Utah drought conditions, landscape raise questions of fire risk

Both urban and wildland fires in Provo can be exacerbated by drought conditions, raising questions of whether something like Boulder's recent fire could happen in Utah County.

Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for large private companies, BYU still enforces

Starting Jan. 20 BYU is requiring attendees of indoor public events on campus to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to gain access to the event venue, despite the Supreme Court's recent block of President Biden's nationwide vaccine mandate..

Caution, safety standards can help prevent fires in homes

Utahns can take simple steps to prevent fires in the home, which are mostly caused by human error and sparked by candles, electrical malfunctions and thermal runaway in lithium-ion batteries.

Utahns share how their families were affected by the Colorado wildfires

Wildfires northwest of Denver on Dec. 30 surged with winds up to 105 mph leaving nearly 1,000 structures destroyed, including homes, businesses and hospitals. Families of BYU students were affected by these fires.

House investigation continues through Jan. 6 insurrection anniversary

It's the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and the House of Representatives is continuing to investigate the incident.

Snarled supply chain slows home building despite record demand in Utah County

Even as the Biden administration works to ease the pain at the ports in Long Beach, Los Angeles and elsewhere, contractors are struggling to keep up with the demand for home construction. Inventory is lean which makes it difficult for contractors to get the materials they need to build a home. Materials are purchased at much higher costs and received after longer wait times compared to previous years.
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