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16 hrs ago | The Horse

Utah Horse Owners Advised to Take Precautions against WNV

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food strongly advises horse owners throughout the state to protect their animals by vaccinating them against West Nile virus if they haven't already done so.

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Related Topix: Utah, Agriculture, Science, West Nile Virus, Health, Colorado, Colorado Government, Vaccinations

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Deseret News

Consumer index climbs to record level in Utah

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index climbed 6.6 points from June to July to register at 104.9 - the highest level since its inception.

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Deseret News

Consumer index climbs to record level in Utah

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index climbed 6.6 points from June to July to register at 104.9 - the highest level since its inception.

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KSL-TV

Utah leads nation in deadly melanoma cases

A new report on skin cancer shows Utah leads the nation in deadly melanoma cases.

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Related Topix: Utah, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Deseret News

Report links smoking bans, cigarettes taxes to lower suicide rates

A new report published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research says states that have imposed higher cigarette taxes and banned smoking indoors had lower adjusted suicide rates than states with fewer anti-smoking initiatives.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Suicide, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Coming soon to Utah liquor stores: cannabis oils?

A state senator who co-sponsored the bill legalizing the possession of cannabis extracts to treat children with epilepsy is considering ways to make it easier for Utah parents to get the oils, including potentially making them available at state liquor stores.

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Related Topix: Utah, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Deseret News

3 modern Utah heroes who exemplify pioneer attributes

Snowbasin owners Earl and Carol Holding cut the ribbon during the opening ceremonies of Snowbasin's new expansion in 1999.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

KSL-TV

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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Related Topix: Utah

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

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