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Omicron confirmed in Utah; doctor says state still reeling from delta

The COVID-19 omicron variant has arrived in Utah. The Utah Department of Health announced Friday that the state confirmed its first case of the wide-spreading mutation, detected in an resident who had recently returned from a trip to South Africa. The person was described as an "older adult" ...

Duplicate ballots? Here’s how we stop them, election officials say

Against a politically charged landscape of ballot security controversy, local elections officials are happy to detail the procedures they use to stop anyone from trying to vote twice. “The voter registration database is statewide, so you can only be registered one time,” Weber County ...

UTA extends trolley, shuttle service in Ogden, Layton and Farmington

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority trolley bus service in Ogden and Layton and the shuttle service in Farmington — free to riders — will continue. The Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees this week extended agreements with the three cities to maintain the service in 2022. It ...

Ogden man surrenders after shotgun blast, 2-hour police standoff

OGDEN — An Ogden man surrendered to police Thursday morning after allegedly donning a bulletproof vest, firing a shotgun next to his sister’s head and threatening to confront officers. Police were called to investigate a disturbance at about 4:20 a.m. in the 200 North block of Eccles ...

Man shot by police pleads guilty to assaulting officer

OGDEN — A man shot by an Ogden police officer has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge for threatening the officer with a knife. Casey Pacheco, 32, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree felony assault on a police officer stemming from a Nov. 1 incident in the 200 block of 26th ...

Davis County GOPers seek candidates to replace Rep. Paul Ray

WEST POINT — Davis County Republicans have launched the search for candidates to replace Utah Rep. Paul Ray, the Clearfield lawmaker who's to step down to take a position with the Utah Department of Human Services. The filing period started Friday and will go through 5 p.m. next Wednesday. ...

UDOT to close Monte Cristo, Big Mountain highways for winter months

OGDEN — Two of Northern Utah’s big alpine highways will close on Sunday until next spring due to winter conditions. The Utah Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for the closure of the Monte Cristo and Big Mountain highways Monte Cristo Highway, or State Route 39, ...

Madsen: Research shows Utah still worst state for women’s equality

It’s past time to bring more women into leadership and public roles in Utah County and Utah, according to Susan Madsen. During Tuesday’s Provo Municipal Council work session, Madsen, director of the Utah Women and Leadership project, spoke to the council on that very issue. Madsen’s ...

Warhola sent back to Utah State Hospital to restore mental competency

FARMINGTON — It’s back to the Utah State Hospital for murder defendant Sun Cha Warhola, who already spent nine years there to have her mental competency restored so she could stand trial in the deaths of her two young children. Doctors deemed the 55-year-old competent in 2019 and she was ...

USBE approves training slides for implementation of educational equity rule

The Utah State Board of Education voted on Thursday to approve the resource slides that will be used for implementing a controversial administrative rule dealing with educational equity in schools. The 17 slides will be distributed to teachers and used as a training resource moving forward. ...