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PHOTO: Almost half of Utahns support same-sex marriage being legalized in the state, according a new survey. Photo courtesy of Freedom To Marry.

SALT LAKE CITY - Forty-nine percent of people in Utah support same-sex marriage being legalized in the state, according to a new poll. Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, said the bipartisan poll also found that 67 percent of Utahns want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the issue of same-...Read More

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PHOTO: Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds a majority of parents move their children to seat belts before they're big enough. Photo credit: Macomb County Public Health (Michigan).

SALT LAKE CITY - Kids often want to act like grownups, but experts say having children ride in cars the way mom and dad do is something that should be put off as long as possible. A new study from Safe Kids Worldwide found that the majority of parents are moving their children to seat belts before ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Navajo Nation has settled longstanding legal claims against the U.S. government for a record $554 million. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Obama administration is paying a record $554 million to settle legal issues with the Navajo Nation over claims that the U.S. government mismanaged the tribe's money and natural resources for decades. Rick Abasta, communications director with the Navajo Nation, says th...Read More

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PHOTO: A new plan to build a multi-state compact for medical licenses offers hope to bring care to medically underserved areas in places such as Utah. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

SALT LAKE CITY - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas of Utah without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission to practice medic...Read More

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PHOTO: One in seven households in Utah continues to struggle with hunger, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Photo Credit: City of Sandy, Utah.

OGDEN, Utah – Despite the U.S. economy growing – and even thriving, in some sectors – a new federal report finds that one in seven Utah households struggles with hunger. Marcie Valdez, director of the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank in Ogden, says research from the U.S. Department of ...Read More

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PHOTO: People in Utah can attend a People's Climate March event in Salt Lake City on Sunday in support of the national event in New York City. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

SALT LAKE CITY – A People's Climate March event is being held in Utah on Sunday to show solidarity with a national event in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Jai Hamid Bashir is among those organizing the event, which starts at noon Sunday from Salt La...Read More

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PHOTO: Fires, floods, tornadoes and other disasters can strike at almost any time. Experts say advance preparation can help people better respond to and recover from the impacts of a disaster or other emergency. Preparedness Month is a good time to make or update those plans. Photo credit: U.S. Global Change Research Program.

SALT LAKE CITY - September is "Preparedness Month" in Utah, and residents are encouraged to have an emergency plan in place." Joe Dougherty, public information officer with the Utah Division of Emergency Management, says people should have a plan that will keep their family safe if they end up witho...Read More

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PHOTO: What could become the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and reform political campaign spending limits, is being debated in the United States Senate. Photo credit: Library of Congress.

SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Senate is involved in an historic debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 19, which could become the 28th Amendment t...Read More

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