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More than 600 political, community and business leaders discuss strategies to improve quality of life.

Count My Vote supporters, GOP split over SB54's impact on primaries

Tuesday's primary was the first election that allowed candidates to gather signatures and bypass Utah's caucus and convention system to earn a spot on the ballot. What impact, if any, SB54 had on... Read more »

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History-making transgender U.S. Senate candidate looking to capitalize on Utah primary win

The first openly transgender candidate to win a major party U.S. Senate primary election celebrated Tuesday at the campaign offices of another Democrat because she can't afford her own space. Read more »

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Community leaders share growth strategies along Wasatch Front

More than 600 political, community and business leaders joined policymakers and advocacy groups to discuss strategies to improve quality of life for Utahns along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

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Bear River wetlands grow partnership between ranchers, federal agency

The relationship among farmers, ranchers and the federal government doesn't have to be one marred by controversy and conflict. A prominent ranching family is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read more »

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Mapleton Parkway Trail is set to open July 11

Phase 1 of the Mapleton Parkway Trail is nearing completion, and the city will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11. Read more »

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Gov. Gary Herbert calls margin of victory over Jonathan Johnson 'stunning'

Gov. Gary Herbert won by a commanding margin over his GOP primary challenger, Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson, in Tuesday's election. Read more »

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Celebrate the 4th at Freedom Festival’s Grand Parade in Provo

Provo’s annual Freedom Festival Grand Parade — featuring bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, and local and national performers — will begin at 9 a.m. on... Read more »

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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant. And a new survey shows that Utahns are feeling quite confident about the state's current economy. Read more »

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Eagle Mountain to hold open house July 12 on proposed general plan

Eagle Mountain residents are invited to an open house on Tuesday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., regarding a proposed update to the city’s general plan. Read more »

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UHP blanketing Utah roads with extra troopers during July 4 weekend

A near record number of people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, including an estimated 2.5 million motorists in the Mountain West who are driving 50 miles or more to their destination,... Read more »

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Election tallies: Primary election results

The latest unofficial voting results from Tuesday’s primary elections in Utah available as of 11:20 p.m. Read more »

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Most Utah legislators survive intraparty challenges

A handful of races Tuesday pitted incumbent Utah legislators against challengers who gathered signatures to earn a spot on the primary ballot, a controversial option created by state lawmakers... Read more »

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Chaffetz handily defeats challenger Teng in GOP primary

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, handily defeated challenger Chia-Chi Teng in Utah's primary election Tuesday night. Read more »

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Misty Snow likely to advance to general election to take on Mike Lee

Democrat Misty K. Snow, Utah's first transgender candidate to seek a statewide office, appears headed for a November showdown with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Read more »

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Allegiant Air adding flights from Provo to San Diego

Allegiant Air announced Tuesday it is adding nonstop flights from Provo to San Diego, California. One-way fares for the flight will begin at $45. Read more »

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Grading scale changes for ACT writing test

Students in Utah and across the country who take the ACT college preparation exam will see a different score range on the test's writing portion starting this fall. Read more »

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New law requires more updates on election results

Thanks to a new law taking effect just in time for Tuesday's primary elections, anxious candidates and voters following tight races may not have to endure a two-week wait to learn the outcome. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Utah's primary turnout already 'surpassing a snoozer' election

Many Utahns have already voted in Tuesday's primary thanks to a record number of counties holding vote-by-mail elections, but officials say it's not too late for voters to make their voices heard. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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How the tech industry grew a rural Utah town by 417 percent in just one year

As Utah County's prosperity spills over into the once small town of Vineyard, the town's population is booming with a projection that will grow from a few hundred to at least 40,000. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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'Warriors Over the Wasatch' on track to exceed 600,000 attendance (+photos)

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Trial ordered for politician accused of impersonating LDS general authority

A former Utah County commissioner was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he bilked investors for millions after impersonating an LDS Church general authority to assure the development... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah jobless rate rises for second month in a row

Utah's unemployment rate has climbed for the second month in a row. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah district could reject feds' money over bathroom order

Members of the Alpine school board pushed the district to consider rejecting $40 million in federal funding over the Obama administration's order for public schools to let transgender students use... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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UTA offers summer safety tips

It’s officially summer, and with everyone spending more time outdoors, it’s the Utah Transit Authority is reminding Utahns the only safe place to cross UTA tracks is at a designated... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Interim education chief Sydnee Dickson appointed as state superintendent

Sydnee Dickson was chosen Thursday to lead the Utah State Office of Education as the state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah is youngest state in country but growing in diversity

Utah remains the youngest state in the country, with a median age of 30.7, compared with the U.S. median age of 37.8. Utah and Cache counties are among the 10 youngest counties in the nation, with... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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ACLU sues the state over inadequate legal defense for poor Utahns

Claiming years of inaction to repair an inconsistent, overburdened and underfunded legal defense system, the ACLU of Utah and the law firm Holland and Hart have filed a class-action lawsuit against... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Photos: Ancestry opens new headquarters in Lehi

Ancestry, the world's leading provider of online family history and personal DNA testing, opens its new headquarters in Lehi. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Provo moves glass-recycling receptacle to Covey Center parking lot

Provo’s drop-off location for glass recycling has been relocated to the southwest corner of the Covey Center parking lot, 500 West and 100 South. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Work on Canyon Road in Spanish Fork underway

Work on the intersection of Canyon Road and 2550 East is now underway. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Saratoga Springs residents fed up with city's water troubles

About 2,000 Saratoga Springs residents lost some or all access to water Tuesday morning after a culinary pump failed in the latest episode of water infrastructure problems troubling the high-growth... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 primaries

Regardless of whether voters intend to vote by mail or in person, they will have to navigate a handful of specific deadlines in order to keep their votes eligible for the upcoming June 28 primaries. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Dam project forces closure of Tibble Fork area

The Pleasant Grove Ranger District in the Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest has announced the Tibble Fork area will be closed to all uses until rehabilitation work on the dam is completed. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Poll: Trump up over Clinton in Utah, but lead is slipping as delegates launch new push to dump him

Donald Trump, the controversial GOP presumptive presidential nominee, remains ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among Utah voters, 36 percent to 27 percent, according to a UtahPolicy.com... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Preventing mass shootings? Utah delegation sees no clear solutions

In the aftermath of Orlando, Utah's congressional leaders are still searching for answers about preventing mass shootings. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Father of Darrien Hunt opposes ex-wife's motion for new trial

Susan Hunt wants a new civil trial in the death of her son, Darrien Hunt. But her former husband, Curtis Hunt, apparently doesn't feel the same way. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Pony Express rides again in Utah

The Pony Express rode through Utah on Sunday. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Deputy pulls over car, discovers injured woman, drugs inside

A Utah County sheriff's deputy who pulled over a car that witnesses reported had been driving recklessly, unexpectedly found a severely injured woman and drugs inside. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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3-year-old Alpine girl dies after she is found in a pool

A 3-year-old Alpine girl who died Friday after she was found unresponsive in a pool Thursday was identified as Reagan Kathryn Anderson, according to a GoFundMe account set up for her. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Would Bears Ears monument hinder or protect Native American religion?

Native American supporters of a Bears Ears National Monument say the sacred lands should be protected for cultural resources and sacred rituals. Will a designation do that? Federal land agencies... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Hundreds slide down Main Street to beat the heat

Slide the City comes to Salt Lake City once a year, totally closing off several city blocks, and bringing in hundreds, if not a couple thousand participants as the summer sun beats down throughout... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Sheriff's office names deputy who shot man threatening to kill teen girl

Utah County sheriff's deputy Brett Lawrenson has been identified as the officer who shot and killed Daniel Edwards after the man threatened to kill his wife's niece on June 12. Investigators say... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Mailman fired after Pleasant Grove woman discovers dumpster of undelivered mail

A Pleasant Grove woman said she saw a mailman throwing away hundreds of pieces of unopened mail into a dumpster. She returned it to the post office. Now, it's a federal investigation. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Man critically injured in scooter mishap

A man driving a scooter was critically injured when the vehicle crashed in a pile of gravel at a construction zone Friday night in Provo. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Former Gov. Mike Leavitt campaigns with GOP candidates shunned by own party

To combat GOP pushback against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Utah Gov. Mike... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Toddler dies from drowning at family get-together in Alpine

A 3-year-old girl died Friday, one day after family members found her in a pool, police confirmed. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Love-Owens congressional race earns another 'toss-up' rating

A second nonpartisan national political ratings entity has declared the 4th District rematch between Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Democrat Doug Owens a "toss-up." Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Obama heads to national parks as Bears Ears remains in play

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell touted President Barack Obama's track record of designating national monuments to recognize the untold stories of minority populations. Native American tribes are... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Lehi library sponsoring coloring club

The Lehi library is introducing a new monthly coloring club for adults and teens on Tuesday, June 21, from 7-8 p.m. Read more »

June 17, 2016

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