Critics target partisan gerrymandering with state reforms

Redrawing America Ballot Battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Responding to complaints about partisan gerrymandering, a significant number of states this year are considering changing the criteria used to draw congressional and state legislative districts or shifting the task from elected officials to citizen commissions. The...


Ogden's 'Boy Scout' celebrates 2-year anniversary of shedding homelessness

BZ 010218 Doug Harding Update 01

Weber Housing Authority considers homeless man’s continuing journey to a stable, housed life a great success story.


Family: Canadian grain farmers died in Utah plane crash

MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) — The family of Canadian grain farmers has identified the four people killed in small plane crash in Utah. Jon Kaupp told KSL-TV in Salt Lake City late Saturday that his father, 64-year-old pilot Bill Kaupp, was among those killed in the southeastern Utah crash. Kaupp says 28-...


Q&A: What the battle of memos on FBI surveillance showed

Trump Russia Probe Memos Q A

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the battle of the classified memos in the House Intelligence Committee, both sides have now had their say on whether the FBI and Justice Department acted inappropriately as they began investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. A Democratic memo that was declassified...


Utah woman, 99, says she calmed man who held her hostage

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A 99-year-old Utah woman who was held hostage for several hours says she helped calm the suspect during a tense standoff with police. KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City reports Unified Police arrested Freddy Alexander Velasquez following a standoff with SWAT officers in West...


Can you spot what's new on Samsung's Galaxy S9? Zoom in on its camera

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. If a new phone debuts and no one can spot what’s different, does it matter? Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S9 phone Sunday, and I got to take a first look in advance. At one point, I set the S9 side by side with last year’s Galaxy S8 ... and then couldn’t...


Dems release Russia probe memo defending FBI surveillance

Trump-Russia Probe-Democratic Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after President Donald Trump blocked its full release, the House Intelligence Committee published a partially blacked-out version of a classified Democratic memo aiming to counter a GOP narrative that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against Trump as they...


2018 state ballots could seek revised redistricting criteria

A look at proposed redistricting initiatives that have been approved to appear on statewide ballots this year or for which supporters have collected signatures in an attempt to qualify them. Other proposals are earlier in the initiative process. OHIO Issue: Proposed constitutional amendment on May...


Microsoft fights US in high court to protect global business

Supreme Court Microsoft Searches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Microsoft has an eye on its international customers as it confronts the Trump administration in a Supreme Court fight about turning over emails to investigators. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the company, as part of an international drug trafficking...


Trade in your luxury watch like a BMW: It's a booming business

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Luxury watch seller Danny Govberg is very busy these days with his Philadelphia-based company, even when he’s selling fewer new timepieces than he used to. That’s because his 102-year-old emporium, Govberg Jewelers, is seeing an explosion in the secondhand market, where the...

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