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Health Care

Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

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Downtown Ogden had the highest per capita rate of opioid deaths in Utah in 2014 and 2015 with 55.33 per 100,000 residents, according to state figures, which amounts to 41 deaths in the period.


Government

Utah Rep. Fawson resigning, sets up special vote among GOPers to replace him

District 7 candidates

Lisa Roskelley and Kyle Andersen are to face off in the May 23 special election, but Roskelley is proposing a delay until after the June 26 GOP primary, thus eliminating the possibility of one GOPer serving through 2018 and another, depending on results on June 26, serving when the new term starts...


Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Lessons from the Ogden Marathon? Running is hard

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On Saturday, this fat, aging journalist staggered through the 5K portion of the 2018 Ogden Marathon.


National

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

Drought Bright Spot

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of water for rafters and anglers in one of the nation’s most popular mountain rivers. Water from melting snow is rushing into the Arkansas River in central Colorado, thanks to a...


National

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Film Box Office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million according to studio estimates Sunday and ended the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box...


Business

Microsoft makes inroads with US spy agencies as tech giants face off over cloud contract

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Microsoft has secured a potentially lucrative agreement that makes the full suite of the tech giant’s cloud-computing platform available to 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, executives said recently, moving agencies’ computer systems onto Office 365 applications and...


Business

Eels break records in Maine, where they sell for big money

Baby Eel Record

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand from overseas aquaculture companies is driving prices to new heights. Fishermen in Maine search for the eels, called elvers, in rivers and streams every spring so they can...


Business

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are “putting the trade war on hold” after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress. Despite not getting China to agree to trim...


Business

AP Top Business News at 1:04 p.m. EDT

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Business

Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold

China US Trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.” Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific...


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