Government

House District 9 voters have two distinct options this November

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OGDEN — While no debates or town halls are scheduled between House District 9’s...

Government

Parents ask for change after 'near misses' at crosswalk near Uintah Elementary

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A busy intersection near Uintah Elementary gets frightening at least twice a day as children make their way to and from school. “Jared Way and Eastwood Boulevard is the most dangerous intersection, the one we’re most concerned with,” Cynthia Steadman told Weber County...


Government

Supreme Court in holding pattern, awaiting ninth justice

Supeme Court New Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to begin its new term as it ended the last one, down one justice and ideologically deadlocked on a range of issues. The absence of a ninth justice since Antonin Scalia’s death in February has hamstrung the court in several cases and forced the justices to...


Government

Interested in applying for RAMP funding in Weber County? Help is available

Weber County hosting RAMP grant training

Sales tax funds that fuel recreation, arts, museums and parks in Weber County —  known as RAMP — involve a grant application process that might seem cumbersome at first. So Weber County Commissioners are offering help to climb that learning curve by encouraging aspiring...


Government

US mood hardens as leader of ally Philippines stokes outrage

US Philippines

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the body count mounts in the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs, and its combative president’s rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening. Influential U.S. lawmakers are warning that the extra-judicial killings in the drug war —...


National

Twitter, 'lies' and videotape: Trump shames beauty queen

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Plunging deeper into campaign controversy, Donald Trump publicly shamed a former beauty queen on Friday for her “disgusting” sexual past and then — in one of presidential history’s more bizarre moments — encouraged Americans to watch a “sex tape” he said would support his...


Government

The Latest: Ivanka Trump promotes dad's childcare proposals

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 8:30 p.m. Donald Trump is out with a new ad starring his daughter, Ivanka, one of the GOP nominee’s most effective advocates. The ad appears aimed at women and touts Trump’s recently announced proposals for childcare tax...


Local

Dispatchers describe efforts to handle calls following Northern Utah tornado

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The first time Weber Area dispatcher Kevin Messer heard about a tornado touching down in Washington Terrace on Sept. 22, it wasn’t through a 911 call. It was his daughter’s text message, and about his house. Dispatch supervisors in Weber, Davis, Layton and Clearfield said...


Government

Davis County candidates discuss education, Medicaid with voters

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Tuesday night, Sept. 27, at the Davis Applied Technology College, Rep. Steve Handy and six other Davis County candidates gathered before a crowd of about 40, introducing themselves and answering questions submitted by the audience


Environment

Utah drinking water contains too much cancer-causing chromium-6, report says

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EPA data shows that chromium-6 levels in Weber, Davis and Box Elder counties exceeds a health goal adopted by California, which was a standard set after a report showed the contaminant could cause cancer. 


Government

Utah Senate candidate under fire for anti-gay Facebook comments

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He wrote on a Facebook wall that the teenager committed “sins” for completing suicide and being gay. 


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