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  1. Job growth up in Utah by 3.6 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    The state Department of Workforce Services Friday stated that nonfarm payroll employment grew by an estimated 3.6 percent from September 2017 to last month. Utah's current employment level indicated 1,535,900 people are considered gainfully employed.

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  2. Overnight Health Care - Presented by Purdue Pharma -Senate...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Hill

    The debate over protections for pre-existing conditions is dominating the election season, and last night's Senate debates with vulnerable Democrats from red states were no different. Heitkamp criticized Cramer for backing North Dakota's participation in a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate ObamaCare and its pre-existing condition protections.

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  3. Brian King: Candidates who best reflect Utah values are DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Deseret News

    As leader of the Democrats in the Utah House of Representatives, I've had the chance to walk neighborhoods in many House districts the last few months. I've been out working hard on behalf of Democratic candidates to spread the word about why Utahns should get out and vote in these midterm elections for the candidate of their choice.

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  4. THANKS, HERITAGE!:Read the original story

    5 hrs ago | BrothersJudd Blog

    Support has grown for a ballot initiative seeking to fully expand Medicaid and provide health care to roughly 150,000 low-income Utahns, according to a new Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll. The poll shows 59 percent of Utah voters favor Proposition 3, up from 54 percent in a similar survey conducted in June.

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  5. Wyoming Retirement Security Task Force meeting for forth time this year FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | County 10 News

    The Wyoming Retirement Security Task Force will meet for the fourth time this year on October 19 at 10 a.m. in the University of Wyoming's Art Museum in Laramie. The 11-person task force, made up of representatives from small business, non-profits, legislators, and state government, is determining what can be done to help Wyoming residents more easily save money for retirement.

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  6. Utah's decision on radioactive waste is about values as well as scienceRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    On Thursday, the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board will vote on a request by EnergySolutions that could start yet another chapter in Utah's long and troubled history of exposure to radioactivity. A decision about allowing a dangerous form of nuclear waste, known as depleted uranium, or DU, into the state.

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  7. Guest opinion: Turning a win-win public lands compromise into a loss for all AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Deseret News

    April photo of the Utah Geological Survey's 2018 Calendar of Utah Geology: The hoodoos of Devils Garden, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Garfield County. President Trump's rollback of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the recent news of new mining claims in the monument have turned a historic deal upside down.

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  8. 6politicsPoor and middle-income Utahns pay more of their income for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Salt Lake Tribune

    Low- and middle-income Utahns pay a significantly bigger share of their income for taxes than do the rich, a new study says. The poorest 20 percent of Utah households - which earn less than $23,000 a year - pay 7.53 percent of their income for taxes.

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  9. How Sears left a mark in American shopping historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSL-TV

    Sears' announcement that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday after missing a debt payment was the latest blow for the legendary department chain on the decline. Department stores like Sears may be on the way out.

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  10. Santa Ana, California Best-of-State CBD Manufacturer and Hemp Oil...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SBWire

    Unique to industrial hemp is the high amounts of phytocannabinoids sometimes referred to as CBD which is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis sativa. Cannabidiols comprises up to 40% of the plant.

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  11. Wildfires burned 485,989 acres in Utah this year - more than double for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KSL-TV

    The 2018 fire season was Utah's worst in recent memory, and it burned more than double the number of acres compared to last year, according to state officials. "In almost every way, it's been busier," Utah Division of Forestry, Fires and State Lands spokesman Jason Curry said.

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  12. Utah panel gives early OK to bill expanding juvenile access to public defendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KSL-TV

    A legislative panel gave early support Wednesday to a measure that would expand access to attorneys for children in Utah's juvenile court system. The Judiciary Interim Committee approved, 14-1, a bill letting public defenders represent juveniles charged with misdemeanors.

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  13. What does it cost to keep kids safe? Committee seeks $194 million for school safety, mental healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Deseret News

    Chantry Dean, of NGI Glass, services the push bar on a door at Indian Hills Middle School that leads from a security vestibule into the rest of the Sandy school on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The new security vestibule, part of recent renovations, forces people to go through the school's main office in order to access the rest of the building.

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  14. Here's what Utah should do to cut incarceration in half and save $250 million, study saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KSL-TV

    Utah's population has increased more than 45 percent over the last four decades. The state's prison population, however, has risen nearly 565 percent in that same time, according to a recent study .

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  15. Utah House, Senate GOP support medical marijuana bill; detractors say it won't happenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KSL-TV

    House and Senate Republicans appear to be on board with a proposed compromise bill for dispensing medical marijuana in Utah regardless of whether the ballot initiative passes next month. But those who support Proposition 2 say lawmakers are putting on a show and patients would never get medical cannabis under the proposal.

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  16. Have a bite: Utahns celebrate National Farm to School MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Deseret News

    Grace Hashimoto picks out a Utah-grown apple to eat in celebration of National Farm to School Month and National School Lunch Week at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Grace Hashimoto picks out a Utah-grown apple to eat in celebration of National Farm to School Month and National School Lunch Week at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

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  17. San Antonio, Texas Top 10 CBD Manufacturer and Hemp Oil Reseller...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | SBWire

    Unique to industrial hemp is the high amounts of phytocannabinoids sometimes referred to as CBD which is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a prominent naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis sativa. Cannabidiols comprises up to 40% of the plant.

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  18. In our opinion: Utah needs everyone actively working to reverse the tragic trend of suicidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Deseret News

    Despite professional efforts, individual Utahns are the first line of defense and can make a difference in suicide prevention by refusing to bully and belittle others, staying aware of those who may be in turmoil, having earnest conversations with friends and associates and listening to hear rather than just listening to reply. Suicide affects a broad swath of society, so it follows solutions must originate from a broad range of sources.

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  19. Here are the 2018 Utah candidates running for Senate, CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | KSL-TV

    The Nov. 6 election has generated plenty of discussion on the federal end since it's the halfway point in President Donald Trump's first term. There's been speculation for months on whether the election will tip the congressional scale.

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  20. User submitted: More early snow mixes with fall foliageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | KSL-TV

    After several areas of Utah experienced the first snowfall of the season last week, Utahns got out to snap photos of the fresh flakes and fall foliage. Browse through our gallery to see the photos of the bright fall colors and soft mountain snow, and be on the lookout for more "beUTAHful" views as you explore the state this month.

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