Government

Pleasant View FrontRunner station closing in August due to new safety rules

Pleasant View FrontRunner

Even so, UTA officials hope to eventually build a new rail line between Ogden and Pleasant View...

Government

Gibson backers, officials say river project handled properly as probe continues

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The Weber County commissioner is the focus of an Ogden Police Department inquiry but maintains he did no wrong.


Government

The Latest: Students walk out of HS for tighter gun control

School Shooting Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 13:09 p.m. Hundreds of Maryland high school students are ditching class and rallying at the U.S. Capitol in support of stronger gun control. Students chanted “Hey hey NRA you can’t beat the PTA!” and waved signs that...


Government

Trump says more must be done to protect children

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously. The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will...


Government

Bill would put sales tax increase for public safety on Centralia ballot

JEFFERSON CITY — Centralia is a step closer to offering voters the option of a sales tax increase to fund public safety. Currently, the city of Centralia does not have that power. But a bill sponsored by Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, would give Centralia the option to vote to increase its local...


Government

STEVE SPELLMAN: Federal welfare needs modernization

The White House released its fiscal 2019 budget proposal, including suggestions to change several social services programs. The changes range from: reworking the delivery of welfare goods and services, budget reductions, delegation of block grants to states or outright ending certain programs. Of...


Government

GUEST COMMENTARY: As the Trump administration retreats on climate change, US cities are

Despite almost universal scientific consensus that climate change poses a growing threat, President Donald Trump’s recent infrastructure plan makes no mention of the need to build resilience to rising global temperatures. Instead, it actually seeks to weaken environmental reviews as a way of...


Government

Bad Bedside Manna: Bank Loans Signed In The Hospital Leave Patients Vulnerable

Laura Cameron, then three months pregnant, tripped and fell in a parking lot and landed in the emergency room last May — her blood pressure was low and she was scared and in pain. She was flat on her back and plugged into a saline drip when a hospital employee approached her gurney to discuss how...


Government

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

Pence North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the...


Courts

Utah inmate's death highlighted in 'debtors' prison' report

Rex Iverson supplied photo Box Elder jail death suicide 2016

Utah is one of 44 states that allow the jailing of debtors if they falt to appear in court or comply with orders to provide financial information to the courts in civil debt collection cases. The American Civil Liberties Union says the laws are keeping alive a “debtors’...


Government

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

Trump Russia Probe Unprepared

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal...


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