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Why libraries are good for more than just books

I’ve always been a self-pronounced book worm. My favorite part of summer vacation was getting to compete in the summer reading program at my local library. Even into college, I would spend my first few weeks of summer vacation glued to [...]

President Henry B. Eyring to speak at UVU 76th commencement

LDS leader President Henry B. Eyring will speak at Utah Valley University’s commencement exercises on May 4, according to an announcement by the Utah Valley University Board of Trustees Wednesday morning. “President Eyring has devoted [...]

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 [...]

Shape the Point of the Mountain Region’s future at public workshop tonight

IF YOU GO Where: Ashton Gardens Visitor Center at Thanksgiving Point, 3900 N. Garden Dr., Lehi, UT When: 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 Cost: FREE More Information: EnvisionUtah.org If you could determine the future of the Point of the Mountain [...]

Seoul virus infection detected in Utah County

One Utah County resident has been infected by the Seoul virus infection, according to the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) and Utah Department of Health (UDOH). The Seoul virus infection is a rare type of hantavirus that is carried by rats. “Individuals [...]

UVU President Holland reflects on 75th anniversary, pushes to prepare for even better centennial anniversary

Utah Valley University President Matthew Holland wrapped up the school’s 75th anniversary year-long celebration on Tuesday and pointed students, staff and alumni to preparing for an even better centennial celebration in 25 years as part [...]

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 [...]

‘Studio C’ character, Awkward Avoidance Viking, helping Conan on Tuesday night

Utah County’s clean sketch comedy show, “Studio C,” is appearing on late-night show “Conan” Tuesday night. In the episode’s description on Conan’s website, it says the Awkward Avoidance Viking, a “Studio [...]

Utah County welcomes last refugee family before ban

Some parents took their kids out of school early on Thursday to give them a different sort of lesson. Utah families headed to the Salt Lake City International Airport to welcome Hassan Barat Ali Hassan, Fozia Ramazan Ali Qurban Ali, their [...]

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, [...]

Lone Peak senior creates ‘buckle up’ ad to air before Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is going to be extra special for one Utah Valley teenager. Lone Peak High School senior Amy Miller won a commercial time slot for Super Bowl LI from Zero Fatalities. In January, Zero Fatalities invited Utah teenagers ages [...]

LDS Church is ‘studying’ Boy Scouts’ transgender enrollment announcement

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is once again evaluating a change to the Boy Scouts of America. On Monday, BSA announced it will now allow transgender children to join the program. The LDS Church, which has strong ties with [...]

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 [...]

Pictures from Utah officials and groups at the US Presidential Inauguration

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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 [...]

Zillow includes 3 Utah cities on Top 10 list for hottest housing market in 2017

Three Utah cities made Zillow’s list for the “Top 10 Hottest Housing Markets for 2017”: Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City. “Zillow’s 2017 list highlights that jobs and opportunities are increasingly growing in smaller [...]

Person of the Year: Provo Mayor John Curtis

When John Curtis was sworn in as Provo mayor seven years ago, his downtown office had forest green carpet, outdated furniture and wood paneling. It didn’t feel like “him,” so John went to work rebranding the office. He painted the blue [...]

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 [...]