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Weber County schools getting lax cooperation from some exposed to COVID-19

OGDEN — Lack of cooperation from students and others exposed to the COVID-19 virus has emerged as a concern as health officials try to keep its spread in check, according to Brian Cowan, head of the Weber-Morgan Health Department. The case numbers in the Weber and Ogden school districts "are ...

Ogden schools, like many, grappling with ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge

OGDEN — As if the threat of COVID-19 or the day-to-day efforts of instruction weren't enough, school officials in Weber County have another issue to contend with — the "devious licks" challenge popular on TikTok, the social media platform. It's a national trend — or, to school officials, ...

Weber High’s Daniels ‘honored’ to be Utah teacher of the year

PLEASANT VIEW — Laughter echoes down the halls of Weber High School. Students are hooked on every word. Not listening with respect like they would for any teacher — hooked. Mark Daniels, according to just about everyone he interacts with, is a special kind of teacher — someone who goes ...

AG seeks public identification of plaintiff in Weber State harassment trial

OGDEN — Attorneys are sparring in federal court over whether a woman suing Weber State University for alleged sexual harassment should be publicly identified if the case reaches trial. The Davis County woman, identified only by the pseudonym Jane Doe in U.S. District Court documents, filed a ...

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 ...

Weber State, President Mortensen look ahead as semester starts

OGDEN — There’s no way to know what’s going to happen until it happens. Going into another school year with COVID-19 lingering in the public consciousness, Weber State University President Brad Mortensen and the rest of the faculty are focused. Focused on the start of the fall semester, ...

Weber State to require vaccines for students by spring semester

OGDEN — Weber State University joined the University of Utah and Utah State on Friday in requiring a vaccine for students by the spring 2022 semester. The decision comes after a meeting Thursday by university presidents and the Utah System of Higher Education. They discussed options for a ...

Ex-North Ogden council hopeful draws fire from gay rights group

NORTH OGDEN — A former North Ogden City Council candidate, who came under fire during his campaign over ties to the #DezNat movement, is now generating backlash from a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group for a tweet taking aim at the gay pride flag. Gregory Smith is in hot water again for a ...