Government

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

Interior National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the...

Government

Education Secy DeVos uses her private plane for work travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses a private jet to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events on her own dime, according to her office. Education Department Press Secretary Liz Hill said in a statement to The Associated Press that DeVos travels “on...


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Open Your Mouth And Say Goo-Goo: Dentists Treating Ever-Younger Patients

Allen Barron scrunches up his tiny face and wails as his mother gently tips him backward onto the lap of Jean Calvo, a pediatric dental resident at the University of California-San Francisco. Allen’s crying may be distressing, but his wide-open mouth allows Calvo to begin the exam. She counts his...


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Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

WASHINGTON — It’s divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington’s perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack...


Government

Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

Trump Russia Probe Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the middle of Donald Trump’s presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide “private briefings” about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort’s offer was...


Government

Trump to look at even stricter cap on refugees

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials say. Trump has already slashed refugee admissions once since taking office. Now he...


Government

Worries of backlash help revive GOP health care drive

WASHINGTON — It’s divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington’s perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack...


Government

Prospects for air traffic control privatization appear slim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made airlines’ longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America’s infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim. A House bill that would put the aviation industry in charge of...


Business

The Latest: Twitter to meet with Senate investigators

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The social media company, Twitter, says it will meet with a Senate committee investigating Russia’s interference in the presidential election. The company says in a statement Wednesday evening...


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New organization aims to boost road access to upper Ogden Valley, Morgan County

North Ogden Divide attracts recreators

A new rural planning organization that will chart future transportation projects to better connect the lower and upper Ogden valleys and Morgan County was unanimously approved by the Weber County Commissioners Tuesday.


Government

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Zombie Repeal-And-Replace Bill Rises Again

Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act are back, in a big way. And the “What the Health?” podcast is focused on Capitol Hill’s debate on the new bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.): The White House and congressional Republican leaders are...


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