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Republican Primary Candidates for Davis County Commission Seat B

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Learn more about the Republican primary candidates for Davis County Commission Seat B. 


Business

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. The Trump administration has turned to a little-used weapon in...


Business

Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

EPA Water Containment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than once realized, according to a government report released Wednesday. The...


Government

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

Brexit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7 p.m. An official with Health and Human Services says the more than 2,300 children separated from their parents at the border as a result of a zero-tolerance policy on illegal crossings won’t be immediately...


Government

GOP senator defends EPA chief, calls ethics allegations lies

EPA Pruitt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator who had expressed concerns about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt mounted an outspoken defense of him Wednesday after a face-to-face meeting, calling ethics allegations against Pruitt “outrageous lies.” Sen. Jim Inhofe, from Pruitt’s home...


Government

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

Trump-2

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be “signing...


Education

School safety commission wants 'red flag' bill, mandated mental health reporting

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The 11 recommendations were split into three groups and categorizing based on the support each received in the commission.


World

Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations

Trump Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fair or not, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will probably always be the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. The brusque 46-year-old former Bush administration official this week became known as the Cabinet member who skewed the facts at a combative...


Government

House struggles to unite behind bills to stem border crisis

Trump-8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing ahead with votes on rival House GOP immigration bills, but neither appears to have enough support for passage, prompting President Donald Trump to take executive action Wednesday to stem the crisis of family separations at the border. Trump has said...


Business

Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in Senate

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Republican lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. ZTE is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive technologies to North Korea...


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