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Utah GOPers meet at convention; several Weber County races part of focus

SANDY — The Utah Republican Party convention on Saturday will potentially narrow the list of GOP candidates across several races in Weber County as the June 28 primary approaches. The event, to be held at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, is set to start at 7 a.m. on Saturday. ...

Rep. Moore task force targets $30T debt, puts focus on trimming deficit

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore has regularly banged the drum about trimming the ballooning U.S. deficit as he's traveled the district and met with constituents. He's singled it out as a key priority, as have many lawmakers and others. Now, working with a coalition of business leaders and other experts ...

Deep-red Utah embraced voting by mail. Then came 2020.

PROVO (AP) — As Dewon Holt toured a Utah ballot counting center, she listened intently and questioned election officials about concerns circulating since the 2020 election — about voting machines, people mailed multiple ballots and dead voters. Holt came away confident in the integrity ...

Marshall White Center would double in size, per proposed rebuild plans

OGDEN — The consultant helping Ogden officials with efforts to revamp the city-owned Marshall White Center is proposing a two-level facility that's double the size of the existing center. It would cost $23 million to $25 million, with funding coming from a range of sources, including ...

Waldrip drops out, 2 GOPers remain in race for District 8 Utah House post

OGDEN — What had been a three-candidate race on the Republican side for the District 8 seat in the Utah House is suddenly a two-person contest. Steve Waldrip, the two-term incumbent, announced Wednesday that he is bowing out of the race to put more focus on the Rocky Mountain Homes Fund, a ...

Federal government announces steps toward renewable power goals

The federal government announced Wednesday a series of steps taken to advance the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of permitting renewable energy on public lands by 2025. “The Department of the Interior continues to make significant progress in our efforts to spur a clean energy ...

IRS, labor association say more workers, modern technology needed

With income tax returns due, Internal Revenue Service offices in Ogden and other U.S. cities have increased staffing to help process all the paperwork thanks to hiring events early this month and late last month. Still, more workers — maybe more than 50,000 in coming years — and increased ...

In Utah House race, Miles cites experience, Hall touts conservative outlook

The race for the District 11 Utah House seat pits incumbent Kelly Miles, who cites the seniority he's garnered in three terms, and challenger Katy Hall, who worries the "conservative voices" of the district aren't adequately represented. Both are Republicans and, with no Democrats in the ...