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Davis County Sheriff Terry Richardson won't run for re-election

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Todd Richardson, Davis County sheriff since 2011, has decided not to run for re-election. For the past two years, his office has been the subject of controversies over at least seven jail deaths and his battles with county officials over alleged spending improprieties.


Republicans tell Trump: Lay off Mueller _ but take no action

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president —...


Docs Worry There’s ‘Nowhere To Send’ New And Expectant Moms With Depression

Lawmakers in California will begin debate next month on a bill that would require doctors to screen new moms for mental health problems — once while they’re pregnant and again after they give birth. But many obstetricians and pediatricians bristle at the idea, saying they are afraid to screen new...


Congress Tackles The Opioid Epidemic. But How Much Will It Help?

The nation’s opioid epidemic has been called today’s version of the 1980s AIDS crisis. In a speech Monday, President Donald Trump pushed for a tougher federal response, emphasizing a tough-on-crime approach for drug dealers and more funding for treatment. And Congress is upping the ante, via a...


KEN MIDKIFF: When was it that we gave all authority over gun measures to the NRA?

I must have missed something, but I have voted in every local, state and federal election for many years. In spite of that, I don’t remember any election where we gave the National Rifle Association complete authority over local, state and federal laws or regulations pertaining to firearms. But,...


GUEST COMMENTARY: Teachers deserve a raise. Here’s how to fund it

Teachers are ready to revolt. That’s the message we should take away from West Virginia, where educators in every county went on strike recently. The teachers secured a major victory, including a 5 percent raise for state employees. The win couldn’t be more well-deserved. Teachers across the...


AP FACT CHECK: Trump tests reality in blasting Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest barrage of tweets attacking investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election stretched the bounds of credulity, from false claims that “no crime” had been uncovered to assertions that his campaign had been cleared of collusion with Russia....


Fed set to raise rates as Powell gives 1st news conference

Federal Reserve Look Ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve’s first meeting under Jerome Powell’s leadership will likely end Wednesday with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes. But investors will be most attuned to what Powell signals at his first news conference about whether and how...


Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law. That from a top administration official. It’s a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to...


The Latest: White House says no plan to fire Mueller

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, and the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump isn’t thinking about or talking about firing special counsel Robert...

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