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.


Courts

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

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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’...


Local

North Ogden residents file suit to halt Barker Park amphitheater construction

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Construction started last November, but a group of residents who fear the facility will be disruptive started lobbying in January against the project.


Government

'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America’s school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion and pledged...


Government

The Latest: NRA protests minimum age hike for rifles

School Shooting Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The National Rifle Association says any legislation aimed at raising the age requirement for rifle and shotgun purchases would deprive young Americans their constitutional right to self-protection. Federal...


Government

Fed officials: Stronger economy boosts chance for rate hikes

Fed Minutes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. The minutes of the Fed’s Jan. 30-31 discussions showed that the...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's running commentary on Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — By its nature, the special counsel investigation of Russian activities in the U.S. election is casting a wide net in its search for malfeasance. At the same time, it’s not a leaky enterprise — little is coming to light except what the prosecutor, Robert Mueller wants out. That...


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...


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