Government

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Business

Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

APTOPIX Budget Battle-4

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains...


Business

The Latest: McConnell opposes Trump on ending filibusters

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s calls to end Senate filibusters. When filibusters of legislation are underway, it takes 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to halt...


Government

Sequel to Trump's first year opens with crises, unease

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sequel to President Donald Trump’s first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations and crises. Trump’s drive to deliver quickly on campaign promises has given way to the sobering reality of...


Government

Mick Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

Trump Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he’s been at the center of a government shutdown. But this time he is arguing against it and...


Business

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in...


Government

At rally, Missourians and lawmakers praise Trump, slam McCaskill

On Saturday afternoon, roughly 100 people gathered outside the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Below the Thomas Jefferson monument, a bald, bearded man in a black hoodie and cargo shorts stood holding a massive wooden cross and a star-spangled banner. Josh Wagner, a contractor from...


Government

One year after inauguration, marchers find hope through unity in Columbia

Reproductive rights, health care, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights — these were among the variety of causes represented at the Solidarity Rally and March on Saturday. The Mid-Missouri Solidarity Network held the rally and march in downtown Columbia. The event was held on the...


Government

Republican lawmaker says he has spoken with FBI regarding Greitens

Updated at 7:35 p.m. JEFFERSON CITY • A Republican state senator said Saturday that he has spoken with the FBI about Gov. Eric Greitens and the chief executive’s campaign apparatus. Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, told the Post-Dispatch he has discussed with the FBI issues related to the governor’s...


Government

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of “American carnage.” A forceful rollback of his predecessor’s achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium. And that was just the first 24 hours. In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms...


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