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Washington Terrace council member facing scrutiny over election issue

WASHINGTON TERRACE — Blair Brown, a member of the Washington Terrace City Council, is the focus of scrutiny after allegedly pressuring a tenant in one of his properties to register to vote in upcoming city elections. Brown's efforts to prod Jarret Smith to register got so intense, Smith ...

Application deadline approaches for Youth Council and Leadership Academy

OGDEN — The Ogden City Council is now accepting applications from students in the ninth through 12th grades in the Ogden School District as a deadline looms for positions in a new Youth Council and Leadership Academy. The council opened submissions for students last week. According to an ...

Kaysville leaders put off demolition of old library building, for now

KAYSVILLE — The old Kaysville library building, focus of demolition talk, has a reprieve, at least for now. With the Utah Department of Transportation working on plans to revamp Main Street, Mayor Katie Witt, notably, had proposed razing the 77-year-old structure to make way for a ...

Utah governor questions efficacy of masks amid virus surge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox cast doubt on the efficacy of mask-wearing Tuesday as health leaders made some of their most impassioned pleas yet for state residents to mask up and get vaccinated. Cox, a Republican, said his administration is encouraging people to wear masks ...

Weber County officials mull school mask rules — in certain circumstances

OGDEN — No emergency order or mask mandate for students is imminent in Weber County. Current COVID-19 case figures, though, indicate schools in Weber County will start reaching the 2% case threshold by mid-October, maybe earlier, which would trigger a state provision requiring that ...

In lawsuit response, Ogden City defends option not to renew airport leases

OGDEN — Ogden City is not legally obligated to renew tenant leases at Ogden-Hinckley Airport, the municipal government says in its response to a class-action suit by long-term lease holders. The nonprofit Ogden Regional Airport Association in May filed the civil action in U.S. District Court ...

U.S. Rep. Moore addresses Afghanistan, slavery reparations, COVID-19

OGDEN – U.S. Rep. Blake Moore came to Ogden, meeting with a crowd of perhaps 200, taking questions and addressing everything from Afghanistan to slavery reparations to Mike Lindell to the COVID-19 vaccine. It was a wide-ranging discussion, lasting two-plus hours, but events in Afghanistan ...

Judge tosses fired Morgan County official’s whistleblower retaliation suit

MORGAN — A federal judge has dismissed a former Morgan County emergency services director's whistleblower suit against the county and three officials. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins in Salt Lake City ruled Tuesday that Ian Nelson did not present sufficient evidence showing county council ...