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[Map] Plan for road closures, parking issues for marathon Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department wants the public to be aware of the road closures and parking issues that will result from the Salt Lake City Marathon and related events on Saturday.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to view the full marathon map and links to download high-res PDF documents of the routes for Salt Lake City full and half marathons,

“Officers will accommodate through-traffic when it is safe to do so, but motorists and residents should expect delays as race events progress throughout the morning,” a press release from SLCPD said.

Carter Livingston, PR Director for Salt Lake City Marathon, came to the FOX 13 News Studio Friday to talk about what folks can expect for Saturday’s race. See the video above for his comments.

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‘Declutter Day’ allows public to shred, recycle, donate

SALT LAKE CITY — Document shredding and electronics recycling is available Friday at the University of Utah.

The Utah Department of Commerce is hosting “Declutter Day,” a free event for the public that is taking place at 500 S 1550 E on Guardsman Way. The area is known as the Utes tailgate parking lot.

Declutter Day is meant to help the public protect their consumer information and de-clutter their environment in one stop.

The public will be able to shred documents containing personal information, recycle old computers and electronics and there’s an opportunity to donate used clothing to charity.

The event runs until 6 p.m. For more information visit www.commerce.utah.gov/declutter.

Types of documents that can be shredded are:

-Tax records older than seven years

-Bank statements

-Pay stubs

-Credit card statements

-401K/IRA statements

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Jazz players, coaches speak as season ends

SALT LAKE CITY — The Jazz finished the season with 25 wins and 57 losses, which is one win better than the worst record they’ve had since the team moved to Utah 35 years ago.

FOX 13 Sports’ Jer Bates spoke with players, coaches and other Jazz officials about the season, see the video above for their interviews.

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Experts discuss health insurance enrollment numbers in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — President Obama is calling the Affordable Care Act a success, since millions of Americans have signed up for health care on the federal exchanges.

But how many Utahns have signed up and are now covered? FOX 13 News spoke with experts at Arches Health Plan, who said it’s still too soon to call Utah’s enrollment numbers good or bad.

The official report has not come in yet, but based on the estimates so far, Utah’s youth enrollment is above the national percentage.

After a rough roll out of the new health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama was eager to announce the national enrollment numbers Thursday. He said 8 million Americans have enrolled, with 35 percent of those people under the age of 35.

In Utah, no official statewide numbers have been released, but a spokesperson for Arches Health Plan said about 68,000 Utahns have enrolled, with 47 percent in the coveted 35 and younger demographic.

Salt Lake City Marathon features new route for 2014

SALT LAKE CITY – Runners will be pounding the pavement Saturday in the Salt Lake City Marathon, and the participants will be winding their way along a new course this year.

A bike tour begins Saturday at 6 a.m., and the runners begin at 7 a.m.; click here for maps of the courses.

Roads along the route will be closed during the race. Click here for a list of places form which to view the marathon, as well as a list of estimated closure times and locations.

FOX 13 News’ Todd Tanner spoke with residents who live in the race area, see the video above for their interviews.

Star power draws costumed crowd to Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience

SALT LAKE CITY – Thursday kicked off the first day of the Comic Con FanXperience in downtown Salt Lake City, and thousands of people are expected to attend the three-day event.

The Salt Palace Convention Center plays host to the event, which continues Friday and Saturday. Click here for details about times and tickets.

Misty Pows was one of the many at the center Thursday.

“I like seeing the costumes and everything because it gives us a chance to geek out and have fun as a family,” she said.

Quaid Green was also at the event.

“I like the people because we’re all nerds here, so we have fun,” she said. “It’s great. Everyone wants to take pictures of each other and just play around.”

The expo will feature panel discussions, costume contests, and celebrities like the original green Power Ranger.