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Advocate's plea: Please return to Utah Lake and enjoy the open, lonely water

Reed Price is leading an effort to restore Utah Lake to its glory days and change its scummy reputation.

10 events for a family friendly EVE WinterFest celebration

To help families get the most out of their experience, here are 10 family friendly options among EVE WinterFest’s offerings. Read more »

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Doug Robinson: Advocate's plea: Please return to Utah Lake

Utah Lake was a big gathering place and resort area for Utahns before falling on hard times. Reed Price is leading an effort to restore the lake to its glory days and change its scummy reputation. Read more »

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Utah native served with main character in ‘Unbroken’

When the movie “Unbroken” opens Christmas Day, one Utah family will be among those most eager to see it. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Judges to determine need for grand jury

A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on Jan. 8 in American Fork to hear testimony to determine whether reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Chugging eggnog at office party lands man in hospital

A Utah County man ended up in the hospital earlier this month after chugging eggnog at a holiday office party. Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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Provo offers Christmas tree pickup

Provo will offer a free Christmas tree pickup service. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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2-year target shooting ban enacted on Lake Mountains

The Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake Field Office has continued a prohibition of target shooting on about 900 acres of public land on the Lake Mountains in west Utah County. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Utah family making renewed push for bullet proof windows on heels of NYC police shootings

The ambush-style killings of two New York City police officers Saturday brought back painful memories for at least one Utah family. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Pleasant Grove pizza manager arrested for investigation of abusing teen employee

A pizza restaurant manager was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail Friday for investigation of sexually abusing a female teen employee. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Different reasons drive Utah writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month

Every November, writers around the world, including over 7,000 registered Utah participants, gather together online and in person to each write a novel with a goal length of 50,000 words for... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Eagle Mountain offers Christmas tree disposal

Eagle Mountain offers free disposal of live Christmas trees. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Fire rips through Orem structure under construction

Fire investigators believe an early morning fire at an Orem apartment complex under construction Friday was the result of arson. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 17, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 16, 2014

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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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