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Utah soldiers to bring Pioneer Day celebration to Afghanistan

There will be a little Utah culture in the Middle East for Pioneer Day. A couple of Utah Army National guardsmen are making sure they share a bit of the holiday with the soldiers serving near Khandahar, Afghanistan.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WBNS

West Nile concerns prompt mosquito precautions

Utah health officials concerned about West Nile virus are cautioning that anyone planning to be outdoors to protect themselves from mosquito bites.

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Related Topix: Utah, Health, West Nile Virus

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Pioneer Day is deploying to Afghanistan

Utah soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan are planning what they think is the inaugural Pioneer Day celebration there.

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Related Topix: Utah, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

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, Utah, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Health Insurance

Salt Lake Tribune

Inflation rising faster in Utah than around country

But over the past year, the rate of inflation in Utah's population center remains below the national average , according to the Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index report released Tuesday.

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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, 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, Gay/Lesbian, Kane County, UT, Kanab, UT, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Opinion

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, Family, Kids, South Salt Lake, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

News roundup: 'This can't wait!' When political emails get weird

Happy Monday. Does this get your attention: "Can we chat real quick?" or perhaps, "THIS CAN'T WAIT."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Governors, Gary Herbert

Sun Jul 20, 2014

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: Utah, Sundance Film Festival

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland?

It's a place where teachers are required to have master's degrees, students spend less time in school than in the U.S., and early childhood education programs are available to all kids.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Family, Kids, Brigham Young University, Orem, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Uninsured list grows as Utah dithers

A life-and-death problem that faces many Utahns turns out to be even worse than we thought , which apparently means that some of our elected officials are even less willing to face it.

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Related Topix: Utah, University of Utah, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Deseret News

Utah unemployment rate second lowest in U.S., report says

Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state's jobless rate dropped to 3.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Utah, US Governors, Gary Herbert

KSL-TV

Supreme Court grants stay to Utah in Evans case

The U.S. Supreme Court put recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah on hold until the outcome of the state's appeal of a lower court ruling.

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Related Topix: US News, Utah, US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Shurtleff, Swallow and 'the Utah way'

Take a state, like Utah, controlled by an ultra-conservative religion like the LDS Church.

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Related Topix: Utah, Opinion

KSL-TV

Do e-cigarette ads target teens?

Health officials in Utah are very concerned about what kids might be seeing on television.

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Related Topix: Utah, Kids

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court for urgent intervention to halt same-sex-marriage recognition

Utah asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to issue an emergency order that would prevent the state from recognizing the marriages of thousands of gay and lesbian Utahns, because the state believes it will ultimately prevail in its fight to revive a ban on such unions.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Deseret News

Richard Davis: Latter-day Saints should appreciate the president

This suggests that Utahns' disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Utah, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Immigration Reform

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Thunderstorms to bring relief for scorched Wasatch Front

The National Weather Service forecast highs along the Wasatch Front in the upper-80s both Wednesday and Thursday, a break from triple-digit temperatures earlier in the week.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

KSL-TV

Fry sauce, green Jell-O and other Utah food folklore

Eric Eliason, a Brigham Young University professor, is working on a book about the folklore behind some of Utah's more unique foods.

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Related Topix: Utah, Brigham Young University, Life, Recipes

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