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Check in to get away: Zion park aims to require reservations

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It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it’s an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah.


Government

23-year-old taking on the difficult task of interviewing child abuse victims

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As a teen growing up in Northern Utah, Anastasia Pili fell in love with the law. And at the tender age of 23, she believes she’s found her life’s calling.


Politics

Ogden native plans Green Party bid for U.S. Rep. Bishop's House seat

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Adam Davis, who grew up in Ogden but now lives in South Jordan, thinks the needs of working people merit more attention.


Local

Strider Cup World Championship draws trio of cousins from West Weber

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The 2017 Strider Cup World Championship, a no-pedal balance bicycle race in Salt Lake City this weekend, is expected to draw more than 350 children under the age of 6.


Education

Ogden Schools seek to put tax money toward innovation center, Title I positions

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Taxes levied by Ogden schools are slated to increase from the previous year.


Government

In hindsight, tight deadline doomed Ogden's bungled Stadler Rail bid

Ogden Nature Center never part of Mayor's proposal

The rushed attempt to remove development restrictions on key properties in Business Depot Ogden awakened some elected representatives to a need for less haste and more transparency.


Courts

Judge dismisses convict's claims of mistreatment in Davis and Weber jails

Portia Louder jail naked suit

Portia Louder’s attormeys quit and U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball on Tuesday dismissed her civil rights suit against the Weber and Davis County jails. Louder, 45, claimed she was kept naked and humiliated and was deprived of blood pressure and drug withdrawal medications.


Police & Fire

Bountiful OB-GYN booked in jail for 7 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor

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Nathan Clark Ward was booked Wednesday into Davis County Jail on seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, officials say.


Police & Fire

Fire agencies in N. Utah not ready to clamp down on fireworks for Pioneer Day

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Even where it’s legal, experts warn to be careful with personal fireworks displays.


Local

North Ogden offering up old public works building for homeless families

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If everything goes according to plan, North Ogden’s vacant former public works building will soon be used to help homeless families in transition.


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