News

5 stories for Tuesday: Zika confirmed in Weber County, Roy increases property

Puerto Rico Zika

Here are the top news stories you need to know for Northern Utah on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

News

5 stories Thursday: Waterfall Canyon zipline; Joel Bolomboy's rare contract

Waterfall Canyon Zipline

Here are the top news stories you should know in Northern Utah for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.


Government

Weber County officials detail long-term goals behind hefty 2015 sick-leave

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In early 2015, 25 Weber County employees received a total of $880,712 in accumulated sick, annual and grandfathered leave payouts, intended as a stop-loss measure to fend off future ramifications from an open-ended policy enacted decades ago.


Local

Clearfield 17-year-old Eagle Scout dies after long brain cancer battle

Joshua Jones family

Joshua’s first brain tumor was found when he was 8 years old. He was diagnosed with his second tumor in April, which was caused by radiation he had eight years ago.


Government

California’s New Climate Rules Explained

Following more than a year of legislative toing and froing, California’s leaders agreed this week on how ambitious the state will be in the fight against climate change after 2020. Short answer: very. A progressive culture and Silicon Valley-style innovation a decade ago thrust California toward...


Business

J.C. Penney aims to be king of the mall as Macy's, Sears retreat

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. J.C. Penney Co. is in a surprising position more than four years after it was almost run aground by a former chief executive officer: It could be the last department store standing at your local mall. As rivals retrench, J.C. Penney is adding new merchandise, exclusive...


Government

The Latest: Chelsea Clinton to remain on foundation board

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 3:55 p.m. A spokeswoman says Chelsea Clinton will remain on the board of directors of her family’s foundation. Chelsea Clinton is the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic...


State

2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

Ranching Standoff-Nevada Pleas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman Cliven Bundy’s ranch. Gerald “Jerry” DeLemus and Blaine Cooper each admitted Thursday they conspired with others who engaged with Bundy in...


Business

BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Thursday, August 25. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.55, unchanged; hard red winter 3.90, unchanged; DNS 4.85, down 5; hard white 4.10, unchanged; BURLEY __ soft white 3.73, down 2; hard red winter...


Business

Facebook takes first step toward making money from WhatsApp deal

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Facebook is laying the groundwork for its free messaging service WhatsApp to begin making money, easing its privacy rules so data can be used for Facebook advertising and allowing businesses to message its more than one billion users. It’s the first step toward monetizing the...


Business

Groups challenge federal oil, gas leasing on climate grounds

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government needs to consider greenhouse emissions and the potential contribution to climate change before allowing oil and gas development on public land, two environmental groups asserted Thursday in a lawsuit over drilling in Western states. Industry advocates...


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