Ogden library upgrade taking longer than expected, March re-opening still eyed

BZ 110717 Library Tour 04-2

The delay in substantial completion stems from difficulties by the contractor in finding...


Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump _ but his company won't go

Trump Panama Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the...


Trump accuses Democrat of undermining trust on immigration


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust...


AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration

Congress Budget Battle News Guide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration...


GUEST COMMENTARY: Is it appropriate for mental health professionals to diagnose a

Maybe it’s time America’s psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule. The Goldwater Rule simply states that psychiatrists shouldn’t diagnose the mental health of a public figure unless they’ve personally examined the person. Naturally, if any public figures have sought mental health treatment,...


City Council to discuss community policing plan, Nifong and Forum improvements

A proposed resolution directing the city manager to develop a strategy to implement community-oriented policing is one of the big-ticket items on the Columbia City Council’s agenda Tuesday night. The council also will hold a public hearing on a plan to spend more than $12 million to rebuild...


EDITORIAL: Greitens avoids tough issues and focuses on the easy stuff in State of the

Is it possible to sidestep the ongoing drama over Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ extramarital affair and whether he can survive in office to talk about something at least as important? Dare we say it: We’re going to talk about issues. More specifically, we’re going to talk about all the issues that...


EDITORIAL: Greitens and Trump — the Thelma and Louise of American politics

If they ever created a “Thelma and Louise” award for most spectacular launch into the political abyss, Gov. Eric Greitens and President Donald Trump would surely be the hands-down winners. They are both first-time politicians who astounded their more experienced opponents and won election to office...


MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments

MLK Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.‘s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway. Martin Luther King III...


Pregnant teen who sued over abortion leaves federal custody

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pregnant immigrant teenager who told a judge that she was being prevented from having an abortion while in federal custody has been released, giving her the ability to obtain the procedure. The Trump administration said in a court filing Sunday that the 17-year-old had been...


Dems aim for, and GOP worries about, midterm election wave

House Battle for Control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump’s persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president. The number...

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