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AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells results of 'tremendous' trip

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump’s recent travels were as “tremendous” in their successes as he says, that’s not apparent in the aftermath. That’s the conclusion of an AP Fact Check examining his claims. To illustrate progress in relations with the Philippines, he told a false tale about...


Business

Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

Free Health Insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. “Free Obamacare Coverage in 2018,” says an online pitch from...


Government

WH: Trump not stumping for Moore due to discomfort with bid

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore because of “discomfort” with the sexual misconduct allegations made by several women but isn’t calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state’s voters should decide, the...


Education

WSU aiming for civil discussions in response to racist flyers found on campus

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University officials are remaining optimistic that the recent racially-charged signage found on WSU’s campus will only further constructive conversations on such topics.


Local

Retiring Dr. Donald Carpenter credited for helping thousands

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Heading an agency once slated for closure, Dr. Donald Carpenter is credited with helping thousands on the road to becoming self-sufficient in downtown Ogden. The director of the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership is retiring after 20 years with the agency.


Police & Fire

State may demand death reports from jails, prisons

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Cindy Farnham-Stella — the mother of Heather Miller, 28, who died of a massive injury at the Davis County Jail — said she’s happy changes are being made. Families of the dead “are hopefully seeing some light,” she said.


Local

Union Station, Senior Companion Program, CASA looking for volunteers

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Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to post an opportunity for your organization, call 801-625-3777 or 801-778-6897. If you are interested in volunteering and don’t see something that interests...


Government

Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

Nuclear War Saying No

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been overlooked. There’s even a designated “safe escape” door at the nuclear-warfighting headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska,...


Government

Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision

Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of President Donald Trump’s leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. The...


Business

Business is good, but owners of firms say a tax cut could make it better

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LEBANON, Pa. - Douglass Henry, owner of packaging materials manufacturer Henry Molded Products, admits he could live without a tax cut. He’s not going to shutter his factory and lay off his 105 workers here in Amish Dutch country if Congress fails on tax reform. His...


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