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Weber County GOP chairman rebuffs criticism from former party secretary

OGDEN — The head of the Weber County Republican Party is rebuffing contentions that a leader in the party, Lorraine Brown, was forced out of her post. Jake Sawyer, the party chairman, said in an emailed statement Friday that Brown, who stepped down as party secretary last week, had the ...

Weber County Republican Party leader steps down — forced out, she says

OGDEN  — A member of the Weber County Republican Party Executive Committee who had pushed for change in how the party picks candidates has stepped down, forced out by other party leaders, she maintains, because of her controversial proposal. "My viewpoint was unacceptable to the inner core, ...

Roy City Council race draws four hopefuls, but neither incumbent

ROY — Elections aren't over, but Roy will be getting two new City Council members. That doesn't mean those who haven't yet cast ballots are off the hook. Though the incumbents for the two City Council posts coming open aren't seeking reelection — meaning two council newcomers are in the ...

Ogden police officers to receive immediate pay increase to stay competitive

OGDEN — The Ogden City Police Department is in the midst of a crisis, Chief Eric Young says, due to a nationwide shortage of qualified police officers. “Almost every police department across the country are facing shortages,” Young said. Because of the shortage and the difficulty OPD ...

Weber County mulls fines for dog owners who violate animal leash laws

OGDEN — As is, owners of dogs involved in attacks in Weber County can get a citation, but they typically don't face much punishment beyond that. Now, in a bid to prevent such incidents, county commissioners have taken the first step toward beefing up the penalties transgressors of the ...

‘Crisis’ in first responders’ mental health gets legislative airing

SALT LAKE CITY — Retired Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt urged state legislators Wednesday to address what he and others described as a mental health crisis that is ravaging many of Utah’s first responders. Watt said a mental health program created by a South Ogden company identified 78 ...

Ogden officials OK change to alcohol rules for outdoor dining areas

OGDEN — Ogden officials have approved a change expanding the sort of outdoor restaurant dining areas where alcohol may be served. The change, sought by operators of a new restaurant on Historic 25th Street, Table Twenty Five, lets eateries serve alcohol in unattached outdoor sidewalk dining ...