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Lawsuit seeks expanded freedoms for Utah's intellectually disabled adults

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The Disability Law Center accuses Utah’s Department of Health, Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, Department of Human Services and the state’s Division of Service for People with Disabilities of fostering a system that restricts residents in intermediate care facilities (ICFs)...


Local

Ogden housing market hits record high, low-income households suffer

rising real estate prices

The booming housing market has pushed up home prices to a record high in Ogden, as the city continues to attract in- and out-of-state homebuyers with its housing affordability.


Police & Fire

State death penalty discussion highlights Utah cases, issues

Death Penalty Talk

Tuesday evening, Utah Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty hosted a panel event on Weber State’s campus that discussed the current state of Utah’s death penalty system.


Business

Weber County economic development head out as officials rework approach

Doug Larsen

Douglas Larsen stepped down Jan. 11 as head of the Weber Economic Development Partnership after 5 1/2 years in the post and more than 20 years in county government in all.


Police & Fire

4 people escape Adams Ave. house fire

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Firefighters responded to a house fire on Adams Avenue between 3rd and 4th Street Wednesday afternoon.


Courts

Ogden man sentenced to prison for killing 8-week-old daughter in 2016

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Michael Lee Hatton, 26, was given the mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in December to one charge of first-degree felony murder.


Government

'Very strong' Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there’s “very, very strong” sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government’s doors open, comments that could indicate the chances are increasing that the government could shut down...


Business

Asian shares advance after Wall Street rally; eyes on China

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Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. Traders are awaiting the release of Chinese GDP figures later Thursday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 0.7 percent to 24,050.53...


Government

WH claiming sweeping 'executive privilege' in Russia probes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia. The...


Business

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

Apple-Investments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country. The pledge announced Wednesday comes less than a month after...


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