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Despite heavy rain, recent downpours in Utah fail to wash away drought

Rainfall has been in excess of four times what is normal in some areas; not enough to counter poor snowpack.

Medicaid expansion in Utah still under (tight-lipped) negotiations

Utah lawmakers continue to work on a plan to cover the state's uninsured but don't anticipate striking any kind of deal before August. Read more »

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Heavy rains in Utah fail to wash away drought

It may not feel like it, but the majority of Utah remains in moderate to severe drought. Rainfall has been in excess of four times what is normal in some areas of the state, but the extra moisture... Read more »

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BYU Museum of Art acquires previously lost Carl Bloch painting

The BYU Museum of Art has acquired "The Mocking of Christ," a work by Danish painter Carl Bloch. The painting is on mahogany and depicts a soldier pushing a crown of thorns into Christ's head. Read more »

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Photos: Teams create buildings using canned goods

Teams from several companies competed in building houses or similar structures using a variety of cans. Complete Restoration hosted the Canned-Goods Construction competition. Read more »

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8-year-old Orem boy gets return letter from President Obama

An 8-year-old Orem boy has something pretty awesome to show off at show-and-tell. He received a letter and photo signed and sent to him by President Barack Obama. Read more »

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Crashes prompt call for change at Highland intersection

Some Utah County residents are calling for change at the intersection of 11800 South and Highland Drive after a mother and daughter were critically injured in a crash Monday night. Read more »

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New campaign targets parents who give alcohol to teens

High school graduations are in full swing this week and Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy Tuesday says he has a seat reserved for any adult who provides alcohol to a teenager. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Uganda official to speak at UVU

Musa Francis Ecweru, Uganda state minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, will speak at Utah Valley University next week. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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BYU student parlays app idea into a life-changer

Garrett Gee is an unlikely technology entrepreneur. The 26-year old BYU student parlayed his first mobile app design into a multimillion-dollar company that has provided his young family with... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Man injured in horse-riding accident

A man received serious injuries after he was thrown from the horse was riding on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened at the rodeo grounds in Cedar Fort, according to the Utah County Sheriff's... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Torn between two countries, family of missing woman keeps hope alive

More than 50 people marched through downtown Provo to ask residents that they keep an eye out for 26-year-old Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado, missing since last month. Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Sculptor hopes new statue brings comfort to families of buried infants

An 8-foot bronze statue of a father and mother holding an infant was placed in Lehi's Infant Cemetery Saturday, just in time for Memorial Day. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Police arrest 4 suspected in 33 'pillowcase bandit' burglaries

Four people suspected in a series of burglaries were arrested this week and an enormous trove of personal belongings were recovered from a hotel in Salt Lake City, police said. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Free online math refresher course available at UVU

For the third year in a row, Utah Valley University is offering a free online math refresher course. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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1 year later, killing of Provo woman remains unsolved

A year ago a Provo woman was found dead inside her home, but no arrests have been made. Her son, who found her body, is pleading for anyone with information to come forward. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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'Princess' power: BYU to present stage adaptation of Shannon Hale's 'Princess Academy'

On May 29, BYU's Department of Theatre and Media Arts will premiere "Princess Academy," a new play adapted from Shannon Hale's best-selling novel of the same name. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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'Another piece to the puzzle': Census reveals Utah's growth among top in nation

Utah's population grew by more than 40,000 people from July 2013 to July 2014, with a five-year growth rate that ranks fourth in the nation, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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First prison relocation open house changes few minds

Leonard Andrews, a computer programer who works just a short distance from one of five proposed prison sites, wasn't impressed Thursday by a display intended to show how a new facility would blend... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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‘Ghost bike’ memorial to highlight bike safety

A family is trying to spread the word about bicycle safety after suffering a tragedy, in hopes of preventing another. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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2 arrested, 2 more sought in 'skimming' schemes, police say

Two people arrested for a "skimming" scam in Sandy are now being investigated for possible connections to similar crimes in Orem, police say. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Eagle Mountain man sent to prison for chase in stolen police car

An Eagle Mountain man has pleaded guilty to leading officers on a frantic chase through Utah County in a stolen police vehicle. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Hit man sentenced to life without parole in Provo man's death

A man who was hired to beat Provo a man and ultimately left him dead has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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1 killed in car crash with garbage truck in Utah County

One person was killed Tuesday after colliding with a garbage truck, police said. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Possible family of Utahraptors finds new home at Museum of Ancient Life

A 9-ton slab of sandstone that may contain up to 12 Utahraptors — and provide evidence that raptors hunted in family units — was installed into the paleontology lab of the Museum of... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Utahns conserving water by harvesting rain

After such a dry winter, the state needed a wet spring. In spite of Utah's seemingly endless flow of storms, the rainfall does not make up for record-low snowpack and dry soils. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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