Government

Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

Supreme Court Sales Tax

The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could affect how much customers pay for online...

Government

Orem lawmaker questions Libertas Institute claims about medical cannabis

Medical Marijuana Utah-2

A Republican lawmaker from Orem is fighting back against a pending state ballot initiative that would install a much broader medical cannabis law than the two bills he successfully spearheaded through the recent 2018 legislative session.


Government

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Marijuana Medicine

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group’s recommendation, GW...


Government

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

US Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump...


Government

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Nothing In Health Care Ever Goes Away

Congressional Republicans have struck a decidedly different tone when talking about the Affordable Care Act, and the Democrats have introduced a new Medicare expansion bill. Meanwhile, states are talking about Medicaid expansion, and a federal court’s ruling on Maryland’s proposal to battle drug...


Government

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. In policy changes aimed at boosting American firms’ ability to compete in the increasingly lucrative global arms...


Government

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

Chemical Weapons OPCW Glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week’s missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. Spokeswoman Dana W. White said this is a testament to the accuracy of U.S. and allied weapons. She also disputed Russia’s claim that a...


Government

The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talks

Trump US Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The anti-nuclear weapons group that won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize says it’s “very supportive” of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after months of risky...


Government

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

Trump US Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got along really...


Government

New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles At Rollout

Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes, one of the most common and costly medical conditions in the U.S. But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that...


Business

Weber Co. leaders unveil long-awaited plan, aiming to energize the economy

Weber County economic development

The economic development effort aims to bring in high-paying jobs, boost the median income and more.


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