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Great Salt Lake Collaborative wins journalism partnership award

The Great Salt Lake Collaborative received top recognition for Excellence in Collaboration and Partnership from the 2023 Online Journalism Awards.
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Utah teens work more than anywhere else in the nation, driving statewide job growth

Utah's consistently strong job market is providing ample opportunities for teenage workers who want to augment their education.
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Some Utahns at higher risk of exposure to toxic dust from Great Salt Lake,...

Wind events and dust pollution caused by low water levels in Great Salt Lake impact communities in Tooele County and the western part of Salt Lake City.
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Opposing parties present their cases regarding Utah’s abortion law injunction

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the state of Utah presented their arguments to the Utah Supreme Court regarding the preliminary injunction on the state's abortion trigger law, which bans all elective abortions except in cases of rape, incest or risk to the mother's health.
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The surprising pink color of Great Salt Lake’s northern portion explained

The pink appearance of the North Arm of the Great Salt Lake looks quite different from the typical blue-green water seen near the Marina.
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‘People’s Great Salt Lake Summit’ seeks to push elected leaders to do more

Conservation groups, community leaders and members of the public will discuss issues facing the Great Salt Lake and potential solutions during a summit July 15 at the Miller Campus.
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Salt Lake City residents can now easily track their water use

The waterMAPS program enables Salt Lake City residents to track water use and is a useful tool in water conservation decision-making.
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Utah’s indie bookstores are leading the charge against school book bans

A large number of book titles targeted by state law feature people of color as well as LGBTQ+ themes and characters.
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Womxn share stories about identity and struggle in new anthology series

The SLCC Community Writing Center established the "She Said" writing workshop and anthology to provide underrepresented Utah womxn with a platform to share their stories.
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Water year leaves slightly fewer Utahns worried about Great Salt Lake

Although an exceptional 2022-23 winter season resulted in a good water year for the state, a majority of Utahns remain concerned about the future of the Great Salt Lake.
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Rep. Chris Stewart to resign; governor calls for special election

Rep. Chris Stewart will leave Congress on Sept. 15, the legislator formally announced yesterday in a letter to the governor, setting the stage for a special election later this year.
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Thousands take to SLC’s streets for 2023 Pride Parade

Utah residents, including members of Salt Lake Community College, once again took to the capital’s streets on Sunday morning for the state's annual Pride Parade.