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Brothers don't let spina bifida stop their 'Super Wheelchair Adventures'

Brothers with the same birth defect don't let it stop them. They ski, fish and play basketball.

Medical robot helps children with autism understand social cues

"Medi" the medical robot can walk, talk, dance and tell stories. It's breaking down barriers with autistic children who struggle socially. The robot demonstrates emotions and the child guesses the... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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$42 million interchange project completed

The Utah Department of Transportation officially completed a 13-month, $42 million project that reconfigured a heavily traveled intersection and installed a new interchange. The roadway serves as a... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Utah Pride Center names new executive director

The Utah Pride Center has named Marian Edmonds-Allen as its new executive director. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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New prison relocation study points to Eagle Mountain site

A much-anticipated look Thursday at the four sites under consideration to replace the Utah State Prison in Draper appears to point to property in Eagle Mountain as the cheapest and easiest to develop. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Police: Woman, dog stabbed in attack at Salt Lake apartment

A woman woke up from an afternoon nap in her Salt Lake apartment to find a man about to attack her Wednesday, police said. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Becker demands Biskupski take down billboards paid for by advertising agency PAC

At least 15 billboards promoting Jackie Biskupski's campaign have risen up across Salt Lake City, and they're being paid for by a committee of company owners that have had a long history of... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Baby Lily rescuers, others honored for life-saving service

First responders were honored Wednesday for their life-saving service to the community, causing many of them, their families and those they rescued to shed a few tears. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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New Midvale Senior Center gives 'high-class' experience

The new Midvale Senior Center opened its doors Wednesday, offering more space for seniors and community members to come together. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Utah must recognize married lesbian couple as legal parents of daughter, judge rules

A federal judge Wednesday barred Utah from enforcing its assisted reproduction law, saying there's no legitimate reason to treat a woman in a same-sex marriage differently than a man in an... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Action urged on Medicaid expansion, but deadline won't be met

About 50 Utahns gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to urge lawmakers holding interim meetings Wednesday to finally take action on Medicaid expansion. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Utah man convicted of DUI thanks officer who arrested him by taking him to lunch

It's not every day that a person convicted of DUI wants to take the police officer who arrested him out to lunch. Yet that's exactly what Aaron Dozier did Wednesday. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Salt Lake County breaks ground for new West Jordan health center

Construction for a long-awaited facility to expand Salt Lake County's public health services to the valley's southwest residents officially broke ground Tuesday. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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UTA offers free safety gear to promote biking to transit stations

Utah Transit Authority is giving $40 worth of bike safety gear and $20 gift cards for transit lockers for free to encourage biking. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Police seeking woman suspected in killing of Salt Lake man

Police are looking for a woman in connection with the murder investigation of a Salt Lake man who was found dead in his home last week. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Peer Connections helps young adults with autism hone social, communication skills

Peer Connections helps older teens and young adults on the autism spectrum to hone social and communication skills in volunteers settings in Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties. The program was... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Audit: Utah Poison Control Center has no lease agreement with the U.

The Utah Poison Control Center needs to enter into an official contract with the University of Utah for the space it uses on campus and should adjust its employment practices to keep costs down,... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Man arrested in fatal West Valley stabbing

Police say a fight between two gang members led to the stabbing death of a Salt Lake man over the weekend. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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West Jordan man dies from injuries in accident last month

A West Jordan man died Sunday from his injuries in an auto-pedestrian crash, more than two weeks after he was struck in a busy Farmington intersection. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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First surge of vote-by-mail ballots hit Utahns' mailboxes

Thousand of ballots hit mailboxes across Utah on Monday in advance of the Aug. 11 primary election. Of the state's 246 municipalities, 90 have chosen vote-by-mail as a new standard for this year's... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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2 teen girls missing from Layton foster care home since July 1 found safe

Two teenage girls who ran away from a placement at a professional foster home in Layton on July 1 have been found. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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School nutritionists look for kid-friendly solutions to school lunch law

Thousands of school nutritionists from around the country gathered in Salt Lake City on Monday to find innovative solutions that could help them provide meals that are both nutritious and... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Mountain Accord officially signed; let the real debate begin

The Mountain Accord is now officially under consideration. Stakeholders Monday approved the document that represents the consensus positions of a team of policymakers and community leaders for... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Officials seeking suspect in Salt Lake house fire

Salt Lake firefighters used special equipment to help two cats recover from smoke inhalation after a fire heavily damaged a home Friday morning. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Clerk severely beaten with rock during South Jordan robbery

A smoke shop clerk suffered multiple facial fractures, a broken jaw and head injuries after police say he was beaten with a rock during a robbery earlier this week. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Getting serious about water safety saves lives, experts say

Experts say most water sport deaths involve adults who are not wearing life jackets. Factors such as weather, water temperature, fatigue and alcohol consumption may also play a role. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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