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State Task Force Rejects Governor’s Healthy Utah Plan

Some influential Utah lawmakers delivered a blow Thursday to Governor Gary Herbert’s plan to expand health coverage to low-income Utahns. In a motion led by Republicans, the state Health Reform Task Force voted not to recommend the governor’s plan to the legislature. Instead, they recommended their own plan.
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A new study released from the Harvard School of Public Health shows a link between exposure to particulate air pollution and autism.

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Several legislators are now saying that they are considering legislation to address some of the regulatory issues facing the online HR company Zenefits.

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  Utah posted strong employment numbers again in November.  But there’s one area of the economy where there may be trouble ahead.

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Utah lawmakers will be taking a hard look next year at how much water developers pledge for each new property.

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Officials with the Utah Weights and Measures Program announced a dramatic increase in the accuracy of commercial-use scales today.

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Governor Gary Herbert has appointed Judge Constandinos Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court.If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Himonas will take the place of Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald Nehring who is retiring on February 1st.

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13 Title-I schools in Salt Lake are now providing on-site after-hours dental clinics thanks to a complex partnership of 11 groups including United Way of Salt Lake and Intermountain Healthcare.

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Jews in Utah and around the world are celebrating Chanukah this week, and one synagogue in Salt Lake City is also welcoming a new rabbi with a familiar name.

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New research out of the University of Utah shows that the use of methamphetamine increases the risk of developing a neurological disease later in life. The study published this month in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence also suggests that gender may influence that risk.

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Gas prices are tumbling, thanks to a glut of petroleum on the world market. That may be great for consumers, but it’s tough for Utah’s petroleum industry and the state budget.

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Jetty

In September, VideoWest, Vita Brevis Films, and actor Julian Sands headed out to Rozel Point on the Great Salt Lake. Our new short film captures the beauty of exploring Spiral Jetty.

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