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Last Updated May 30, 2016 09:46AM

There’s a joke among Salt Lake City liberals that going to Utah County is like penetrating the Iron Curtain, and sometimes the officials south of Point of the Mountain perform in a way that bolsters the premise. A group of Provo and Orem residents launched separate petition drives to get ballot referendums in each city to repeal approvals from the two City Councils for a bus rapid-transit system. In Provo, those signature seekers say they are being harassed by city officials who support the project. In one incident, a woman …

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