Ogden Police Department, Union Station, Roads to Independence need volunteers

Steve Sherwood obit

Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more...

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Readers react: Can mental health reform prevent gun violence?

School Safety US vs Nigeria-15

The Standard-Examiner’s video — published a week after President Trump released his school safety plan — sparked some interesting conversation among commenters.


Weber County Attorney Chris Allred running unopposed for re-election

Chris Allred 2018 race

The county attorney says the fact that no one is running against him “suggests I’ve done a good enough job.”


Ogden library overhaul nearly done, grand reopening set for April 4

Lead option BZ 032118 Main Library 01-2

The Jefferson Avenue facility in the city’s core closed in November 2016 to accommodate the upgrade, sending patrons to other libraries in Washington Terrace and elsewhere.


AP Exclusive: Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys R Us

Toys R Us Bid Effort

NEW YORK (AP) — Toy company executive Isaac Larian and other investors have pledged a total of $200 million and hope to raise four times that amount in crowdfunding in a bid to save potentially more than half of the 735 Toys R Us stores that will go dark in bankruptcy proceedings. The unsolicited...


Chinese state media now with more Communist Party propaganda

China Politics Media

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened...


Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Harvey Silent Spills

HOUSTON (AP) — More than a half-year after Hurricane Harvey flooded America’s largest corridor of energy and petrochemical plants, records show the storm’s environmental assault was more widespread and severe than authorities publicly acknowledged. Piecing together county, state and federal records,...


Residents near Harvey-damaged chemical plant wary of water

Harvey Silent Spills Arkema

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The skeleton crew at Arkema’s chemical plant knew it was time to go by the morning of Aug. 29. Flooding from Hurricane Harvey had knocked out power. Thousands of gallons of chemical-laden water had spilled into the floodwaters. Soon, the company’s stores of volatile organic...


Trump said to plan to impose $50 billion in China tariffs

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump is set to announce about $50 billion of tariffs against China over intellectual-property violations on Thursday, according a person familiar with the matter. The president is considering targeting more than 100 different types of Chinese goods, according...


The Latest: German minister seeks explanation from Facebook

Britain Facebook Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users’ data was used to target political ads (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Germany’s justice minister says she is calling in Facebook’s European leadership to explain the scandal involving data mining firm Cambridge Analytica and detail...


Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Harvey Silent Spills

HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation’s petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America’s fourth-largest city,...

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