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NWAOR: New legislation helping tackle Utah’s housing shortage

Since 2020, the median home price in Weber, Morgan and Davis counties has increased 43% to $438,000 — rising more than $100,000 in just three years. Although the housing market has slowed in recent months, moderately priced housing is still incredibly difficult to find. As of March 20, there ...

Tech Matters: What to do about the flood of scam texts?

Text scams have skyrocketed. Last year saw a 157% increase in robotexts, messages generated through autodialing, compared with 2021. While about two-thirds of the estimated 225 billion texts were marketing messages that recipients allowed, the rest were scams, according to Robokiller’s 2022 ...

Layin’ It on the Line: What to know about planning for retirement in Utah

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Social Security was not taxed in Utah as income. Planning for retirement is a crucial step in securing your financial future. Whether you're just starting your career or nearing the end of it, it's never too early or too ...

Sunday Drive: Jeep Compass gets new additions for 2023

The 2023 edition of the Jeep Compass promises to be worth a second look. It has received all kinds of new DNA to help it not only get up the mountain but also become a very engaging everyday driver. The addition of an all-new turbocharged engine and what we would consider an all-new interior ...

Fischer: In décor, as with chocolate, give the people what they want

News flash: I hate chocolate. I do. However, I purchase a fair amount of chocolate. I pass it out on Halloween, I stuff it in Christmas stockings, I include it in Easter baskets, and I often whip something up that includes chocolate when making a dessert for guests or family. Why bother though ...

Me, Myself, as Mommy: In our house, springtime means moderated screen time

A first-time mother is paved with good intentions, that and a complete lack of reality. One can’t fault them for this because there’s no possible way to prepare a person for parenting, unless while she’s reading "What to Expect When You’re Expecting" she’s poked in the eye, being ...

Tech Matters: Why you should update Chrome now

Google has announced the first zero-day exploit for 2023, which means Chrome users should update Chrome now to secure their computers from attack via the browser software. In this article, we’ll dive into what a zero-day attack means, how to update Chrome, and provide an explanation of this ...

Layin’ It on the Line: Wall Street bad news is no longer good news for them

For decades, the stock market has been driven by the adage that "bad news is good news." This means that when bad news is announced, the market often responds positively because investors anticipate that the government or the central bank will take steps to mitigate the negative impact of the ...

Sunday Drive: Volvo S60 Recharge an awesome way to go into the electric world

Early last May, Volvo came out with a bold new vision: Its 2023 lineup of vehicles would consist of mild hybrid, hybrid or pure electric powertrains, and its vehicles will be completely electric by the year 2030. This is quite a vision for vehicles out here in the “Wild West” part of the ...

Fischer: Limited agency is legal but demands responsibility

Scenario: “Let’s say a certain lady has a son who is selling his house through his wife’s uncle who is a real estate agent. They receive an offer on the home which they accept. Suddenly, one week before closing, they find out that the uncle is also representing the buyer for the home as ...