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Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

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Downtown Ogden had the highest per capita rate of opioid deaths in Utah in 2014 and 2015 with 55.33 per 100,000 residents, according to state figures, which amounts to 41 deaths in the period.


Government

Utah Rep. Fawson resigning, sets up special vote among GOPers to replace him

District 7 candidates

Lisa Roskelley and Kyle Andersen are to face off in the May 23 special election, but Roskelley is proposing a delay until after the June 26 GOP primary, thus eliminating the possibility of one GOPer serving through 2018 and another, depending on results on June 26, serving when the new term starts...


Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Lessons from the Ogden Marathon? Running is hard

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On Saturday, this fat, aging journalist staggered through the 5K portion of the 2018 Ogden Marathon.


Police & Fire

Drug thefts 'real problem' in police evidence rooms

Weber County evidence bay

A national expert says problems like the Weber County Sheriff’s Office’s evidence room crisis are not unusual.  


Police & Fire

Deputy didn't lose job after DUI and using unnecessary force on jail inmate

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Even after he got a DUI and was written up for using unnecessary force on a jail inmate, a Davis County sheriff’s deputy kept his job and reached full retirement.


Local

UTA name change proposal tabled, future status uncertain

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In a statement released earlier this week, Rep. Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, and Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, said they’ve asked UTA to hold off on a rebranding initiative that was included in Senate Bill 136.


Police & Fire

Utah police have discretion on whether to jail or cite and release DUI arrestees

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“Generally it boils down to public safety,” Weber County sheriff’s Lt. Nathan Hutchinson said on why some people arrested for DUI are jailed and others are cited and released.


Education

Apple for the Teacher winner: Travis Mumford of Box Elder High School

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There is at least one thing Mumford doesn’t like: being in the spotlight. And the thought of being in the newspaper after being the teacher with the most votes in the Standard Examiner’s 2018 Apple for the Teacher award makes him feel uneasy.  


Local

Cold War vets at veterans home in Ogden honored Friday

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About 100 Utah veterans living at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Home in Ogden were given the Utah Cold War Medal Friday afternoon.


Softball

Bear River softball wins 4A state championship on 7th-inning rally, walk-off hit

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SPANISH FORK — Bear River softball scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4, walk-off victory over Spanish Fork to win the 4A state championship Saturday at the Spanish Fork Complex. Taylor Fox and Kapri Toone each hit solo home runs in the bottom...


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