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4 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Photo gallery: Utahns get first peek inside Ogden's renovated Mormon temple

For the first time Friday, Utahns got to see Ogden's renovated Mormon temple from the inside as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened the sacred edifice to five weeks of public viewing.

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8 hrs ago | Freshnews

Pluralsight Unveils New Headquarters, Announces Partnership with the...

Pluralsight , a global leader in online training for technology and creative professionals, announced today the official unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new headquarters at Station Park in Farmington, Utah.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Gov. Gary Herbert selects Utah state school board candidates

The governor has chosen 14 candidates to appear on the November ballot for seven state school board seats, including all the interested incumbents, his office announced Thursday.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

At the Utah State Capitol, a mural of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers brings some color to the building's spartan rotunda.

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Deseret News

Lawsuit claims Utah State School Board violated law by adopting Common Core

The State School Board violated Utah law by adopting the Common Core State Standards without substantive input from parents and educators, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the Libertas Institute.

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Deseret News

Linda & Richard Eyre: Utah's interesting, divided society

We love Utah. We love the mountains and the desert. We love the people. We even love the interesting and unique culture.

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American Thinker

GAO report: Massive waste and incompetence in Obamacare rollout

The Government Accountability Office has released a report on the problems with the Obamacare rollout that damns the administration for incompetence and wasting money.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Utah, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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