Government

North Ogden officials support trash fee hike to save recycling program

Recycle bins

Likewise, residents are willing to pay more if needed, to a limit, according to an informal city...

Health Care

Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

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Downtown Ogden had the highest per capita rate of opioid deaths in Utah in 2014 and 2015 with 55.33 per 100,000 residents, according to state figures, which amounts to 41 deaths in the period.


Government

Utah Rep. Fawson resigning, sets up special vote among GOPers to replace him

District 7 candidates

Lisa Roskelley and Kyle Andersen are to face off in the May 23 special election, but Roskelley is proposing a delay until after the June 26 GOP primary, thus eliminating the possibility of one GOPer serving through 2018 and another, depending on results on June 26, serving when the new term starts...


Business

US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal. Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday...


Government

Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s eldest son said...


Business

US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks produced a commitment by Beijing to “significantly increase” its purchases of American goods and services, according to a joint statement Saturday from the rival economic powers trying to lower trade tensions. They also agreed on “meaningful...


Government

The Latest: Trump misspells wife's name in homecoming tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump (all times local): 2:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has welcomed his wife home from the hospital in a tweet that misspells her first name. Here’s what the president wrote: “Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House....


Government

Immigration a fraught issue for GOP as midterms approach

Congress Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for a party that badly needs unity heading into the elections in November that will decide control of Congress. GOP leaders thought they had found a way by Friday...


Government

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

Melania Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump returned to the White House in “high spirits” on Saturday following a weeklong hospitalization for kidney treatment, a lengthy stay that raised questions about whether the first lady’s condition may have been more complicated than first revealed. President Donald...


Government

CIA's Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

CIA Haspel Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrutiny of the 33-year spy career of new CIA director Gina Haspel has focused on her undercover role in the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists, but she cut her teeth in intelligence operations against Russia. She’s sure to tap that latter experience as she takes over at...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the Washington blame game

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deflect blame for the bad things. Take undue credit for the good things. When President Donald Trump and his environmental chief sat down with different audiences this past week, the blame game was on display. So was some chest-thumping. Trump tried to lay responsibility on...


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