Politics

Davis legislator calls for state standard on jail death reporting

Rep. Paul Ray proposes jail reporting transparency legislation

Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield said standard rules for reporting on deaths in Utah jails are needed...

Police & Fire

Utah sheriffs push for greater autonomy from county governments

Paul Ray wants more power for Utah sheriff's offices

The author of Utah’s firing squad execution bill now wants more power for county sheriff’s offices. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says county governments are micromanaging the elected lawmen.


Police & Fire

What Utah state law says about the power sheriffs have

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A separation-of-powers conflict is brewing between some Utah sheriffs and county governments. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says commissions are meddling in sheriff’s operations and he wants to change state laws to strengthen sheriffs’ autonomy.


Police & Fire

Davis legislator calls for state standard on jail death reporting

Rep. Paul Ray proposes jail reporting transparency legislation

Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield said standard rules for reporting on deaths in Utah jails are needed for transparency and to protect sheriff’s offices. Utah leads the nation in per-capita deaths in county jails.


Politics

Kaysville homeowners launch campaign to reverse city council zoning change

Kaysville rezone

A landscaping firm has been using a piece of land near an upscale neighborhood for storage, and it’s got many homeowners upset. 


Local

Sunset FD, axed in July, should be reinstated until vote on future, backer says

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Many opposed the decision to transfer protection to the North Davis Fire District, which led to a successful petition drive to let voters weigh in on the issue.


Transportation

U.S. 89 upgrade plan, while worrisome to some, won't likely be slowed, many say

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The Utah Department of Transportation is still collecting public input on the proposed road widening in Davis County, but many don’t think the comments will hamper the project’s progress.


Transportation

U.S. 89 upgrade plans edge toward completion, but still draw criticism

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Utah Department of Transportation plans to widen the roadway between Farmington and I-84 will be the focus of a public hearing on Thursday.


Politics

Ogden advocates fear DACA decision will push immigrants back into the shadows

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The program, halted by President Trump’s administration, had given certain undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children a means to live and work here lawfully.


Health Care

Ogden syringe-exchange program launches, but no takers show up

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The program, which law enforcement officials here initially opposed, aims to keep heroin and other intravenous drug users from using dirty needles, thus slowing the spread of disease.


Local

Kaysville zoning issue fuels dispute between homeowners, city, landscaper

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The landscaper is using a parcel in a residential zone for storage, but some homeowners say the operation is disruptive and are fighting its presence.


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