Government

Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

Politics

Weber Co. Commission hopefuls Couts, Froerer hammer Ebert on property tax hike

Weber County commission

The issue has emerged as a hot topic in the race. The three Republicans face off in the June 26 primary.


Politics

Democrats Weiland, Castillo focus on access, health care in U.S. House race

Weiland castillo

The winner in the June 26 primary for the 1st District seat faces GOP incumbent Rob Bishop and two others in the Nov. 6 general election.


Politics

Republican Primary Candidates for Davis County Commissioner Seat A

Davis Commission Seat B web only

Learn more about the Republican primary candidates for the Davis County Commissioner Seat A. 


Politics

Republican Primary Candidates for Davis County Commission Seat B

Davis Commission B web only

Learn more about the Republican primary candidates for Davis County Commission Seat B. 


Business

Fed chair signals gradual rate hikes in tame inflation era

Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Federal Reserve will likely keep raising short-term interest rates at only a gradual pace, Fed chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday, partly because there are few signs, so far, that the ultra-low U.S. unemployment rate is pushing up inflation. In a speech in Portugal,...


Business

US home sales fell 0.4 percent in May amid inventory crunch

Home Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.43 million in May, the second straight...


Government

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading

Commerce Secretary Russian Company

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government...


Government

Teen in 'Making a Murderer' asks high court to take his case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A teenager whose case was documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” wants the Supreme Court to hear his case. Brendan Dassey confessed to joining his uncle in raping and murdering a young woman. But his attorneys say the Wisconsin teen was pressured into a false...


Government

The Latest: Veteran GOP strategist Schmidt leaves party

Trump Immigration Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Veteran Republican strategist Steve Schmidt is renouncing his membership in the Republican Party, in light of the political tempest over the Trump administration immigration policy that separates children from...


Government

Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

30 Years of Warming Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to global warming, America’s political climate may have changed more than the Earth’s over the past three decades. NASA scientist James Hansen put the world on notice about global warming on June 23, 1988. Looking back, he says: “I was sufficiently idealistic that I...


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