, according to United States Census data.

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Related Topix: Utah, University of Utah, Nursing

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

U.S. employers added robust 288,000 jobs in June

Washington a U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

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Related Topix: Utah

Salt Lake Tribune

Editor column: Making room for more Utah news that's fit to print

Salt Lake Tribune readers have seen some changes - in the paper and online - in recent days.

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Related Topix: Utah, Journalism, Avalanche

Deseret News

My view: Climate predictions - Doomsday pollution cuts

When it comes to programs that promise to clean our air, there's one thing you can count on: Every time safeguards are announced, industry screams that they will doom the American economy and hammer consumers' wallets.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rob Bishop, Utah, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Activists camp out in protest vigil at Utah tar sands site

PR Springs a At a remote campsite in eastern Utah's Book Cliffs, Lionel Trepanier places a hose into an empty 55-gallon barrel that he has sardonically marked, "ground water."

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Environment, Science, Moab, UT

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah files documents missing from same-sex marriage appeal

The Utah Attorney General's Office on Tuesday filed paperwork with the 10th Circuit Court that was missing from its appeal of a same-sex marriage recognition lawsuit.

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

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Deseret News

Drew Clark: Utah is an urban oasis that helps build value for middle class

Of all the states in the country, Utah is the eighth-most urban. About nine percent of the population lives in open country or in cities of less than 2,500.

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

Sun Jun 29, 2014

KSL-TV

Utah dead last in providing support for family caregivers

Utah is home to about 383,000 caregivers who help aging parents, spouses and other loved ones stay in their homes for as long as possible.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Health, AARP, Holladay, UT, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

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