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In Ogden stop, Lee puts focus of reelection bid on regaining GOP majority

OGDEN — Top on Sen. Mike Lee's list of why he should be reelected: Going back to Washington, D.C., will help the GOP regain control of the U.S. Senate. “It’s never been more important for Republicans to regain the majority in the Senate than right now. We've got a president whose ...

Utah House race between Lee, Handy takes turn with other hopefuls

LAYTON — The race for the District 16 seat in the Utah House — featuring the official Republican Party pick Trevor Lee and write-in hopeful Stephen Handy, the incumbent and also a GOPer — keeps taking twists and turns. A second write-in hopeful, also a Republican, has entered the race, ...

Weber County forums featuring local candidates kick off starting Tuesday

OGDEN — Election season is getting into high gear and several debates — sponsored by the Weber County League of Women Voters and the Utah Debate Commission — are in the works to give voters a chance to size up the hopefuls. The debates kick off on Tuesday. Here's a look at what's ...

Wolf Creek development flap centered on transfer of development rights

EDEN — As yet another debate over development in the Ogden Valley unfolds, this one in the Wolf Creek Resort area, one of the points of dispute is transfer of development rights from one zone to another. The broad aim in moving around development rights — there's only a limited supply, ...

Libertarian, Independent American hopefuls vying for Senate

Mike Lee and Evan McMullin aren't the only choices in the U.S. Senate race, though they are mustering the most media attention and will undoubtedly pull the most votes. Jimmy Hansen, a Libertarian from Monument Valley in San Juan County, is vying for the spot now held by Lee, a Republican, ...

Ogden City wins airport legal fight, but hangar owners try new approaches

OGDEN — Ogden City has prevailed against a civil suit that alleged officials are illegally taking long-held Ogden-Hinckley Airport hangars from ground lessees, but aggrieved airport users are pursuing continued litigation in two new directions. The Ogden Regional Airport Association and ...

Utah House hopeful Trevor Lee defends tweets on LGBTQ community, LDS church

LAYTON — The GOP hopeful for the District 16 Utah House seat is largely defending his comments in a now-deleted Twitter account that he used to express unease with the LGBTQ community, to muse about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and more. Trevor Lee said he deleted the ...

Lee-McMullin Senate race tight, poll shows, generating lots of attention

It's easily the most-watched political race this season in Utah. Indeed, the U.S. Senate contest between Mike Lee, the two-term incumbent, and independent challenger Evan McMullin is generating attention from Washington media types handicapping the future makeup of the U.S. Senate and ...

DWR launches drone law enforcement team

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. Utahns looking to the sky next time they are out experiencing nature might catch a glimpse of a law enforcement drone. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced Thursday that, in an effort to expand its law enforcement investigative methods, the ...