Government

Presidents Day 2018: Open, closed, schedule changes, more in Northern Utah

Travel National Park Preservation Votes

Presidents Day is observed on Monday, Feb. 19, this year. Here’s a look at what’s open...

Government

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

Obit Desfor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104. Desfor died at his apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he’d been living in his...


Government

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

Supreme Court Polling Place Attire

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will probably ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the...


Government

Study cited for blaming autism on TV cartoon does not exist

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Harvard study that says a British children’s television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims. In fact, there’s at least one peer-reviewed study that hints that a children’s television show may help autistic kids. The post on the newsely site,...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

APTOPIX Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that...


Government

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for...


Transportation

Pleasant View FrontRunner station closing in August due to new safety rules

Pleasant View FrontRunner

Even so, UTA officials hope to eventually build a new rail line between Ogden and Pleasant View that’s compliant with the new guidelines so commuter rail service can resume.


Politics

Eden consultant plans bid for Utah House seat to be vacated by Froerer

Steve Waldrip

Steve Waldrip, a Republican, will seek the District 8 post, which covers western Weber County.


Education

Ogden schools now considering 11 scenarios for closing, rebuilding elementaries

Lead BZ 021518 Ogden School Board 01-1

Officials now have 11 proposals as they weigh next steps to improve district schools following the failure of a bond proposal last year.


Government

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Romney Senate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...


Government

Trump overreaches to claim indictment proves 'no collusion'

APTOPIX Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has consistently pushed back against the idea of Russia meddling in the election that put him in power, dismissing that claim as a hoax and an affront to the legitimacy of his victory. Now, in a 37-page indictment Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller has...


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