News

In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Gender Designation Bill Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography...

Recreation

Ogden-area ski resorts pleased with weekend snow, upcoming storms

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Weber County ski resorts celebrating weekend snowfall and a potential turnaround after the January visitor shortfalls that led to lift closures.


Government

Gibson backers, officials say river project handled properly as probe continues

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The Weber County commissioner is the focus of an Ogden Police Department inquiry but maintains he did no wrong.


Environment

Podcast: Controversies swirl at future landfill near Great Salt Lake

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“Out Standing in a Field” podcasters Benjamin Zack and Leia Larsen drove across the Union Pacific Railroad Causeway, visited the site of the future landfill and surveyed the construction of its first waste cell.


Government

The Latest: Trump considers concealed carry for teachers

School Shooting Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 5:41 p.m. President Donald Trump has concluded an emotional meeting with students and parents affected by school shootings. Trump offered his thanks to the teary-eyed group of about 40 in the State Dining Room,...


Government

Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. The minutes of the Fed’s Jan. 30-31 discussions showed that the...


Government

Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's running commentary on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it’s not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosecutor, Robert Mueller wants out. That...


State

Oregon looks to hold off Stanford for regular-season title

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As of late Monday night, Oregon coach Kelly Graves wasn’t even sure who the No. 8 Ducks were playing the final week of the regular season. “It’s somewhere down in the desert — and we’ve got more work to do,” he said. The importance of the Pac-12’s final week was certainly not lost on Graves. The...


State

Anonymous threat closes Elko High School

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Nevada are investigating an anonymous threat that prompted the closure of the high school in Elko. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Elko County School Superintendent Jeff Zander decided to cancel classes and close Elko High on Wednesday based on the...


Business

Spike in bond yields upends US stock market rally

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U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday, erasing an early gain, as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields. Bond yields climbed to their highest level in four years after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its latest policy meeting. The minutes showed bullish sentiment...


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