Election 2014: Voter turnout continues to fall

On Tuesday, 32.8 percent of registered voters in Utah County cast ballots — or 81,749 of the 249,074 people who went to the trouble to sign up to vote, according to Utah County’s preliminary election results. Tuesday’s midterm election ballot held some competitive congressional races, bond issues in Provo and Pleasant Grove, a tax increase […]

Election 2014: Republicans on top

It’s no secret that the majority of Utah County voters lean Republican, and that trend held true on Tuesday, even in the case of a Utah County commission seat with an aggressive write-in campaign that started after the Republican candidate’s past bankruptcies and legal problem came to light. Bill Freeze (28.03 percent) couldn’t overcome Republican […]

Pomp and circumstance: A graduation cartoon of Utah Valley’s salutatorians

Peek under the graduation caps and meet the valley’s valedictorians of respective sports and non-trivial pursuits. “Commencement” really means “beginning,” and these faces have plenty of pomp in their future. Kevin J Worthen Strike up “Pomp and Circumstance” because President Cecil O. Samuelson is “graduating” after an 11-year reign as BYU’s president. Marching in behind […]

The 100 coolest Mormon women alive today

If Mormons were to pick 100 women to represent the religion’s “cool” factor to a world-wide audience, who would be on the list? Here is a modest proposal in alphabetical order. Who are we missing when it comes to cool Mormon women?

40 under 40: Meet Utah Valley’s most wanted whippersnappers

Now these are persons of interest. We’re talking 40 local pros who are low on years but tops on talent — forty business-changers who prove youth isn’t always wasted on the young. BusinessQ did the county a favor and rounded up the overachievers. Scan through the lineups, find out what alias they’d put on their […]

Face to face

Roughly 85 percent of Utah Valley residents are both white and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The stereotype is that if you live in the Provo area, you must be a member of the predominant religion and ethnicity. But what if assumptions are wrong and feelings are at stake? What […]