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3 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah appealing gay-marriage case directly to Supreme Court

The Salt Lake Tribune) Weston Clark and his son Xander, 4, help to deliver signed petitions outside of the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City Wednesday July 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Gay/Lesbian, US Governors, Gary Herbert, US News, US Supreme Court

14 hrs ago | Deseret News

My view: Coal and nuclear power belong in Utah's energy policy portfolio

Now is the time for Utah to recognize the environmental benefits of using advanced coal-burning technologies and nuclear power to generate electricity.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Utah, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

17 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Congressional Delegation Failed on Public Land Issue

The American people have grown increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of the United States Congress over the past several years.

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Related Topix: US News, Utah, Opinion

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Washington Times

8 film projects get financial incentives in Utah

The tax credits granted Thursday by the Governor's Office of Economic Development board are based on production companies spending defined amounts of money in the state and hiring a certain percentage of cast and crew locally.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Utah Business

Consumer United to Expand in Utah

The Governor's Office of Economic Development has signed an incentive agreement with Consumer United which approves up to a maximum tax credit of $1,053,751 in the form of a post-performance Economic Development Tax Increment Finance incentive, which is 20 percent of the new state taxes Consumer United will pay over the seven-year life of the ... (more)

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Trib Talk: Should Utah ditch Daylight Saving Time?

As per legislative mandate, the Governor's Office of Economic Development asked Utahns what they think about Daylight Saving Time.

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KSL-TV

Congress needs to act now on immigration reform, Utahns say

There was a palpable frustration among the diverse group of Utahns who came together Wednesday for a roundtable discussion on the need for immigration reform.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Utah, Agriculture, Science

Deseret News

Report: Some Utah babies more likely to die than others

Data collected in recent years confirms that babies born to African-American and Pacific Islander mothers in Utah have a greater risk of death before their first birthday because of various and sometimes preventable circumstances, according to the Utah Department of Health.

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Sutherland Institute

There's so much more to caregiving than government - support' - " Mero Moment, 7/8/14

Big-government advocates at AARP tell us that Utah ranks dead last in support for family caregivers.

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Related Topix: Health, AARP, Utah, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Deseret News

My view: It is time for lawmakers to stop stalling with Medicaid

Can Utah's legislature, in good conscience, continue to stall on this Medicaid? I ask that Speaker Lockhart, legislative leadership and the entire legislature address this issue in the prompt and humane manner their constituents are demanding.

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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Deseret News

Utah to appeal same-sex marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

About 50 same-sex marriage advocates pose for a photograph Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Salt Lake City, while delivering a petition with thousands signatures to the Governor's Mansion pushing for recognition of gay married couples.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, US News, US Supreme Court, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Business poll: Utahns want immigration reform now

Eight of every 10 Utah voters say it is important for Congress to enact immigration reform this year, and three of every four even favor creating a legal status for undocumented immigrants as part of it, according to a new survey released by pro-reform business groups.

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Related Topix: Utah, Immigration Reform, Sundance Film Festival, Illegal Immigration, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KSL-TV

Families receive hope by registering for hemp oil cards

Annette Maughan looks forward to the day when her 11-year-old son, Glenn, who has a rare form of epilepsy, will be able to play hide-and-seek with his siblings like he did when he was 3. It's a sight she hasn't seen in the better part of a decade.

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Related Topix: Utah, Drugs, Marijuana

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah families flood health department for hemp oil permits

July 8 marks the first day Utahns can apply for the permit to treat epilepsy. The registration requires an application, a $400 fee, a neurologist's certification and a physician's evaluation - but those documents weren't available until last weekend.

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Related Topix: Utah, Epilepsy, Medicine, Health, Neurology

Deseret News

Survey: Utah residents love their outdoors

With the summer recreation season in full swing, a new survey shows the majority of Utah residents love to romp in the outdoors and get out to play once week, if not more.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Hot and dry in the north, hotter and wetter in the south

Northern Utahns looked for hot, dry weather to continue through Tuesday, while evening thundershowers were forecast to offer some modest relief to sizzling southern Utah.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Editor column: Making room for more Utah news that's fit to print

Salt Lake Tribune readers have seen some changes - in the paper and online - in recent days.

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Related Topix: Utah, Journalism, Avalanche

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Congressional Delegation Failed on Public Land Issue

The American people have grown increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of the United States Congress over the past several years.

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Related Topix: US News, Utah, Opinion

Deseret News

Is Utah really the best managed state? What would the poor say?

Gov. Gary Herbert and state legislative leaders tout Utah as the "best managed state" in the nation.

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Related Topix: Utah, Gary Herbert, US Governors, Salt Lake County, UT, Prison

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Study: Utah is worst at supporting family caregivers

Utah ranks dead last in the country when it comes to support for family caregivers who take care of older or disabled relatives, according to a new national report by AARP.

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Related Topix: Utah, Health, AARP, University of Utah, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Healthcare Law, Law

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