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26 min ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Fed help is welcome in reducing fatal overdoses

Medicine mixes art and science. The science of data collection and evaluation, of consistent discipline and mastery of procedure; the art of observation and empathy, of a bedside manner that instills confidence and hope.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Utah, Drugs, Opinion

4 hrs ago | Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Wiggins' volunteer efforts provided vision for NASA national educator program

Even after receiving NASA's top civilian honor, Stansbury resident Patrick Wiggins said he doesn't expect life will change too much.Wiggins, who has spent the last 12 years as a volunteer Solar Systems Ambassador for NASA, became the first NASA ambassador to receive the Distinguished Public Service Medal in NASA history.The award is reserved ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Warm and wet ahead of the weekend

Throughout the state, Thursday was ushered in by thunderstorms and rain - heavy in places - as a wet weather pattern expected to continue Friday.

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Related Topix: Utah, Weather, Dining

12 hrs ago | BayStreet.ca

Anfield Resources Files Application to Transfer License for...

") is pleased to announce that it has filed an application with the Utah Division of Radiation Control to approve the transfer of ownership of the radioactive materials license for the Shootaring Canyon Uranium Mill from Uranium One to Anfield and to request an extension of the license to allow Anfield to prepare a license renewal application The ... (more)

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19 hrs ago | FindLaw

Snippets: Stay Granted in Va.; SCOTUS Ice Bucket Challenge?

The U.S. Supreme Court has stayed the Fourth Circuit's decision in the Virginia gay marriage case, which means licenses won't be handed out to same-sex couples tomorrow.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Utah, John G. Roberts

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KSL-TV

Couple reunited after birth of first child, lengthy immigration process

Two months after the birth of their first child, a Utah woman was reunited with her husband following a complicated immigration process.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah reinforces call for more time in same-sex marriage recognition appeal

Tribune file photo) Natalie Dicou and Nicole Christensen celebrate after being married by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at the Salt Lake County Complex, Friday, December 20, 2013.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake County, UT, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Deseret News

Letter: Protected lands

As the Republican Party moves ever further to the right, it is becoming less and less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns.

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Utah Business

Health Department Releases Hospital Comparison Tool

Salt Lake City The Utah Department of Health has released the 2012 Utah Hospital Comparison Tool.

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Related Topix: Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Deseret News

Poll: Majority of Utahns in favor of nondiscrimination laws

A recent poll shows most Utahns would likely favor a statewide law banning discrimination in housing or employment on the basis of sexual preference.

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KSL-TV

Gov. Herbert: 112K new jobs in Utah since 2012

During his State of the State address in January 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert set a goal of achieving job growth in Utah of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Salt Lake City, UT

Deseret News

Utah exceeds Gov. Herbert's jobs goal of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days

In January 2012, Gov. Gary Herbert set a goal of achieving job growth in Utah of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert, Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Deseret News

Office of Child Care names new director

Tracy Gruber will take over the position being vacated by Kristen Floyd, who is leaving to focus on "several family business ventures," according to a statement from the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

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Salt Lake Tribune

TribTalk: Trib Talk: Is prison the solution?

Non-violent offenders are filling Utah's prison to the tune of 63 percent of new inmates, a trend that has lawmakers, attorneys, judges and corrections officials worried and wondering if sentencing guidelines really fit the crime.

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Related Topix: Utah, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Koerber case leaves unanswered questions

A week ago, businessman Rick Koerber stood accused of perpetrating one of the biggest frauds in Utah history, a Ponzi scheme that took $48 million from Utahns' investment savings and retirement accounts.

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Related Topix: Utah, Opinion

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah poll: Most oppose gay marriage, think Supreme Court will legalize it

A new poll shows a majority of Utahns oppose gay marriage and believe the fight over the state's ban deserves to be heard by the Supreme Court.

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

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WTVG-TV Toledo

Woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has improved for the first time since bring flown to a hospital last week.

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Related Topix: Utah, Ohio

KSL-TV

Utah to fight prescription drug overdose deaths with $1M grant

Data show more people die from drug overdoses in places across the United States where prescribers dole out the most painkillers.

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Related Topix: Utah, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's job growth in July was strongest of 2014

The state's economy supported almost 46,000 more jobs in July than it did a year earlier, one of the more robust monthly gains since the recession.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Deseret News

Mosquito fight is on in Utah's battle to stop West Nile virus

Katie Montenegro, a vector control technician, picks stray bugs out of a tray full of mosquitoes at the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Sundance Film Festival, Health, Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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