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Weber State expands efforts to train electrical vehicle mechanics

LAYTON — As the world moves more and more to electric vehicles, more and more technicians with the specialized know-how to service them will be needed. As is, they're in short supply, but a new initiative spearheaded by Weber State University's Department of Automotive Technology aims to ...

North Ogden creek by Village at Prominence Point is focus of cleanup effort

NORTH OGDEN — Spencer Alexander has long clamored for moves to protect Coldwater Creek, the stream that meanders through the southern part of North Ogden on the periphery of the Village at Prominence Point development, still taking shape. "I'm just too stubborn," he said. And as debate ...

University of Utah study examines link between suicide risk, genetics

SALT LAKE CITY — People who suffer from bipolar disorder and are genetically predisposed to post traumatic stress disorder may have a higher risk of dying from suicide, according to a study led by research scientists at the University of Utah. The study investigated risk factors for suicide ...

Intermountain Healthcare to merge with SCL Health by 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare and SCL Health have signed a letter of intent to merge. The announcement came during a press conference on Thursday. The merger, expected to close in early 2022, will provide high-quality, accessible and affordable health care to more communities ...

Weber County schools getting lax cooperation from some exposed to COVID-19

OGDEN — Lack of cooperation from students and others exposed to the COVID-19 virus has emerged as a concern as health officials try to keep its spread in check, according to Brian Cowan, head of the Weber-Morgan Health Department. The case numbers in the Weber and Ogden school districts "are ...

Long-haulers recall struggles with prolonged side-effects of COVID-19

OGDEN – Fabiola Jara and her fiance Eduardo were sick with COVID-19 for nearly two months. Eduardo recovered. Fabiola continues to struggle with symptoms. “We got it in June of last year and were sick through the better half of August,” she said. “Around October, I started feeling ...

Ogden schools, like many, grappling with ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge

OGDEN — As if the threat of COVID-19 or the day-to-day efforts of instruction weren't enough, school officials in Weber County have another issue to contend with — the "devious licks" challenge popular on TikTok, the social media platform. It's a national trend — or, to school officials, ...

Catalytic converter thefts hit low-income car owners the hardest

Utah lawmakers are considering a crackdown on catalytic converter theft, in which criminals saw the emission control devices from cars and sell the precious metals found inside to a booming worldwide black market. Rep. Ryan Wilcox, a Republican who represents House District 7, covering North ...