Tim Vandenack

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Legal

Weber Co. sues opioid makers, distributors, accuses them of 'corporate greed'

OGDEN — Weber County has joined a growing number of communities around the country suing opioid makers and distributors over what critics say are the ill effects of prescription painkiller abuse.


Politics

Weber Co. GOPers pick replacement to fill term of resigning Utah Rep. Fawson

NORTH OGDEN — Weber County Republicans have tabbed Kyle Andersen to fill the term of Justin Fawson, who stepped down as state representative for the District 7 Utah House seat to move to North Carolina.


Government

West Haven, western Weber Co. cities register fastest growth, new data shows

WEST HAVEN — Population growth in Weber County, perhaps not surprisingly, has been most pronounced in cities in the western part of the county, where more undeveloped open space is available to accommodate annexation, new homes and more people.


Police & Fire

North Ogden ranks as Utah's 4th-safest city, according to FBI data

NORTH OGDEN — North Ogden City Councilman Phillip Swanson cites the inclination of residents here to look out for one another.


Local

North Ogden library upgrade nearly done, curious visitors already trickling in

NORTH OGDEN — Though construction on the revamped North Branch library here continues, that hasn’t stopped would-be patrons from trying to sneak a peek.


Politics

Weber Co. candidates knocking on doors, seeking voters as primary looms

PLEASANT VIEW — David MacInnes had never had a Facebook page, not wanting to subject himself to too much public scrutiny.


Government

Layton consultant hired to help craft Weber County anti-poverty plan

OGDEN — After more than a year of study and deliberation, a new initiative aimed at helping the poorest people in Weber County should be taking shape.


Health Care

Weber County hires law firms, plans to sue opioid makers, distributors

OGDEN — Weber County leaders are planning to file suit against the makers of opioids, hoping to recoup some of the costs the county has incurred in dealing with opioid abuse and addiction.


Government

Utah Rep. Fawson resigning, sets up special vote among GOPers to replace him

NORTH OGDEN — Utah Rep. Justin Fawson has formally tendered his resignation, as had been expected, and a special election has been called to find someone to fill out his term in the District 7 seat through the end of 2018.


Politics

Commissioner Gibson cleared in Ogden police probe, won't face charges

SALT LAKE CITY — The Davis County Attorney’s Office has finished its review of the police probe into Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson and won’t file any charges.


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