Video of the Day: Wildfire gets close to the Utah State Capitol

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A wildfire in Sandhurst, close to Ensign Peak, is currently visible to Utahns living near the Utah State Capitol. The mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted and the fire has reached 10% containment. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Utah Legislature adds Ten Commandments to Utah school curriculum

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H.B. 269, which added the Ten Commandments to public school’s list of historical documents and as a part of the curriculum, went into effect on July 1.

Police Beat: July 13-21

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A complainant reported that their Canyon Grizl XXL road bike, valued at $1,900, was stolen from the back of their vehicle while it was parked. The theft occurred sometime within 12 hours of the report. No security footage was taken and there is no suspect information at this time.

Sports swap: Olympic athletes with multiple athletic careers

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Stephanie Rovetti, former BYU women’s basketball player, is now...

Karen Bybee: Contributing logistics to the Church’s committee for the Paris Olympic Games

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Anticipating an opportunity to strengthen the rising generation throughout...

Video of the Day: American journalist convicted in Russia

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American journalist, Evan Gershkovich, was arrested in Russia under suspicion of espionage in March 2023. On July 22 he was convicted and sentenced to sixteen years in prison. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield has condemned the conviction, saying that Gershkovich was only arrested for being an American journalist.

Cougars Weigh In: Reactions to Olympic Trials and Triumphs

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Cougars Weigh In: Reactions to Olympic Trials and TriumphsAs...

Past and present Big 12 athletes heading to Olympics

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Past and present Big 12 athletes heading to OlympicsDozens...

Video of the Day: Paris mayor jumps in the River Seine

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Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, jumped into the River Seine on July 17 in anticipation for the upcoming Olympics. Hidalgo's swim is in response to concerns that the river is too polluted for the olympic athletes to swim in and celebrate the historic location for the Olympics Opening Ceremony on July 26.

Video of the Day: Post Malone accepts a Book of Mormon

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Returned missionary, Micah Hyde, finished his two years of service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by giving a copy of the Book of Mormon to Post Malone at the St George Airport on July 16. When the singer came to congratulate the elder for coming home, Hyde handed Malone the book saying it’s “the best book in the world.”

How to protect your personal information

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Educational institutions across the United States have been victims of thousands of data breaches since 2005, leaking over 37 million records, according to a 2024 report by Comparitech. 60% of these attacks occurred at colleges or universities.
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After Southern Utah heat-related deaths, emergency responders advise Utahns to stay safe

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After a woman passed away in Snow Canyon State Park and a father and daughter passed away in Canyonlands National Park, with heat exhaustion being factors in both instances, professionals advise Utahns to stay hydrated and safe during the hottest months of the year.
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Rocky Mountain Power submits rate increase application, students respond

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Rocky Mountain Power submitted an application to the Utah Public Service Commission on June 28 that, if accepted, will increase customers’ electric bills in two parts over 25%.

Video of the Day: Country singer’s off-key performance of National Anthem goes viral

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Country singer Ingrid Andress’ rendition of the National Anthem at the Home Run Derby has gone viral. The singer made a statement on July 16 that her out of tune performance was due to being under the influence of alcohol, and is seeking the help necessary after this experience.
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Tonya Fischio encourages students to let Christ’s light shine through them

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Tonya Fischio, assistant Dean of Communications at the College of Life Sciences, compared stained glass and polished agate to the light of Jesus Christ at the July 16 devotional.

New BYU Creamery on Ninth to open in 2025

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On Friday, July 12, a groundbreaking was held for the new Creamery on Ninth, set to open in 2025.

Video of the Day: Boeing plane tires explode at the Tampa International Airport

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An American Airlines plane, a Boeing 737-800, at Tampa International Airport lost its tire during takeoff on July 10. The flight was canceled, no injuries were sustained, and the passengers received a replacement flight to Phoenix, Arizona.

Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

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Former President Donald Trump chose Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his running mate on Monday, picking a onetime critic who became a loyal ally and is now the first millennial to join a major-party ticket at a time of deep concern about the advanced age of America’s political leaders. 

Electric boxes color streets of downtown Provo

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The streets of downtown Provo are lined with colorful designs from local artists on non-traditional canvases — electric boxes.  
A sign reads "the journey to Paris runs through downtown Orlando"

Dr. Iain Hunter’s Lab Measures Olympic Success

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USA Track & Field athletes finished their qualifying rounds...

Video of the Day: Trump survives assassination attempt

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Chaos erupted at a Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania as a shooter attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump on Saturday, July 13. The former U.S. president’s face was bloodied as the Secret Service rushed him off the stage to safety. A bystander identified as Corey Comperatore was killed from the attempt, two bystanders were injured and the shooter has been reported as dead from the Secret Service.

Police Beat: July 6-12

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Officers were approached by a young adult who was crying and asked to talk with them.

The Hidden Struggles of Olympic Aspirations: The Journey of BYU Alum Taylor Sander

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The Hidden Struggles of Olympic Aspirations: The Journey of...

Trump injured but ‘fine’ after attempted assassination at rally, shooter and one attendee are dead

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ormer President Donald Trump was the target of an apparent assassination attempt Saturday at a Pennsylvania rally, days before he was to accept the Republican nomination for a third time.

Utahn Taylor Booth making his way to the Olympics

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The official roster for the U.S. Men's Olympic soccer...

As Utah exits drought, heatwave brings hotter-than-average temperatures

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A recent heatwave brings temperatures up to as high as 102 degrees in Provo and may affect drought conditions in the future.

Shedeur Sanders says “I know we’re everybody’s Super Bowl.” Is he right?

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Shedeur Sanders "I know we're everybody's Super Bowl." Is...

Video of the Day: President Biden supports Ukraine at NATO summit

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U.S. President Joe Biden opened the 75th anniversary of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) on July 9th. During his address, he supported Ukraine saying “Ukraine can and will stop Putin.”

Video of the Day: Man arrested with hamsters in his pants

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Columbus, Ohio Police released body cam footage of a pet store burglar smuggling hamsters in his pants.

Lessons learned from year one in the Big 12

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LAS VEGAS — The 2023 football season was not...

Big 12 Media Days through the lens

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Big 12 Media Days through the lensThe Big 12...

BYU’s quarterback battle continues

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BYU's quarterback battle continuesThe fight for BYU's starting quarterback...

Big 12 media days recap: The BYU perspective

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Big 12 media day recap: The BYU perspectiveBYU coach...

Jimmer steals the show at Big 12 media days

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Jimmer steals the show at Big 12 media daysSurprise...

How Big 12 players and coaches view the growing prominence of sports betting

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LAS VEGAS — This year, Big 12 Football Media...

Salt Lake City plans to revitalize downtown with a 0.5% sales tax

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The Smith Entertainment Group is currently working on approvals with Salt Lake City to renovate the Delta Center and create a Sports, Entertainment, Culture and Convention District downtown.

The Future of the College Football Playoffs: Jumping from 4 to 12

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The Future of the College Football Playoffs: Jumping from 4...

Biden spotlights support for NATO as he looks to use summit to help reset stumbling campaign

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President Joe Biden welcomed NATO leaders to Washington on Tuesday by celebrating their unity against Russia’s Ukraine aggression and underscoring America’s ironclad commitment to the alliance under his watch.

How the new four corner school’s make Big 12 must-watch TV

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How the new 'four corner' schools make Big 12...

Multicultural students participate as SOAR counselors

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SOAR, an annual camp for multicultural high school seniors, recently finished the first session on BYU campus.

Community shares art at RaYnbow Collective’s ‘LGBTQ+ at BYU’ art show

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The RaYnbow Collective’s fourth annual art show, “LGBTQ+ at BYU: Beyond the Cosmos,” featured artwork submitted by students, alumni and more.

The Holy War returns at Big 12 Media Days

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The Holy War returns at Big 12 Media DaysLAS...

Behind the Scenes of Big 12 Media Days

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Behind the Scenes of Big 12 Media DaysLAS VEGAS...

Video of the Day: Hurricane Beryl wreaks havoc in Texas

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The Category 1 Hurricane Beryl’s North Eastern trajectory across the United States has left much of Texas in watery disaster. President Joe Biden shared his concerns for citizens caught in the storm on X (formerly Twitter), saying he’d make sure Texans have the resources necessary for this time.

Dean of Undergraduate Education speaks on navigating spiritual journeys

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Richard Gill, the dean of Undergraduate Education and the BYU Biology Department chair, gave a devotional counseling students on how to approach navigating their spiritual journeys on Tuesday, July 9.

The Provo Farmers Market encourages local entrepreneurship

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The Provo Farmers Market is open at Pioneer Park every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from June until late October.

Brett Yormark opens Big 12 Football media days with high expectations for the league

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Brett Yormark opens Big 12 Football media days with...

BYU’s Bella Folino awarded the Bob Bowlsby Award

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BYU's Bella Folino awarded the Bob Bowlsby AwardLAS...

Harrington Center for the Arts hosts ‘Chalk it Up’

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The Harrington Center for the Arts used the last weekend of June to color the summer with Utah's "Chalk it Up" festival.

Video of the Day: Italian volcano erupts on Sicily’s northern coast

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The Italian Fire Brigade (Vigili del Fuoco) caught video footage of the most recent Mount Stromboli eruption on Sicily’s northern coast. The footage was caught on July 4 and they are continuing to monitor the island.
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