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3 hrs ago | Deseret News

Poll: Majority of Utahns in favor of nondiscrimination laws

A recent poll shows most Utahns would likely favor a statewide law banning discrimination in housing or employment on the basis of sexual preference.

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This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

11 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Gov. Herbert: 112K new jobs in Utah since 2012

During his State of the State address in January 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert set a goal of achieving job growth in Utah of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days.

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11 hrs ago | Deseret News

Utah exceeds Gov. Herbert's jobs goal of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days

In January 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert set a goal of achieving job growth in Utah of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days.

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14 hrs ago | Deseret News

Office of Child Care names new director

Tracy Gruber will take over the position being vacated by Kristen Floyd, who is leaving to focus on "several family business ventures," according to a statement from the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

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18 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

TribTalk: Trib Talk: Is prison the solution?

Non-violent offenders are filling Utah's prison to the tune of 63 percent of new inmates, a trend that has lawmakers, attorneys, judges and corrections officials worried and wondering if sentencing guidelines really fit the crime.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Koerber case leaves unanswered questions

A week ago, businessman Rick Koerber stood accused of perpetrating one of the biggest frauds in Utah history, a Ponzi scheme that took $48 million from Utahns' investment savings and retirement accounts.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it

A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose gay marriage and believe the fight over the state's ban deserves to be heard by the Supreme Court.

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

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has improved for the first time since bring flown to a hospital last week.

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KSL-TV

Utah to fight prescription drug overdose deaths with $1M grant

Data show more people die from drug overdoses in places across the United States where prescribers dole out the most painkillers.

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Related Topix: Utah, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's job growth in July was strongest of 2014

The state's economy supported almost 46,000 more jobs in July than it did a year earlier, one of the more robust monthly gains since the recession.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Deseret News

Mosquito fight is on in Utah's battle to stop West Nile virus

Katie Montenegro, a vector control technician, picks stray bugs out of a tray full of mosquitoes at the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Sundance Film Festival, Health, Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

CDC gives Utah $1 million to fight painkiller deaths

Utah, which has one of the nation's highest rates of drug overdose deaths, will get more than $1 million over the next three years to help prevent such deaths from prescription painkillers.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Rain, rain going away; sunshine coming on Friday

A week-long series of thunderstorms and rain showers will give way to dissipating clouds and sunshine heading into Utah's weekend.

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Related Topix: Utah, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

PhysOrg Weblog

Autism rates steady for two decades

A University of Queensland study has found no evidence of an increase in autism in the past 20 years, countering reports that the rates of autism spectrum disorders are on the rise.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Utah, Genetics, Medicine

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah tech company helps Liberia map Ebola outbreak

A Utah technology company is helping the Liberian government rein in the Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of Liberians since late March.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Feds tell 4,300 Utah residents to fix health care documents

The Obama administration said Wednesday that 4,300 Utahns are among the 310,000 it is notifying by phone, email or letter to provide citizenship or immigration details that so far don't match those the government has on file.

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KSL-TV

5 reasons Utah's economic future is bright

This story is sponsored by Washakie Renewable Energy . Since 2006, Washakie Renewable Energy has been producing high-quality biodiesel made from 100% sustainable fats and oils.

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Deseret News

New grant money helps combat air pollution

Air quality suffers as an inversion covers the Salt Lake valley Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Court sets deadline for Utah's same-sex recognition filing

Utah has little more than a month to file its appeal of a judge's order that the state extend spousal benefits to same-sex couples married in Utah during a brief window when such unions were legal.

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

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Deseret News

Utah joins states in a campaign to break the endless cycle of incarceration and recidivism

In this file photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, double-tiered bunks are seen in one of the cells at a formerly closed housing unit at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, in Elk Grove, California.

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Related Topix: Prison, Utah, Elk Grove, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Gary Herbert

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