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West Haven-based Trace Minerals supports latest Great Salt Lake legislation

Editor’s note: This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake — and what can be done to make a difference before it ...

Weber County Republicans, Democrats hold conventions; state gatherings next

OGDEN — Republicans and Democrats in Weber County held their respective nominating conventions over the weekend, with state conventions growing larger on the horizon. The Republican Party of Weber County held its convention at Ben Lomond High School on Saturday morning, and it was ...

Cox among 22 Republican governors urging pause to new EPA air quality rule

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox and 21 other Republican governors called Thursday for the Environmental Protection Agency to pause its new rule that limits fine particles in the air. In a letter addressed to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, the governors wrote the new rule will hit rural communities ...

Weber County Democratic, GOP party conventions set for this weekend

OGDEN — A key date on the local political calendar is just around the corner. The Weber County Democratic Party and the Weber County Republican Party are set to hold their respective county conventions this Saturday. In addition to conducting the business of nominating candidates and ...

Utah tops ALEC’s list of states with the best economic outlook, again

For 17 years, the American Legislative Exchange Council has compiled a report of states with the best economic outlook — and for 17 years, Utah has emerged at the top of the list. On Tuesday, the Beehive State again emerged as the top state in the report “Rich States, Poor States,” ...

Utah’s last tax reform attempt crashed and burned. What now?

It’s been four years since Utah lawmakers tried but failed to adopt a tax reform package meant to respond to a changing economy and address a structural imbalance within the state’s revenue streams, but since then lawmakers have yet to revisit the conversation. On Friday, a pair of Utah ...

Project will test covering Weber County canal with solar panels

WEBER COUNTY — Thanks to some recently acquired federal funds, the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is set to embark on a scientific undertaking to study the benefits of covering a portion of a local canal with solar paneling, a project the U.S. Department of the Interior says will ...

Mike Lee attends town halls throughout Utah County with Senate candidates

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee appeared at separate town halls in Utah County on Friday alongside four candidates running to join him in Washington, D.C. — Trent Staggs, Carolyn Phippen, Brad Wilson and Jason Walton. Lee didn’t indicate any plans to endorse a candidate for a race that would choose ...