News

Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

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A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for...

Local

5 stories for Wednesday: Weber County Latino population surges; Raptors win

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Here’s the stories you might’ve missed for Wednesday, June 27, 2017.


Local

July 4th 2017: Weber County fireworks restrictions for when, where to celebrate

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Before you start shooting fireworks this July 4th, make sure you know the restrictions, rules and laws regulating the use of fireworks for the cities of Weber County.


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.


Police & Fire

Utah, federal and local officials look to quell uptick in human-caused fires

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Fires have burned up thousands of forest, grasslands and other wild lands in Utah, but they’re mostly human-caused — and preventable.


Government

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...


Government

GOP touts lower premiums, but other insurance costs to rise

Health Overhaul Premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are touting lower premiums under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills. The fine print is getting lost in the translation. Consumers might pay less up front every month, but if you break...


State

Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes

The Republican-dominated Western Governors Association endorsed the aims of the Endangered Species Act on Wednesday but asked Congress to make changes, including giving states a bigger role and clarifying recovery goals for species protected by the law. The governors said Western states benefit...


State

The Latest: Ducey will go to Arizona county affected by fire

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PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to travel to areas north of Phoenix where a major wildfire has prompted thousands of evacuations. The governor’s office says Ducey plans to travel to Yavapai County on...


State

Head of troubled Navajo Housing Authority to step down

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chief executive of the largest American Indian public housing authority in the U.S. will be stepping down as the Navajo Nation looks to rebuild its reputation after concerns were raised about the lack of housing on the vast reservation. Newly appointed members of the...


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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