News

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Education

Students showcase creativity and innovation in Rube Goldberg STEM competition

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One student’s task was to use a leaf blower that would blow an inflatable ball until it hit multiple objects before a box of cereal would be poured into a bowl.


Police & Fire

Weber County law enforcement wives unite to protect police, sheriff's deputies

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Members of Blue Line Ladies raise funds to acquire protective vests and have so far donated 44 of them to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.


Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Business

The Latest: Trump floats idea of rule change to end shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says if the government shutdown drags on, Republicans should consider changing the rules in the Senate to make it easier to pass legislation without votes from Democrats. But Democratic Sen....


Government

Mick Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

Trump Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he’s been at the center of a government shutdown. But this time he is arguing against it and...


Business

Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdown

APTOPIX Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown that stretched into a second day Sunday. The finger-pointing played out in rare...


Business

High 2018 yields don't mean market turmoil

(c) 2018, Bloomberg View. The performance of U.S. Treasuries in 2017 confounded many, as the bonds kept to range-bound trading in the context of both higher growth and rate tightening by the Federal Reserve that went beyond initial market expectations. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that...


Business

Convenience stores getting squeezed by fast food, dollar stores

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. convenience store industry is facing an inconvenient truth: Americans are changing the way they shop for snacks and drinks. The nation’s 154,500 convenience stores are getting squeezed by competition from all sides. Fast-food restaurants and supermarkets are slugging...


Business

Save the snowpack, save the water supply

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Between droughts and floods, the last decade has offered water managers in the Southwest a preview of how climate change could impact a supply largely dependent on winter snow. This year’s disappointing snowpack has them worried again. “Water and climate change are joined at...


Business

Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


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