Salt Lake County Library to distribute free Naloxone kits

SALT LAKE COUNTY (News4Utah) – Each week, approximately 10 Utahns die from an opioid overdose. In a new partnership, Utah Naloxone and Salt Lake County Library aim to reduce that number. "Looking at community access points, libraries are everywhere. They’re a very trusted entity. They’re thought of as very knowledgeable individuals, right? Your librarian could help you find information about anything you would need," said Dr. Jennifer Plumb, Medical Director for Utah Naloxone. Thanks to funding provided by the Commission for Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Intermountain Healthcare, and the University of Utah, all 18 libraries in the Salt Lake County Library system will be equipped with free Naloxone kits —… Read More

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Salt Lake County District Attorney joins national effort to reduce the number of people on probation

Sim Gill, district attorney for Salt Lake County, speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The top prosecutor in Utah’s largest city is speaking out in support of an effort to legalize medical marijuana. Gill says using medical marijuana should be a decision between a patient and a doctor rather than a criminal matter. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) The Salt Lake County District Attorney has joined prosecutors across the nation in advocating for reducing the number of people on probation and parole in the United States. Noting a growing trend of Americans who are under supervision, Sim Gill and 44… Read More

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Tough task awaits Real Salt Lake at red-hot Orlando

SANDY — The pattern for Real Salt Lake has been pretty consistent for much of the season — lose on the road, return to Rio Tinto Stadium the following weekend and regain confidence with a win. That pattern is about to change. Real are in the midst of its first back-to-back road games of the season, which started with a loss at Vancouver last weekend. If RSL hopes to back up a loss with another win — which it’s done four times already this season — it must figure out how to get the job done the road. RSL has lost three straight road games, a trend it hopes to… Read More

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