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The Ogden City Council meets several times a month in the Ogden Municipal Building. Photo credit: Jennifer Greenlee

The long, short and local of redistricting

Jennifer Greenlee December 6, 2021

The Utah redistricting process may seem to be wrapping up after the Utah Legislature and Gov. Spencer Cox signed new district maps into law on Nov. 10, but the work is only just beginning for Weber County...

The purple map proposed by the legislature. Photo credit: UIRC

Dividing the red, blue and you

Jennifer Greenlee November 10, 2021

Gerrymandering might be a buzzword you hear thrown around quite often in politics. The process behind the word "redistricting" is often overlooked, especially when it has happened behind closed doors for...

Ogdens Renewable Energy program is exploring whether the city will commit to moving towards 100% renewable energy.  (Bella Torres / The Signpost)

A move to renew

Dalton Gallegos September 3, 2021

The Ogden City Council voted to enter into a new program with other communities to procure utility-scale renewable energy for both residents and businesses. The program, called The Interlocal Cooperation...

Weber State University nursing student Necia Wallenmeyer administers a COVID-19 vaccination to Lorna Ricks, Tuesday Mar. 16, in Ogden, Utah. (Brooklynn Kilgore/The Signpost)

Opinion: Lifting the mask mandate will be deadly

Breanna Hart March 22, 2021

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our lives for a full year now. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their jobs, their houses, their security, their loved ones and their lives. The CDC recommends people...

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Jennifer Greenlee March 1, 2021

Woodshop. English. Math. Firearm training. This is what high school students' class options might look like next semester if HB 258 passes the Utah House of Representatives and Senate and is signed...

The Utah Legislature is working on passing hundreds of bills to change Utah laws. (Sarah Earnshaw/The Signpost)

HB318 could spell nightmare for university presidential searches

Jennifer Greenlee February 22, 2021

The process for selecting a university president has always been clear, and it has been an open one for the past twenty years. A new bill currently in front of the Utah Legislature, HB318, aims to try...

Local activism led to the repeal of last years controversial tax bill, which would have increased state tax on food. (Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash)

Controversial Utah tax bill repealed

Caitlyn Nichols January 30, 2020

The Utah Legislature voted to repeal a controversial tax bill on the second day of the Utah Legislative Session after a petition against the bill received 152,000 signatures. The tax change bill, which...

WSU is wanting in online resources

WSU is wanting in online resources

Tori Waltz October 3, 2019

The following story was written and reported by The Signpost in collaboration with The Utah Investigative Journalism Project, The Salt Lake Tribune and The UVU Review. Before starting her freshman...

WSU President Brad Mortensen. (Marissa Wolford / The Signpost) Photo credit: Marissa Wolford

Just a bill on capitol hill

Jennifer Greenlee March 20, 2019

With the 2019 Utah Legislative Session having ended on March 14, it’s worth looking at which of the 844 bills will impact Weber State University. President Brad Mortensen hosted a summary of what...

Legislative session ends in 'thin year' for WSU

March 17, 2015

The Utah State Legislative session is over, resulting in a thinner year for Weber State University. WSU President Chuck Wight presented a recap of the session in the Wattis Building Monday afternoon....

Weber State intern numbers growing on Utah’s Capitol Hill

January 25, 2015

For Capital West News ServiceSALT LAKE CITY — When Carol McNamara first came to Weber State University, the Wildcats only had three interns working during the state Legislative session. She says she...

Former Utah speaker remembered as compassionate and tough

January 25, 2015

For Capital West News ServiceFriends, family members and colleagues remembered Becky Lockhart as a trailblazer who was tenacious and caring Thursday during a memorial service.. Lockhart, Utah’s first...

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