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BYU conference explores what's next for religious freedom

Monday was the first day of a three-day conference the center is hosting to explore religious freedom issues.

May rains help offset June heat in precarious drought year, report says

The moisture from May rainstorms helped compensate for June's relentless heat, according to a new climate and water report. Read more »

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BYU conference explores what's next for religious freedom

Utah lawmakers found a compromise between anti-discrimination and religious freedom earlier this year, but left the sticky questions of public accommodations for another day. Read more »

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Loose bolts caused Lehi deck collapse, officials say

Lehi building inspectors determined Monday that loose bolts caused a deck to collapse over the weekend, injuring four people. Read more »

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Photo gallery: Journey headlines 35th Stadium of Fire

The Stadium of Fire, now in its 35th year, has grown to become one of the United State's premier patriotic celebrations, attracting more than 40,000 people and televised live to more than 1... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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3-year-old dies after being hit by SUV in Mapleton

A 3-year-old boy died after being hit by an SUV Wednesday night in Mapleton. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Former Provo High teacher pleads guilty to having sex with teen he taught, worked with

A former Provo High School teacher and athletic trainer has pleaded guilty to having sex with a female student he taught and worked with. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Farmington woman tumbles 150 feet in hiking accident on Mount Timpanogos

A woman is expected to survive after tumbling about 150 feet in a hiking accident Thursday on Mt. Timpanogos. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Pig-shaped hot air balloon crashes in Provo

A pink hot air balloon in the shape of a pig went down in Provo Thursday morning following a midair collision with another balloon. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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My view: Move the prison for the sake of better prisoner reform

If we pretend the prisoners do not exist while they are incarcerated — or that we would prefer they didn’t — we have no one to blame but ourselves when offender outcomes continue... Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Independence Day means it's time to hit the road

“Overall, Mountain West residents are taking a long deserved getaway, driven by a stronger economy and rising income,” Rolayne Fairclough, AAA Utah spokesperson, said. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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'You can see the jaw marks': Pleasant Grove boy survives South Carolina shark attack

A Pleasant Grove family is filled with gratitude their 12-year-old boy survived a shark bite in South Carolina this week with nothing to show for it other than a few stitches and a gripping story... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Sister missionaries relocated from Provo MTC residence hall after discovery of bat

Sister missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were relocated from one residence hall at the Provo Missionary Training Center after a bat was discovered in one of the rooms. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Saved by the seat belt: a crash survivor's tale

The National Safety Council estimates more than 400 people will die on America's roads this Independence Day weekend, and about 49,500 will be injured. Those are the highest numbers since 2008. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Roosevelt officer justified in shooting death of Uintah County man, prosecutors rule

The Utah County Attorney's Office has determined that Roosevelt Police Lt. Pete Butcher was legally justified in shooting Kevin Vance Norton during a May 3 standoff. Norton died from a shotgun... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Alpine to consider motorized vehicle ban at park

ALPINE — The Alpine City Council will be considering a ban on motorized vehicles in Lambert Park. The issue will be taken up at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Alpine City Hall, 20 N. Main. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Highland splash pad to close for recharging 1 hour each day

The Highland Town Center Splash Pad will close each day from 3 to 4 p.m. to allow time for the system to recharge. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Photos: Balloons fly over Provo as part of Freedom Festival

Utah County skies were a bit more colorful Wednesday morning as hot air balloons were prepared for the 31st annual Balloon Festival, part of America's Freedom Festival at Provo. July 2-4,... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Some Utah County fruit growers encouraged by what they see

Some fruit growers in Utah County are cautiously optimistic about this year’s crops. While some growers suffered losses due to an early spring and late frost, the growers are encouraged by... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Working group to address possible American Fork Canyon land swap

A group designed to preserve the Wasatch Mountains will create a working group that will examine and review the possible exchange involving Snowbird ski resort and the U.S. Forest Service. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Lane splits on I-15 near Point of the Mountain

Motorists traveling north on I-15 in Utah County will encounter a lane split near Point of the Mountain as crews rebuild lanes and widen the freeway. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Top Deseret News photos from last week (June 22 - 28)

This week's collection of photos features moments of sorrow, triumph, fun and silliness. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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UVU hopes to become 'national leader' with autism facility, program

Utah Valley University announced plans Monday to construct a privately funded facility dedicated to autism on its campus. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Actors prepare to fill many roles in HCTO's 'Into the Woods'

"Into the Woods" will open at Hale Center Theater Orem on July 2 and run through Aug. 14. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Father, son lead officers on chase, hit bus, police say

A father and his son were arrested by Orem police Friday after allegedly fleeing from officers and hitting a bus. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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A week of triple-digit temperatures in Salt Lake City?

Forecasters are predicting triple-digit temperatures along the Wasatch Front for potentially the next seven days. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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