Government

2018 Weber County GOP convention recap: rule changes sow confusion

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The changes at last Saturday’s convention propelled one candidate to the ballot but dashed...

Government

1st District U.S. House race between Democrats Weiland, Castillo getting testy

Weiland Castillo

Most notably, an exchange between the two at the Davis County Democratic Party convention drew police attention. But it’s not the only thing.


Politics

Davis Co. review of Ogden PD probe not over, lawyer says Gibson not a target

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Prosecutors reviewing the inquiry into the Weber County official say they will seek “additional investigations” by police into the matter, though Gibson has apparently been cleared.


Business

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts

Insider Q A Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary....


Government

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...


Business

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Global Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China,...


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shifting rationale for firing Comey

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next time. He also erred, though by just a hair, in claiming...


Government

NOT REAL NEWS: DeVos didn't order globes flattened

Not Real News DeVos Globes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hasn’t ordered that globes in classrooms across America be flattened, contrary to a story being shared on social media. The story on the website Alternative Science, which says it publishes satire, claims DeVos sent the order to Education...


Government

Utah measure, backed by Weber Co. high-schooler, cuts primary voting age to 17

Weber High School senior urges dark sky preservation

Weber High School student Zach Thomas lobbied for the measure while Weber County Clerk/Auditor Ricky Hatch said the younger people start voting, the more likely the’y’ll keep on voting.


Local

Restaurants, diners and health inspectors struggle with bug reports

Bug in food

Katha Weisenberger of Ogden says she found a cockroach in her enchilada at an Ogden restaurant. She went on a Facebook rant against the restaurant. What should you do if an insect ruins your meal?


Government

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Congress Comey Memos

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke...


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