09222017

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 [...]

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When John Curtis was sworn in as Provo mayor seven years ago, his downtown office had forest green carpet, outdated furniture and wood paneling.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 [...]

LDS First Presidency and apostles congratulate Trump on presidential victory

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Wednesday morning congratulating U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. “We invite Americans everywhere, whatever [...]

2016 Utah County election results: Trump voted president, Alpine School Bond passes

Utah was a red state, then maybe a swing state, then quickly again a red state. Not long after polls closed in the state on Tuesday night, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the state’s six electoral votes. Though the presidential [...]

7 tips for talking politics with your kids

My 9 year-old came home from school a few months ago and ask me earnestly: “Is Donald Trump going to ruin my future?” Caught off guard, I bumbled some neutral, placating answer like, “Oh, no, life will go on, we’ll talk [...]

Voters’ Guide: 10 important elections on the ballot besides president

Believe it or not, the election season has almost reached its end. Nine months after the presidential primaries were held in February of this year, the American people will visit the polls and decide the outcome of the Donald Trump vs. Hillary [...]

Presidential candidate Evan McMullin calls for ‘new conservative movement’ at Provo Library speech

Presidential candidate Evan McMullin called for a “new conservative movement” and a return to the United States’ foundational ideals and principles in a speech at a filled-to-the-brim Provo City Library on Wednesday evening. “In [...]

Primary election 101: Where, when, how to vote

Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, unaffiliated or a member of another party, there’s something on the primary election ballot for you. As of June 21, more than 10 percent of registered voters statewide had cast ballots — [...]

Cruz, Sanders top GOP front-runners to earn Utah’s delegates

With an abnormally large turnout for the Utah caucus on Tuesday night, the runners-up took home the majority of delegates. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Utah Republican caucus with 68 percent of the vote, which left Republican front-runner Donald [...]

Presidential candidates plan Utah events for Friday and Saturday

While the Republican debate was cancelled in Salt Lake for Monday, March 21, three presidential nominee hopefuls have scheduled Utah events this weekend in preparation for the March 22 caucus. Republicans Ohio Gov. John Kasich has three events [...]

Mitt Romney attacks Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy

Gov. Mitt Romney spoke at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Center Thursday morning to address state of the 2016 presidential race. At the beginning of his speech, Romney re-affirmed that he wouldn’t announce his candidacy for [...]

People’s Lobby is a new, faster way for issues to go from Provo residents to law

Do you have an idea about an issue in Provo and would like to see the city council consider it? Until now that meant getting the attention of a council member who was willing to put it on a council agenda and have the council’s staff [...]

Provo retail woes seek solutions in community event

Years after the loss of major retail stores like Target and Nordstrom, Provo residents are questioning whether the city’s retail environment will thrive or be left forgotten. Looking toward its big brother city to the north, Orem, residents [...]

Former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart dies at 46

Utah’s first female House Speaker Becky Lockhart died in her Provo home early Saturday afternoon at the age of 46 family confirmed. Lockhart suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob, an extremely rare and unrecoverable neurodegenerative brain [...]

10 funniest jokes Mitt Romney cracked at his BYU speech

Mitt Romney is known by many titles: businessman, LDS Church member and, mostly recently, as the former Republican presidential candidate — but he isn’t known for being a jokester. Stepping out of the strict and serious stereotype the [...]

Mitt Romney writes touching letter to wife for Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases inauguration

Ann Romney knows what it’s like to stand in the shadow of her husband, but today she is stepping out of the shadow and into the spotlight — and her husband, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wants everyone to know [...]

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 [...]