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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.

Appeals court rules against 'Sister Wives' in Utah polygamy law case

A federal appeals court Monday overturned a judge's decision striking down the cohabitation provision in Utah's polygamy law. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Popular lawnmower exchange program is back

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is once again hosting a lawnmower exchange for area residents who want to trade in their gas-powered lawnmowers or lawn trimmers. The machines are... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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National politics playing role in Love-Owens congressional race

Last month, Claire McGuire relocated to Utah from Iowa to begin assembling a massive team of volunteers responsible for mobilizing 4th District voters for Democrat Doug Owens, who once again is... Read more »

April 10, 2016

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3 Wasatch Front metro areas among best in nation for minority-owned businesses

According to a recently released ranking from Nerdwallet, the Wasatch Front is a top 10 leader in the U.S. for minority-owned businesses. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Only 1/5 of rape kits collected by police submitted to crime lab, study finds

A new extensive study of rape kits in Utah found that only 22.8 percent of kits collected by law enforcement between 2010 and 2013 were submitted to the Utah State Crime Lab for analysis within a... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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'Average' water year is great news for Utah

When it comes to snowpack, average is better than just good, it's great to compared to where the state was sitting last year. Mountain snow across Utah is sitting at the average mark, and a cool,... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Project proposes to unlock Utah oil shale

The Bureau of Land Management completed a draft review of a utility corridor needed as part of an effort to tap Utah's rich oil shale resources. The project would be the first in the United States... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Fire breaks out in Santaquin strip mall, causes $150,000 in damage

A fire broke out in a Santaquin strip mall Thursday, causing about $150,000 in total damage to two businesses. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Utah County GOP requiring candidates to pledge loyalty to party

The Utah County Republican Party is requiring candidates to express full support of the GOP prior to running for office. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Susan Hunt lawsuit against Saratoga Springs dismissed

U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell has dismissed the federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the mother of Darrien Hunt against Saratoga Springs and the two officers who fatally shot her son in 2014. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Judge rejects Utah GOP arguments over disputed state election law

Signature gathering provisions to get on the primary election ballot under Utah's disputed election law are not unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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UDOT announces top 10 road construction projects for 2016

The Utah Department of Transportation announced its list of top 10 projects for the 2016 construction season. These construction projects are designed to enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians,... Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Nephi man charged with dragging horse behind truck

A former employee of the Young Living Lavender Farm has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly dragging a horse behind a truck. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Former U.S. poet laureate to speak at UVU April 12

Natasha Trethewey, an American writer who served as the U.S. poet laureate from 2012-14, will speak at Utah Valley University’s Presidential Lecture Series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Read more »

April 6, 2016

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Campaign urges Utahns to 'Be Ready' for disasters

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. That's why state officials are urging Utahns to "Be Ready." Read more »

April 5, 2016

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UDOT using signs to warn about wrong-way drivers

The Utah Department of Transportation is using an old tool in a new way to instantly alert motorists when a wrong-way driver is reported in the area. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Ex-beauty queen asks high court to allow suit against police

A former Miss Utah's lawsuit against police who wrongly arrested her on bogus allegations that she stole from a skin care company shouldn't be derailed on a technicality, her lawyer argued before... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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6th-grader wins Utah Geographic Bee championship

Ankit Garg, sixth-grader at Bear River Charter School in Logan, is the winner of the 2016 Utah Geographic Bee competition. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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BYU names new dean of undergraduate education

Susan S. Rugh, a professor of history at Brigham Young University, will begin her five-year term as dean of undergraduate education on May 1. She fills a vacancy left by John Bell’s 2015... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Utah highway fatalities down for the first time in 3 years

UDOT officials say the number of fatalities on Utah's roads is down so far this year compared to the same time last year. Spokesman John Gleason said by April 2015 it saw 53 deaths compared to 41... Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Newspaper carrier files lawsuit claiming unpaid tips, mileage expenses

A former newspaper carrier sued the Newspaper Agency Corp. on Monday alleging it fails to pay mileage reimbursements and keeps tips intended for carriers on some routes. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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UVU trustees approve plans for five new master’s degree programs

The Utah Valley University board of trustees announced plans to offer five new master’s degree programs, potentially bringing the total offered at the institution to eight. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Bridge at U.S. 6 and Center Street in Spanish Fork to close April 11

Beginning Monday, April 11, the bridge at U.S. 6 and Center Street will close to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic in Spanish Fork for approximately 45 days for repair work. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Utah Supreme Court hears arguments over disputed state election law

Utah Supreme Court justices poked at the Utah Republican Party's interpretation of a controversial new state election law in a hearing Monday as hundreds of candidates work to get on the primary... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Police arrest man suspected of hitting Springville officers with stolen car

Police arrested a man late Saturday suspected of running over two Springville police officers with a stolen car last month. Read more »

April 3, 2016

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Police searching for man suspected of trying to run down police officers with car

A Springville man tried to kill a police officer by running him down in a car while fleeing arrest last month, charges filed Friday allege. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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College tuition and fee increases approved for next year

College students will see a bigger chunk of their paychecks going to tuition and fees next year after the Utah State Board of Regents approved rate increases for each of Utah's public colleges and... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Ancestry.com announces new venture with tech investor

Ancestry.com, a Utah-based family history and consumer genomics company worth an estimated $2.6 billion, announced two new investments Friday that company leaders say signals further worldwide... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Youth Protection Parent Seminar is April 11 in Provo

The Provo School District invites all parents and students in seventh through 12th grade to attend a Youth Protection Parent Seminar at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at Provo High School, 1125 N.... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Rep. Stewart: World is 'standing on the edge of a knife'

A Utah congressman says Americans are "unquestionably" less safe since President Barack Obama took office nearly eight years ago. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Police: Provo woman escapes to neighbor's home after being bound, gagged and beaten

A woman escaped to a neighbor's home Monday after being bound and gagged by an ex-boyfriend and then beaten for about three hours, according to Provo police. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Police investigating 2 men in blow dart attacks on cat in Spanish Fork

Investigators believe they know who is responsible for injuring a cat with two blow dart attacks, Spanish Fork police said. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Final tally: Bernie Sanders wins 29 delegates in Utah Democratic caucus

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders picked up 29 delegates after running away with the Utah Democratic presidential preference caucus last week. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Utah college students could pay hundreds more in tuition and fees this fall

Utah's college students could be paying anywhere from $108 to $278 more in tuition next year, with additional increases in student fees at some institutions. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Students get close-up look at Utah County agriculture

The Utah County chapter of the Utah Farm Bureau organized its Farm Field Days at a Springville farm, where second-graders were able to learn some of the ins and outs of agriculture, and where some... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Romney trying new tactic to stop Trump?

Mitt Romney reportedly tried to convince Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to coordinate with Ohio Gov. John Kasich to try to stop their party's controversial front-runner, Donald Trump, from winning the GOP... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Love UT Give UT 24-hour online giving campaign underway

The fourth-annual Love UT Give UT online giving campaign got underway at 12:01 a.m. Thursday seeking to raise $1.6 million for 458 nonprofit organizations and schools in 24 hours. To give, go to... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Economists: Large families are an 'ace in the hole' for Utah's economy

Utah's low crime rate and job growth benefit thousands of families, but the state also gets an economic boost from having families larger than most other states. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Herbert signs controversial Rocky Mountain Power legislation

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed 31 bills into law on Wednesday, including the controversial Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan Act. Critics say the measure gives Rocky Mountain Power too much... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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'Tui's Treasures' keeps Lehi child's memory alive 1 year after tragedy

A tragedy left a hole in the hearts of the Harding family forever. But their inspiring story is proof that even when the unthinkable happens, hope and healing is possible. Read more »

March 30, 2016

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BYU mobile app winner makes keeping a journal easier than ever

BYU's Micah Wilson has created an app that allows people to write in their journal every day without ever writing a single word. The app landed Wilson the $1,650 top prize from the Marriott School... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Frank Jackson wins McDonald's All-American dunk contest; affinity for Book of Mormon cited

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March 29, 2016

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Nominees announced for Utah Court of Appeals

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has announced a list of nominees to fill two current vacancies on the Utah Court of Appeals. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Utah County holding hazardous waste collection day on April 9

The Utah County Health Department is sponsoring a hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, April 9, at the Provo Towne Center’s west parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School names new dean

D. Gordon Smith, the Glen L. Farr professor of law at Brigham Young University, has been named dean of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He will be begin his five-year... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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New charges filed against Susan Hunt in DUI, endangerment case (+video)

New charges were filed Monday in the DUI case against Susan Hunt, who is accused of her second run-in with police since her son was shot and killed by officers in 2014. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Former Miss America to address abuse at Clothesline Project event

The Clothesline Project: Silent Voices, a national violence awareness and prevention program, will be hosted at Utah Valley University Monday, April 5, and Tuesday, April 6, in the Grande Ballroom... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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Feds identify 90 customers in Utah 'solar energy scheme'

The U.S. Department of Justice said it has identified 90 customers of a pair of Utah companies alleged to be involved in a solar energy 'abusive tax scheme" that cost the U.S. treasury more than $4... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Payson woman charged with automobile homicide in crash that killed 8-year-old boy

A Payson woman was charged with automobile homicide Monday in connection with the auto-pedestrian wreck that killed an 8-year-old boy earlier this month. Read more »

March 28, 2016

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