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The building of the Russian Olympic Committee is seen through a gate decorated with the Olympic rings in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang in February over widespread doping at the last edition of the Winter Games in 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Here’s a look at the news for Jan. 23.

Proposal for Point of the Mountain approved

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission approved a planning vision for the Point of the Mountain area on Monday, according to the Deseret News.

The vision includes adding “free transit for all, roadways teaming with electric vehicles, a lot more multi-family housing, transit expansions, cleaner air and more walkable communities,” according to the Deseret News.

This guiding document will serve as a “preferred scenario” for the group as it looks to help the Beehive State grow and expand.

The Legislature will review the plan.

Read more at the Deseret News.

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          <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865675239/Survey-seeks-public-input-on-Point-of-the-Mountain-development.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Survey seeks public input on Point of the Mountain development</a><br /></p> <p>

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              <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865671536/Utahns-invited-to-attend-workshops-on-Point-of-the-Mountains-future.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Utahns invited to attend workshops on Point of the Mountain's future</a><br /></p> <p>


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                <strong>Herriman High students deal with censorship issues</strong>

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                Student journalists at Herriman High School said that the school censored their website after “they published two stories alleging inappropriate messaging between a former teacher and a student,” <a href="https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900008216/herriman-high-students-cry-censorship-after-story-is-pulled-from-website.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">according to the Deseret News.</a>

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                Just about 12 hours after publishing stories about the investigation, students noticed the articles no longer existed on the website.
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                The publication’s website also went down for maintenance.
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                The story about the teacher disappeared after that.
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                Read more <a href="https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900008216/herriman-high-students-cry-censorship-after-story-is-pulled-from-website.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">at the Deseret News.</a>

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                  <a href="https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900007936/police-ex-herriman-high-teacher-under-investigation-in-texts-with-student-case.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Police: Ex-Herriman High teacher under investigation in texts with student case</a><br /></p> <p>


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                    <strong>Olympic vote delayed again</strong>

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                    The Olympic Exploratory Committee said on Monday that it will take time to review new details before recommending that Salt Lake wants to seek another Winter Games, <a href="https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900008256/vote-on-whether-to-recommend-another-olympic-bid-postponed.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">according to the Deseret News</a>

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                    Fraser Bullock, a co-chairman of the committee, said on Monday that he will send a 65-page document to business leaders, Olympic athletes and elected officials for review.
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                    The document will include information on how much it would cost to host the Winter Games.
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                    "We want to make sure everybody understands this completely, top to bottom, to take this step forward. I think once they digest it and understand it, the momentum will be very positive," Bullock said. "But we want to be very thorough."
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                    Read more <a href="https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900008256/vote-on-whether-to-recommend-another-olympic-bid-postponed.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">at the Deseret News.</a>

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                    <strong>A magnitude-7.9 earthquake rocks Alaska gulf</strong>

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                    A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska shortly after midnight on Tuesday, <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/us/alaska-earthquake/index.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">according to CNN.</a>

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                    No injuries were reported from the earthquake.
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                    Officials issued a tsunami warning for Alaska and the U.S. West Coast, fearing that the earthquake would create dangerous waves.
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                    Officials canceled the warnings "because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat,” the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, told CNN.
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                    The center said they received reports of 1-foot high tsunamis in the area.
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                    Read more <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/us/alaska-earthquake/index.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">at CNN.</a>

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                    Reuters: <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-says-seeks-no-clash-with-u-s-russia-but-will-pursue-syria-goals-idUSKBN1FC12J" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Turkey says seeks no clash with U.S., Russia, but will pursue Syria goals</a>

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                    The Washington Post: <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/japanese-volcano-erupts-raining-rocks-onto-ski-slope-and-triggering-avalanche/2018/01/23/a5821800-0026-11e8-93f5-53a3a47824e8_story.html?utm_term=.ed8738512a9f" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Japanese volcano erupts, raining rocks onto ski slope and triggering avalanche</a>

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                    Fortune: <a href="http://fortune.com/2018/01/23/tesla-elon-musk-targets-valuation-compensation/" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Elon Musk Has a New Salary. He'll Only Get Paid If Tesla Shareholders Get Extremely Rich</a>
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                    The New York Times: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/technology/montana-net-neutrality.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality</a>

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                    The New York Times: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/us/pennsylvania-maps-congress.html" class="sense-link" data-contentId="581272">Pennsylvania Congressional District Map Is Ruled Unconstitutional</a>