Politics

Ogden immigrants worry after Trump axes DACA, say U.S., not Mexico, is home

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Clarissa and Gisela came to Utah when they were kids, brought from Mexico by their parents. DACA...

Transportation

Farmington group seeks more funds to minimize West Davis Corridor disruption

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The limited-access roadway would abut land earmarked for conservation west of Farmington, and residents there want to make sure enough money is in the project budget to protect the terrain.


Politics

Davis County League of Women Voters hosting candidate forums in 8 cities

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The forums are set for Woods Cross, Layton, West Bountiful, South Weber, Centerville, North Salt Lake, Bountiful and Kaysville.


Politics

Ogden immigrants worry after Trump axes DACA, say U.S., not Mexico, is home

BZ 091917 DACA Gisela 01

Clarissa and Gisela came to Utah when they were kids, brought from Mexico by their parents. DACA helped them forge a place here, now their future is uncertain, though they maintain hope. 


Transportation

Layton getting new I-15 crossing, officials foresee smoother traffic flow

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Work started in July, pilings for the bridge over I-15 are being installed and the work is to finish by the spring of 2018.


Local

Bountiful leaders move forward with plaza plans at site of ex-Stoker building

Stoker building

Some $3.5 million has been set aside for the project, meant to spur activity around the city center.


Police & Fire

Utah sheriffs push for greater autonomy from county governments

Paul Ray wants more power for Utah sheriff's offices

The author of Utah’s firing squad execution bill now wants more power for county sheriff’s offices. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says county governments are micromanaging the elected lawmen.


Police & Fire

What Utah state law says about the power sheriffs have

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson

A separation-of-powers conflict is brewing between some Utah sheriffs and county governments. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, says commissions are meddling in sheriff’s operations and he wants to change state laws to strengthen sheriffs’ autonomy.


Police & Fire

Davis legislator calls for state standard on jail death reporting

Rep. Paul Ray proposes jail reporting transparency legislation

Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield said standard rules for reporting on deaths in Utah jails are needed for transparency and to protect sheriff’s offices. Utah leads the nation in per-capita deaths in county jails.


Politics

Kaysville homeowners launch campaign to reverse city council zoning change

Kaysville rezone

A landscaping firm has been using a piece of land near an upscale neighborhood for storage, and it’s got many homeowners upset. 


Local

Sunset FD, axed in July, should be reinstated until vote on future, backer says

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Many opposed the decision to transfer protection to the North Davis Fire District, which led to a successful petition drive to let voters weigh in on the issue.


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