VA says unclean clinic room was wrongly used to mitigate long wait

SALT LAKE CITY — A highly scrutinized unkempt examination room that recently greeted a patient at the Veterans Affairs campus in Salt Lake City was used in order to end the man’s long appointment wait as quickly as possible, but shouldn’t have been, officials there said Monday. Army veteran Christopher Wilson visited Veterans Affairs for an appointment on April 5, finding a room with an overflowing trash can, a large bowl filled almost to the top with plaster and water sitting in a sink, and some supplies left out on a counter. His father shared pictures of the room on Twitter Friday, leading to more than 16,500 retweets and more… Read More

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High school boys soccer: 3A state tournament full of unknowns and Judge Memorial

After months of training, preseason tournaments and region contests, the 3A boys soccer state tournament is here, beginning Thursday afternoon. Judge Memorial will battle Providence Hall, and Emery, Union. Delta is scheduled to face South Sevier, while Morgan takes on Grand County. Manti, North Sanpete, American Leadership Academy and Carbon all host first-round matchups as well. In total, eight games will be played Thursday, with the winners advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinals. Who the victors will be, as well as who the favorite is to claim the state title is difficult to say, in large part because no one knows each other. “I have never seen the teams outside of our… Read More

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Jordan School District raises starting pay for teachers to $42,800

WEST JORDAN — The Jordan School District will boost starting teachers’ salary to $42,800 annually in the 2018-19 school year, up from $40,000, under a newly adopted salary schedule. The school district announced the schedule late last week after the Jordan School District Board of Education ratified a negotiated working agreement with the Jordan Education Association. In sum, the school district will invest $19 million in educator pay raises in the next school year, providing all teachers “a $3,675 raise when they factor in their step increase,” a fact sheet from the school district states. Under the agreement, Jordan School District will also set aside $3 million for a new… Read More

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NHL releases video to explain avoidable and unavoidable head contact

A major storyline throughout the first month of the NHL playoffs has been a reignited debate about what qualifies as an illegal check to the head. After the latest example, in Sunday’s Game 2 between the Capitals and Penguins, the NHL has released a video explaining Rule 48.1, which is how the Department of Player Safety determines if a hit was avoidable or not. The Department of Player Safety analyzes four recent hits to explain how we determine if head contact is avoidable or unavoidable under the Illegal Check to the Head rule. https://t.co/v3yNXJZXMq — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 1, 2018 In the video, the Department of Player Safety… Read More

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Trump will delay the start of possible trade war with some of the US’s closest allies

President Donald Trump will announce extensions to steel and aluminum tariff exemptions for six key US allies on Monday.The move will allow the US and the allies, including the European Union and Canada, more time to work out ways to reduce trade imbalances.Trump’s extensions also likely delay the start of a trade war with those countries granted exemptions. President Donald Trump’s administration will announce Monday that it would extend exemptions to … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Remote interpreters make difference for the deaf in Utah’s rural communities

JUNCTION, Piute County — Rural communities often don’t have the amenities of city life, and the lack of services sometimes presents a significant challenge when it comes to learning. Videoconferencing technology, however, is now making a difference for the deaf in some of Utah’s most hard-to-reach places. Under a program offered by the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, deaf students in remote areas are receiving live interpreting services throughout the day on their tablets. At Piute High School, the program has helped 15-year-old sophomore Kaylee Miller through subjects like history. “I never learned to lip-read or speak, I only sign,” Miller said Friday through her regular interpreter,… Read More

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The NBA officially teams with stars DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love to promote mental health wellness

DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love are two NBA stars who have publicly admitted to struggling with mental health issues. Now, they are being featured in a video from the NBA promoting awareness of mental health issues and encouraging fans to take care of their mental health and to reach out for support if needed. On the basketball court, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love are All-Star talents who will both be competing in the second round of this year’s playoffs. However, fame and professional success has not prevented either man from dealing with mental health struggles — struggles they are addressing in a video… Read More

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Kanye West Wants to Sit Down & ‘Start Healing’ with His Late Mother’s Surgeon

Kanye West is ready to meet with the man he once blamed for his late mother’s death after the surgeon reached out to him in an open letter on Monday. The rapper, 40, shared the letter written by Jan Adams and wrote, “Open letter from Jan Adams This is amazing. Thank you so much for this connection brother. I can’t wait to sit with you and start healing.” Adams – who was the plastic surgeon who operated on Donda West in 2007 – wrote the letter, obtained by The Blast, after West announced plans to feature the doctor’s face on the cover for his new album. In his letter, Adams… Read More

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