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Glen Canyon, Rainbow Bridge are accessible during shutdown

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument are accessible to the public during the government shutdown. National Park Service officials say park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials at...


Business

Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

Trump One Year Ethics Promises

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn’t profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury. Today, after a year in which...


Business

Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...


Business

Mulvaney helped shut down the government in 2013; now he's trying to keep it running

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - With President Donald Trump largely hidden from public view during the government shutdown, the face of the White House’s response belongs to Mick Mulvaney, who has plenty of experience with such events. He helped cause one in 2013. Mulvaney, the White...


Business

As federal shutdown continues, states bail out Lady Liberty, Grand Canyon

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. From his office’s second-story window in Lower Manhattan, Stephen Briganti could see dozens of tourists “milling about” over the weekend, trying to understand why they could not travel to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island. “This happens every time there’s a...


Business

This Week: Home sales, Caterpillar results, 4Q GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON HOUSING Strong demand has helped lift U.S. home sales to levels last seen at the height of the housing boom a decade ago. Sales of previously occupied homes accelerated in November to a seasonally adjusted...


Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Education

Students showcase creativity and innovation in Rube Goldberg STEM competition

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One student’s task was to use a leaf blower that would blow an inflatable ball until it hit multiple objects before a box of cereal would be poured into a bowl.


Police & Fire

Weber County law enforcement wives unite to protect police, sheriff's deputies

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Members of Blue Line Ladies raise funds to acquire protective vests and have so far donated 44 of them to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.


Business

Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


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