Government

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

Medical Marijuana Utah-2

A Republican lawmaker from Orem is fighting back against a pending state ballot initiative that...

Police & Fire

Davis County's sheriff-in-waiting will recruit new senior deputies

Kelly Sparks Davis County sheriff's candidate

Kelly Sparks, Republican nominee for Davis County sheriff, says he hopes for a smooth transition when he takes office so turmoil can be put behind the embattled agency.


Government

Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel

Pompeo Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they...


Government

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

America Protests Why Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they’d support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other...


Government

Pompeo poised to be top diplomat even if Senate panel spurns him

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Mike Pompeo may fail to win approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next secretary of state. It would be an unprecedented slight, but it might not matter. With Republican Rand Paul and Democrats on the panel opposed to making the CIA director the top U.S....


Government

Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

Supreme Court Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and...


Government

Koch network success in Trump era draws Democratic pushback

Koch Network Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sprawling network funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is having a very good run with President Donald Trump in the White House and Republican control of Congress. Tax cuts are now signed into law. A conservative judge is seated on the Supreme Court. And many governmental...


Government

It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

White House Doctor VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson was tending to grievously injured military personnel in Iraq when he was summoned to Washington to interview for a job he barely knew existed. He didn’t see a way to get there. “I thought this was it — this is where the road stops,” he told the Lubbock...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts NKorea aim to 'denuclearize'

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his aides are leaving a false impression about the extent of North Korea’s plans to give up its nuclear weapons. They say North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has basically agreed to “denuclearization.” In fact, Kim’s announcement Friday before summits with...


Business

Survey: Economists' outlook is sunny but not due to tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s business economists are sketching a bright picture for the coming months, with a survey finding that more of their companies foresee rising sales and expect to continue hiring and raising pay. At the same time, nearly two-thirds of respondents in the latest survey by the...


Politics

Davis Co. review of Ogden PD probe not over, lawyer says Gibson not a target

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Prosecutors reviewing the inquiry into the Weber County official say they will seek “additional investigations” by police into the matter, though Gibson has apparently been cleared.


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