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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.

80 protesters rally at BYU to ask for honor code amnesty for sexual assault victims

After a rally off campus, protesters marched to the administration building to deliver a petition with more than 90,000 signatures. The petition asks BYU to add an immunity clause to its honor code... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Herbert asks Legislature to fight against Bears Ears monument

State lawmakers will consider a resolution opposing President Barack Obama creating a new national monument in southeastern Utah when they go into special session next month. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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BYU President Kevin Worthen says university will improve response for sexual assault victims (+ video)

Hours before protesters plan to deliver a petition with 90,000 signatures to him, BYU President Kevin Worthen said in a new video that the university will improve its systems so victims feel safe... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Officers recover stolen C-4 explosives in Provo apartment, police say

An Army reservist is accused of stealing a powerful explosive from Camp Williams in March and allegedly told a friend he wanted to detonate it in the desert. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Novatek chief to keynote WSU's commencement April 29

David Hall, an accomplished innovator and leader with more than 850 granted and pending patents to his name, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree during Weber State... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utah becomes first state to declare pornography a public health crisis

Utah became the first state in the country to declare pornography a public health crisis, and called on the industry and businesses Tuesday to help keep "evil, degrading, addictive" materials away... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Officer rushing wife to hospital delivers his own baby in his squad car

Not even her father's speeding police cruiser could get baby Bexleigh Clark to the hospital before she was ready to be born. The healthy baby girl was delivered by her father early Tuesday on the... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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New report reveals 'disconcerting' earthquake risk along Wasatch Front

Earthquake experts have a clearer forecast of the chances a devastating earthquake could rattle the Wasatch Front, thanks to a soon-to-be-released report previewed Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BYU to study Title IX, Honor Code offices' handling of reported sexual assaults

BYU issued a statement Monday addressing the recent debate over whether the school's Title IX and Honor Code offices properly handle the cases of victims who report sexual assault. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates fire at GOP governor, lawmakers in debate

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Vaughn Cook and Mike Weinholtz took aim at Utah's Republican-dominated state government more than each other in their first debate Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Three Utah gubernatorial candidates announce running mates

Three gubernatorial candidates announced their pick for lieutenant governor Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Police: Man in Lindon house crash was high on mushrooms, believed he was dead

A Pleasant Grove man who crashed into a Lindon home Sunday was high on mushrooms and told an officer he believed he had died, police said. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BYU will study concerns over sexual assault reporting

In the wake of a debate over whether investigations by the university's Honor Code office deter reporting of sexual assaults by students, BYU released the following statement Monday: Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Days of '47 queen, court crowned

A young woman who completed her LDS Church mission in Italy just two weeks ago has been crowned the Days of '47 queen for 2016. Baylee Rose Hogan was selected queen among 20 contestants from Utah... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Governor, legislative leaders agree to restore vetoed education funds

Gov. Gary Herbert will call state lawmakers into special session next month to restore nearly $4.8 million in education funding he vetoed in March. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Intoxicated man crashes stolen car into house and flees, police say

A Salem man was arrested Sunday after police say he crashed a stolen car into a Payson home while under the influence and fled. He was charged with similar crimes last year after allegedly driving... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Firefighters, reservists, others 'spread the love' one PB&J at a time

Firefighters, reservists and Lehi residents came together for a "spreading party" at Which Wich Superior Sandwiches Sunday, making some 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in two hours to be... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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16-year-old dies in Provo crash

A 16-year-old girl died late Friday in a crash that Provo police say was caused by a distracted driver. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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1 dead, another injured in off-roading accident in Utah County

An Orem man died and another was injured Saturday evening in an off-roading accident in a remote area of southwest Utah County. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Family, friends of missing Provo woman renew search on anniversary of disappearance

It's been a year since Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado went missing, but her family in Provo is still hoping for her safe return home. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Tracking Utah’s elusive unicorns and what it means for the future

The Beehive State is home to operations of six billion-dollar firms, Domo Technologies, InsideSales.com, Pluralsight, Qualtrics — all Utah based, as well as JET.com and Thumbtack —... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Controversy swirls over sexual assault investigation and BYU Honor Code

A BYU investigation into an alleged rape of one of its students has ignited debate over whether the university's Honor Code discourages students from reporting sexual assaults. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Eagle Mountain seeking volunteers for citywide cleanup April 30

Eagle Mountain residents are invited to participate in a citywide community cleanup on on Saturday, April 310, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Lehi expo is set for April 28

Lehi's annual expo will be held Thursday, April 28, form 4-7 p.m. at Legacy Park, 123 N. Center Street. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Thanksgiving Point all abloom as annual tulip festival opens

This year's Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point features more than 250,000 tulips imported from Holland in 15 themed gardens spanning 55 acres. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Two Lone Peak officers save woman from burning home

Two Lone Peak police officers saved a woman who was stuck in the basement of a burning home Friday morning. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Utah unemployment rate at 3.5 percent

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for March 2016 grew by an estimated 3.3 percent, adding 44,400 jobs to the economy compared to last March. Utah’s current employment rate registered at... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Red carpet welcomes equine stars of ‘Odysseo’

SANDY — The last of the equine stars of Cavalia's “Odysseo” arrived in Utah for their stay under the White Big Top, part of a caravan of 110 semitrailer trucks moving the biggest... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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9-year-old Springville boy dies after his bike collides with vehicle

A 9-year-old boy has died from injuries he suffered in a collision with an SUV in Springville, police said Thursday. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Oil industry is 'Wishin' and Hopin' and Thinkin' and Prayin'

"Wishin' and Hopin' and Thinkin' and Prayin'" is the subtitle of a top oil and gas industry analyst's outlook he presented in a Wednesday webinar measuring the pulse of oil and gas development in... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Lehi tree-planting project set for April 23

Volunteers are needed for a tree-planting project at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Lehi's Kensington Park, 600 North and 2300 West. Volunteers are asked to wear work gloves and bring a shovel. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Highland residents keen on lot sizes, focus on family, survey says

A new survey has revealed 55 percent of Highland residents live in the city due to large lot sizes, 54 percent said it was due to the city’s focus on families, and 41 percent said it was low... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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One student hospitalized after truck hits Spanish Fork school bus, police say

A pickup truck collided with a school bus in an intersection Thursday afternoon, causing minor injuries, police said. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Utah GOP should be held in contempt if it doesn't comply with SB54, state says

State lawyers say the Utah Republican Party should be held in contempt for telling two different courts it would comply with Utah's controversial election law and then saying the opposite in court... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Low oil prices could help improve Utah's air quality

Oil and gas producers as well as state regulators joined the Governor's Office of Energy Development at a conference Thursday in Duchesne County to discuss unique challenges associated with Uinta... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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UTA rejects distance-based fares; plans to upgrade Wi-Fi

The Utah Transit Authority board of trustees voted Wednesday against imposing distance-based fares after extensive public input. UTA also announced that Wi-Fi service on its commuter rail and... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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2 suspend state Senate campaigns, 1 re-enters race

After two Republican candidates for state Senate District 13 suspended their campaigns Tuesday, it appeared Rep. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, would be running unopposed. On Wednesday, the race took... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Volunteers needed for Highland Glen Bike Park project

The city is looking for volunteers to help move dirt and shape jumps for the Highland Glen Bike Track from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Utah Technology Council event

Apple president and CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker at the Utah Technology Council's Hall of Fame celebration in September. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Payson could lose historic homes due to road construction

A proposed project to widen Main Street in Payson could mean the loss of historic homes in the community. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Utah GOP tells court it won't comply with controversial election law

The Utah Republican Party doesn't intend to comply with the state's controversial election law, even after the Utah Supreme Court rejected its arguments that political parties and not candidates... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Love, Owens raising big bucks for 4th District rematch

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and her Democratic challenger, Doug Owens, have amassed a total of $1 million just over the past three months for their rematch race in November. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Stream study provides insight for water storage in the West

A new study probing the potential impacts of a warming climate on streamflows in the West suggests that management of key storage reservoirs will be more important than ever. The study involved a... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Nebo School District purchases Neways Building in Salem

The Nebo School District has purchased the Neways Building in Salem and will soon begin to work with an architect on concept designs for the facility. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Volunteers needed for Eagle Mountain RadKIDS program

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is looking for volunteers to help teach the RadKIDs safety program to students in second through fifth grades. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Charges: Parole fugitive rammed two police cars while trying to escape arrest

A parole fugitive rammed into two police cars last month while trying to escape arrest, charges filed Monday claim. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Kearns-Tribune, Deseret News ask judge to toss antitrust lawsuit

Kearns-Tribune and Deseret News Publishing Co. asked a federal judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit challenging the joint operating agreement between Salt Lake City's two daily newspapers. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Lehi wants help designing new skate park

Lehi city officials are asking residents' input on the design of a new skate park during a workshop set for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 153 N. 100 East. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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BLM to transfer public lands to Utah County for shooting range

The Bureau of Land Management has transferred ownership of 160 acres of public land in the Lake Mountains south of Salt Lake City to Utah County for construction of a public shooting range. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Mapleton to discuss urban deer program at April 13 open house

Mapleton has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to discuss its new urban deer program. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the City Center, 125 W. 400 North. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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