Government

Utah audit blasts government insurance co-op for high CEO pay, pricey perks

State audit blasts CEO pay and board member perks

An audit released Wednesday by the Utah State Auditor’s Office blasted the Utah Local...

Government

Olympus Told U.S. Executives No Broad Scope Warning Needed Despite Superbug

Faced with superbug outbreaks in three countries by early 2013, Japanese device giant Olympus Corp. told U.S. executives not to issue a broad warning to American hospitals about potentially deadly infections from tainted medical scopes, internal emails show. After two dozen infections were reported...


Police & Fire

Jail deaths in Weber, Davis, Box Elder trigger investigative protocols

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Criminal, administrative and civil liability reviews are possible inside jails after someone dies in custody.


Police & Fire

Deaths in Utah's county jails support advocates' zero fatalities goal

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Medical issues, substance abuse withdrawals and suicides are the most frequent death causes in Utah’s county jails and state prison system.


Business

AP Exclusive: Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

Medicare Pricey Drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show. The cost of Medicare’s “catastrophic” prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years, from $27.7...


News

Commuters beware: Davis County Interstate 15 project starts Tuesday

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Commuters, brace yourselves. One of the most congested stretches of Interstate 15 will be under construction for the next three months. On July 26, the Utah Department of Transportation will begin work to add a new lane to I-15 from Lagoon to the Layton Parkway.


Government

'Merciless' heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US

Heat Nowhere To Hide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night. By Friday afternoon, all but one of the Lower 48 states had hit 90 degrees somewhere, with only Washington around for cooler comfort. For much...


National

The Latest: Democratic delegates mostly positive about Kaine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 between the Republican and Democratic nominating conventions (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention are giving mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president, saying he will appeal to...


Government

Ogden proposal will require secondary water for irrigation where it's possible

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The proposal stipulates those with access to secondary water systems to tap that source for irrigation instead of the city’s culinary water supply.


Government

Weber County Animal Shelter partners with Best Friends to become 'no-kill'

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An five-year agreement between the shelter and Best Friends Animal Society aims to improve the save rate for dogs and cats in the shelter.


Government

$67,000 for Utah Schools for Deaf & Blind misappropriated, audit shows

State audit shows misappropriation of funds

The missing funds went unnoticed until recent policy changes revealed possible corruption.


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