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Orem woman makes history by joining Army infantry

Tara McCaig, of Orem, has become the first Utah woman to enlist in the U.S. Army infantry.

Orem woman makes history by joining Army infantry

Tara McCaig, of Orem, has become the first Utah woman to enlist in the U.S. Army infantry, following in the footsteps of other members of her family. She is also one of the first 10 women in the... Read more »

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Scholarship fund honors students, fallen officers

Five students were recognized Tuesday by the Utah 1033 Foundation, which provides financial assistance for families of fallen officers and college scholarships named after those officers for... Read more »

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Orem real estate manager indicted in multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme

An Orem man bilked investors in his real esstate firm out of $16 million over six years in a Ponzi scheme, federal prosecutor say. Read more »

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Saratoga Springs consolidating dumpsters for spring cleanup

Saratoga Springs is consolidating the dumpster location for this year’s spring cleanup May 6-15. The dumpsters will be situated at the city’s Public Works site, 213 N. 900 East. Read more »

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Oldest Utahn Beatrice Payne celebrates 107th birthday

Beatrice Payne, currently the oldest living Utahn, just turned 107 years old. To celebrate her birthday, family and friends held a party Friday at the Courtyard at Jamestown assisted living center. Read more »

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Volunteers needed to lay sod at Saratoga Springs park on May 7

Construction on Regal Park in the Benches subdivision in Saratoga Springs is nearing completion, and the city is seeking several hundred volunteers to help lay sod at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. Read more »

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Cedar Hills mayor invites residents to chat

Cedar Hills Mayor Gary Gygi will be available to speak with residents each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Read more »

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About Utah: Want a ride to the past? Matt Burch will drive you there

For Matt Burch, what began as a hobby — building and restoring horse-drawn carriages — has turned into a full-time labor of love. Read more »

May 1, 2016

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New strategies eliminate long waitlist for food truck hopefuls

Dawn Cox was on the verge of quitting when she got the call she'd been waiting for: Inspectors were ready to approve her food truck. That was in February, four months after she first applied for a... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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GOP primary in governor's race now focused on money

Money is already a focal point in the race between Gov. Gary Herbert and his GOP challenger, Jonathan Johnson, as attention shifts from convention delegates to voters in the June 28 primary. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Utah County

Authorities said a 33-year old Utah County man was shot and killed after he charged at a deputy with a knife. Officials said the deputy fired at least two shots, striking the man in the head and body. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Provo transit project set to begin, despite public concern

Plans to build a dedicated bus transit line in Provo and Orem are moving right along, but not without some criticism from local residents. Opponents want to bring the project up for a public vote,... Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Chaffetz attorney calls FEC complaint claims 'false and misleading'

A lawyer for Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Friday the Utah Republican's primary opponent, Chia-Chi Teng, made "demonstrably false and misleading" claims in a request for a Federal Election Commission... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Nebo changes day for districtwide collaboration time

Nebo’s districtwide collaboration day will change to Monday instead of Wednesday beginning in the 2016-17 school year. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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BYU to test Am. Fork soil as part of environmental study

American Fork has announced it is participating in a scientific environmental study being conducted by researchers at BYU. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Fortune reports: BYU's cybersecurity team makes up more than half of women represented at championship

In an industry dominated by men, four LDS women helped their team win second place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship, the "Olympics of college-level cyber defense." Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Timpanogos Cave to get new visitor center after 25 years

The Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork will be getting a new visitor center to replace the one destroyed by a fire 25 years ago. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Highland marking Arbor Day with planting project, tree sale

Highland will celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday with a tree-planting project and tree sale. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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UVU graduates charged with cultivating 'love of discovery'

In its 75th commencement Thursday, Utah Valley University awarded 5,409 degrees, up from 5,143 degrees last year. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Police: Man who stole pricey guitars from two Utah stores arrested, instruments recovered

A man allegedly responsible for the theft of two pricey guitars this week from different stores was arrested Thursday and the instruments were recovered, police said. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Families need to know of dying decision to donate organs

More than 1.5 million Utahns are registered as organ donors, but that decisions only makes a difference when family and friends know of that dying wish, according to Intermountain Donor Services... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Utah can't arrest its way out of heroin, pain pill epidemic, authorities say

Federal authorities have prosecuted drug traffickers and pill doctors this year, but U.S. Attorney John Huber says going after dealers and doctors isn't the only way to stem the heroin epidemic in... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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4 men charged with theft, vandalism at Timpanogos Cave

Four men face federal charges for allegedly vandalizing a historic building and stealing rescue gear at Timpanogos Cave National Monument more than a year ago. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Poll: 66 percent of Utahns support medical marijuana

If it were up to voters, medical marijuana would be a thing in Utah, at least according to the latest poll. Utah Policy surveyed voters and found that 66 percent of those polled favor legalization... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Ex-bus driver of special needs students charged with DUI

A school bus driver who was allegedly seen passed out near the bus last month with special needs students still inside has been charged with DUI and reckless endangerment. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Photos: Recruits, alumni get all fired up over annual games

Members of Utah Valley University’s Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy take on veteran firefighters in a tug of war during the academy's Fire Games in Provo on Wednesday. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Utah council wants governor, A.G. probe of monument push

The Constitutional Defense Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask Gov. Gary Herbert's office, as well as Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, to investigate the support behind the push for a new... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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UTA brings back Rider's License for the summer

The Utah Transit Authority is bringing back its Rider’s License for 6- to 18-year-olds this summer. The pass is good on TRAX, FrontRunner, the S-Line and local buses between June 1 and Aug. 31. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Fewer breezes led to less wind power generation in West last year

Wind power generation had its smallest increase in 16 years due to less intense wind speeds in Utah and eight other Western states in the country. Even though wind generation capacity jumped by 13... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Nebo Loop Road section collapses, delaying opening

A section of the popular scenic Nebo Loop Road will remain closed after part of the road collapsed in Payson Canyon. Visitors will still be able to get to some favorite summer destinations, but it... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Alpine district seeking public input on bond proposal

The Alpine School District is holding a series of meetings to get public input on the feasibility of a new bond to address growth, safety and technology infrastructure needs throughout the district. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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UVU to award 4 honorary doctorates at 75th commencement

Utah Valley University will award four honorary doctorate degrees during its 75th commencement on Thursday, April 28. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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'Sister Wives' family wants full appeals court to review Utah polygamy ruling

The polygamous family featured in the reality series "Sister Wives" wants the entire 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision earlier this month upholding the cohabitation provision in... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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BYU will buy Provo High School for $25M, expand west across University Avenue

BYU also announced Tuesday it will break ground on a new engineering building on the southern edge of campus. A day earlier, the school announced that it is going to begin the final phase of the... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Comedian Brian Regan donates $10K toward Orem playground

Comedian Brian Regan has donated nearly $10,000 toward an Orem playground designed for children of all ability levels, the city announced Monday. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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doTERRA letter informs customers of possible data breach

A letter sent to customers and Wellness Advocates from doTERRA, the Utah-based essential oil company, is warning an apparent data breach last month may have compromised their personal information. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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GOP's hard feelings over SB54 play part in forcing Herbert into primary with Johnson

Gov. Gary Herbert isn't the first popular governor Republican state convention delegates have forced into a primary election. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Park City educator elected UEA president

Members of the Utah Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union, elected Heidi Matthews as the next president, UEA officials announced Monday. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Provo fisherman drowns at Spanish Oaks Reservoir

The body of a 20-year-old Provo fisherman was recovered Sunday from Spanish Oaks Reservoir in Utah County after he failed to return from an outing. Authorities believe he may have slipped on some... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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One dead in multi-vehicle I-15 crash; third driver involved left scene, police say

One man is dead and two other people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on I-15 early Saturday morning near Spanish Fork, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Utah Dems nominate Weinholtz to run for governor

Nearly two-thirds of the state's registered Democratic delegates turned out for the statewide convention Saturday, putting many of their candidates on the November ballot, including Mike Weinholtz. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Less than 15 percent of candidates took signature-gathering path to primary ballot

Less than 15 percent of state and federal candidates successfully used Utah's new signature-gathering path to the primary ballot. Candidates who hired others to gather signatures for them paid... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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'Be strong:' American Fork mother left to explain racial slur graffiti on family car to young sons

Danielle Boulter was stunned to find Friday morning that the side of her car had been spray painted with a racial slur targeting two of her children. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Chaffetz GOP opponent running radio ads

Chia-Chi Teng, who's challenging Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, at the state GOP convention on Saturday, is running radio commercials criticizing the congressman for supporting a $1.1 trillion... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Deseret News winners named in regional Top of the Rockies contest

The Deseret News claimed 11 wins, including five first-place finishes, in this year's Top of the Rockies regional journalism contest. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Lindon woman charged with trying to suffocate 1-year-old

A Lindon woman faces criminal charges for allegedly smothering her infant child to the point of unconsciousness. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Woman at center of BYU Honor Code controversy files complaint against Title IX office (+video)

A BYU student who earlier this month publicly questioned the university's treatment of victims of sexual assault says she has filed a formal complaint against the school's Title IX office. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Elder Clayton tells BYU graduates to get and stay connected

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks to nearly 6,000 graduates on the importance of “getting and staying connected.” Read more »

April 21, 2016

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The Great Utah ShakeOut: Nearly 1 million take part in statewide earthquake drill

From St. Mark's Hospital workers pretending their west towers had just collapsed to state officials evacuating the Capitol, Nearly 1 million Utahns participated in the state's largest earthquake... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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