Government

Pesky land-use provision removed from final national defense bill

Ogden Nature Center should be safe for decades

An amendment that would have left the Ogden Nature Center and Golden Spike Events Center vulnerable...

Government

AP-NORC Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under Trump

AP Poll Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made...


Business

Sign-ups show health law's staying power in Trump era

Health Overhaul Sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program’s subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act’s troubles aren’t over. On the plus side for the overhaul, official numbers showed a...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he met

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like Roy Moore before him, President Donald Trump has denied he knows or ever met women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. That denial is no more plausible than what people heard from the defeated Alabama Senate candidate. Trump’s tweet on the subject is at odds...


Government

'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

Congress Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump’s presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas. “This is happening. Tax reform under Republican...


Business

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

Congress Taxes Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he met

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has denied ever meeting women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. An Associated Press Fact Check finds that claim is implausible at best. Two of the women were on his reality show, “The Apprentice.” Photos are in circulation showing Trump with...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he met

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has denied ever meeting women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. An Associated Press Fact Check finds that claim is implausible at best. Two of the women were on his reality show, “The Apprentice.” Photos are in circulation showing Trump with...


Government

Weber County commissioners shuffled duties before news of a police inquiry

Weber County commissioners

Per the change, Commissioner Jim Harvey took on oversight of community and economic development functions from Commissioner Kerry Gibson, the focus of a probe. From Harvey, Gibson took on duties as liaison to two county departments.  


Government

Mattis: North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s latest missile test, which U.S. experts say indicated an increasing technological sophistication, did not demonstrate an imminent threat of nuclear attack on the United States, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday. “No, not yet,” Mattis said when a reporter asked...


Politics

Weber County Commissioner Gibson denies wrongdoing, says he'll stay in post

Kerry Gibson WEB ONLY

Ogden police said Tuesday they were conducting an investigation into the official in response to a request by Weber County officials.


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