Government

Urban chickens issue to go before Ogden City Council for Aug. 29 work session

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At 6 p.m. Aug. 29, the Ogden City Council will hold a information-gathering work session on urban...

Government

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans’ deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own...


Government

Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out to her on Wednesday, the day of Heather Heyer’s funeral. But she’s since...


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Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump’s original senior staff. A...


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Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out to her on Wednesday, the day of Heather Heyer’s funeral. But she’s since...


Government

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post


Government

Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts. Icahn said in a letter to Trump released Friday that he is stepping down to prevent “partisan...


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,...


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Volunteers for Faith Voices Columbia support an asylum seeker

COLUMBIA — As Martha Jolly, a retired minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), recited the words inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty, other members of Faith Voices of Columbia — the Rev. Dottie Mathews, the retired Pastor Jim Bryan and Grace Whitlock-Vega — joined in,...


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Boone County clerk investigating AG Josh Hawley's residence after vote in special

COLUMBIA — An investigation into Attorney General Josh Hawley’s residence is underway after a Boone County resident filed a complaint in relation to Hawley’s vote in the Aug. 8 special election. Hawley owns property in Boone County. However, state statute dictates that the attorney general live in...


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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...


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