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Joining Crowded Field, SLC Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall Launches Campaign For Mayor

Pledging to fight for clean air and smart growth, Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall officially launched her campaign for mayor Sunday afternoon.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 – Doug talks with local book gurus from Ken Sanders Rare Books, King's English Bookstore and Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore about what to read this summer.

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Monday, June 28 – Medicare reform has changed the way we look at the costs of aging. Take a look at what some see as a more humane way to age and die, the hospice.

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Dispatches From The Border

Growing up in the American Southwest, the writer Francisco Cantu always had some idea of what happened along the US-Mexico border, but he wanted to know more. So, he joined the Border Patrol.

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Workers on an oil rig about 135 miles offshore from southern Thailand noticed something stunning in the water: a dog.

The animal swam toward the rig's platform and clung to it as team members tried to figure out how to save him, Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner for Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production, told NPR.

Video that Payalaw posted on Facebook shows the shivering animal partially submerged in water, staring up at the workers.

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Actress Georgia Engel, whose winning role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show led to a long career on screen, has died at age 70.

From 1972 to 1977, Engel played sweet, artless Georgette, the girlfriend and then wife of arrogant news anchor Ted Baxter. She explained how the role that cemented her career came to be, in a 2007 interview with the Toronto Star.

How Well Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

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Workplace wellness programs — efforts to get workers to lose weight, eat better, stress less and sleep more — are an $8 billion industry in the U.S.

Most large employers offer some type of wellness program, with growth fueled by incentives in the federal Affordable Care Act.

But no one has been sure they work. Various studies over the years have provided conflicting results, with some showing savings and health improvements while others say the efforts fall short.

The powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR has been in the news a lot. And not all the news has been good: A Chinese scientist stunned the world last year when he announced he had used CRISPR to create genetically modified babies.

Six months after the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, the town of Paradise remains a disaster zone. Only 6 percent of the debris from last November's Camp Fire has been hauled away. Burned out skeletons of cars, piles of toxic rubble and blackened old-growth pine trees can still be seen everywhere.

Before the wildfire, the population of Paradise was about 26,000. Today, it's in the hundreds.

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