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  1. West Nile virus confirmed in Box Elder CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    WILLARD, Box Elder - Mosquitoes near Willard Bay in Box Elder County have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Utah Department of Health confirmed Monday. The Box Elder Mosquito Abatement District said though the virus has only been confirmed near Willard Bay, "it is possible that the virus could be more widespread at this point."

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  2. Don't Fear the Reefer? Legal-pot push shifts to red statesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Fox News

    A number of right-leaning states are making an effort to legalize recreational marijuana by putting it on the ballot box Since Colorado and Washington became the first states to fully legalize marijuana for recreational purposes in 2012, a green wave has swept across the country as more states OK marijuana use on at least some level. The initial surge of legalization measures, though, was mainly confined to liberal states.

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  3. Data: Most Utah warrants approved in less than 3 minutesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Gillette News-Record

    More than half of all search warrants approved by Utah judges in the last year received less than three minutes of consideration, according to state data. Civil liberties advocates and defense attorneys say this is cause for concern and note that judges may not be carefully reviewing the information before signing off on the warrants.

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  4. A a life of torture.a Parents tried to hide abuse of 3-year-old with makeup, police sayRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    Prosecutors say the child was emaciated and her wounds covered in makeup. 25-year-old Miller Costello and 23-year-old Brenda Emile could face the death penalty in the death of their 3-year-old daughter Angelina in July 2017.

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  5. Flash flood wipes out containment boom holding oil spilled in Price River after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    A flash flood in the Gordon Creek drainage area Sunday night wiped out a containment boom holding about 250 gallons of crude oil that had spilled into the Price River after a crash on U.S. 6 Thursday , state environmental officials said Monday. It was unclear how much oil, if any, made it past the containment boom during the flash flood, which happened about 7 p.m. Sunday, said Donna Kemp Spangler, spokeswoman for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

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  6. Utah and the NSARead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    In January 2006, David M. Winberg wrote a two-page paper lobbying the National Security Agency to build a computing center at Camp Williams. Winberg, a Utahn with a long history with the NSA , lauded the technical advantages of the site.

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  7. Op-ed: Utah must keep the climate conversations goingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Deseret News

    Climate solutions are not only economically viable in Utah, they are already being implemented across the state in different communities, paving the way to reduced carbon emissions that will lead to better health and safety and a more livable future for Utahns. Climate solutions are not only economically viable in Utah, they are already being implemented across the state in different communities, paving the way to reduced carbon emissions that will lead to better health and safety and a more livable future for Utahns.

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  8. 6 commentary Peter Metcalf: Lee is dead wrong on Utah's public lands...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | Salt Lake Tribune

    In the most recent Western States Survey, 91 percent of Utahns polled had visited federally managed Utah public lands in 2017. The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development reports over 110,000 Utahns work in the outdoor recreation economy, and another 144,200 people earn their livelihood in Utah's tourism industry.

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  9. Utah tax hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Did Truth in Taxation law backfire? It led many Utah cities to dodge tax hikes for years, only to double them now. The Salt Lake Tribune) Retiree and activist Ed Reot speaks about how tax increases have affected his fixed income during an Americans for Prosperity-Utah news conference at the Utah Capitol in 2017.

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  10. Andi Mack's' TV mom finds Utah rather startlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Salt Lake Tribune

    When Lilan Bowden was cast in the Disney Channel's "Andi Mack," she was thrilled. When she was told the series would be shot in Utah, she was a startled.

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  11. Letter: Truly protecting Utah's landsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Deseret News

    I am sure Sen. Mike Lee cares deeply about rural Utah, but his attempts to gut the Antiquity Act are all about helping corporate mining and fossil fuel interests, not serving the needs of farmers and ranchers. Sen. Lee's Protect Utah's Rural Economy, or PURE, Act wouldn't dramatically change the lives and livelihoods of everyday Utahns.

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  12. Inside the newsroom: Sacha Baron Cohen and the duping of a UtahnRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | Deseret News

    The twin tools of deceit and deception will be on full display Sunday night when Sacha Baron Cohen airs his new "Who Is America?" series on pay TV. That's what Utah resident and gun rights activist Janalee Tobias told Deseret News reporter Amy Joi O'Donoghue she felt after joining the list of figures duped by Cohen, whose past alter egos include Borat and Ali G in fictional portrayals that hit the big screen.

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  13. Lee's public lands plan pits Utahns against each otherRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Don't believe Sen. Mike Lee when he says Utah has to choose between public lands and affordable housing. It's a false choice and a dirty trick.

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  14. Higher density may help Utah's housing crisis - but it's a solution many don't want near themRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Standing in wide open farmlands by his home outside Herriman, Justin Swain hardly seems ready to talk about housing density. Yet his story of battling development to protect a way of life is like so many resonating in Utah.

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  15. Letter: Mike Lee shouldn't forget the rest of rural UtahnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 14 | Deseret News

    Sen. Mike Lee wrote an opinion article on July 11 promoting his bill , which alters current land designation policy in Utah. No doubt the questions of land use policy are complex, and the history of the issues start long before today's Utahns were born.

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  16. Study assesses patient and family attitudes in voicing concerns about careRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Medical News

    Previous studies have shown that when all members of the clinical care team feel comfortable speaking up, team performance improves. With intimate knowledge of patients' wishes, medical histories and clinical conditions, patients and their families are increasingly considered crucial members of the optimal patient-centered care team.

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  17. Fawn Lake residents speak at SCC hearing on proposed solar farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Fredericksburg.com

    State Corporation Commission officials heard lengthy testimony in Richmond Thursday regarding the proposal of a massive solar power facility in western Spotsylvania County. Residents of Fawn Lake, which borders the 6,000-plus acre site of the proposed solar plant, presented their concerns during the hearing, many of which center on potential health and environmental impacts that have come up at previous public hearings.

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  18. Algal bloom closes Scofield Reservoir to swimmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Deseret News

    The Southeast Utah Health Department closed Scofield Reservoir to swimming after an outbreak of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. People can still fish from the shore or from boats, but should thoroughly clean fish and wash their hands afterward.

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  19. 1 news Binge drinkers cost Utah $1.2 billion in missed work, health...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Consuming a pre-dinner cocktail, followed by wine with your meal, then another drink with dessert and maybe a nightcap before bed is, according to health experts, excessive. And if you're doing that once a week - or four to five times a month- then you may be one of the 12.5 percent of Utahns who binge drink, according to the " Excessive Alcohol Use " report released recently by the Utah Department of Health.

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  20. Speaking Up for Patient SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Health News Digest

    Previous studies have shown that when all members of the clinical care team feel comfortable speaking up, team performance improves. With intimate knowledge of patients' wishes, medical histories and clinical conditions, patients and their families are increasingly considered crucial members of the optimal patient-centered care team.

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