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Western energy producers sue over sage grouse plans

The Western Energy Alliance and North Dakota Petroleum Council filed a lawsuit over amended federal land-use plans covering 165 million acres of sage grouse habitat. The suit asserts the plans... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Hatch willing to help Trump; not all in Utah delegation on board yet

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Thursday he "will do what I can" to help Donald Trump win the presidency, even though many of his Utah constituents have "serious reservations" about the GOP's... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Utah initiative inspiring women, pushing companies to value them

A growing number of women are putting themselves out there, applying for promotions and running for political office. And more Utah businesses, corporations and organizations are stepping up to... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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President signs Hatch bill to better protect company trade secrets

Utah businesses are lauding bipartisan legislation President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday designed to combat the theft of trade secrets. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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How much water can you save? State launches water-wise pledge

Mindful of the prolonged drought and its impact on water resources in Utah, the state Division of Water Resources kicked off the "H2Oath" campaign Tuesday, urging residents, businesses and other... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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American Fork police chief to step down later this month

American Fork Police Chief Lance Call is stepping down later this month, city officials announced Tuesday. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Opting out of SAGE test is on the rise

Parental concerns over Utah's SAGE test have led to rising rates of children being exempted from the test. But schools aren't immune to the consequences that student opt outs have on teaching,... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Provo School District Foundation honors 6 educators

The Provo School District Foundation has six individuals with Outstanding Educator Awards, which recognizes their contribution to the education of students in the District. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Utahns hit with nation's biggest bump at the pump — 30 cents in one month

Gas prices in Utah rose 30 cents in one month, which is the biggest monthly increase in the nation. Utahns are paying an average of $2.39 per gallon — the eighth-highest price in the country.... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Portion of Diamond Fork Road remains closed for bridge project

Recreationists visiting Diamond Fork Canyon over Memorial Day weekend will need to be aware that a portion of Diamond Fork road will remain closed for the Hawthorn bridge replacement project. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Gov. Herbert may put eliminating SAGE testing on special session agenda

Gov. Gary Herbert may ask lawmakers to go along with his newly announced opposition to mandatory high school SAGE testing at this month's special session of the Utah Legislature. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Utahn charged with hacking United Airlines website, stealing travel vouchers

A man who allegedly hacked into the United Airlines' website, stole airline vouchers and sold them to other people has been charged by the Utah Attorney General's Office. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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1 man injured in crash, another man arrested following police chase

One person was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after crashing in American Fork during a police pursuit. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Teen driver whose fellow student died in Payson crash said to be 'improving'

A 16-year-old boy who was critically injured in a weekend crash in Payson that killed a teenage girl was improving Monday. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Elections officials in most counties request vote-by-mail ballots for June primaries

Twenty of Utah's 29 counties have opted to conduct the June 28 primary election by mail, meaning some voters may have some work to do to make sure they get the right ballot in their mailbox. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Work begins on $80 million, donor-funded BYU engineering building

Nathaniel Gates gathered with fellow BYU engineering students Monday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a long-awaited engineering building. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Groundbreaking held for new shooting range in Utah County

Instead of a traditional groundbreaking, a replica Civil War cannon was used to begin work on a new public shooting range on the west side of Utah Lake. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Trump-Clinton matchup a 'nightmare' for Utah County Republicans

Voters in deeply conservative Utah County are experiencing an acute version of the political panic attack that's gripped much of the GOP since Donald Trump's remaining rivals dropped out last week. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Utah County names deputy involved in fatal shooting

Authorities have released the name of a Utah County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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16-year-old killed, fellow student injured in Payson collision

The community of Payson Sunday grieved the death of Erica Montague, 16, who was killed in a two-car crash Saturday night. The driver of the car, a 16-year-old student who also attended Salem Hills... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Free Comic Book Day attracts readers old and new to Utah shops

Comic book shops across Utah and around the country participated in Free Comic Book Day, an annual promotion intended to introduce new readers to the genre and direct them to stores in their area. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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New Utah abortion rule puts some doctors at odds with the law

A Utah law that requires doctors to administer pain medication to the fetus when performing abortions after 20 weeks gestational age has put many doctors and legislators at odds Read more »

May 7, 2016

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Governor announces two appointees to Utah Court of Appeals

Gov. Gary Herbert announced two appointees Friday to fill a pair of vacancies on the Utah Court of Appeals. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Trooper who broke his back during traffic stop reminds drivers to slow down

A trooper who suffered a broken back following an accident that happened during a traffic stop has a message to drivers: Move over and slow down when you see law enforcement vehicles parked in the... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BLM extends comment period on Lake Mountain planning effort

The Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake field office is extending its public comment period on an environment assessment analyzing alternatives for managing target shooting in the Eastern Lake Mountains area until May 31. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Police: Amber Alert issued in abduction of 2 girls by their noncustodial parents

An Amber Alert was issued about 8:40 p.m. Thursday after two young girls were allegedly taken from a home in Clinton by their noncustodial parents. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Springville coach charged with sexually abusing teen player

A Springville businessman and baseball coach has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy who worked for him and played on his team. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Susan Hunt files motion for new trial in civil lawsuit

Attorneys for the mother of Darrien Hunt filed a motion for a new trial on Wednesday in her civil lawsuit against Saratoga Springs and its two officers who shot and killed her son. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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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, following in the footsteps of other members of her family. She is also one of the first 10 women in the... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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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 »

May 4, 2016

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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 »

May 3, 2016

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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 »

May 3, 2016

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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 »

May 2, 2016

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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 »

May 2, 2016

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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 »

May 2, 2016

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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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