Politics

Weber County commissioners shuffled duties before news of a police inquiry

Weber County commissioners

Per the change, Commissioner Jim Harvey took on oversight of community and economic development...

Politics

Ogden City Council to take up backyard chicken issue, possibly vote

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The issue has been before city leaders for several months and the public is invited to offer input at next Tuesday’s meeting.


Government

Weber County commissioners shuffled duties before news of a police inquiry

Weber County commissioners

Per the change, Commissioner Jim Harvey took on oversight of community and economic development functions from Commissioner Kerry Gibson, the focus of a probe. From Harvey, Gibson took on duties as liaison to two county departments.  


Politics

Weber County Commissioner Gibson denies wrongdoing, says he'll stay in post

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Ogden police said Tuesday they were conducting an investigation into the official in response to a request by Weber County officials.


Politics

Kaysville residents successfully push for vote on controversial rezone decision

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The land at the center of the controversy had been zoned residential, then a landscaping firm started using it for storage, generating the ire of nearby residents.


Education

Weber County parents, school reps wrestle with racism in wake of viral video

Weber High Gym

Members of a group aimed at fighting racism visited for a pair of discussions, invited by Weber County parents, nearly two months after a video went viral of five Weber High School students using a racial slur.


Business

Work hard, then work harder: Entrepreneur Latinos, immigrants in Ogden

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Figures show that the number of Latino-owned businesses in Utah, though a small percentage of the overall total, have grown dramatically since the late 1990s.


Education

Farr West school crossing crash spurs talk of heightening safety measures

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A 10-year-old suffered minor injuries in the crossing after he was hit by a car and one parent says close calls at the location are fairly regular.


Local

Ogden City Council debates backyard chickens, members split on issue

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City leaders discussed a proposal allowing the birds at a work session and are tentatively set to take up the issue again on Dec. 19, when they could vote on the matter.


Education

Ogden's East Bench voters doomed $106.5 million school bond proposal

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Voters living around Horace Mann and T.O. Smith schools favored the bond, but those living around Polk school, a focus of particular controversy, voted in larger numbers and swayed the outcome.


Government

Weber County spends $456K on public relations, economic development contracts

Weber County spends $450K on PR, econ contracts

Commissioners feel an urgency to bolster Weber County economic development and community image-building, but $456,000 in consultant contracts over the past three years are generating debate.


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