News

In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography...

Recreation

Ogden-area ski resorts pleased with weekend snow, upcoming storms

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Weber County ski resorts celebrating weekend snowfall and a potential turnaround after the January visitor shortfalls that led to lift closures.


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.


Environment

Podcast: Controversies swirl at future landfill near Great Salt Lake

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“Out Standing in a Field” podcasters Benjamin Zack and Leia Larsen drove across the Union Pacific Railroad Causeway, visited the site of the future landfill and surveyed the construction of its first waste cell.


State

Utah Legislature passes resolution honoring Sen. Orrin Hatch

Senate Hatch Retirement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday honoring retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. The resolution declared the day “Orrin G. Hatch Day” in honor of Hatch and his 40-plus years in the U.S. Senate. The Republican senator was at the state Capitol during the...


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...


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.


State

Self-styled prophet pleads guilty to child rape in Utah

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday pleaded guilty in Utah Wednesday to child rape and abuse charges filed after police raided the group’s remote desert compound. Samuel W. Shaffer faces at least 25...


Business

United Technologies weighs 3-way breakup with decision this year

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. United Technologies Corp. is weighing a breakup. The manufacturer is studying a plan to split up a portfolio that includes jet engines, elevators and air conditioners, Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes said Wednesday at an investor conference. A decision will be announced by...


Government

The Latest: NY lawmaker links mass murderers, Democrats

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Democrats are voicing outrage over comments that Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York made claiming that “so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats.” Evan Lukaske, a...


Business

As companies reveal gigantic CEO-to-worker pay ratios, some worry how low-paid workers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A potentially embarrassing math calculation employers have long hoped to escape - one that pay experts thought was dead following President Donald Trump’s election - can no longer be avoided. In recent weeks, a few public companies have begun disclosing a ratio,...


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