Health Care

After 8 years, Morgan's WIC program moves back to Ogden

MORGAN — In July, the Weber-Morgan Health Department vacated the portable classroom it had used as an office and clinic to administer the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides food and nutrition assistance to low-income moms with infants and children under five years of age.


Health Care

Chlamydia, gonorrhea on the rise nationwide and here in Northern Utah

OGDEN — Cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea have steadily risen for at least three years nationwide, and Weber County reflects that trend. In 2016, these sexually transmitted diseases ranked as Weber-Morgan Health Department’s top two confirmed diseases.


Government

Need help with an ACA insurance plan? Here's where to look for open enrollment

OGDEN — Navigating today’s individual health insurance options is no cakewalk and the pressure to sign up for a plan under the still intact Affordable Care Act has doubled due to an open enrollment period cut in half by the Trump administration.


Government

Automatic Obamacare plan switch causes confusion, may cost Utahns more

OGDEN — Thanks to a practice called “crosswalking,” people insured by Molina Healthcare in 2017 under the Affordable Care Act will automatically be enrolled in a comparable SelectHealth plan on the federal marketplace exchange. But for some consumers, that convenient switch could cost them more and possibly cause other problems.


Politics

Weber County GOP create new rules to marginalize candidates gathering signatures

OGDEN — The Weber County Republican Party recently took steps to favor candidates who refuse to gather signatures and only utilize the caucus-convention process to try to secure the party’s nomination.


Government

Bountiful lawmaker hopes to expand birth control access for low-income moms

BOUNTIFUL — One Davis County lawmaker is spearheading legislation to make contraceptives more accessible to low-income women, a move that could reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and also lower Utah’s intergenerational poverty rates.


Local

Vandalized LGBT flag in Brigham City prompts possible hate crime investigation

BRIGHAM CITY — Police are investigating a possible hate crime after vandals spray-painted anarchy symbols in a yard, driveway and on two vehicles and slashed a rainbow flag adorning the front of the house late Sunday night.


Local

Black Lives Matter movement aims to organize nonviolent actions in Ogden

Editor’s note: The spelling of Marion Herrera’s last name and her race were corrected and the story was updated to reflect an error in Adam Davis’ name. We apologize for the errors.


Health Care

Weber County's syringe exchange program starts to take root

OGDEN — Eight weeks in, Weber County’s needle exchange program has attracted about a dozen participants, proving that gaining the trust of intravenous drug users is never easy.


Health & Fitness

Health officials say teen vaping in Weber and Morgan counties is declining

OGDEN — Teen use of electronic cigarettes in Weber and Morgan Counties is on the decline, and public health workers hope to claim at least some of the credit for that trend.


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