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Peterson's bill would trim Ogden's halfway house beds by 77 percent

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Rep. Jeremy Peterson, R-Ogden, is sponsoring House Bill 270, which would shift some of the load at the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center to other counties and communities. 


Local

Lack of affordable housing causing cold waits in shelter lines for homeless

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Officials say a trickle down effect is responsible for long lines after dark in the cold at the Lantern House homeless shelter. A bill designed to provide for more affordable housing throughout the state would fund already planned projects in the Ogden area. 


Local

Ogden to build new subdivision at old Dee Elementary School site

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The last remnants of the old Dee Elementary School will soon be gone for good, but city officials plan to build a 21-home subdivision on the property. 


Business

AP, other media ask judge to order release of iPhone records

Apple Encryption FBI Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters. The news organizations said in a court filing there was “no...


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AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Veterans Affairs Missing Drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press....


Government

GOP health plan: Lower costs, better care, or road to ruin?

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who’d face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor....


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Trump tries to move past controversies, toward legislating

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make progress on tax and health care overhauls long sought by Republicans. Both issues thrust Trump into the unfamiliar world...


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Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

Supreme Court Border Shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010. U.S. officials chose not to prosecute Agent Jesus Mesa Jr. and the Obama administration...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn’t, President Donald Trump’s new administration whirred like a “fine-tuned machine,” piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen. Immigration agents newly empowered by Trump’s call to secure borders sent hordes of bad foreigners...


Business

House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who’d face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor....


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