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Governor names Joseph Miner head Utah health department

Dr. Joseph Miner says he understands care for the uninsured and people on Medicaid well from his experience with...

Lower Provo River cleanup project scheduled for Aug. 1

An army of volunteers will descend on the lower Provo River from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Provo job growth fastest in the country, report says

Provo had the fastest job growth in the first quarter of the year of any city in the country, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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BYU to study how pain therapy device affects the brain

Can the brain fool itself into ignoring signals for chronic pain? If it can, Brigham Young University researchers want to know if they can observe or measure actual changes in the brain after a... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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First surge of vote-by-mail ballots hit Utahns' mailboxes

Thousand of ballots hit mailboxes across Utah on Monday in advance of the Aug. 11 primary election. Of the state's 246 municipalities, 90 have chosen vote-by-mail as a new standard for this year's... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Partying with police

Brothers Kyle, 9, and Ryder Nye, 4, learn how to use the intercom inside a police car from Draper Police Sgt. Mathew Coe during “BBQ With a Cop” at Draper City Park on Saturday, July... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Mountain Accord approved; let the real debate begin

The Mountain Accord is now officially under consideration. Stakeholders Monday approved the document that represents the consensus positions of a team of policymakers and community leaders for... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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BLM proposes land deal for Utah County shooting range

Frustrated by wildfires and aware of public safety problems posed by target shooting at Lake Mountain, the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to convey 160 acres to Utah County for a new... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Improvements being made to Silver Lake Flat Dam

Work on the Silver Lake Flat Dam is underway. It does not meet current dam safety regulations, so improvements are being made to restore design storage capacity in the reservoir. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Doug Robinson: The farmer's scholar: BYU scholar, mother on juggling family life and her hectic career

BYU's RonNell Andersen Jones, a former newspaper reporter turned lawyer and law professor, has become one of the nation's experts on legal issues that face the media. Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Hale Center Theater Orem's 'Into the Woods' is clever, fresh, entertaining

Director Chris Clark promised surprises, a fast pace and innovation with the Hale Center Theater Orem production of "Into The Woods," and he — and his actors — came through beautifully.... Read more »

July 11, 2015

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Are Utah students up for the challenge of STEM academics?

Unlike many STEM events that pique students’ interest through fun-filled field trips during the school year, UVU’s Summer PREP program focuses on helping kids learn that getting into a... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Provo library to host Little Golden Books exhibit

The Provo City Library will host an exhibit of art from the Little Golden Books series. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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American Fork police officers help family in need

Two police officers from the American Fork Police Department helped a mother and her four kids who had been abandoned last week and had taken shelter in the shade. The kids were drinking irrigation... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Rumors circulating, but police no closer to finding Elizabeth Salgado

Police in Provo are still working on what little information they have about a woman who disappeared three months ago. Now investigators are trying to navigate rumors and accusations surrounding... Read more »

July 10, 2015

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Suspected arsonist will not be charged for now, but still faces legal trouble

A man suspected in a series of arson fires in Provo in 2014 will not face charges for now. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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2 Utah natives make 'So You Think You Can Dance' top 20

"So You Think You Can Dance" is back again with another set of top-20 dancers; including, as with most seasons of the show, some of Utah's own. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Lehi water restrictions lead to substantial savings

Water restrictions implemented two months ago in Lehi have led to substantial savings for the city, according to city officials. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Former BYU student who claimed meth lab was soap gets jail sentence

A BYU student who claimed his rudimentary meth lab was actually a soap-making operation is going to jail. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Recommendation about new prison site may not come until October

It now may take until Oct. 1 for the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission to make a recommendation on where to move the Utah State Prison in Draper. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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Gov. Gary Herbert hesitant to tweak Utah anti-discrimination and religious freedom law

Gov. Gary Herbert isn't anxious to tweak Utah's new anti-discrimination and religious rights law or dive into the tough issue of public accommodations. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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What's next for No Child Left Behind and what does it mean for Utah?

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday began deliberating over a bill to replace the embattled federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, and Utah educators hope it will lead to greater local control. Read more »

July 8, 2015

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'A little dating community': Marriages emerge from BYU Student Athlete Building

When they aren't practicing, traveling or studying, BYU athletes often end up dating each other, and they sometimes get married. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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A look at the '12 religious freedom grenades’ launched by the Supreme Court decision on marriage

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Will the country follow the path created by landmark Supreme Court civil rights decisions Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia, or react as it did to Roe v. Wade? All three cases... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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May rains help offset June heat in precarious drought year, report says

The moisture from May rainstorms helped compensate for June's relentless heat, according to a new climate and water report. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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BYU conference explores what's next for religious freedom

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Utah lawmakers found a compromise between anti-discrimination and religious freedom earlier this year, but left the sticky questions of public accommodations for another day. Read more »

July 6, 2015

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