News

Ogden Schools seek to put tax money toward innovation center, Title I positions

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Taxes levied by Ogden schools are slated to increase from the previous year.

Environment

Utah biologists working to save boreal toads from annihilation

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Utah's amphibians are in a death spiral — and we're to blame.


Business

Birkenstock CEO accuses Amazon of 'modern day piracy'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The chief executive of Birkenstock USA has emerged as an unlikely crusader in a growing battle between smaller retailers and ever-expanding giant Amazon.com. His message to shop owners: Don’t even think about selling our shoes to Amazon. In a blistering five-page...


Business

Stocks climb on earnings, bonds drop as Fed meets

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A bevy of corporate earnings pulled U.S. stocks to fresh records, while Treasuries tumbled the most in a month as the Federal Reserve began its policy meeting. Oil surged. Earnings from Caterpillar and McDonald’s led to outsize gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while...


Government

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.


Government

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...


Business

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...


Local

Riverdale Road closed as crews complete unscheduled bridge repair

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Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders stressed that the overall structure of the bridge is secure and the overpass is safe to drive on. However, the joints on the Weber River Bridge have become uneven, causing a jarring bump for motorists. 


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....


Government

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...


Government

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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