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Saratoga Springs city officials look to construct new irrigation well

Saratoga Springs city officials are interested in constructing a new irrigation well in the southern part of the city.

Utah tops the nation in voluntarism, nine years running

For the ninth consecutive year, Utah ranks top nationwide in voluntarism, according to the most recent Volunteering and Civic Life in America report. The report, based on census day, says 45.3... Read more »

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Saratoga Springs looks to construct new irrigation well

Saratoga Springs city officials are interested in constructing a new irrigation well in the southern part of the city. Read more »

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Majority of Utahns oppose moving state prison, new poll shows

While a new poll shows majority of Utahns want the state prison to stay at Point of the Mountain, the Prison Relocation Commission says new possible sites that are worth looking at came up this week. Read more »

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Poll: Utah residents crave local agriculture

A new poll by Envision Utah that shows more and more Utah residents want access to high-quality, locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, but they worry about farms and ranches... Read more »

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Obama signature all that's left in BYU's quest to buy Y Mountain

If the president signs a $585 billion defense spending bill, BYU will be able to secure the trail and land around the block Y on Y Mountain. The sale would give the university control of about 80... Read more »

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Schools get their grades and a dose of criticism

This year's report cards for Utah's schools show about the same distribution of A, B, C, D and F grades as last year, but with several new calculation metrics, according to data released Monday by... Read more »

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Popular Utah County water recreation spot closes to make way for homes

"Sliding Rock" in Alpine is closed and public access is not likely to return, with a residential development soon to take over the land. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Water world: Can the water supply be protected as the state grows?

Protecting the Wasatch Canyons watershed has not always been easy, or without controversy, lawsuits and accusations. The snow that falls in the mountain is 60 percent of the water supply so the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Overview of the Deseret News water series: A look at water challenges in Utah

In a multi-part series examining the state of water in Utah, reporter Amy Joi O'Donoghue looks at issues like pipeline construction, restrictions on water, water rights and development and the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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BYU announces student shuttle, changes to student parking

BYU has announced that beginning fall semester 2015 it will provide a shuttle service to campus at no cost to student riders consisting of five routes off campus. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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BYU's Vocal Point releases new Christmas song, video

Brigham Young University's a cappella group Vocal Point is helping to make this year's Christmas season merry and bright with the release of a new music video with the group performing the song,... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Police say Springville man flees officers in traffic stop for the second time this month

A Springville man was arrested Thursday night after attempting to evade officers in a traffic stop for the the second time this month, police said. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Man escapes officers, steals police vehicle, captured again by soldier

Police have a 23-year-old man in custody after they say he stole a police vehicle and led officers on a short manhunt until a soldier in the area apprehended him Wednesday night. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Eagle Mountain officials oppose prison; Saratoga Springs gets off state list

An overflow crowd opposing a proposed prison relocation site pledged to stand with the Eagle Mountain City Council as it adopted a resolution city officials hope will ward off the facility. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Higher education leaders seek to 'notch up' performance-based funds

Utah Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler is hoping to bring greater rewards for colleges and universities that meet certain benchmarks in student success. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Saratoga Springs Literacy Center seeks volunteer tutors

The Saratoga Springs Literacy Center is seeking volunteers to serve as tutors and a tutor coordinator. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Highland offers curbside recycling

Highland has partnered with Republic Services to provide curbside recycling every other Friday. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Flu rates rise; officials urge shots, hand washing, covering coughs

Flu rates have doubled in the past few weeks and health officials urge people to get a flu shot, wash hands and cover their cough. There have been problems with this year's strain, but it can still... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Bluffdale requires dog registration

Bluffdale is requiring all dogs to be licensed by Dec. 31. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Rep.-elect Mia Love says new state prison 'not warranted' in her district

Rep.-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, added her voice Tuesday to the growing opposition to sites under consideration for a new state prison, telling lawmakers it's "not warranted" to include three potential... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Utah County names Employee of the Year

Andrea Jensen, Utah County Health Department environmental health educator, has been named the 2014 Utah County Employee of the Year by the Utah County Commission. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Missing teen found barefoot in Provo laundromat

A runaway teen missing overnight was found safe early Monday morning. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Woman accused of killing newborns waives hearing

The woman accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing the bodies in her Pleasant Grove garage waived her preliminary hearing on Monday. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Panic universal to parents spurs BYU students to invent smartband that teaches children, alerts parents

Spencer Behrend momentarily lost his child in a crowd of 300,000. Then the BYU MBA student decided to create a product that would help parents never lose children again. He and fellow student Zack... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Website ranks Utah as the No. 1 most humble state

It's Utah's chance for a #humblebrag — according to the results of a HeyLets.com mobile app survey that asked 2,500 Americans to rate the number of posts they make on self-promotional topics... Read more »

Dec. 5, 2014

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