Government

Weber Co. Commission hopeful Froerer rebuffs questions, criticism in campaign

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Some have privately wondered about the real estate broker’s dealings with the county as he...

Politics

Ogden lawyer, S. Ogden veterans advocate vie in GOP primary for Utah House post

Brown Schow

Lorraine Brown and Terry Schow finished close at the GOP convention in April and the winner in the June 26 primary advances to the November general election.


Government

AP Was There: The age of climate change begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world’s hottest year on record, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels that released heat-trapping gases. The Associated...


Business

The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat 'blackmail'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 10:40 p.m. China’s Commerce Ministry is criticizing President Donald Trump’s latest threat of tariffs on $200 billion worth of its exports, calling it an “act of extreme pressure and blackmail.” Trump ordered the U.S....


Business

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

Pompeo Detroit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of...


Government

Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

US South Korea Military Exercises

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump’s nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dana White, spokeswoman for the Defense Department, said...


Government

US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

US Russia Political Prisoners

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin’s government was turning to “old Soviet practices” to deny rights to detainees. The condemnation came as President...


Government

Trump to finalize small business health insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to finalizing a health insurance option for small firms and self-employed people that would cost less but could cover fewer benefits than current plans, congressional officials and business groups said Monday. They spoke on condition of anonymity...


Politics

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in Utah, other states

Utah Legislature Session

Voters in a number of states will be deciding this year whether to change the redistricting process for congressional and state legislative seats, to make the process less partisan


Business

EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Utilities around...


Government

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the...


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