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Scooping out another large spoonful of raw dough, Jackson Dopp stood in the kitchen of his parents’ Layton home, making chocolate chip cookies on a recent Thursday afternoon. He had other ideas in mind besides the plan to deliver cookies to their neighbors.

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For the first time, the Utah Department of Health produced a statewide study looking at health according to residents’ disability status. 

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The Veteran’s Administration, or VA, is in charge of getting benefits like healthcare and disability compensation to Utah’s former service members. But for veterans from past wars, it can be hard to navigate the system. One local program is meant to help veterans but it may soon disappear.

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The National Veterans Wheelchair Games continued Thursday in Salt Lake City with multiple events including air rifles, basketball, and wheelchair obstacle courses. But it was also Kids Day – a chance for veterans to mentor children with disabilities in competitive sports.

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A large crowd of disabled-rights activists has been making their presence known in Salt Lake City this week, blocking traffic and occupying the governor’s office, in an attempt to bring attention to their cause.

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Home care workers in Utah and across the country will now be entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay. The US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez sent a letter to Governor Gary Herbert this week advising him that a US Court of Appeals has upheld the Home Care Final Rule, and that Utah will be required to comply.

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The Disability Law Center in Utah is conducting an investigation into the death of Ramon Estrada, a state prisoner who died Sunday of apparent cardiac arrest due to renal failure.