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  1. Medical marijuana research approved in UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Business Insurance

    Those who wish to study the efficacy of medical marijuana in Utah now have the green light after Gov. Gary Herbert signed off on a bill Saturday that would clear the way. Sponsored by Brad M. Daw, R-Orem, House Bill 130 is considered a major step for the state that has seen three failed medical marijuana bills in the past three years.

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  2. Letter: Transfer of lands would be costly to UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    It is no secret that both state and federal Utah lawmakers are clamoring for the transfer of some federal public lands to state control. The reasons given are numerous, but nebulous.

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  3. Jay Evensen: Tough drunken driving laws won't hurt UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Deseret News

    News accounts about Utah's decision to lower the drunken driving threshold to a .05 percent blood-alcohol level have been predictable. Once the governor signed the bill, The Associated Press and others felt obligated to begin their stories by noting this was happening in "predominantly Mormon" Utah.

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  4. Governor signs outdoor cooking bill into lawRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    Much to the dismay of clean-air advocates and contrary to the desire of the State Air Quality Board, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law allowing outdoor cooking, commercial or otherwise, on bad air days. HB65 by Rep. Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, put into law existing regulations, but was seen as an impediment for regulators to take future action to curtail emissions from that particular source.

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  5. A Look at What's Driving (or Stunting) Income Growth in the StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Governing

    Thanks in large part to population gains and the addition of high-paying jobs, most Western states recorded personal income growth rates of at least 4.5 percent for 2016, according to newly released annual estimates from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis . Nevada and Utah enjoyed particularly strong years, increasing 5.9 percent and 5.6 percent respectively.

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  6. TV preview: PBS 'Roadshow' spotlights UtahRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Unique items were visible at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, where The Antiques Roadshow taped three episodes Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The Salt Lake Tribune) Unique items were visible at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, where The Antiques Roadshow taped three episodes Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

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  7. Utah consumer confidence at historic levelRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | KSL-TV

    A new survey shows Utah's economic outlook is at historic levels, and consumers are confident that it will stay that way for the foreseeable future. The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index jumped 8.8 points this month to register at an all-time high of 123.5 - 8.1 points higher than its level this time last year.

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  8. Utah doesn't collect data on LGBT teens. Would a change save lives?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 27 | Deseret News

    Normally, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sends epidemiologists to study outbreaks in a certain area, they're looking at infectious diseases, like a rash of listeria, salmonella or even Ebola. From 2011 to 2016, the annual number of adolescent suicides in Utah nearly doubled - with a record high 44 deaths in 2015 - and health officials are urgently trying to find ways to prevent the number from spiking higher.

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  9. County's low joblessness nets worker shortagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

    Unemployment remains down, local jobs are up, but the average pay in Tooele County is below the state average.That's the state of Tooele County's employment market, according to recent statistics released by the Utah State Department of Workforce Services.Unemployment in February 2017 in Tooele County was 3.3 percent, the same as the county's rate ... (more)

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  10. Report: No major upgrades needed for city sewer systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Tooele Transcript Bulletin

    The number of new residential units connected to Tooele City's wastewater treatment system increased by 88 to a total of 9,112 in 2016, according to a new annual report on the facility. That works out to about 352 new people being served, said Ray Henniger, wastewater treatment plant superintendent.

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  11. Utah consumer attitudes at all-time highRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    High expectations that Utah's economy will improve over the next six months led to an 8.8-point jump in March in the Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index. The sizable increase from February left the index at 123.5, 8.1 points higher than a year earlier.

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  12. blog-photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    Trump tries to redirect Russia investigation. Salt Lake County councilwoman considers a bid against Sen. Orrin Hatch.

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  13. Utah forecast: Windy, sunny, wet; calm, cloudy and dry -- something for everyoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    Mark Twain boasted that on a particular spring day he had "counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours." The American humorist and author likely needed a sharp pencil and his ever-present notebook to score those changes.

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  14. Letter: DUI laws should be uniform across the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    I read the article, "Herbert signs nation's first 0.05 percent DUI bill; Utahns split on issue" . I would first preface my comments by saying that I definitely do not condone anyone driving a motor vehicle or using dangerous equipment while impaired.

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  15. My view: GOP Obamacare 'replacement' offered wealthy tax cuts, not worker health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Deseret News

    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and the House GOP leadership, talks to reporters at the Republican National Committee headquarter on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, about their response to the deadly shooting in Orlando. The House Republicans' so-called "replacement" of the Affordable Care Act was a huge tax giveaway to the rich and corporations that threatens the health insurance of 24 million low and moderate-income Americans.

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  16. Legislators review session at Bear meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 27 | Emery County Progress

    Two local legislators related their activities and the activities at the Utah State Legislature's recent session during the general membership Business Expansion and Retention meeting on March 16. Both Senator David Hinkins and Representative Christine Watkins spoke giving the group some insight into what went on from the middle of January to the first part of March in the 45 day marathon that is called the General Session. "This year I ran more bills than I usually do, about 10," said Hinkins.

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  17. GOED names new managing directorRead the original story

    Monday Mar 27 | Deseret News

    Val Hale, executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, has appointed Ginger Chinn as managing director for urban and rural business services. As managing director, Chinn will direct a strategic growth plan for Utah's industry cluster program and manage GOED's rural programs and workforce development initiatives.

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  18. For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In VenezuelaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 27 | WGBH

    Venezuela's deeply unpopular government is holding more than 100 political prisoners - and some legal experts are including an American among them. Utah native Joshua Holt traveled to Venezuela last year to marry his Venezuelan fiancA e.

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  19. News roundup: Trump looks to reset after implosion of health care billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 27 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Trump looks to reset after implosion of health care bill. Emails reveal potential SLC 'overflow' homeless shelter.

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  20. President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 26 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Washington a President Donald Trump's approval rating is increasing in Utah - a majority of registered voters now view him positively - even as his numbers nationally have sunk in his first two months in office. A Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll finds that 54 percent of registered voters say they somewhat or strongly approve of Trump's job performance while 41 percent disapprove.

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