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Education

Ogden's, Weber's black teachers persevered through challenging careers

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When asked if she believes she helped pave the way for other African-American teachers in her district, Charlene Wilson hesitated.


Local

LunaFest and International Fly Fishing film festivals coming to Ogden

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The International Fly Fishing Film Festival and the all-women LunaFest make their way to Northern Utah this weekend for a good cause.


Education

Weber, Ogden school districts preparing for gun violence protests, walkouts

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OSD wants to collaborate with students who plan to participate, according to the district’s Public Information Officer Jer Bates.


Agriculture

Weber County ag boosters tout import of farming even as more development looms

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Some county officials have put a focus on spurring business growth, but ag leaders ask that farming not be forgotten.


Local

Bill would apply Utah's open-container alcohol laws to motorized bicycles

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After Utah was penalized for failing to comply with federal law, a new bill aims to amend the state code related to electric-assisted bicycles.


Environment

Promontory Point landfill withdraws permit to take out-of-state waste

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Owners of a landfill site on Promontory Point near the Great Salt Lake have withdrawn their permit application that would allow them to accept out-of-state waste.


Business

Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,279.74 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent to 21,814.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added...


Government

Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, 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...


State

Dozens of wrecks close parts of icy I-80 in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A winter storm dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow in just two hours in northern Nevada on Thursday, closing schools in Reno and triggering dozens of accidents on icy roads that forced the closure of parts of U.S. Interstate 80 for several hours on both the west and east...


Government

New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dramatically escalating the pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and...


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