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Weber State professor launches U.S. Senate bid to unseat Lee

OGDEN — A Weber State University professor has launched a bid for the U.S. Senate post now held by Sen. Mike Lee, prodded by a range of sentiments. "I think the best way I can describe it is some combination of senses of desperation, hope, responsibility and opportunity," said Evan Barlow, ...

U.S. Rep. Moore introduces measure seeking info on Afghanistan withdrawal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Blake Moore wants more details on the lead-up to the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The American people, he said in a statement, "deserve to know what went wrong" in the weeks and months before the U.S. military departure from the country, which has ...

Utah Supreme Court sides with journalist in Kerry Gibson records case

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that Kerry Gibson, the former Weber County Commissioner, has no standing to challenge release of a 2018 Ogden Police Department probe into his duties in the post. Accordingly, it reversed an Aug. 13, 2019, ruling in the matter by 2nd District ...

Weber County groups join forces to help those leaving jail, prison

OGDEN — A coalition of groups in Weber County is coming together to offer a boost to a population that can frequently fall through the cracks — those leaving jail or prison and reentering society.Representatives from 12 groups will gather in Ogden for the first time next Tuesday, providing ...

Ogden Council mulling comprehensive honorary street naming ordinance

OGDEN — After spending the better part of a year wrestling with a proposed honorary naming of 2nd Street, the Ogden City Council is taking an in-depth look at its process for how such names are approved.Mainly in an effort to encourage equity and inclusion, but also to more clearly define how ...

Utah’s John Curtis urges social media executives to protect underaged users

U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, is urging social media executives to take steps to protect underage users on platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.On Thursday, Curtis and Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Florida, wrote letters to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook and owner of Instagram, Snap Inc. ...