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Awake during brain surgery, Ogden man exclaims his excitement at results

OGDEN — Brad Bennett held high hopes for the brain surgery he underwent Thursday at the University of Utah.

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Legislature OKs partial Medicaid expansion — pending approval of federal waivers

SALT LAKE CITY — According to one Davis County lawmaker, Utah will get “half a cupcake” with the Legislature’s recent approval of partial Medicaid expansion. But that tasty morsel might be stale as a rock by the time federal administrators grant the necessary waivers allowing implementation.


Weber County schools get proactive in a new era of bullying

Students in Weber County have reported more bullying incidents in the first part of 2018 than the entire year before, according to data from a statewide reporting app. 


Transportation dollars helped pay off flood control project in western Weber County

OGDEN — When Weber County voters approved the 0.25 percent Proposition One sales tax in November 2015, little did they know their officials would soon borrow $5.5 million in funding earmarked for roads and transit to cover outstanding costs incurred on a massive flood control project.


Funding avenue found for Ogden's beleaguered rapid bus project

OGDEN — The close of the 2018 legislative session included a promising development for Ogden’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit system — one that opens the door for the beleaguered project to finally be funded.

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Clean air bills sparse this Legislative session, 2 still being considered

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s bad air days due to wintertime inversions typically coincide with the state Legislature’s 45-day session, providing a visual backdrop that underscores the need to take action. But this year’s weather failed to provide that sense of urgency.

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Stage set for Utah medical cannabis showdown between ballot measure, lawmakers

Update: The headline on this story was changed at 11:25 a.m. Monday, March 5, to clarify the parties at odd over the medical cannabis issue in Utah.

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Weber County commissioners split on health board restructuring

Editor’s note: this story was updated at 11:30 a.m. Monday to clarify that the board’s restructuring would not change Morgan County’s representation that consists of one County Council member and one from the community at large. 


Limited job opportunities factor into Utah's consistently small black population

OGDEN — Through the 1940s and 1950s, the black community in and around Ogden expanded due to job opportunities related to the railroad and Hill Air Force Base. But for many years now, the African-American portion of the state’s population has languished, hovering somewhere between 1 and 2 percent. 

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This year's flu is nasty, but Utah's hospitalization rates have slowed

OGDEN — Flu activity in Utah spiked in late December 2017 and during the third week of January, but by the first week of February, most of the state saw minimal or low-to-moderate activity.

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