Government

Utah chronic pain sufferers pin hopes on medical cannabis initiative

Chronic pain fuels woman's drive to legalize cannabis

On Monday, Kaysville resident Lora Romney will help unveil Utah’s long awaited ballot...

Government

Weber County Commissioners take steps to safeguard upper valley's dark skies

Lighting ordinance tweaked to preserve night sky

All three Weber County Commissioners spoke in support of North Fork Park’s dark sky designation while voting to update the upper Ogden Valley’s lighting ordinance Tuesday, but differed on how to preserve the area’s spectacular starry nights for future generations.


Business

The Latest: McConnell looking to salvage health care plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill. But he’s confronting a growing chorus of GOP...


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US demands more security on international flights to US

International Flights Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes. Compliance with the new rules could lead to the lifting of a...


Business

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

Fed-Bank Stress Tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn. It was the first time in seven years of annual “stress...


Business

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal President...


Government

Officials finalizing details of Trump's revived travel ban

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration’s revived travel ban and come to the United States. The deliberations came as U....


Government

Drop In Sudden Cardiac Arrests Linked To Obamacare

If 22 million Americans lose their health care coverage by 2026 under the GOP Senate’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, how many people could die? The question is at the heart of the debate raging in Washington, D.C., but has been difficult to answer. “Show me the data on lives...


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Hospitals Ramp Up Hyperbaric Therapy For Diabetics, Despite Concerns

The Villages Regional Hospital did not sweat its decision to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2013. Hyperbaric treatment, increasingly given to diabetics — many of them elderly with persistent wounds — involves breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized air chamber typically for two hours each...


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Calif. Officials Sound Alarm, Envisioning $114B Hit To Medi-Cal Under U.S.

California risks losing $114.6 billion in federal funds within a decade for its Medicaid program under the Senate health care bill, a decline that would require the state to completely dismantle and rebuild the public insurance program that now serves one-third of the state, health leaders said...


Government

For Millennials, Both Good And Bad News In Senate’s GOP Health Bill

Darlin Kpangbah receives free health insurance through Medicaid and is grateful for the coverage in case of accidents, such as when she tore a ligament in her leg a few years ago. “I feel like I’m injury-prone,” said Kpangbah, 20, who lives in Sacramento, Calif. Without insurance, she said, the...


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