Government

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

Death Penalty-2

After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill...

Local

Weber County's new economic growth plan may be ready by late March

James Ebert

County officials have made economic development a priority, seeking input from consultants and others, and one apparent goal will be boosting the median income here. 


Government

Weber County social media presence 'leading the state,' PR rep says

Sasha Clark Dicio

The Dicio Group received a $94,500 contract with the county to help with marketing and a company rep updated county commissioners on its efforts.


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees himself outperforming history

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the offensive about his record and the defensive about the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump sought in a week’s worth of rhetoric to show that he is outdoing his predecessor, if not all of history. This made for inflated claims. His speech to the Conservative...


Government

Trump processes Fla. students' grief as president, parent

Trump and Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, it was the images of children that propelled President Donald Trump to act. Trump spent the first days after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida fixated on the grieving and anguished students and parents. While at his Florida estate for the long weekend after the...


Government

Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

Trump Foreign Payments Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Friday expanded their lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of accepting gifts from foreign and state governments, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman. Legal experts say the...


Government

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates’ guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of President Donald Trump’s election campaign and Russia’s interference. The plea by Gates, a former senior adviser to...


Government

Caller told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

School Shooting Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI in chilling detail that he had a growing collection of guns and a temper so uncontrollable she worried about him “getting into a school and just shooting the place up.” The Associated...


Government

Riverdale considers 6-field soccer project near Weber River Parkway

Riverdale soccer fields proposal

The Utah Youth Soccer Association wants to build six soccer fields on Riverdale City property south of the city offices. The fields would sit between the railroad tracks and the Weber River Parkway trail. The association would pay for the construction and maintenance and the city would...


Government

Jail deaths reporting bill advances to Utah Senate

Jail Standards

Civil liberties groups are promoting a bill that would require Utah jails to report in-custody deaths, including cases when inmates later die at a hospital.


Government

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Trump Russia Probe-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference....


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