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11 hrs ago | Seattle Gay News

Utah asks court to block adoptions by same-sex couples

In petitions filed April 7 and April 9, the state's attorneys allege that Third District Judge Elizabeth A. Hruby-Mills 'abused [her] discretion' by approving an adoption for one Lesbian couple and ordering the agency to issue a new birth certificate for their child.

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KXVO

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Kicks Off Salt Lake Comic Con FanX With Hero's Welcome

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Unvaccinated Kids Behind Largest U.S. Measles Outbreak in Years

The largest U.S. outbreak of measles to occur in 15 years - affecting 214 children so far - is likely driven by travelers returning from abroad and by too many unvaccinated U.S. children, according to new research. The finding could highlight the dangers of a trend among some U.S. parents to skip the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine for their children, out of what many experts call misguided fears over its safety.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Utah, University of Utah, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health

The Spectrum

Utah prepares for earthquake drill

Agencies, businesses and schools across Utah are participating today in the third-annual Great Utah ShakeOut, the state's only statewide earthquake drill.

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The Statesman

Strutting their stuff

SAAVI volunteer Macy Keith leads a group of men and women in support of awareness about sexual assault at the Walk A Mil in Her Shoes event Wednesday afternoon.

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Deseret News

British diplomat lauds UK trade relations with Utah

Sir Peter Westmacott, the British ambassador to the United States, is interviewed prior to speaking on the U.K.-Utah business relationship at the Salt Lake Chamber Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Salt Lake City, UT

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KSL-TV

Prepping for the 'big one': How bad could a Utah earthquake be?

The State of Utah is about to embark on its latest renewal of a grim tradition: preparing for the "big one " with The Great Utah ShakeOut .

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Related Topix: Utah, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

The Spectrum

Donate organs, help save lives

At 17 years old, Marco learned that his kidneys were failing. To stay alive, he had to go to the University of Utah every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and be hooked to a life-saving dialysis machine from 5:30 to 10 a.m. "I barely even knew what a kidney or dialysis was, and suddenly, I found myself hooked up to a machine just to stay alive," said ... (more)

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Related Topix: Utah, University of Utah, Kidney Cancer, Health

Examiner.com

Three tips to make your business move to utah stress free

Utah used to be known for only two things - the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and skiing.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Spring weather to warm body, and soul

The mystic soul of poet Rainer Maria Rilke seemingly foretold Utah's forecast when he penned these words: "Spring has returned.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Bad weather boosts Utah prices

The reason for the green citrus fruit's absence is one of economics: the price per case of limes shot up from $14 to a whopping $100 after weather heavily damaged southern Mexico's lime crop.

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Related Topix: Utah, Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Herbert: Feds say 'no deal breaker' in Utah health-care expansion plan

Washington a Gov. Gary Herbert said the White House and outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are inching closer to approving his alternative plan for expanding health-care for low-income Utahns through a block grant to the state, and the governor added that he's hopeful for a resolution this summer.

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Related Topix: Utah, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Medicaid, Health

KSL-TV

Washington County jail inmate's suicide probed

The Deseret News reports authorities are investigating the apparent suicide after 35-year-old David Finch died Sunday at Dixie Regional Medical Center.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Tax results could turn on court's same-sex marriage decision

After deductions have been tallied, checks have been cut and April 15 fades into a distant memory, most Utahns will stop stressing about their taxes.

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

Mail on Sunday

Salt intake falls 15%... and heart deaths fall 40%

The royal re-modelling of Miss Middleton: The red suit may be exactly the same but a host of subtle differences show just how much Kate has changed in just three years Pictured in their mugshots: The disgraced South Carolina politician, 51, and his 22-year-old 'girlfriend' whose pregnancy scare appears in Southern Charm Is this the worst Twitter ... (more)

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KSL-TV

6 babies saved in 2013 thanks to Safe Haven law

In light of the tragic story unfolding in Pleasant Grove, advocates are promoting Utah's Safe Haven law to help potential parents know there are safe alternatives if they can't take care of their new baby.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: A lot of sun, a little rain from north to south

It's been a tough, rough week. You need to laugh, and when the sun is out, you've got something you can laugh about.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Utah takes a nasty step against same-sex ...

In rapid succession, the official Utah position on same-sex marriage has gone from mainstream conservative to merely retrograde to downright nasty.

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KSL-TV

Utah communities come together for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Per capita, Utah has the highest number of young people in the country, and local advocates say it's everyone's job to make sure they grow up emotionally healthy and free from abuse and neglect.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Utah, Law, Family, Kids

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Daily Kos

Bureau of Land Management Seizing 1,000 Cattle from Nevada Rancher

The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of seizing 1,000 cattle from rancher Cliven Bundy as a 20-year feud between the two parties finally came to a head this year.

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