2019 defense budget calls for F-35 uptick; Hill expects more work

Hill Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS

Next year’s Department of Defense budget figures to have a big impact on Hill Air Force Base,...


Weber County vegetable farmers dependent on Mexican workers

Exchange Mexican Farmworkers

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — While the unseasonal weather is allowing local farmers to start plowing fields in February, the American Farm Bureau is lobbying for better access to foreign labor this summer for agriculture. The future of farming depends upon a program that allows Mexican seasonal workers to...


Protecting petroglyphs as Utah County develops

Protecting Petroglyphs

PROVO, Utah (AP) — As Steve Acerson perused ancient petroglyphs on the west side of Utah Lake on an unseasonably warm February morning, he started getting more and more upset. The rock art enthusiast and president of the Utah Rock Art Research Association goes out frequently to identify rock art,...


Bryant, Childs score 15, BYU turns back Portland 72-60

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs scored 15 points apiece and Brigham Young defeated Portland 72-60 on Thursday night. Dalton Nixon added 14 points for the Cougars (22-8, 11-6 West Coast Conference) and Childs had 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double. The third-place Cougars...


AP Explains: Rare honor reserved for Graham at the Capitol

Obit Billy Graham

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is reserving one of the nation’s greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday. America’s most famous evangelist died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at age 99. The Rotunda...


Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

Trump Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many...


Bliznyuk scores 27, Eastern Washington beats Weber St. 75-70

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and Eastern Washington beat Weber State with a 75-70 victory on Thursday night that ended the Wildcats’ nine-game winning streak. The Wildcats (19-8, 12-3), with alum and Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard in attendance,...


The Latest: Manafort denies new allegations by Mueller

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into the Trump campaign and Russia (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Paul Manafort, who led President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign for several months, is denying new allegations made against him in an indictment brought by special counsel...


YouTube excels at recommending videos but not at detecting hoaxes

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. YouTube’s failure to stop the spread of conspiracy theories related to last week’s school shooting in Florida highlights a problem that has long plagued the platform: It is far better at recommending videos that appeal to users than at stanching the flow of lies. The...

Real Estate

Send in the clowns, this listing is bonkers

Jen Kirchhoefer

Back in December of 1983, Newsweek featured a cover showing a young girl wearing a high-collared frilly blouse and a bad hair-cut, clutching a ginger-haired, dimpled-faced doll while kissing her cheek. The headline read: “What A Doll: The Cabbage Patch Craze.” Remember the Cabbage Patch...

Real Estate

What’s in store for real estate in 2018?

Brenda Nelson

Year-end real estate results are in for 2017, and even though Northern Utah failed to beat 2016 levels, demand in local real estate markets remains strong. In fact, sales should increase in 2018 as the number of listings picks up and buyers have more choices. Real estate sales in Weber County fell...

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