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

Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. The release comes after weeks of back and forth over how much of the Democratic...


Government

Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress releases redacted Democratic memo pushing back on GOP claims of surveillance abuses in FBI’s Russia probe.


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

Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

Governors Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists. But they are skeptical Congress can seize the moment, overcome its...


Government

Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

Governors Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors say the debate over gun control has changed after the Florida school shooting — a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee puts it this way: “There’s no question we’re in a different environment.” But governors...


Government

Beck to focus on family and farm after nearly 60 years in governance

Ray Beck recalls the time when he was Columbia’s Public Works director and a large storm knocked down several trees across the city. Always a man who liked to be on the front lines, he joined the Street Department in clearing the roads. After working for hours with the street crews, he checked in...


Government

City Council candidates file campaign finance reports

Second Ward City Council candidates Paul Love and Mike Trapp have filed campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission that were due 40 days before the April 3 municipal election. Sixth Ward Councilwoman Betsy Peters, who is unopposed for re-election, filed an attest statement to the...


Government

EDITORIAL: Greitens cannot defend himself in court while running the state

Missourians have every reason to be shocked and horrified that their seemingly upstanding governor, a former Navy SEAL, is now under felony criminal indictment. But no one should be surprised. During 13 months in office, Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has blazed a trail of abuse, flaunting of the...


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