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Hot spot for ghost hunters and vandals to be torn down

Since it was abandoned in the 1990s, the old Utah County Jail has been a magnet for ghost hunters, with some claiming to capture ghosts talking on audio recordings. It’s also a popular place for graffiti and other illegal activity.  [...]

Provo adjusts parking rules, more changes likely coming

At Start-up Crossing on Freedom Boulevard in Provo, residents park everywhere they can — in the parking lot, on the surrounding streets, even across people’s driveways. That’s because the city allowed the developer to build only [...]

Utah State Hospital fundraising to honor 100s buried in unmarked graves

In 1931, doctors diagnosed 18-month-old Phyllis Joan with hydrocephalus. Because of her illness, her adopted parents didn’t want her anymore. So she ended up at the Utah State Hospital in Provo, where she would spend the last two months [...]

2017 Utah Legislature roundup: Food tax stays the same, schools and roads get more money

Some years, Utah lawmakers pass major tax changes or make sweeping changes that get national attention. Remember when Utah considered opting out of No Child Left Behind? Some years are more quiet. But either way, every legislative session ends [...]

Flippin Traffic: Group wants state to move up Lehi I-15 project

If you’ve driven through Lehi on I-15 during the morning or evening commute — and even other times of the day — you know there’s a problem between Main Street and State Road 92, aka the Thanksgiving Point exit. Thousands of [...]

Provo eyeing changes to parking ratios for new developments

When The Village was built south of BYU, the city allowed the developer to build .62 parking spaces per bed. There are 936 beds in that complex. The idea was that because it was so close to BYU, and was student housing, that residents wouldn’t [...]

Celebrate Women’s Day in Provo with lectures, yoga, dance and more

After last year’s celebration of Women’s Day in Provo, more women got involved in the city. Some signed up to be on city boards and commissions. The city sponsored a few women to learn how to run for office. And city officials got [...]

Lawmaker wants registry for child abusers, similar to sex offender list

On Oct. 13, 2013, JoAnn Otten got a call that her granddaughter Miley wasn’t breathing. The girl’s father was convicted of child abuse, having violently shaken the 7-month-old more than once. He also squeezed her, causing multiple [...]

University Place development update: New restaurants and events coming

The office building on the north side is done, connector road complete and the indoor/outdoor playground is finished. So what else could be happening at University Place? Answer: a lot. Cindy Nguyen, marketing director for University Place, [...]

Utah Legislative Session 2017: Schools, marijuana, guns and hate crimes

Though Monday marked the first day of the 2017 Utah Legislature, the action is just beginning at the Capitol. Bills still are being processed and numbered (the deadline is Feb. 2), budgets are being negotiated, and committees are only starting [...]

Provo’s 2017 goals: Keep Provo prosperous

This year Provo will tackle parking problems with new vigor, start working on expanding the airport’s terminal, turn BRT critics to fans, work on a city center solution, and more. In front of the largest crowd ever for a Provo State of [...]

New app will get help to heart-attack victims faster

Your wife, husband, friend, co-worker, stranger standing next to you in line collapses — it’s a heart attack. You pull our your phone and call 911, then wait. You don’t know CPR or how to use an AED. But what if there were a way [...]

Provo City Council considering new system for their raises

Imagine this: It’s your job to determine how much you should be paid. You’ve got to publicly discuss and defend that amount, then vote on it. That process may be one of the reasons the Provo City Council hasn’t changed its [...]

Going up: 5 reasons 2016 was a good year for Utah Valley

It’s no secret that Utah Valley is growing by leaps and bounds, and 2016 didn’t disappoint. The LDS Church opened a new temple, cities built new parks, developers announced the reinvention of existing shopping areas and UTA is working [...]

Christmas countdown: United Way’s Sub for Santa program still needs help

Donors have helped more than 1,300 families, with 3,911 kids. But as of Tuesday, 78 families who’d applied for help from United Way’s Sub for Santa program still needed sponsors. Every year for more than 35 years, United Way of [...]

Out with the Malt Shoppe, in with burritos

Stan’s east of BYU. Brand X in Springville. Magleby’s at Village Green in Provo. And Malt Shoppe, a fixture of University Avenue for decades. But now they’re all gone. It’s been more than a year since Provo’s landmark [...]

The Mix — formerly Plumtree Shopping Center — moves ahead in Provo

In March, the struggling Plumtree Shopping Center got some good news. It had been sold, and it was going to be redeveloped. Since then, the new owners and city have been working behind the scenes to get the project moving — and now it can. On [...]

Phantom dumper seeping funds from Orem with illegal dumping

Orem‘s phantom dumper is still hard at work. The city got a break the week of Thanksgiving. But on Tuesday, the dumper was back at it — dumping some kind of natural, fibrous waste down one of the city’s manholes. The dumping has [...]

New mountain bike course coming to Provo

Mountain bikers will have a new place to ride in Provo come spring, when the city finishes a course at Slate Canyon Park. City crews started working on the beginning to intermediate course earlier this fall. City officials had hoped it would [...]

Lip hair, I care: Orem raising awareness for men’s health in ‘Movember’

You might have noticed some men growing out their facial hair this month. But it’s not because they’re lazy or want to keep their faces warm — they’re trying to raise awareness of men’s physical and mental health issues. [...]