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Weber County's subsidies of six entities should end by 2020

Ogden Eccles Conference Center attracts locals and others

By 2020 Weber County officials anticipate budget woes to ease up as general fund subsidies to six...

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Koch Industries says House GOP's tax plan 'could be devastating'

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Koch Industries Inc., the influential private firm headed by billionaire Republican supporters Charles and David Koch, slammed a key element of the House Republicans’ plan to overhaul corporate taxes, saying it would raise prices for American consumers and “could be...


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Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t...


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Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump? Just a few months ago they were regularly flinging insults back and forth. Today they’re trading phone calls and pleasantries. Apparently, membership in one of the...


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APNewsBreak: Military targets handling of misconduct cases

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which investigations can drag on for years while taxpayers pay six-...


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Former West Weber resident hopes to develop Weber County's first agri-community

Developer presents plan for West Weber subdivision

Several longstanding West Weber residents made it clear to Weber County Commissioners on Tuesday that they objected to one man’s plan to build 232 homes on 160 acres in their rural community. But as developer Brad Blanch sees it, his Terakee Farm plan could blend the best of suburban and...


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Ogden Airport advisory board member resigns, alleges mismanagement in letter

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A member of Ogden City’s Airport Advisory Committee abruptly resigned last month, citing frustrations with how the facility is being managed, related to a recent Ogden-Hinckley Airport feasibility study commissioned by the city about “the highest and best use” for the airport...


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Grab Bag Of Goodies In 21st Century Cures Act

This story originally published Dec. 2 and has been updated. A sprawling health bill that passed the Senate Wednesday and is expected to become law before the end of the year is a grab bag for industries that spent plenty of money lobbying to make sure it happened that way. Here are some of the...


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Senate Approves Landmark Mental Health Bill As Part Of 21st Century Cures Act

The Senate passed the first major mental health legislation in nearly a decade, sending the 21st Century Cures Act to President Barack Obama, who has promised to sign it. The Senate voted 94-5 to approve the act, which sailed through the House of Representatives last week. Although the 21st Century...


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Ogden vacation rental decision coming next week

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The Ogden City Council will make a final decision on residential vacation rentals next week, hoping to strike a balance that accommodates growing and changing tourism needs while keeping traditional neighborhood expectations intact.


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Protect against carbon monoxide as researchers hunt antidote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are on the trail of a potential antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning, an injected “scavenger” that promises to trap and remove the gas from blood within minutes. It’s very early-stage research — but a reminder that, however it turns out, there are steps people should...


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