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PHOTO: Legislation to reinstate several charitable deductions that could benefit hungry people in Utah and across the nation passed in the U.S. House this summer, but has been stalled in the Senate. Photo courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

SALT LAKE CITY - Food banks in Utah and across the nation could feed more hungry people if Congress restores some charitable deductions that expired this year. According to Ginette Bott, chief development officer at the Utah Food Bank, organizations such as hers and other nonprofit groups are watc...Read More

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PHOTO: The state has made progress in the past few years, but Utah's premature birth rate of 10.2 percent is still well below the goal set by the March of Dimes. Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force.

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah's premature birth rate has improved over the past several years, but still remains below the goal set by the March of Dimes. The organization's 2014 Premature Birth Report Card released this month gives Utah a B grade for its premature birth rate. A birth considered p...Read More

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PHOTO: President Obama's executive order on immigration could affect more than 100,000 people in Utah. Photo courtesy of the White House.

SALT LAKE CITY - About 100,000 people living in Utah could be touched by the executive order on immigration President Obama announced Thursday night, according to Pew Research estimates. The changes are expected to lead to fewer deportations and detentions for people in the country without authoriza...Read More

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PHOTO: The Great American Smokeout is today and Utahns who smoke are being asked to kick the habit for 24 hours. Photo courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration.

SALT LAKE CITY – Smokers in Utah are encouraged to quit the habit for 24 hours during the Great American Smokeout today. Shane Ferraro, media relations manager at the American Cancer Society, says those who put down cigarettes can start to feel better within minutes. "In 20 minutes, a smoke...Read More

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PHOTO: Two cities in Utah are among the best in the U.S. for older Americans to live, according to the Milken Institute's "Best Cities for Successful Aging Index." Photo credit: Utah Department of Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - According to the Milken Institute Best Cities for Successful Aging Index, released Tuesday, Provo and Salt Lake City are among the nation's best cities for aging Americans. The report ranks Provo third and Salt Lake fifth on its list of 100 cities. Laura Polacheck, communications d...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey shows the majority of Hispanic-Americans have a sense of optimism about their finances, but also believe racism and crime are getting worse. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SALT LAKE CITY - A majority of Hispanic-Americans are optimistic about their finances and health care, but concerned about racism and violence, according to a new survey from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sylvia Manzano is with Latino Decisions, the firm that conducted the survey, entitled "The Sta...Read More

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PHOTO: More than one in five Hispanic children in Utah do not have health insurance, and a new report suggests the state could be doing more to reach out to parents. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SALT LAKE CITY - The state has made some progress, but more than one in five Hispanic children in Utah still does not have health insurance, according to a new report. The study, released jointly by the National Council of La Raza and the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, showed that 22 ...Read More

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PHOTO: Working with parents and children together, rather than separately, may help advance efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah and across the nation. That's the finding of a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Utah Department of Human Services.

SALT LAKE CITY - Efforts to end the cycle of poverty in Utah may advance if policymakers focus on a two-generation approach that involves parents and children. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Terry Haven, deputy director with Voices for Utah Children, says...Read More

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