News

N. Utah districts considering future of middle school course requirements

North Ogden Junior High Remodel weight room 2017

With state requirements for core classes changing in Utah, local districts don’t foresee any...

Local

Pioneer Stadium mural artist won't let taggers define his community

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Newell Nelson believes there’s a strong connection between community and art. And it’s an ideal he says is worth fighting for.


Government

Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping

Medicare launched a website aimed at helping families choose a hospice — but experts say it doesn’t help very much. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released Hospice Compare, a consumer-focused website that lets families compare up to three hospice agencies at a time, among 3,...


Local

Where, when did you get your eclipse glasses? Readers share their thoughts

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The glasses are disappearing quickly and prices in some places are skyrocketing. 


Government

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is “studying and considering his options” for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader South Asia region, the White House said Friday after the president huddled with his top national security aides at Camp David. White House press secretary Sarah...


Local

Longtime UTA worker Brady Mark remembered for kindness, positive attitude

Brady Mark at work

After dying from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash, Brady Mark was remembered by friends as the type of man others wanted to emulate. 


Weather

2017 solar eclipse weather, cloud cover in Northern Utah, Ogden area, Idaho

Cloudly solar eclipse

Northern Utah — specifically the Ogden and Salt Lake City areas — will see some cloud cover during the 2017 solar eclipse, but it shouldn’t greatly impact viewing the event. Here’s information about the weather in Idaho during the eclipse as well.


Education

Ogden schools announce preliminary graduation rate increase of 7 percent

Ogden School Board Meeting

After having the state’s lowest graduation rate in 2016, Ogden School District Superintendent Rich Nye announced the district saw a graduation rate increase of about 7 percent.


Environment

How will pets, wildlife react to the eclipse?

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Scientists in Northern Utah don’t have any special studies planned but eclipse chasers from around the world have reported unusual behavior in some species. 


Business

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

California Pesticide Rule Tightening

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton...


Government

Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

Barcelona Attack American Killed

LAFAYETTE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man who was spending his first wedding anniversary overseas was among those killed in a deadly truck attack in Barcelona, Spain, his family said Friday. Jared Tucker’s sister, Tina Luke, told The Associated Press that Tucker, 42, and his wife, Heidi...


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