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Use Of Opioids Is A Growing Trend Among Young Teens

A new study found the death rate from drug overdoses among older U.S. teens has jumped 19 percent in one year, and health officials are seeing a growing trend for opioid addiction in this age group.

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Utah has asked President Donald Trump's administration to approve a limited Medicaid plan to help the homeless and those in need of mental health and drug addiction treatment.

It's part of a state strategy to curb violence and drug trafficking in a Salt Lake City neighborhood near an overcrowded homeless shelter.

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Gov. Gary Herbert and other state and project representatives gathered on Wednesday at the site that's 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Salt Lake City International Airport. 

Utah's Legislature approved the site by a wide margin in August 2015.

Increasing Home Values In A Competitive Market

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According to real estate experts, new businesses and rapid population growth in the state of Utah are influencing the high demand for housing. There are some important things to consider when looking to market your house in Utah’s competitive market.

STD Risks Growing Among Young Utah Adults

Aug 16, 2017
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According to public health officials, Gonorrhea rates are increasing among young, sexually active Utahns.

Utah Works: From Farm Fields to City Council - Making a Future

Aug 16, 2017

Jesse Garcia served four terms on the Ogden City Council, after a long career focused on his community. He shares the stories from his childhood about working on Weber County farms with his migrant family.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert is traveling the state to outline his Education Roadmap, a new 10 year education plan for Utah. He and his staff were in northern Utah this week.

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A defense attorney is questioning charges filed in a massive Utah wildfire that destroyed 13 homes and cost some $40 million to fight.

The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports a lawyer for 61-year-old Robert Ray Lyman said following a Tuesday hearing that part of the case could be dropped for lack of evidence. Attorney Andrew Deiss didn't elaborate.

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A Utah mayor overcame $1 million in attacks from out-of-state groups to win a three-way Republican primary in the race to fill a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated by Jason Chaffetz.

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On any given day, the majority of the people at the Sinclair on 1000 North in Logan probably aren’t buying gas.

Latino Leaders Network

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Mickey Ibarra founded the Latino Leaders Network to encourage and support Latino youth in making a difference; in their own lives as well is in the community. 

Raised in foster care as a child, Ibarra went on to a distinguished career in government and politics -- including a position in the Clinton White House.

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Utah Works is a series of short stories about the way we work in Utah, told in participants’ own words and airing weekly on UPR. We’re going to be in Fillmore soon and we want to hear your story!

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A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.

Mugabe's whereabouts are unknown, and South African Police Minister Fikile Mbalula told reporters that the country implemented a "red alert" for her at its borders. "She is not somebody who has been running away," Mbalula said, according to South Africa's News24.

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As we struggled this week to make sense of what happened in Charlottesville, Va., some big questions bubbled up:

What lessons does history teach about white resentment in the United States? How is the experience of other countries and other times — like Germany — relevant? How are those in power reacting to President Trump's shifting response?

At least 58 people were killed by police in the Philippines this week in two raids — the first and deadliest of which was celebrated by President Rodrigo Duterte as a successful part of his brutal war on drugs.

On Tuesday, a raid in the province of Bulacon left 32 people dead, The Associated Press reports. It was the highest single-day death toll of Duterte's crackdown on the drug trade. More than 100 accused drug offenders were arrested in the province, the news service says.

On Wednesday and into Thursday, operations in the capital city of Manila killed 26 more people.

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