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It's time for the Utah Parole Board to join the 21st century

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The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole knew that police had arrested Cory Lee Henderson on a parole...

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Our View: Baby steps toward cleaner air

The Clean Air Caucus is doing some good this year at the Utah Legislature. There are 15 bills in the hopper designed to improve air quality. Let’s all think about that as we’re sputtering through a likely air inversion next week.  The 15 measures, while much needed, are baby steps...


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Drones need better regulation, but they can also aid firefighters

A single drone can bring a firefighting operation to a standstill; Utah forestry officials saw it happen at least three times in the last two years. But the answer is better regulation, not a blanket threat of jail time for drone operators. Rep. Kraig Powell, a Heber City Republican, proposed a law...


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Could this be the end of the Mantua speed trap?

Every city needs to be known for something. In Layton, it’s Hill Air Force Base. In Ogden, it’s Historic 25th Street. And in Mantua, it’s the speed trap. Sen. Lyle Hillyard, a Logan Republican, wants to limit the amount of money local governments can raise from traffic fines. He...


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It's time for the Utah Parole Board to join the 21st century

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole knew that police had arrested Cory Lee Henderson on a parole violation. And, based on that knowledge, they released him to a state-run drug treatment center in November. But they didn’t know police found Henderson with guns and drugs. Henderson, 31, walked...


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Thumbs up to the Humane Society of Utah for achieving no-kill status

The Standard-Examiner editorial board hashes out the positions we take on the Opinion page. Here’s what members recommended last week for praise and criticism: THUMBS UP: To the Humane Society of Utah for achieving total no-kill status for the first time in its 55-year history. HSU...


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Do something about Utah's opiate crisis — expand access to Naloxone

If any bill deserves to become law this session in Utah, it’s this: HB238. HB238, sponsored by Rep. Carol Moss, a Holladay Democrat, would expand the accessibility of Naloxone. And Naloxone saves lives. RELATED: “Utah lawmakers urge broader access to life-saving opioid overdose...


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Our View: WSU building merits money for upgrade

Weber State University administrators make a strong case that the university’s Social Science building in Ogden needs an extensive upgrade. We hope lawmakers grant the funds. A major test occurs Feb. 8, when a legislative infrastructure committee is briefed on the project. The building is 43...


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Our View: The cost of oil versus a bucket of chicken

The price of a gallon of gasoline finally slipped below $1.80 at some Top of Utah locations. It’s about time; Utah is distinctive for gasoline prices that tend to decrease more slowly than other states. The price of gasoline is incredibly low, more so than many of us might realize. In 1970,...


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Our View: Use time, money wisely legislators

The Legislature’s under way, the 45-day sprint began Monday. There are no shortage of critical issues that we need legislators to tackle. Education, clean air, water projects, and upgrading Utah’s colleges and universities are priorities that deserve to be addressed first. If...


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If you got a letter about hepatitis C, schedule a screening — today

Maybe you got a letter from McKay-Dee Hospital or Davis Hospital and Medical Center, informing you of possible exposure to hepatitis C. Or maybe you know someone who received a letter. But people need to act on it now, because the offer of free hepatitis C testing at McKay-Dee and Davis ends Sunday,...


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