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Bart Blair hopes to keep seat on Ogden City Council

Ogden native, and father of three, Bart Blair has been on the City Council for three terms, and he is seeking a fourth. As chair of the City Council, Blair gets to work directly with the administration. He is pleased with what they have been able to accomplish together with the people’s best ...

COVID-19 now at more Weber County schools, but situation manageable

OGDEN — Weber County's top health official says every school in Weber County has reported at least one COVID-19 case among students or staff. The caseload over the last two weeks at five schools in the county has exceeded 15 or, for schools with 1,500 or more students, 1% of the enrollment ...

City council candidate Benitez driven by desire to serve Ogden

OGDEN — Sebastian Benitez lost to incumbent Mike Caldwell in the 2015 Ogden mayoral race, but he’s not letting that defeat stop him from fighting for another chance to serve and represent others. “I lost really bad, but I got my message out there and things are getting fixed,” Benitez ...

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore to hold telephone town hall meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Blake Moore will meet with the public later this week, virtually. The 1st District lawmaker is hosting a telephone town hall on Thursday that goes from 7-8 p.m. To take part, call 833-305-1678. Likely topics will be "inflation, immigration, the Afghanistan ...

IRS workers express mixed views on COVID-19 vaccination mandate

OGDEN — The COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal workers issued by President Joe Biden is generating mixed reviews from Internal Revenue Service employees, a big chunk of the workforce in the Ogden area. "IRS employees, just like the general public, have mixed views. We have heard from ...

Washington Terrace council member under fire over election issue resigns

WASHINGTON TERRACE — A Washington Terrace City Council member who had come under fire for allegedly pressuring a tenant in one of his rental properties to register to vote has resigned. Blair Brown, in his third term as a member of the City Council, confirmed to city officials Monday that he ...

Ogden’s representation in Utah House gets focus at redistricting meeting

OGDEN — Should Ogden be divvied up among six Utah House districts, as is currently the case? Or would fewer — each covering a larger swath of the city — be better, improving representation of the city's residents? That was one of the issues that came up Thursday at a gathering here of ...

Weber County Republican Women’s Club getting new leader

OGDEN — The Weber County Republican Women's Club is getting a new leader, Lorraine Brown, who's hoping to boost the group's profile. "We want to move beyond our traditional role as a social club and want to build membership, motivate women of all ages to be civically involved and attract ...