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Kristine Kim

Conserve Utah Valley aims to protect open spaces throughout Utah Valley

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Conserve Utah Valley is an organization dedicated in preserving open spaces through Utah Valley, including local gems like Bridal Veil Falls.

Utah House committee passes online dating safety bill

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A proposed bill in the Utah House of Representatives aims to make criminal records more widely available to users of dating apps in order to help decrease rates of sexual and domestic violence.
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Provo City Council reallocates CARES act funds in split vote

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Provo City Council discussed the best way to reallocate over $7 million from the federal CARES Act in their meeting on Feb. 16. Two of the proposed items have been continued to the next city council meeting on March 2.
Allie Blacker

City Council faces land battle for west Provo grocery store

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Provo City Council passed an ordinance on Feb. 2 to rezone 11 acres of land owned partially by Smith's-Kroger in order to allow the city to zone other land in the area for a grocery store. Other grocers have been hesitant to build in west Provo because of the land owned by Smith's, leaving residents of west Provo to have to cross the freeway in order to do their grocery shopping.
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Bill to teach consent in Utah schools fails to pass committee

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A bill that would have required Utah schools to include consent in their public sex education classes was defeated this week in Utah's house education committee.
Allison McArthur

Some stores pay employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Trader Joe's, Dollar General and other companies are incentivizing their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine with a cash bonus.