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Why does the Davis Co. Sheriff's Office suddenly need an extra $15 million?

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson audits

Despite six in-custody deaths last year, Sheriff Todd Richardson defended operations at the Davis...

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A plan to get traffic moving again in I-15 express lanes

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So many drivers use I-15’s express lanes that they’re slowing traffic. The answer? Higher tolls for single-occupant cars and trucks.


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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Filling food pantries at three Ogden schools, an unmailed letter, a state-of-the-art space for teaching technology classes, and Iron Horse vandalism.


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Why does the Davis Co. Sheriff's Office suddenly need an extra $15 million?

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson audits

Despite six in-custody deaths last year, Sheriff Todd Richardson defended operations at the Davis County Jail. Now he wants a $15 million budget increase and 84 additional deputies, jailers and personnel. Not without an explanation.


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Remember what happened to Endy

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Endy didn’t deserve to die alone in a broiling vehicle. But then, no animal does.


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In Utah, police body cam footage is public record for a reason

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Police body cam footage is a public record. And this is why — because it helped the public hold the Salt Lake City PD accountable for the actions of its officers.


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As they age out of foster care, young adults need mentors

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Children are aging out of foster care in Utah. You can help them avoid poverty and despair by supporting JourneyUp.


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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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An Ogden police officer shoots hoops with kids, UTA board missteps, illegal poachers and the end of an archaic Utah practice against LGBTQ youth. 


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Davis County sheriff's deputies, fatal shootings and $862 hotel bills

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson audits

In Davis County, Sheriff Todd Richardson considers a hotel stay vital to an officer’s well-being in the aftermath of a deadly encounter. Even it costs more than $400 a night.


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Extending the vibe on Historic 25th Street

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It will be a good day when the city buys and demolishes a troubled motel on the edge of downtown Ogden.


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Targeting the wrong Ogden candidates — for the wrong reasons

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Getting involved in politics makes us a stronger community. Before you do, however, you need to understand the issues.


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