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Could Snail Venom Offer An Alternative To Opioids? University of Utah Researchers Think So

In Utah and many other parts of the country, opioid abuse is a major problem. Now, researchers at the University of Utah are studying the venom of a tropical snail because it could offer a template for a safer drug.

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Water experts say it’s time for new thinking on the West’s old attitudes about water, as climate change and population growth drive the discussion about the West’s water future.

Governor Signs Abortion Bill Into Law

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Women are reacting to a new law in Utah that will require doctors to present certain information to those seeking a medication-induced abortion. 


Gov. Gary Herbert issued his first veto of 2017 for a bill that would’ve scrapped a requirement to appoint an equal number of Democrats and Republicans to several state boards and commissions.

 

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Kurt Cochran of West Bountiful was one of 4 victims who died in last week’s terrorist attack in London. A self-employed studio producer, Cochran was honored Sunday night with a musical tribute in his home community.

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Midvale’s mayor of 22 years JoAnn Seghini is expected to retire this year, paving the way for a new leader to oversee the growing Salt Lake suburb — and at least one candidate is throwing her name in the ring early.  

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Governor Gary Herbert has signed a bill to allow people as young as 18 to get provisional permits to carry a concealed weapon. 

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Kurt and Melissa Cochran from West Bountiful were among those caught in the London terrorist attack Wednesday. Kurt was killed while his wife Melissa survived with serious injuries.

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Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill that will lower Utah’s blood alcohol limit for driving from .08 to .05, making it the strictest in the nation.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams confirmed Wednesday he’s added one more site to the list of potential locations for a new homeless shelter with a capacity of 300 beds. This brings the list of potential sites to seven, including three in West Valley City and four in South Salt Lake. Mayors in both of those cities say they do not support a shelter in their communities.

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On Wednesday a naturalization ceremony for new United States citizens took place at the Utah Capitol building.

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Diane Ackerman tells the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski. They ran the Warsaw Zoo during World War II, and were able to save more than 300 people from the Nazis. Her book is a film opening March 31

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It's clear from the numbers. Google has a diversity problem.

For the past few years, the company has publicly shared its workplace makeup in a report detailing the race, gender and ethnicity of each employee hired the previous year. Last year, while the number of black employees went up, they still represented only 2 percent of the company's workforce and Google admitted it fell short of its diversity goal.

Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

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On Saturday mornings, the most popular item Minto Island Growers sells at its farmers market booth is not the certified organic carrots, kale or blueberries. It's tea.

The farm grows Camellia sinensis, tea plants, on a half-acre plot in Salem, Ore. The tender leaves are hand picked and hand processed to make 100 pounds of organic, small batch tea.

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At the very southernmost tip of Illinois, the pancake flat cornfields give way to the rolling, forested hills of the Delta.

Here, at the windy confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, it feels more southern than Midwest when you arrive at the old river port and factory town of Cairo, once made famous in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

But Twain might not recognize Cairo today.

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