Government

In hindsight, tight deadline doomed Ogden's bungled Stadler Rail bid

Ogden Nature Center never part of Mayor's proposal

The rushed attempt to remove development restrictions on key properties in Business Depot Ogden...

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Justice Department imposes new grant rules requiring 'sanctuary cities' to give feds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department imposes new grant rules requiring ‘sanctuary cities’ to give feds access to jails, notice on releases.


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Sources: Former Trump campaign chair meets with Senate panel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the...


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Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans’ long-promised legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being...


Government

Who Knew Senate Health Bill Debate Could Be So Complicated?

So the Senate has voted to start debate on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Now what? Well, it gets wonky. The rules for budget reconciliation, the process the Senate is using that limits debate and allows a bill to pass with only a simple majority, comes with a set of very specific rules....


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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a recent study. The study bolsters legislation pending in Congress, which would have the Food and Drug...


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Price Transparency In Medicine Faces Stiff Opposition — From Hospitals And Doctors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two years after it passed unanimously in Ohio’s state Legislature, a law meant to inform patients what health care procedures will cost is in a state of suspended animation. One of the most stringent in a group of similar state laws being proposed across the country, Ohio’s...


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The Latest: Health bill runs into questions on rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Democrats say the Senate parliamentarian has found additional parts of the Republican health care bill that Democrats can block because they violate Senate rules. One...


Government

Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says "time will tell" fate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as “very weak” and refusing to say whether he’ll fire the nation’s top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow...


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Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Oh, that dreaded open microphone! Republican Sen. Susan Collins got caught Tuesday at the end of a hearing with a microphone that was still hot — and captured her ripping President Donald Trump and making fun of a fellow lawmaker who had been critical of her on health care....


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Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the Republican drive to dismantle the health care law, a win for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, and then leveled a broadside at how the GOP got there. As the 80-year-old McCain entered...


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