Rural Weber County residents bristle at development, but growth is coming

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Residents of the Taylor area west of Ogden were drawn by the zone’s country feel and planned development has them mulling their options. Either way, big growth here and across Utah is forecast, experts say.

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Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson won't seek re-election to third term

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At least three would-be candidates are weighing bids for the post, including a former Weber County commissioner. One candidate has already filed papers indicating his intent to run.


Trump uses vulgar language in describing immigrants from Africa, Haiti

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The president suggested that instead, the U.S. should allow more entrants from countries like Norway.


Utah House member, former senator eye bids for Weber County Commission seats

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County commission seats now held by Kerry Gibson and James Ebert are up for election this year.


Marriott-Slaterville Mayor Keith Butler reflects on his career as leader

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Butler, 87, helped spearhead formation of the city in 1999, aiming to fend off annexation into other Weber County locales, and has so far been its only mayor.


Bannon to exit Breitbart News Network after break with Trump

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with President Donald Trump.

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New Utah law encourages police not to destroy confiscated or unclaimed firearms

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Under a new Utah law, the state is contracting with a federally licensed gun dealer to sell firearms confiscated by police. The proceeds will go to charities that help families of officers killed in the line of duty.


Weber County leaders aim for growth, development by fostering culture, arts

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County commissioners recently created the Ogden Musical Theater Advisory Board and the Weber County Creative Alliance as part of the new focus.


Weber County voters to pick federal, state, county hopefuls in '18 balloting

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The primary is scheduled for June 26 and the general election is Nov. 6.


Utah contemplates tax changes in wake of federal overhaul

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On the heels of the federal tax overhaul signed by President Donald Trump in December, Utah lawmakers are still calculating how it will affect their plans to overhaul the state's tax system.

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