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Ugly air: Inversion tightens grip on the Wasatch Front

The air outside is unhealthy, according to measurements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Controversial Rocky Mountain Power bill gets committee approval

A panel of lawmakers said Thursday that Sen. Stuart Adams' SB115 — affecting oversight of Rocky Mountain Power and dealing with multiple renewable energy issues — needs more discussion... Read more »

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UHP trooper hit during I-15 traffic stop

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck as he sat in his car on I-15 Thursday morning. Read more »

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Proposed Utah law aims to swat cybercrime

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws for making false police reports or harassing people using electronic devices. Read more »

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Lehi recreation center seeking volunteers

The Lehi Legacy Center is seeking volunteers for host program in exchange for a membership to the 96,000-square-foot recreation facility, located at 123 N Center. Read more »

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Teens get hands-on lesson in police use of force

Participants in the Pleasant Grove Police Department’s Youth Citizen’s Academy experienced two different live scenarios involving a trespassing call and a traffic stop that ended up... Read more »

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Inversion tightens grip on Wasatch Front

The air outside is unhealthy, according to measurements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the body has natural defenses like tears and phlegm to help you fight back. It's gross,... Read more »

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Cheerleaders for Medicaid expansion ask Utah lawmakers to consider implications

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday. Read more »

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Summit County wants rewrite of Bishop's public lands initiative

How do you chart what happens on Utah's public lands? Should recreation rule? Should vast pristine areas left be untouched? What about energy development? A public lands bill to solve this is... Read more »

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House panel shuts down bill to exclude UTA from future tax hikes

A House committee Wednesday rejected a bill that would have given cities the ability to exclude transit districts — such as the Utah Transit Authority — from receiving revenue from... Read more »

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Animal lovers gather in support of proposed gas chamber ban

Animal lovers packed a House committee meeting Wednesday to express their support of a bill that would prohibit animal euthanasia by gas chamber. Read more »

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State senator shelves 'constitutional carry' gun bill

A controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit in Utah won't get off the firing line this year. Read more »

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Provo Canyon semitrailer crash closes U.S. 189 to eastbound traffic for hours (+video)

Eastbound U.S. 189, the road leading in and out of the mouth of Provo Canyon, was shutdown for more more than 3 ½ hours Tuesday afternoon after a semitrailer lost control and crashed. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Charges: Orem mom left 2 small kids alone while she went out drinking

An Orem woman has been charged with abandoning two small children while she went out drinking. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Alpine readies community for earthquake hazards

Alpine hosted an earthquake preparedness fair for about 500 attendees Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Provo Towne Centre mall sold

Jones Lang LaSalle announced Thursday that California-based Brixton Capital has acquired 100 percent ownership of Provo Towne Centre, the 80-store shopping and entertainment property located at... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Women’s health fair set for Feb. 9-10 in Provo

The Utah County Health Department’s Women’s Clinic is sponsoring a Heart of the Matter health fair, catered to women ages 40 to 64, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the department,... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Meagan Grunwald won't get a new trial in officer's death, judge says

A judge has denied requests for a new trial for a woman convicted in the shooting death of a Utah County sheriff's sergeant and the attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy when she was 17 years old. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Anglers asked to turn in northern pike caught in Utah Lake

Biologists have launched a research project to learn how northern pike might affect sport fish and endangered fish in Utah lake. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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UVU leaders ask Legislature to fund 'a missing piece' for arts students

Utah Valley University leaders announced Wednesday that private donations for a new performing arts building have now topped $20 million in 18 months, exceeding the university's original goal of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Misdiagnosed with dementia, ex-BYU professor fights to overcome struggles

Dimentia can be a devastating diagnosis. Doctors told a former BYU law professor and environmental attorney at the White House that she was losing her mind. A simple discovery led doctors to... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Check out Provo librarians’ picks for best books of 2015

Librarians will present their favorite children’s, adult and teen books of 2015 at the Provo Library, 550 N University Ave., on Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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American Fork Library schedules 2 family-friendly events

The American Fork Library, 64 S. 100 East, has scheduled two family-friendly activities this week. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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BYU archaeologists working to save Jordanian buildings

A team of BYU archaeologists is working at the ancient site of Petra in the country of Jordan. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Winter weather blankets state, wreaks havoc on roadways (+video)

A winter storm blanketed much of the state Saturday, leaving road travel tricky in some places. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Photos: Utah students innovate for the future

Kids from throughout Utah tried to trash their competition, using unique robotic inventions and Legos to explore the future of waste management. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Facts and details to enhance your experience at the Provo City Center Temple

Those going to the Provo City Center Temple open house will be able to see original artwork, craftsmanship and artifacts, among many other interesting things. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Alpine taking applications for new mayor

Alpine Mayor Don Watkins has resigned to help build an entrepreneurial program at Dixie State University. Now the city is looking for a new mayor to serve out the last two years of Watkins’... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Warrant: Man claimed 'self-defense' before shooting ex-fiancee in the back

When David Driscoll contacted a family member, he confessed he had "done something horrible," a newly released search warrant states. Driscoll had shot and killed his former fiancee. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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UVU's 29th Auto Expo coming home

Utah Valley University Auto Expo will return to campus May 20 and 21 in celebration of the university's 75th anniversary. Proceeds from the expo support scholarships for automotive training and... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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BYU mathematics professor receives national award

BYU mathematics professor Tyler Jarvis has been given the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo award — the most prestigious teaching award in the country for university mathematics instructors. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Provo High art teacher wins national award

Provo High art teacher Jamie Rees is being recognized by National Art Education with its National Secondary Art Educator Award. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Construction worker crushed while installing concrete walls

A construction worker was killed Tuesday after being crushed by a concrete wall in American Fork. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Alpine mayor leaves office two years early

With two years still left in his term, Alpine Mayor Don Watkins has resigned to help build an entrepreneurial program at Dixie State University, he said. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Twitter reactions to fallen officer whose "career brought out the very best in him"

See some of the Twitter reactions in honor of officer Doug Barney who was killed in the line of duty Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Provo library holding Harry Potter movie marathon

The Provo City Library invites you to get out of the cold and enjoy a whole day of Harry Potter magic on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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VP of Random House who worked with Dr. Seuss to speak at UVU Book Academy

Vice president and associate publishing director of Random House, who worked on six books with Dr. Seuss and helped complete his lost manuscript "What Pet Should I Get?" will be the keynote speaker... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Pleasant Grove man potentially faces 250 counts of child pornography

A man accused of taking explicit pictures of young boys and then trading them around the country, and even overseas, for other images of child pornography has been arrested. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Filmmakers looking for video footage of Alpine

Filmmakers are looking for video footage of Alpine in 1970s for a documentary that is being produced on former BYU artists Dennis Smith, Gary Smith, Trevor Southey and Neil Hadlock. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Learn about events associated with Provo Tabernacle on Jan. 27

A. LeGrand Richards, a member of the Historical Committee for the Provo City Center Temple, will tell about some of the community events that took place in the tabernacle before it was destroyed by... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Lehi teen who lost father in line of duty shares message of hope

A young man whose father was killed in the line of duty 15 years ago is showing his support for families impacted by last weekend's deadly shooting. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Judge to decide if Susan Hunt accepted $900K settlement over son's death

A federal judge will decide whether the mother of police shooting victim Darrien Hunt must accept a disputed $900,000 settlement with Saratoga Springs. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Registration opened for SheTech Explorer Day at UVU

Over 1,000 high school girls will gather at Utah Valley University in March for the third annual SheTech Explorer Day. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Springville Junior High English teacher wins award

Emily McBride, an eighth-grade English teacher at Springville Junior High School, has been named English Teacher of the Year by the Utah Council of Teachers of English. She is one of three given... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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At least two dead in Cedar Fort plane crash

Two people died in a plane crash Monday morning in Cedar Fort, according to Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Ex-Ancestry.com founder sentenced to prison in teen sex case

A founder of the popular Ancestry.com genealogy website has been sentenced to prison for sexually abusing of a 15-year-old girl during a sleepover. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Commissioners to speak on the state of Utah County

Utah County Commissioners will present a State of the County update on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. at the Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 W. Center. The public is invited to attend. Light... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Utah students named semifinalists in 2016 Military Child of the Year

Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit dedicated to building strong, stable and secure military families, named two Utah military children among 90 semifinalists for the 2016 Military Child of... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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UVU establishes Office of National Security Studies

Utah Valley University has established a new Office of National Security Studies and hired Ryan Vogel, a 2004 alumnus and nationally recognized expert in national security and international law, as... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Free plant and soil classes begin Jan. 20 in Cedar Hills

Have you ever had questions about what kind and how much fertilizer to use? Or the harm or usefulness of pesticides? Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Springville Historical Society sponsoring free lectures

The Springville Historical Society offers free monthly lectures on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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