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March 6, 2024
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of State Parks officially has a new director. Bountiful native and Weber State University alumnus Scott Strong, who spent the previous six years as Utah State Parks’ deputy director of business management and eight years as the division’s financial …
March 5, 2024
OGDEN — Recent snowstorms notwithstanding, warmer weather is on the horizon in the Ogden area, and with it will come one of the city’s most popular annual traditions — the Ogden Twilight concert series. This week, the first show of the series — which is held throughout the summer and …
March 5, 2024
OGDEN — The people of Ogden will have a chance to get their first look at several U.S. Senate candidates next week. Jill Koford of the Weber County Republican Women told the Standard-Examiner that the group will be hosting a forum to meet the GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate seat that is …
March 4, 2024
SALT LAKE CITY — Gun violence prevention advocates who gathered Monday at the Utah State Capitol called on Gov. Spencer Cox to veto legislation that they said could place children in harm’s way by training more teachers to carry firearms on campus. The bill funding tactical training for …
March 4, 2024
WASHINGTON — Anti-abortion groups, attorneys general from 25 states and more than 140 members of Congress have signed on to dozens of briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court during the past two weeks, encouraging the justices to revert use and prescribing of the medication abortion pill mifepristone …
March 4, 2024
OGDEN — Until the current school year, the building at 2563 Monroe Blvd. housed James Madison Elementary School. However, the school was shuttered and its students sent elsewhere amid changing populations and redrawn boundary lines. In the coming weeks, it will be bustling with activity …
March 3, 2024
OGDEN — People born around 1990 have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer as those born around 1958. The American College of Gastroenterology stated the alarming trend of younger and younger people being diagnosed with the diseases. “Young people are …
March 3, 2024
The Utah Legislature’s marathon, 45-day general session came to an end Friday shortly before midnight after legislators finalized the state’s $29.4 billion budget and pushed a record-breaking 591 bills across the finish line — 16 more than last year. The 2024 session — which opened …
March 2, 2024
A long-sought expansion of the Antelope Island State Park visitor’s center is just about out of the planning stages and nearly ready for bids. And this week, it received a sizable financial gift. According to a press release, the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation has donated …
March 1, 2024
Editor’s note: This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake — and what can be done to make a difference before it …
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