News

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Weber State

Charles Wight leaves legacy of positive support for Weber State athletics

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On the same day Weber State University President Charles Wight announced his resignation, he and his wife, Victoria, were at the Dee Events Center to watch the men’s basketball team in their contest against Sacramento State.


Local

Former Utah Jazz stadium seating coming to Ogden rodeo

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The northside grandstands at Ogden Pioneer Stadium soon will feature former Utah Jazz arena seats.


Local

Riverdale landslide continues to chew its way toward homes

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Another 10 to 20 feet of residents’ backyards has been lost in the last week-and-a-half.


State

The Latest: Search continues in area south of Salt Lake City

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a Utah manhunt (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A manhunt continues in the southwestern fringe of the Salt Lake City metro area for a suspect who reportedly exchanged gunfire with police officers and also entered a home, shot and wounded a resident and stole his car....


Government

Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in...


Government

Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

Trump Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he’s been at the center of government shutdowns. As a...


World

French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

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LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules. In remarks released Saturday, Macron told the...


State

Utah woman's nonprofit mails thousands of books to prisons

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A nonprofit run by a Utah woman supplies books to men and women in 35 prisons in 13 states, sending thousands of donated books to help restock prison libraries that are often filled with decrepit texts. The Deseret News reports Toby Lafferty started the Millcreek-based...


Government

GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

Budget Battle-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The closure of many...


Business

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration —...


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