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Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus

Congress Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump. Republican leaders have kept quiet...


Government

London business women take on old-boy clubs

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Madeleine Albright told a fired-up Hillary Clinton rally in 2016. The damnation threat that America’s first female secretary of state issued in support of its third didn’t sway enough voters to stop another...


Business

Fat is back and premium butter makers are taking the cream

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Consumers aren’t just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that’s giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands. Global retail butter sales will expand 2.9 percent to $19.4 billion in 2018, outpacing the 1.9 percent growth in sales volumes,...


Business

The car of the future will sell your data

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Picture this: You’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard screen. Are you annoyed that your car’s trying to sell you...


State

Jazz edge Mavericks 97-90 for 12th win in 13 games

APTOPIX Mavericks Jazz Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz turned to their defense to close out the lowly Dallas Mavericks. Donovan Mitchell had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Utah limited Dallas to just one field goal over the final 5:12 in a 97-90 victory on Saturday night. Derrick Favors scored 14...


State

No. 6 Gonzaga earns WCC title with 79-65 win over BYU

Gonzaga BYU Basketball

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Ho hum, it’s another West Coast Conference championship for Gonzaga. Johnathan Williams scored 16 points, and the sixth-ranked Bulldogs clinched the conference title with a 79-65 victory over BYU on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (27-4, 17-1) have won at least a share of 18 of the...


State

Mavericks-Jazz, Box

DALLAS (90) Matthews 3-8 2-2 10, Barnes 4-11 1-1 9, Nowitzki 5-14 1-1 12, Smith Jr. 2-11 3-4 7, Barea 8-17 0-0 17, McDermott 4-6 1-2 12, Powell 3-5 4-4 10, Mejri 0-0 0-0 0, Ferrell 5-11 0-0 13, Collinsworth 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-83 12-14 90. UTAH (97) Ingles 4-12 2-2 12, Favors 6-11 2-4 14, Gobert...


Business

School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

School Shooting Is It Different

Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State. As the #BoycottNRA movement grew on Twitter, with petitions circulating...


State

Idaho beats Weber State, moves into 2nd place in Big Sky

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Nate Sherwood had 15 points and 10 rebounds and hit all four of his free throws in the final 24 seconds to help Idaho beat Weber State 68-62 on Saturday night. The Vandals (20-8, 12-4) moved into a tie with the Wildcats (19-9, 12-4) for second place in the Big Sky Conference...


Local

Weber County's new economic growth plan may be ready by late March

James Ebert

County officials have made economic development a priority, seeking input from consultants and others, and one apparent goal will be boosting the median income here. 


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