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Utah kids have lower death rate, but more poverty, single-parent families

The annual reckoning on childhood wellbeing by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds a mixed bag for Utah, which is up to No. 11 from No. 14. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Lightning sparks fires across Utah, evacuates Tooele homes

Lightning sparked a number of fires across Utah on Monday, including a blaze near Tooele that evacuated homes. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Attorney for mom charged with killing 6 babies asks for time to work with experts

A woman accused of killing six infants and hiding them in the garage of a Pleasant Grove home will wait until at least October before deciding whether she wants a hearing on the evidence against her. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Embattled doctor surrenders Utah medical license

A doctor who was stripped of his license to prescribe controlled substances by state regulators earlier this month has surrendered his Utah medical license. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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California man drove to Vernal for sex with '12-year-old,' police say

A California man drove nearly 800 miles to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex, according to Vernal police. The "girl" was actually an undercover detective assigned to the Utah Internet Crimes Against... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Float party gives thousands a sneak peek of Thursday's big parade

More than 16,000 people came to the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy Monday to see 30 of the 50 Days of '47 Parade floats, three days in advance of the big parade Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Cause of fire that destroyed Myton landmark 'undetermined,' investigators say

State and local investigators were unable to determine Monday what caused a fire that gutted Ross Brothers Feed & Seed, an iconic building that had stood on the corner of Center and Main streets in... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Company plans to hire up to 1,000 new employees in Salt Lake City

CustomerContactChannels, a global provider of customer contact strategies and solutions, is announcing plans to grow its Salt Lake City operations. The company plans to hire as many as 1,000 new... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Judge to hear motion to dismiss lawsuit filed against Tribune, Deseret News

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to throw out a lawsuit filed against the Deseret News and the owners of the Salt Lake Tribune by a group critical of the papers' joint operating... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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New solar energy project at Utah Olympic Oval will save $$$

A new solar energy project at the Utah Olympic Oval announced Monday is expected to shave about $100,000 off the speedskating facility's annual $750,000 power bill. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Shooting by agents at North Logan hospital was justified, county attorney says

Two officers from Adult Probation and Parole who shot an armed man in the emergency room of Cache Valley Hospital, have been cleared by the Cache County Attorney's Office. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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About Utah: Q&A with former Kearns, Cottonwood principal Reed Wahlquist

In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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'Horse' exhibit debuts at Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is presenting the exhibit "The Horse," which tells the story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn, has shaped humans. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Union Pacific train makes special delivery that 12-year-old Clinton boy will never forget

A simple act of kindness is something a 12-year-old boy with an autism spectrum disorder is going to remember for the rest of his life. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Farmers in 5 Utah counties qualify for drought assistance

Wasatch County farmers are eligible for disaster assistance as the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated the county as a primary natural disaster area due to recent drought. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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A photographic look at how Days of '47 floats have changed (or not) from 1897 to 2013

The streets of Salt Lake City are days away from being filled with horses, motorcycles, clowns and — most noticeably — fantastical floats created out of wood, foam and sparkles (among... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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U. researchers use fecal transplants to help rats eat toxic plants

Researchers at the University of Utah studied the effect that fecal transplants had on woodrats who had lost the ability to eat toxic creosote bushes. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Dancing stars Julianne and Derek Hough visit Primary Children's Hospital

On Superhero Day at Primary Children's Hospital last Thursday, two unexpected superheroes surprised the young patients. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Change of venue request in deputy killing slated for next month

Attorneys for a 17-year-old girl charged with murder in the death of Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride will argue to have her case moved to Salt Lake County next month. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Splashing through the city: Giant slip and slide spans Salt Lake City's Main Street

People slide down a giant water slide during Slide the City on Main Street in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The all-day event featured a 1,000-foot-long slip and slide with a pool at... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Sunday fire destroys Myton landmark

A fast-moving fire destroyed Ross Brothers Feed and Seed, a family-owned business whose iconic buildings have been a landmark in Myton for at least 70 years. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teen drivers hike Utah car insurance 89 percent, report says

Car insurance costs 89 percent more after Utah couples add a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. That’s tied for the 15th-highest increase in the country. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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'Deseret News National Edition': Gray gambling, PG-13 rating and teaching preachers

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This week's "Deseret News National Edition" focuses on seniors gambling, the PG-13 rating and teaching preachers. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Brain injury changes the lives and tests the faith of a Draper family

Draper teen Pete Benda, 15, continues to defy the odds in recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered while working on the set of a play at Juan Diego Catholic High School in October of 2012. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Photos: Youths celebrate state's pioneer heritage with parade

Utahns gather Saturday to celebrate the state's heritage in the Days of '47 Youth Parade in Salt Lake City. The event is one of the largest youth parades in the United States and features floats,... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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