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PHOTOS: After decades homeless, Ogden man spends his first year off the streets

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Standard Deviations

Opinion: Forget Sundance Film Festival, here are some actual fun things to do

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Because, really, attending a free Medicare presentation at the library beats watching brooding films about liberal angst.


Environment

No-burn alert issued for Monday in Box Elder, Cache, Davis and Weber counties

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People are asked to not use solid fuel burning devices, reduce or stop open burning, and reduce vehicle use by consolidating trips.


Courts

20-year-old pleads guilty to child kidnapping charge in Clinton home invasion

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Luis Angel Martinez and two other men are accused of entering a Clinton home on Oct. 25, 2015, where police say they kidnapped a woman and her son. 


Local

Formerly homeless 'Boy Scout' looks to future of hopes, dreams

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Standard-Examiner spent 2016 following Doug ‘Boy Scout’ Harding as he transitioned from homeless individual to apartment-dweller.


State

Utah State Prison bans just 2 books, both on manipulation

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Utah prisoners can read violence-laced literature such as


State

Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when police shot and killed one of them at a roadblock. Now, LaVoy Finicum’s widow and their children are planning to hold that meeting later this month in the...


Business

Venture capital funding for DC-area firms hits a 4-year low

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Venture capital investments in Washington-area companies fell by nearly one-half to $136.25 million during the fourth quarter, down from a peak of $260.45 million a year earlier, according to recently released data from the National Venture Capital Association. The...


Government

CIA director airs warnings for Trump amid intelligence tensions

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The outgoing CIA director called Donald Trump’s comments about the U.S. intelligence community “outrageous” and suggested the president-elect’s attitude toward Russia reflected an incomplete understanding of the country’s intentions. The comments by John Brennan on “Fox News...


State

BLM trying to settle legal challenge to land use in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is trying to settle a longstanding legal challenge to land use and travel management plans on approximately 10 million BLM-administered acres in Utah. The federal agency filed the settlement agreement Friday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake...


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