Government

New Weber County sobriety program would let DUI offenders keep driving, working

OGDEN — The Weber County Sheriff’s Office is eager to implement a 24/7 sobriety program that would allow some DUI offenders to avoid jail time, keep their driver’s licenses and continue to work.  


Government

Trump's proposed budget cuts put Ogden's Bus Rapid Transit corridor at risk

OGDEN — A proposed transit connector in Ogden could be among the casualties of President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget, depending on action the U.S. Congress takes in the coming months.


Government

Unused Ogden fire station could transform into day center for homeless families

OGDEN — A defunct city fire station could soon transform into a temporary daytime home base for homeless families trying to get back on their feet.


Government

Utah lawmakers offer $1.8 million tax break to refineries to help clean the air

SALT LAKE CITY — Legislation encouraging Utah’s refineries to revamp their systems to produce low-sulfur Tier 3 fuels passed with overwhelming support the final week of the 2017 session in spite of the $1.8 million tax break it promises.


Government

Utah's shorter proximity rule could still leave some restaurants without alcohol

OGDEN — Just a few feet shy of a beer.


Government

Weber County votes to support expanded air service at Ogden-Hinckley Airport

OGDEN — Weber County officials share Ogden City’s vision and drive to expand commercial airline service and amenities at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport, in part because of the $500,000-plus subsidy the facility requires each year from the city.


Government

Sunshine Week: How to research political candidates' campaign contributions

March 12-18 is Sunshine Week, recognized by journalists and nonprofits as a time to focus on and highlight the importance of government transparency. This year, we’re providing how-to guides to explain which records Utahns ought to have access to, according to state laws. These records have a number of critical public-facing purposes, including protecting consumers and preserving civil liberties.


Government

Lawmakers OK $700,000 to pay off Lantern House loan

OGDEN — The bill that included $700,000 for the Lantern House, Ogden’s 300-bed homeless shelter, did not clear both chambers of the Utah Legislature until the final day of the session. But many in northern Utah are grateful it did.


Politics

Ogden restaurant operators cheer, lament Utah alcohol measures


Government

Clean air not a big priority for Utah lawmakers in 2017 session


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