QUALITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/QUALITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah forecast: A cooler, but smoky, northern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358476-78/utah-lake-northern-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58358476-78/utah-lake-northern-salt.html.csp">Utah forecast: A cooler, but smoky, northern Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T10:33:11.7-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 10:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Labor Day weekend air might feel comfortable for northern Utah, but it’s less than healthy. A cold front has chilled a sunny Salt Lake City to an expected high of 76 on Sunday, followed by a high of 79 on Monday. However, as wildfire smoke blows in from northern California and Oregon, the air quality remains only moderate in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber, Box Elder and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358476@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:33:11 MDT Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58335516-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-wildlife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58335516-231/tribtalk-sltrib-com-wildlife.html.csp">Trib Talk: Tainted water, wildlife and air quality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T13:53:41.773-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 01:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Contaminated wastewater from oil and gas mining along the Colorado border is flowing into evaporation ponds in Utah, endangering wildlife and releasing toxic chemicals into the air. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Division of Air Quality director Bryce Bird and former Grand County Commissioner Chris Baird, now of the Canyonlands Watershed Council, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about why the Grand County violations went unregulated for years and how widespread the environmental issues could...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335516@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:53:41 MDT Hooking up to getting hitched: Yes, it can happen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313189-80/marital-quality-hookup-wedding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313189-80/marital-quality-hookup-wedding.html.csp">Hooking up to getting hitched: Yes, it can happen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHARON JAYSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T11:40:01.49-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 11:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Purposely ambiguous and definitely provocative, the term “hookup” has gotten plenty of attention from researchers analyzing this sexual behavior that can range from kissing to sexual intercourse. A study out Tuesday answers one of those lingering questions: Can a hookup lead to the altar? For almost a third (32 percent) of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup — however the respondents defined it for themselves. “We found tha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313189@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:40:01 MDT Utah forecast: Hot statewide, hazy in the north http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58280126-78/utah-lake-salt-weather.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58280126-78/utah-lake-salt-weather.html.csp">Utah forecast: Hot statewide, hazy in the north</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T10:35:01.631-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 10:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Northern Utah’s haze will stick around for at least the next couple days. Only moderate air quality is forecasted for Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber and Box Elder counties both Sunday and Monday, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Salt Lake City is expected to have a high temperature of 91 degrees Sunday, before warming up to 93 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. St. George, meanwhile, is forecasted to see a high of 100 degrees both days. The weather service...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58280126@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:35:01 MDT Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58259962-68/quality-hospitals-complications-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58259962-68/quality-hospitals-complications-medical.html.csp">Study: Wide hospital quality gap on maternity care</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Where a woman delivers her baby can make a major difference to her own health — a quality gap that remains largely hidden from mothers-to-be. A new study comparing hospitals nationwide finds that women who delivered at low-performing facilities suffered more than twice the rate of major complications for vaginal births. For cesarean section deliveries, the disparity was even greater: nearly a fivefold difference, according to the study in Monday’s issue of Health Affairs. But try to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582599622014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T15:28:09.612-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259962@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:28:09 MDT A touch of luxury, no added charge says Brad Reynolds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251378-78/reynolds-brad-building-easy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58251378-78/reynolds-brad-building-easy.html.csp">A touch of luxury, no added charge says Brad Reynolds</a></h4>