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Tribes call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable” to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, a tribal leader said Monday. National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson...


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Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

All Star Saturday Basketball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy. Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father’s old uniform — down to the knee-high socks — and then rolled out his father himself to help with...


State

Harding, Braxton lead Weber St. over Sacramento St. 83-73

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 21 points, Zach Braxton added 19 and Weber State beat Sacramento State 83-73 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win. The Wildcats (19-7, 12-2 Big Sky Conference) remain in second place in the conference standings behind Montana. Sacramento...


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The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

APTOPIX All Star Saturday Basketball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday. Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the...


Government

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for...


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The Latest: Winter storm starts rolling through US Rockies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a major storm system expected to hit the Rockies over the holiday weekend (all times local): 5 p.m. A major winter storm has started sweeping through the U.S. Rocky Mountains, with heavy mountain snows and bitter cold temperatures forecast through the long...


Local

Readers react: 6th grade dance sparks conversation on consent

Kanesville Elementary dance

Should elementary-schoolers be required to dance with anyone who asks? Standard-Examiner readers chime in.


Transportation

Pleasant View FrontRunner station closing in August due to new safety rules

Pleasant View FrontRunner

Even so, UTA officials hope to eventually build a new rail line between Ogden and Pleasant View that’s compliant with the new guidelines so commuter rail service can resume.


Politics

Eden consultant plans bid for Utah House seat to be vacated by Froerer

Steve Waldrip

Steve Waldrip, a Republican, will seek the District 8 post, which covers western Weber County.


Education

Ogden schools now considering 11 scenarios for closing, rebuilding elementaries

Lead BZ 021518 Ogden School Board 01-1

Officials now have 11 proposals as they weigh next steps to improve district schools following the failure of a bond proposal last year.


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