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Medical professionals plead with public to vaccinate

As coronavirus vaccine boosters are becoming available, some local health professionals are frustrated that sizable groups of people still haven't taken their first initial dose. “We still have a lot of people in the community who need that first and second dose,” said Amy Carter, ...

Utah County Commission endorses Breastfeeding Month; changes county policy

August is National Breastfeeding Month and while people have debated on whether to do it or not, the health benefits to infants are evident. On Wednesday, the Utah County Commission unanimously approved a resolution submitted by Commissioner Amelia Powers Gardner supporting National ...

Baptist minister speaks on overcoming prejudice in LDS church magazine

In an effort that reflects the ongoing friendship and common goals between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a special interview on overcoming prejudice is featured in the September digital and print Liahona ...

Fundraiser launched for Payson family after 2-year-old killed in auto accident

A Payson family is looking for financial support from the community after their 2-year-old son was killed in an auto pedestrian accident on the 4th of July.According to the Payson Police Department, police and emergency responders were dispatched to an accident around 400 S. 400 East just after ...

Big return of Freedom Festival has organizers seeing red, white and blue

To say America’s Freedom Festival at Provo was a success, could be a slight understatement.It appears that a year without the Fourth of July celebrations left many people wanting to celebrate this summer.From the packed Freedom Awards Gala at the Utah Valley Convention Center to the Grand ...

Some Orem residents need potty training

In August of 2016, the Orem wastewater treatment plant had its first experience with what was soon to be dubbed the Phantom Dumper.While never caught, although there was a bounty on Dumper’s head, the non-toxic masses of fibrous goo the Dumper was putting in the sewer system continued causing ...

Provo mayoral candidate disqualified for not reporting finances

Provo mayoral candidate Dalton Beebe has been disqualified for not turning in his campaign financial statements by the deadline of June 29.“He failed to turn in his financial report in time,” said Amanda Ercanbrack, city recorder. “I’ve tried to reach him by email or phone without ...