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5 stories for Thursday: Bob Bennett dies; Fred Meyer building coming down?

Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett died at 82 and many Utah leaders shared their memories. In Ogden, a long-vacant building may finally be razed. Here are the five news stories you need to know for northern Utah on May 5, 2016.


Government

Utahns react to Donald Trump's cleared path to the GOP presidential nomination

Donald Trump now stands poised to secure the Republican nomination for president of the United States. But Utah Republicans soundly rejected him in their March caucus. While some Republicans hope to save their party’s soul, others applaud Trump’s brash style. And Democrats hope his...


Local

Ogden Hispanic leaders vary on Cinco de Mayo 'image problem'

Cinco de Mayo is more than “maracas, margaritas, chihuahua races, sombreros,” Ogden City Councilman Luis Lopez said. Some in northern Utah are disappointed with local celebrations and their disconnect to what Cinco de Mayo is, while others say celebrating culture and togetherness is...


Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Democrats dominate 1964 Utah elections

Recent polls have suggested that should Donald Trump become the Republican presidential nominee, the majority of Utah voters way swing away from the Grand Old Party for the first time in decades. If you’re a long-time Utahn this may sound unthinkable, but in 1964, not only did Democrat Lyndon...


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Amber Alert issued for 2 missing Clinton children, police seek 2 adults

Police have issued an Amber Alert for two missing Clinton children. Marae Montoya, 3, and her 11-month-old sister Cynthia are missing after police say they were abducted by non-custodial parents Christopher Montoya and Monica Martinez, according to a statement from Clinton City Police Department.


High School

Longtime coach Dick Scadden honored before Weber High softball game

Dick Scadden has been helping coach softball for decades without asking for any monetary compensation. A diet coke is all he said he’s ever asked for. Thursday afternoon on the Weber High softball field, a lot more was returned to Scadden when he was honored by the school’s...


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Utah students who don't pass civics test don't graduate

A Utah law goes into effect this year, requiring high school seniors to pass a basic civics test in order to graduate. The test is similar in nature to the exam that immigrants must take to gain citizenship. 


Education

Clearfield High to get air conditioning by fall 2017

Clearfield High students in sweltering classrooms will be getting some relief by fall 2017 with a new air conditioning system. 


Local

Flat-track horse racing is returning to Ogden after more than 20 years

“Weber Downs” will officially open May 20 through 21 at the Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West in Ogden, with timed trials for three high-paying stakes races.


Police & Fire

Syracuse police investigate two abduction attempts near Bluff Ridge Elementary

Police are investigating two reported abduction attempts within the past week in the area of Bluff Ridge Elementary.


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