Government

FACT CHECK: Marijuana town hall at Bonneville High School

Medical Marijuana PTSD-1

Last week’s town hall meeting at Bonneville High School focused on the ills of marijuana,...

Business

The Latest: Rubio threat to vote 'no' imperils tax bill

Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate has been jeopardized by Florida’s Marco Rubio, who says he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax...


Government

US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

US Exposing Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flanked by singed missile remnants, President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations declared Thursday that “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is arming Houthi rebels in Yemen, the latest bid by the Trump administration to rally the world against the Persian Gulf nation. U.N....


Business

Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill

APTOPIX Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children....


Government

Poll: Most say Trump crossed line with Russia contacts

Trump Russia Probe Poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he’s trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections. The deeply divided country is more...


Government

Black women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama race

Alabama Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the last few months. The same women, having proven their loyalty by voting 98...


Government

Trump's security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s “America First” vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States, its industry and...


Government

Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

Trump Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will delay and curtail his upcoming trip to the Middle East to be on hand for an upcoming Senate tax vote and take into account the unwillingness of Palestinians and others to meet with him while in Egypt and Israel. The White House said Thursday that...


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Farenthold retiring from House amid harassment accusations

Sexual Misconduct Congressman Retires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other industries. In a...


Government

Will US companies put overseas cash to work? Don't bet on it

Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican tax plan seems about to hand a bow-tied holiday gift to some of America’s richest multinational companies, from Apple and Microsoft to Google’s parent Alphabet: Tens of billions in tax breaks on profits they’ve parked overseas. Republicans say they’re confident the...


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Section of S.R. 158 in Eden to be closed for 2 hours Friday for trail work

Donated concrete culvert to span Eden Irrigation Canal

A stretch of multi-use trail connecting Wolf Creek to Eden is under construction and expected to be completed by spring. But to accomplish that feat, a two-hour road closure is scheduled this Friday.


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