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Duplicate ballots? Here’s how we stop them, election officials say

Against a politically charged landscape of ballot security controversy, local elections officials are happy to detail the procedures they use to stop anyone from trying to vote twice. “The voter registration database is statewide, so you can only be registered one time,” Weber County ...

Davis County GOPers seek candidates to replace Rep. Paul Ray

WEST POINT — Davis County Republicans have launched the search for candidates to replace Utah Rep. Paul Ray, the Clearfield lawmaker who's to step down to take a position with the Utah Department of Human Services. The filing period started Friday and will go through 5 p.m. next Wednesday. ...

Rep. Paul Ray to take post in Utah Department of Human Services

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Rep. Paul Ray, a Clearfield Republican, will step down from the elected post to take over as assistant director of legislative affairs in the Utah Department of Human Services. DHS Executive Director Tracy Gruber lauded Ray's involvement in policy issues as a lawmaker ...

US Rep. Blake Moore and wife welcome fourth child, a boy

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Rep. Blake Moore is now a father of four. The first-term lawmaker and his wife, Jane, welcomed a boy into the world on Tuesday. All four of the couple's children are boys. "Christmas came early for the Moore family!" Moore, a Salt Lake City Republican, said in a tweet ...

Utah Democrats blast GOP lawmakers for backing election auditing effort

The Utah Democratic Party has condemned three Republican state legislators' support for persisting GOP efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election result, but two of the lawmakers defend their advocacy, saying ballot integrity is paramount. Utah House Majority Leader Mike Schultz, ...

North Ogden PD plans move ahead; work should start in early 2022

NORTH OGDEN — Work on the planned new North Ogden Police Department headquarters building — believed to be the costliest public project ever in the city — should start by early 2022. Parallel to that, officials are discussing implementation of a new fee homebuilders would have to pay to ...

Weber County officials aid in bid to bring Winter Olympics back to Utah

OGDEN — Crafting a successful bid for Utah for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics isn't just the task of Salt Lake City, which would be the host city. And the time to start planning isn't in 2029. Efforts are well underway to bring the Olympics back and Ogden officials, among many others, are ...

Rep. Rosemary Lesser to push for end to sales tax on groceries

OGDEN — Back in late 2019, Rosemary Lesser joined many others across the state in pushing for a referendum to reverse a tax overhaul OK'd by Utah lawmakers that included a hike in the sales tax on groceries. The controversial measure, approved during a special legislative session in ...

Utah House District 10 race draws three hopefuls (so far)

OGDEN — The jockeying has started for the 2022 election season, at least for the District 10 seat in the Utah House. The formal filing period for candidates is March 7-11 next year, but three hopefuls are already planning to vie for the Weber County post, including Rosemary Lesser, a ...