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PHOTO: Utah's tourism economy could see a boost, courtesy of Tesla Motors. The company has paid for  and installed Tesla Supercharger stations in Blanding, Green River, Moab and Richfield. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy

BLANDING, Utah - Utah's tourism economy could see a boost, courtesy of Tesla Motors. The maker of the popular electric vehicles has installed its Tesla Supercharger stations in Blanding, Green River, Moab and Richfield. Blanding city manager Jeremy Redd said Tesla strategically locates the stations...Read More

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PHOTO: GREENbike is a big hit in Salt Lake City and is among the nation's most successful bicycle share program. Photo courtesy GreenBike SLC Bike Share.

SALT LAKE CITY – A nonprofit organization that offers bicycles to get around downtown Salt Lake City is among the nation's most successful bicycle share programs. Will Becker, program manager of GREENbike SLC Bike Share, says last year more than 26,000 people used about 60 green bikes to take...Read More

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PHOTO: Researcher Courtney D. Lynch says stress reduction techniques could be beneficial for women trying to conceive. Photo credit: Ohio State University.

SALT LAKE CITY – More than 6 percent of married women struggle with infertility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now, for the first time, researchers have data that link stress to a woman's inability to become pregnant. The study finds that women with high...Read More

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PHOTO: For those unable to meet the Apr. 15 tax filing deadline, or who don't have the money to pay if they owe, the IRS offers extensions and payment options. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

SALT LAKE CITY – It's just days now until the income tax filing deadline on April 15. For those who haven't yet filed returns in Utah, IRS spokesman Luis Garcia says for most people, it's a simple process and forms can be e-filed online. For those who owe money, but don't have it, Garcia s...Read More

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PHOTO: The Utah State Courts are advising the public about a jury duty scam. Photo courtesy Utah State Courts.

SALT LAKE CITY – Officials with the Utah State Courts are cautioning the public about a scam that relates to jury duty. Nancy Volmer, public information officer at the Utah State Courts, explains the scam involves the victim being called by someone claiming to be a court employee and telling...Read More

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PHOTO: The legal battle over marriage equality in Utah is headed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, at the Byron White Federal Courthouse in Denver. Photo courtesy Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

SALT LAKE CITY - The ongoing legal battle after the court ruling overturning Utah's same-sex marriage ban last year is heading to federal court in Colorado. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday from attorneys representing three same-sex couples and tho...Read More

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PHOTO: The Utah Highway Patrol is hoping a new law helps reduce traffic crashes and deaths caused by distracted driving. Photo courtesy of Town of Danville, Calif.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) is hoping a new law will help reduce traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. Senate Bill 253, known as "Distracted Driver Amendments," limits interaction between a driver and a cellphone when behind the wheel. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said it shoul...Read More

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PHOTO: With additional state and federal dollars, Utah's UPSTART program is expecting to help several thousand more children get an early start on learning. Photo credit: U.S. Army.

SALT LAKE CITY - Millions of dollars in new state and federal funding is expected to help thousands of Utah children get an educational head start. Claudia Miner, vice president of development with the nonprofit Waterford Institute, said over the next year, her organization's UPSTART program could h...Read More

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