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UV Chamber of Commerce bids farewell to Val Hale

The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce announced today the resignation of the Chamber’s president and CEO Val Hale. Hale has accepted a position as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development after being [...]

Where are the women?

For Anona Sobczak, it started with a photo. The Provo woman was reading a post on Provo Mayor John Curtis’s blog when she noticed a photo of a breakfast meeting the mayor had with a group of involved residents — none of whom were women. [...]

Non-LDS BYU commencement speakers (and what they said)

As BYU finishes out another school year, Craig Allen Cardon of the Seventy will come to Provo to speak at the Thursday, April 24 services. This continues a long tradition of general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [...]

Provo mayor set to make another ‘epic’ announcement

PROVO — One year after Provo Mayor John Curtis announced Google Fiber was coming to Provo, Curtis is set to make another significant announcement. Curtis posted on his blog Monday that, in lieu of people inevitably asking him what the announcement [...]

12 life-changing bills you missed at the Utah State Legislature

Every year, your Utah state senator and representative gather with all other Utah lawmakers for 45 intense days of debating, politicizing and lawmaking. Last week, gavels pounded in the State Capitol building, ringing the end of the 2014 session. [...]

Will Romney run again? ‘No, no, no’

Mitt Romney says he won’t do it again. After two failed presidential runs, Romney seems to be giving his final answer to the oft-asked question of whether he’ll try once more. “No, no, no,” he told the New York Times. “I’m not running [...]

Utah caucuses to be held this week

Utah Democrats and Republicans will have a chance to elect delegates this week in their individual political party caucuses. The Utah County Democratic Party will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at three different locations throughout Utah County: [...]

2014 could be year of the gas tax

Provo’s city council joined with others around the state and unanimously approved a resolution this week supporting new revenue streams to fund road maintenance. What that means: the option for an additional 3 percent gas tax. Cities [...]

Lehi rep wants to ensure clergy not forced to perform same-sex marriages

Worried that courts might find that the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment trumps the First Amendment, Rep. Jake Anderegg is sponsoring a bill and a resolution for a constitutional amendment to keep Utah clergy from being forced to [...]

Provo Rec Center won’t open on Sundays

PROVO — Despite some vigorous discussion happening on social media, Provo is not considering opening the new Recreation Center on Sundays. The city is working on a Parks and Rec Master Plan, which will be considered at the municipal council [...]

Governor Herbert pardons turkey at Thanksgiving Point

Utah Governor Gary Herbert pardoned “Tommy Boy,” a 51-pound Norbest turkey today at Thanksgiving Point. Tommy Boy will live out the rest of his days at Thanksgiving Point. Governor Herbert said we have need to give thanks for [...]

Lady First

Jeanette Herbert keeps one foot in Orem and the other in the governor’s mansion By Jeanette Bennett, utahvalley360.com Photography by INSTUDIO by Kenneth Linge Governor Gary Herbert and his wife of 41 years, Jeanette, spend weekdays at the [...]

Would-be First Lady is a First-Rate Lady

By Jeanette W. Bennett, Photos by Kenneth Linge Ann Romney is not just “the wife that Mitt built.” She has opinions, community board positions and horses all her own. But for 12 months, Ann put the campaign before the horse and traveled [...]

Political Stats – 2008

5 U.S. presidents have smiled on Happy Valley Our Cougar blue turns bright red when it comes to politics (which sometimes translates to invisible when it comes to political attention). But Utah County has still managed to attract visits from [...]

Taking a Turn at Bat

BY GREG BENNETT, utahvalley360.com Senate Majority Leader Curtis S. Bramble names 4 top legislative issues Before a 9 a.m. appointment with Utah Valley Magazine, Senate Majority Leader Curtis S. Bramble had already met with Provo city officials [...]

Everyone’s Valentine

BY GREG BENNETT, utahvalley360.com Senate president talks taxes, vouchers and Mitt — plus, a political announcement UV: What motivates you to want to serve in the state senate? JV: I’ve always had a big mouth. I remember one time spouting [...]

The Elephant in the Room

BY GREG BENNETT  | ILLUSTRATION BY AARON TAYLOR, utahvalley360.com 6 political questions lead to answers about Utah Valley’s crimson craze Homogenous. Uniform. Identical. For decades, Utah Valley residents have been labeled — especially [...]

15 Minutes with Mitt Romney

Utah Valley Magazine Editor Jeanette Bennett met with Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Salt Lake City this summer. Here is a portion of their conversation about Provo, laughter, the Olympics and his new book, “Turnaround.” UV: What [...]

Gary vs. Goliaths

County Commissioner Gary Herbert hopes to be the first governor from Utah County — but he faces well-known opponents By Jeanette W. Bennett The Gary Herbert family. Top row from left: son-in-law Ben Cahoon, daughter Heather Herbert, Gary, [...]

1 Year to 2002

Ed Carter, utahvalley360.com Imagine it’s the afternoon of Feb. 9, 2002, and you’re making your way across downtown Provo toward The Peaks Ice Arena. Within minutes, a hockey official drops the puck at center ice and Utah County’s first-ever [...]