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Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet

Digital Life Apple Watch Review

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you’re still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network...


State

California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

Return of the Condor

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor. The giant vultures flap their wings and circle the sky before perching on branches and observing their observers. Wildlife biologist Amy List uses...


State

Docks, marinas get repaired after microburst on Lake Powell

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say repairs are nearly finished to property in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area that was damaged by last week’s microburst along the Arizona-Utah border. A sudden, powerful downward gust of wind swamped or sank dozens of powerboats and jet skis last Thursday...


Government

New play aims to encourage citizens to 'Practice Democracy'

Mr. Adams, a retired banker, state legislator and Vietnam veteran is talking on the phone. His powerful voice overwhelms the office he’s standing in. “The incumbent has to go,” he says. “It’s time for a change.” Mr. Adams is about to meet with two young politicians who are facing off in a party...


Government

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest...


Government

New play aims to encourage citizens to 'Practice Democracy'

Mr. Adams, a retired banker, state legislator and Vietnam veteran is talking on the phone. His powerful voice overwhelms the office he’s standing in. “The incumbent has to go,” he says. “It’s time for a change.” Mr. Adams is about to meet with two young politicians who are facing off in a party...


Local

South Ogden City contemplates future of old elementary schools lands

Club Heights Elementary School empty lot

The land where MarLon Hills and Club Heights elementary schools used to stand has been purchased by South Ogden City.


Government

Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Navigators Say Feds Don’t Appreciate Scope Of The Job

The Trump administration says many of the organizations that help people enroll in health plans on the federal insurance marketplaces don’t provide enough bang for the buck, sometimes costing thousands of dollars to sign up each customer. So, it is cutting their funding, some by as much as 90...


Government

Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’

It does not take a hurricane to put nursing home residents at risk when disaster strikes. Around the country, facilities have been caught unprepared for far more mundane emergencies than the hurricanes that recently struck Florida and Houston, according to an examination of federal inspection...


Government

Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know

Republican efforts in Congress to “repeal and replace” the federal Affordable Care Act are back from the dead. Again. While the chances for this last-ditch measure appear iffy, many GOP senators are rallying around a proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), along with...


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