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Second suit over Hill worker’s cancer death dismissed in federal court

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — A Layton woman has failed in her second attempt to obtain additional compensation for her husband’s death due to cancer-causing chemicals at Hill Air Force Base.U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball in Salt Lake City said in a July 20 memorandum decision that Cynthia ...

After arid July, 99% of Utah now in drought condition

Utah’s valleys and mountains dried out significantly in July, deepening drought conditions to cover 99% of the state, according to monthly climate data.Soil moisture saturation registered at 33% in the Aug. 1 Utah Climate and Water report, compared to 41% the previous year.“That’s a ...

Weber County program targets older cars, aims to keep the skies blue

OGDEN — When the pollution caused by winter inversion spikes, it gets tough for Rosaline Hester’s 10-year-old son, Rajheem, who suffers from asthma.“Some days it’s just not good for him,” she said. He typically carries an inhaler, she said, but even so, on the worst days “he ...

North Ogden halts in-house garbage-collection, renews deal with trash hauler

NORTH OGDEN — After a short-lived stint in the trash-hauling business — eight business days to be exact — North Ogden has returned to the firm that had handled garbage collection.In a bid to save money, the city decided to start handling trash collection in-house starting July 1, the ...

Ogden, Recycled Earth hope to resolve issues to resume recycling program

OGDEN — The city of Ogden and <a href="http://www.recycledearth.com" target="_blank">Recycled Earth</a> are sorting through their apparent differences to try to revive the city’s recycling program, halted for several months.Recyclables from Ogden residents have ...

Northern Utah water year good, but statewide drought deepens

LAYTON — Northern Utah’s water supply situation is looking solid after a good reservoir storage season and a rainy June.But 96% of the state remained in drought condition at the end of June, a 6% increase over May.So there is reason for optimism locally, but water abundance is always ...