Panama’s high court declared a mining contract unconstitutional. Here’s what’s happening next
PANAMA CITY (AP) — In a historic ruling, Panama’s Supreme Court this week declared that legislation granting a Canadian copper mine a 20-year concession was unconstitutional, a decision celebrated by thousands of Panamanians activists who had argued the project would damage a forested coastal area and threaten water supplies.
Iconic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center illuminated in midst of pro-Palestinian protest
NEW YORK (AP) — The iconic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was lit by more than 50,000 multicolored lights Wednesday night as crowds massed in New York City for the holiday tradition. The massive tree — a 12 ton, 80-foot-tall Norway spruce from upstate New York — was illuminated...
Hurricane season that saw storms from California to Nova Scotia ends Thursday
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A busy hurricane season that saw the National Hurricane Center in Miami issue the first ever tropical storm warning for the coast of California and hurricane warnings as far north as Nova Scotia is coming to a close Thursday night. The Atlantic basin had...
Reawakened American Fork theater to show Christmas classics this holiday season
Throughout the holiday season, Maven Cinemas in American Fork will be showing 24 Christmas movies and nine “Christmas-adjacent” movies — films that take place in the winter or have Christmas as part of the plot. The local theater — previously known as Towne Cinemas before it closed...
Strong and steady: Lone Peak junior Samantha Sellers honored as 2023 Utah Valley Girls Soccer Player of the Year
How do you stand out on a team loaded with elite players?. The Lone Peak girls soccer squad certainly fit that description in 2023 with gifted athletes at just about every position who contributed to the team’s impressive run to the 6A state title. Junior Samantha Sellers, however, stood...
Letter: A misunderstanding of God’s love for his children
My comments are in response to your Guest Opinion on November 20, 2023 by Jade Henderson entitled “Reflections on the “chosen race.”. You provided Mr. Henderson 32 column inches to articulately imply that Heavenly Father is an elitist. He evidently defines the term chosen as referring to some form of elitism. Heavenly Father has never been elitist, in the Old Testament, the New Testament, Another Testament, or any testament, and never will be, worlds without end. He loves all His children equally and without limit.
Letter: Problems with discrimination at Cedar Valley High
My name is Emily Adams and I am a senior at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain. I would like to bring to your attention the issue of discrimination on the basis of race at Cedar Valley High School. This is an issue that students and teachers of all races face everyday. And they are not being met with the same attention white students and teachers are receiving.
UN weather agency says 2023 is the hottest year on record, warns of further climate extremes ahead
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.N. weather agency said Thursday that 2023 is all but certain to be the hottest year on record, and warning of worrying trends that suggest increasing floods, wildfires, glacier melt, and heat waves in the future. The World Meteorological Organization also warned...
Letter: Utah’s state flag is perfect just the way it is
We have had our state flag since January 4th 1896 — 127 years, why change this great piece of history?. Utah’s official flag was adopted in 1913. The flag has a deep blue field with the state seal in the center, surrounded by yellow fringe. The state seal was designed by Harry Emmett Edwards in 1986. In the center of the flag is a bald eagle above a beehive (symbolizing hard work), surrounded by sego lilies (representing peace) and two US flags. The word “Industry” and the dates 1847 and 1896 appear on the flag. 1847 is the year Brigham Young led a group of his Mormon followers to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah in order to find religious freedom and establish a new base for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Group staff effort prepares Cougars for each game
The BYU men’s basketball program added some more staff members for the 2023-24 season. Then they knocked down some wall, literally and figuratively. The move into the Big 12 and some adjustments from the NCAA have pushed the Cougars to increase their staff in all sports, including basketball. This...
Best of the Best: 2023 Daily Herald All-Valley Girls Soccer Team
Here are the top girls soccer players in the Utah Valley area in 2023:. Player of the Year: Samantha Sellers, Jr. F, Lone Peak. Sellers was an elite creator who both scored (17 goals) and set up teammates (13 assists) as she powered the Knight offense to play its best. She also sacrificed for the team, playing with a torn labrum and separated shoulder, while still being a caring, fun leader for Lone Peak as it won the 6A title.
Letter: More action needed to purge illegal vaping devices
How is it that products that our federal government has banned coast to coast are the same ones that Utah’s children are using the most?. Recent findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey reported that disposable e-cigarettes remain the product of choice for middle and high school students. There are more than 1.2 million youth using e-cigarettes, and illegal Chinese manufacturers Elf Bar and Esco Bar rank 1st and 2nd among youth. While the FDA and CDC are praising a decrease in use by high schoolers, middle school e-cigarette use is on the rise. It is highly concerning to see younger kids using these highly addictive and dangerous products.
Pilots were avoiding Provo Airport airspace before fatal Slate Canyon crash, survivor says
National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the fatal Nov. 14 plane crash in Provo that killed two men and left another seriously injured. The report was released Thursday and states the surviving passenger told investigators he believed the pilots were attempting to avoid the Provo Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport airspace when flying into Slate Canyon.
McClanahan steal allows UVU men’s basketball to hold off Seattle in WAC opener
Up by three points with under 30 seconds to play against Seattle in Wednesday’s WAC opener at the UCCU Center in Orem, the UVU men’s basketball team came out of a timeout knowing one defensive stop might be the key to getting a win. The Redhawks had answered...
Zito: Tunnel to Towers expands mission to leave no veteran behind
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Two Augusts ago, I joined Frank Siller a few miles from his quest to reach this Somerset County borough as part of his 537-mile tribute walk to all those lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The walk started in Washington, D.C., and would end at Ground Zero in New York just in time for the 20th anniversary of the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center.
Wolverines threatened with extinction as climate change melts their snowy mountain refuges, US says
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed federal protections under a Biden administration proposal released Wednesday in response to scientists warning that climate change will likely melt away the rare species’ snowy mountain refuges. Across most of the U.S., wolverines were wiped out by...
Mark Alfred Nuzman
Mark Alfred Nuzman, born on the 17th of April, 1942 in Spanish Fork, UT, completed his earthly journey on November 25, 2023. A loyal and talented man, Mark was a beacon of light in the lives of those who were fortunate to know him. His life, deeply rooted in the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a testament to his firm belief and enduring faith.
Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, dies at 100
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He was 100. With his gruff yet...
Utah County expecting a deficit for 2024 budget; public hearing scheduled for next week
Because of high inflation and a slowing economy, the Utah County government will see a deficit in its budget for next year. The County Commission will hold a public hearing next week to discuss the upcoming budget. Utah County will be operating in a “deficit-spending scenario,” said Commission Chair Amelia...
Mojo.ie unveils collaborative masterpieces: A fusion of nature, art and exploration
In an enchanting blend of colors and strokes, Mojo.ie presents a captivating collection of 16 paintings and 4 drawings, showcasing the artistic synergy between Melinda and Joseph Ostraff. Gouache, acrylic, natural inks, and graphite converge in a harmonious dance, resulting in a visual spectacle that transcends conventional boundaries. The genesis...
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