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3 hrs ago | 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, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Salt Lake City, UT

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KSL-TV

4. Photographers seek Utah's '50 most beautiful ...

Thirty of Utah's best photographers are on the search to find Utah's 50 most beautiful women.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Fire forcing evacuations in central Utah

A fire south of Levan has forced people eight homes to evacuate, and people up a canyon had to be evacuated by helicopter, according to a tweet from the state.

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Related Topix: Fire, Levan, UT, Tooele County, UT, Tooele, UT

Southern Utah News

More tickets available for Utah Symphony's Free Concert at Bryce Canyon

Utah residents will now have a better chance of experiencing a rare outdoor performance by the Utah Symphony with the release of an additional 700 tickets for an upcoming concert at Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Bryce Canyon National Park, US National Parks, Garfield County, UT, Classical

Southern Utah News

Thunder Over Utah to offer Drive-in Air Show

Spectators at the 2014 Thunder Over Utah Air Show in St. George will be able to view the U.S. Navy Blue Angels from the comfort of their vehicles in what is being billed as a Drive-in Air Show.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy

Salt Lake Tribune

More than 100K Utahns to get refunds from health insurers

Because their health insurer failed to spend enough money on patient care, more than 100,000 Utahns will soon get a check in the mail, a rebate to their bank account or a smaller-than-expected insurance bill.

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KSL-TV

1 dead, 2 injured after camper trailer causes truck to roll, police say

One man died and two others were treated for injuries after the truck they were riding in rolled Tuesday, police said.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Pioneer Day forecast? Drive on - and crank up the AC

Imagine that on the original 1847 Pioneer Day , Brigham Young used H.G. Wells' Time Machine to transport himself to July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, St. George, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, Weather

Deseret News

Appreciating sacrifice: Deployed soldiers recall pioneer ancestors, celebrate Utah holiday

Many soldiers with Utah ties who are serving in Afghanistan say they will still take time to think about their pioneer heritage and their families as the state celebrates Pioneer Day.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

Salt Lake Tribune

'Red Flag' warning, Pioneer Day fireworks have crews on alert

Fire crews were at the mercy of both nature and humankind as they braced for what could be a hellish Pioneer Day throughout Utah.

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Related Topix: Fire, Weather, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Tooele County, UT, Tooele, UT

KSL-TV

Utah picked to finish 5th in Pac-12 South Division

With just over a month to go before the football season begins, the University of Utah has been picked to finish fifth in the South Division of the Pac-12 in a preseason poll voted upon by the media.

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Related Topix: University of Utah

Sunherald.com

West Nile concerns prompt mosquito precautions

No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Utah yet this year but officials say some mosquito pools in Box Elder and Uintah Counties have tested positive for the virus.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Health, West Nile Virus

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Lit: "Stars Go Blue"

Ben and Renny Cross spent decades together living the ranching life and raising a family on the Colorado rangeland.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Lawmakers trash, give away mail from Warren Jeffs

This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo shows part of a book received by Utah legislators in 2012 titled "Jesus Christ; Message to all Nations" credited to Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of a polygamist sect.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, FLDS, Religion, Salt Lake City, UT

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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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Utah Government, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Health Insurance

KSL-TV

Mortality rate of Utah pioneers matched national average, study says

With Pioneer Day around the corner, many Utahns are honoring their ancestors who traveled to Salt Lake City by handcart or wagon.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Brigham Young University

Deseret News

Protesters from across U.S. arrested at Utah tar sands mine

Twenty-one people from 10 states were arrested Monday during a protest that "became physical" at a controversial tar sands mine in northeastern Utah, according to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Uintah County, UT

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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Related Topix: Utah Government, US Governors, Gary Herbert

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Time to boycott Utah tourism over marriage ban

Perhaps it's time for the gay/lesbian community in and outside Utah to organize a boycott of Utah tourism much the same way groups did several years ago in southern Utah over the discriminatory definition of the "traditional family" pushed by the Sutherland Institute and adopted in Kane County by the city of Kanab.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Gay/Lesbian, Kane County, UT, Kanab, UT, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Opinion

Salt Lake Tribune

Obama's order protects gay workers, but Hatch wants religious exemption

Gay-rights groups heralded the executive order as a historic advancement, but others, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, criticized Obama for not carving out contractors tied to a religion.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Transgender, Wedding, Law, Employment / Labor Law

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