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3 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Utah consumer confidence still rising

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 2.0 points to 106.9 from July to August, indicating that Utahns are still feeling a bit more confident about business conditions and employment.

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6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Panel rejects new fee for solar homes in Utah

Advocates of renewable energy are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah.

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Related Topix: Utah, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Fri Aug 29, 2014

SFGate

Utah's alternative to Medicaid expansion stalled

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Gary Herbert

KSL-TV

Commission rejects proposed 'sun tax' for solar customers

Utah solar advocates and customers are hailing a decision Friday by the Utah Public Service Commission to reject Rocky Mountain Power's request of a monthly fee for rooftop solar homes.

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Examiner.com

Judge's final ruling decriminalizes polygamy in Sister Wives case

Kody Brown, of the reality show Sister Wives, along with his four partners, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn, members of the Apostolic United Brethren Church, filed a lawsuit against the state in 2011 On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups issued his final order striking down key parts of Utah's ban on polygamous cohabitation as ... (more)

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Polygamy ban: Judge decides ban on polygamy is unconstitutional

Kody Brown and his family are a very high profile polygamy family due to their show " Sister Wives " on TLC.

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Deseret News

Roadway safety a major concern over final summer holiday weekend

While Labor Day weekend is considered the unofficial end of the summer vacation season, it also has the more notorious distinction of being the close of the period known as the "100 deadliest days" on Utah highways.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's alternative to Medicaid expansion still stalled

There's still one persistent snag preventing federal health officials from agreeing, in concept, to Gov. Gary Herbert's Healthy Utah plan: the work requirement.

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

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Gardner News and The Spring Hill ...

Kansas lands in middle of best-worst states for workplace gender equality

There is an equal ratio of women and men who earn minimum wage in Kansas. It is one the few states in which women do not make up the majority of minimum wage workers, according to a WalletHub analysis of 2014's Best and Worst States for Women's Equality.

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Related Topix: New York, Nevada Government, Nevada, Utah

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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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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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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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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