News

In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography...

Environment

Climate change expert uses art, music to communicate scientific concerns

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And he’s bringing his musical performance to Ogden.


Environment

Utahns can cut grass and emissions this spring with electric lawn mower exchange

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There are still a few weeks before Utahns will start thinking about lawn maintenance, but local health and sustainability experts want residents to consider trimming their emissions along with their grass.


Health Care

This year's flu is nasty, but Utah's hospitalization rates have slowed

Flu vaccines still available and recommended

Physicians still recommend getting the flu shot if you haven’t already. 


Local

By the time it's built out, BDO employee population will grow by 70 percent

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By the time the Business Depot Ogden is built out — a milestone officials say should occur within the next 15 years — the number of employees working at the business park will grow by about 70 percent.


Business

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Cities Selling Diversity

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of...


State

Data: More Utah minorities sentenced to prison in 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Data shows the percentage of minorities sentenced to prison in Utah has increased to 43 percent — up from 33 percent in 2015 when the state passed a sweeping overhaul of the justice system. The Standard-Examiner reports the director of the state sentencing commission says the...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

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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...


Business

'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the...


Local

Roads to Independence, Senior Companion Program, VITA need volunteers

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Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to post an opportunity for your organization, call 801-625-3777 or 801-778-6897. If you are interested in volunteering and don’t see something that interests...


State

Airplane work expected to bring 400 jobs to Georgia air base

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia will soon begin doing overhaul maintenance on the C-130 airplanes flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The work will eventually mean about 400 new jobs, The Telegraph reported . Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, commander of the Warner...


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