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The true meaning of the power of giving

Authored by: Gina Percival, Public Relations Coordinator at Salt Lake County Youth Services

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. 934 more words

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Ahok trial fast-tracked

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Fifteen Minutes to Holiday Party Infamy


We received our first official Holiday Party invite late last night. This moment is always a huge relief, since I’ve given any number of perfectly legitimate reasons to party hosts not to extend me such invitations throughout the past year. 822 more words

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A Murder of Cousins


Nope, I haven’t suddenly chosen a new genre. At least not yet. Instead, I’m smitten of late with animal collective nouns. (That there is the sound of dozens of blog post readers rushing for the exit.) 533 more words

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Pink drug(U-47700) and what to do about it

Authored by: Khanh Tong, Prevention Case Manager

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the “Pink” drug (also known as U-47700). Many fear that this is the “new drug” on the street and it could get to our youth. 264 more words

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I seen the Pegasus!

OK, OK, I get it: No one reads blog posts titled in Latin. No one. Nobody. Nadie. Nemo. I can take a hint. To the nine, count ’em, nine human life forms who managed to overcome the rough title of my last post, a thousand thank yous. 537 more words

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Suicide: Speak out, Reach out

Authored By: Gina Percival, Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator

Everybody has been touched by suicide. It could have been either because somebody you knew attempted/committed suicide or just because you saw it reported on the news. 478 more words

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