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2 hrs ago | Deseret News

Consumer confidence continues to rise in Utah

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 2.0 points to 106.9 from July to August as Utahns continue feeling confident about business conditions and employment.

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7 hrs ago | KSL-TV

New website for car recalls; airlines lower fares; quake insurance info

The percentage of homeowners with earthquake insurance in California and across the U.S. has declined despite rising estimates of the risk of an earthquake.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Utah

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Deseret News

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

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Police: Baby left in trash fighting for her life

Police walk near garbage cans where a baby was found Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Kearns, Utah.

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

Salt Lake Tribune

State invests in futuristic feature film, four others

Producers of the fantasy feature film expect to spend almost $10.3 million in Utah through 48 days of work on the movie about an imposing supernatural character named Janus whose presence forces others to make choices.

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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, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Gay/Lesbian

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Rainy days? Let the sun take a holiday

Utah's midweek thunderstorms and rain make up a Jimi Hendrix-like forecast: " Rainy day, dream away .

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Related Topix: Utah, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Mon Aug 25, 2014

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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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, US Governors, Gary Herbert

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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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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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Deseret News

Modernized voting: If it can be secured, Utah is the place to discuss change

I read with interest the recent columns by Jay Evensen regarding the future of Internet voting in Utah.

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Deseret News

Transit, health care discussions dominate poverty summit

Trax passengers board a train at the Planetarium station in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Fed help is welcome in reducing fatal overdoses

Medicine mixes art and science. The science of data collection and evaluation, of consistent discipline and mastery of procedure; the art of observation and empathy, of a bedside manner that instills confidence and hope.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Utah, Drugs, Opinion

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Wiggins' volunteer efforts provided vision for NASA national educator program

Even after receiving NASA's top civilian honor, Stansbury resident Patrick Wiggins said he doesn't expect life will change too much.Wiggins, who has spent the last 12 years as a volunteer Solar Systems Ambassador for NASA, became the first NASA ambassador to receive the Distinguished Public Service Medal in NASA history.The award is reserved ... (more)

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Warm and wet ahead of the weekend

Throughout the state, Thursday was ushered in by thunderstorms and rain - heavy in places - as a wet weather pattern expected to continue Friday.

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BayStreet.ca

Anfield Resources Files Application to Transfer License for...

") is pleased to announce that it has filed an application with the Utah Division of Radiation Control to approve the transfer of ownership of the radioactive materials license for the Shootaring Canyon Uranium Mill from Uranium One to Anfield and to request an extension of the license to allow Anfield to prepare a license renewal application The ... (more)

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FindLaw

Snippets: Stay Granted in Va.; SCOTUS Ice Bucket Challenge?

The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed the Fourth Circuit's decision in the Virginia gay marriage case, which means licenses won't be handed out to same-sex couples tomorrow.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Utah, John G. Roberts

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KSL-TV

Couple reunited after birth of first child, lengthy immigration process

Two months after the birth of their first child, a Utah woman was reunited with her husband following a complicated immigration process.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah reinforces call for more time in same-sex marriage recognition appeal

Tribune file photo) Natalie Dicou and Nicole Christensen celebrate after being married by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at the Salt Lake County Complex, Friday, December 20, 2013.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake County, UT, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

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