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Utah woman finds metal blade in carrot sticks

A Salt Lake City grocer is recalling its carrot sticks after a woman bit down on a piece of a metal blade that was lodged in her snack. Amber Choruby Whiteley was eating precut carrot sticks from Harmons in City Creek on Monday with her 7-year-old daughter when she bit down on the metal shard,… Keep Reading

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EPA awards Utah $434K for testing lead in schools, childcare facilities

SALT LAKE CITY — The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Utah’s environmental quality department $434,000 to pay for lead testing of the water of Utah schools and childcare facilities, officials said Tuesday. Officials at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality said administrators for public and charter schools, Head Start programs and licensed childcare facilities have until… Keep Reading

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Less than a day remaining to force tax overhaul referendum

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – On Monday, volunteers across the state worked to reach an ambitious goal: collect 116,000 signatures to put a tax overhaul bill on the ballot in November. Those collecting signatures say they oppose the massive tax overhaul bill, which was passed in special session by the Utah Legislature in December.… Keep Reading

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Women’s rights are human rights’: Hundreds rally at the Capitol for Salt Lake City Women’s March

Hundreds of men and women marched to the Capitol on Saturday in remembrance of missing and murdered women. The fourth annual Salt Lake City Womxn’s March drew a crowd of Native and indigenous people, religious groups, ethnic minorities, immigrants and LGBTQIA people. “It’s important because women’s liberation is something that we’ve been fighting for for… Keep Reading

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Utah Department of Public Safety Don’t have your ‘gold star’ Utah driver’s license? You might want to check your address

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns need a gold star on their driver’s license, but not everyone has received their new card in the mail. Officials are in the process of putting gold stars on driver’s licenses and mailing them to residents but are still having trouble getting the correct address for everyone. You’ll need the… Keep Reading

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State lab ready to test Utah’s first crop of medical cannabis

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) lab is ready to start testing samples of Utah’s first crop of medical cannabis before it’s turned into products that will start appearing on the shelves of licensed pharmacies in March. “The responsibility (of the lab) is to ensure that the product that… Keep Reading

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Local grocery shoppers sign tax referendum petition

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the state’s largest grocery store chains is joining the fight against Utah’s revised tax code. Harmons Neighborhood Grocer is allowing volunteers with the Utah Tax Referendum group to collect petition signatures. The group needs about 115,000 signatures to get the issue on the November ballot. Continue Reading on FOX13 Keep Reading

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Respiratory infections are on the rise in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – A virus that causes cold-like symptoms is on the rise in Utah, Intermountain Healthcare says. The respiratory syncytial virus, and similar viruses, are at moderate to high levels across the state. Dr. Per Gesteland says the RSV is a common virus that causes mild cold symptoms. Continue Reading on Keep Reading