News

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Education

Students showcase creativity and innovation in Rube Goldberg STEM competition

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One student’s task was to use a leaf blower that would blow an inflatable ball until it hit multiple objects before a box of cereal would be poured into a bowl.


Police & Fire

Weber County law enforcement wives unite to protect police, sheriff's deputies

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Members of Blue Line Ladies raise funds to acquire protective vests and have so far donated 44 of them to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.


Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Business

Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


Business

Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown. The finger-pointing Saturday played out in rare weekend proceedings in both the...


Business

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in...


Government

Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

Trump Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he’s been at the center of government shutdowns. As a congressman in 2013, Mulvaney was among...


State

Mitchell gets 23, Jazz end Clippers' streak with 125-113 win

Clippers Jazz Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The offensively challenged Utah Jazz found a way to score points in droves Saturday night. Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points and helped Utah close out a 125-113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers with their second-highest point total this season. Despite missing starting guard...


State

Clippers-Jazz, Box

L.A. CLIPPERS (113) Wallace 3-7 5-6 12, Griffin 8-15 6-8 25, Reed 2-3 2-2 6, Teodosic 3-11 0-0 8, L.Williams 9-21 11-11 31, Dekker 1-1 0-0 2, W.Johnson 7-13 0-3 17, Harrell 2-4 3-5 7, Evans 0-6 2-2 2, Thornwell 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 36-82 30-38 113. UTAH (125) Ingles 8-15 0-0 21, Favors 5-10 4-4 14,...


Government

At rally, Missourians and lawmakers praise Trump, slam McCaskill

On Saturday afternoon, roughly 100 people gathered outside the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Below the Thomas Jefferson monument, a bald, bearded man in a black hoodie and cargo shorts stood holding a massive wooden cross and a star-spangled banner. Josh Wagner, a contractor from...


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