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GOP on GOP: Romney scolds Santos, ‘You don’t belong here’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos positioned himself in a prime location for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address — an uncomfortably prominent place for the embattled new lawmaker who faces multiple investigations and has acknowledged embellishing and even lying ...

Barrier plan proposed to thwart potentially deadly jail tier jumps

SALT LAKE CITY — Officials in Weber and Davis counties said Monday they welcome legislative action to fund construction of suicide prevention barriers in county jails. Both the jails in Ogden and Farmington have had instances of inmates jumping off an upper tier, some suffering severe ...

Utah lawmakers unveil proposals to bolster school safety, spurred by Uvalde

SALT LAKE CITY — School safety is becoming front and center during the 2023 Utah legislative session. Five lawmakers gathered Thursday, including Rep. Ryan Wilcox, an Ogden Republican, to formally unveil several measures they are proposing to bolster safety in the state's primary and ...

Gov. Cox administration spearheads dive into growth, how to contend with it

As Utah grows — seemingly out-of-control at times — the administration of Gov. Spencer Cox is spearheading a campaign to get a handle on the expansion. It's not about coming up with a single plan or vision to guide the state, though. Rather, according to a summary of the efforts provided ...

Weber County buys Pleasant View stormwater pond, mulling rec options

PLEASANT VIEW — Weber County now owns a pond in Pleasant View. County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the final touches on the paperwork related to the $400,000 acquisition of the 16.3-acre parcel containing what's informally dubbed Horseshoe Pond, a small body of water that helps with ...