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Business

Powell taking over as Fed chairman at time of economic calm

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It would seem like a pretty good time to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Jerome Powell has won Senate confirmation to head the U.S. central bank, inheriting an economy on a roll, a booming stock market and unemployment at a 17-year low. He will succeed Janet Yellen,...


State

Arielle Gold, Chase Josey earn final US halfpipe spots

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Arielle Gold was named to the U.S. Olympic halfpipe team and will get a chance to compete at the Pyeongchang Games four years after separating her shoulder during a training run in Sochi and never reaching the starting gate. Chase Josey picked up the final spot on the men’s...


Health Care

Weber Human Services taps grant to widen access to opioid treatment, Narcan kits

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Amid a raging national epidemic, the kits are for friends and family of addicts to keep on hand in case of emergency.


Local

Weber, Davis homeless counts may be affected by Operation Rio Grande

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Some people working with the homeless are carrying Mace now.


Education

Ogden School District to discuss school upgrades, bond proposal

Polk Elementary Bond Open House

Ogden School Board of Education has a study session Feb. 1 where Superintendent Rich Nye says he hopes the board “articulates a short-term plan, which is the lease revenue bond and a long term plan and identifies which schools will be impacted.”


Courts

Federal court sides with Utah residents over Kellogg in religious discrimination case

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Richard Tabura and Guadalupe Diaz were fired from their jobs at a Kellogg Company plant in Clearfield in 2012 because they missed work on Saturdays, as they were honoring their religious beliefs as Seventh-day Adventists and would not work on their Sabbath.


Local

Roy's new city administrator aims to energize city, pull it out of the doldrums

Roy City Manager

Since his selection, Jason Poulsen has pushed for staffing changes, stricter enforcement of the city’s nuisance ordinance and more.


Government

EDITORIAL: Trump at one year: Where do Republicans go from here?

Donald Trump became president one year ago. It’s been an extraordinary 12 months. Trump’s supporters will find much to like in the first year. They like his selection of conservative federal judges, even if some appear unqualified. Trump’s evisceration of federal regulations appeals to some voters,...


Politics

Bill would further protect Utah stand-your-ground shooters

Stand Your Ground Rep. Cory Maloy

If you’re threatened by an attacker, you shouldn’t have to retreat even if you could reach safety by fleeing, says the sponsor of a bill in the Utah Legislature to amend the state’s stand-your-ground law.


Courts

Ogden residents given prison time for human trafficking guilty pleas

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Lynnsie Reddish and Terrance Jones were given credit for the time they have served in the Weber County Jail.


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