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Our View: Rancher broke the law

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 16 2014 - 1:42pm

Bureau of Land Management officials should be commended for backing off a confrontation with a Nevada rancher who has failed to pay grazing fees for 10-plus years.A potentially violent situation was brewing with rancher Cliven Bundy, whose cattle had been seized by the BLM. That had led to a standoff, near Mesquite, Nevada, in which federal...

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You reap what you sow

Lisa Vipperman, Standard-Examiner
Apr 16 2014 - 1:34pm

On the very day that Joyce Wilson's opinion column ran in the Standard-Examiner, ("We need highly effective teachers in the classroom," April 9) I ran into a former colleague from Highland Junior High. I told her to tell the students that I miss them, and I did not leave because of them. In fact I felt wistful then, just as I felt last summer when...

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Military Update: Top enlisted: Slow compensation to protect readiness

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 16 2014 - 10:50am

Military leaders lead. Politicians can lead too, of course, but usually not before sticking a wet finger in the wind to learn how political winds blow.The contrast was evident Wednesday as top enlisted leaders delivered a kind of suck-it-up-and-punch-us message to a group of nervous senators.The armed services personnel subcommittee wanted to...

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Ogden’s Reeves to defend his MMA title on Saturday

Standard-Examiner, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 10:31am

Saturday night in Vernal, Ogden's Patrick Reeves is slated to defend his Utah RMFC professional mixed martial arts bantamweight championship against Blake Sprouse.

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Our View: Utah’s increasing heroin problem

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 15 2014 - 1:10pm

Utah has a real problem with heroin use. Utah's problem with heroin mirrors the rest of the nation.Heroin use ruins lives. It can also be fatal, as we learn from the heavy news coverage of the occasional celebrity who overdoses on the illegal drug.Look at these stats over the past generation: In 1993, the Utah Department of Human Services logged...

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Our View: No to college sports unions

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:36pm

Having college sports teams form unions is one of the worst ideas that has jumped out of the hopper in a long while. Yet it has gained steam thanks to the National Labor Relations Board's call that football players at Northwestern have a right to unionize.If common sense can prevail, that NRLB decision will never lead to a sports union at a...

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Top of Utah Voices: Looking back on Common Core

Michael Vaughan, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:31pm

The Common Core curriculum is being discussed in editorial columns, debated on talk radio and lampooned by late-night talk show hosts. The harshest critics of the Common Core feel that it is a socialist-tinged effort to usurp local authority and impose a curriculum designed by the federal government.I have to say that I am a bit surprised by the...

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Our View: F-35, not A-10, is Hill’s future

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 11 2014 - 1:37pm

The F-35 fighter project is the future for Hill Air Force Base. The jet reflects the future of the U.S. military and Hill is set to receive three F-35 squadrons that will total 72 planes.What is not the future of the U.S. military, and Hill Air Force Base, is the two-generation old A-10 Warthog. The A-10 is a slow, close-air-support jet fighter-...

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Our View: Rancher broke the law

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 16 2014 - 1:42pm

Bureau of Land Management officials should be commended for backing off a confrontation with a Nevada rancher who has failed to pay grazing fees for 10-plus years.A potentially violent situation was brewing with rancher Cliven Bundy, whose cattle had been seized by the BLM. That had led to a standoff, near Mesquite, Nevada, in which federal...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 2:54pm


You reap what you sow

Lisa Vipperman, Standard-Examiner
Apr 16 2014 - 1:34pm

On the very day that Joyce Wilson's opinion column ran in the Standard-Examiner, ("We need highly effective teachers in the classroom," April 9) I ran into a former colleague from Highland Junior High. I told her to tell the students that I miss them, and I did not leave because of them. In fact I felt wistful then, just as I felt last summer when...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 2:38pm


Military Update: Top enlisted: Slow compensation to protect readiness

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 16 2014 - 10:50am

Military leaders lead. Politicians can lead too, of course, but usually not before sticking a wet finger in the wind to learn how political winds blow.The contrast was evident Wednesday as top enlisted leaders delivered a kind of suck-it-up-and-punch-us message to a group of nervous senators.The armed services personnel subcommittee wanted to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 10:50am


Ogden’s Reeves to defend his MMA title on Saturday

Standard-Examiner, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 10:31am

Saturday night in Vernal, Ogden's Patrick Reeves is slated to defend his Utah RMFC professional mixed martial arts bantamweight championship against Blake Sprouse.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 10:31am


Our View: Utah’s increasing heroin problem

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 15 2014 - 1:10pm

Utah has a real problem with heroin use. Utah's problem with heroin mirrors the rest of the nation.Heroin use ruins lives. It can also be fatal, as we learn from the heavy news coverage of the occasional celebrity who overdoses on the illegal drug.Look at these stats over the past generation: In 1993, the Utah Department of Human Services logged...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 9:45am


Our View: No to college sports unions

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:36pm

Having college sports teams form unions is one of the worst ideas that has jumped out of the hopper in a long while. Yet it has gained steam thanks to the National Labor Relations Board's call that football players at Northwestern have a right to unionize.If common sense can prevail, that NRLB decision will never lead to a sports union at a...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 9:45am


Top of Utah Voices: Looking back on Common Core

Michael Vaughan, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:31pm

The Common Core curriculum is being discussed in editorial columns, debated on talk radio and lampooned by late-night talk show hosts. The harshest critics of the Common Core feel that it is a socialist-tinged effort to usurp local authority and impose a curriculum designed by the federal government.I have to say that I am a bit surprised by the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 2:31pm


Our View: F-35, not A-10, is Hill’s future

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 11 2014 - 1:37pm

The F-35 fighter project is the future for Hill Air Force Base. The jet reflects the future of the U.S. military and Hill is set to receive three F-35 squadrons that will total 72 planes.What is not the future of the U.S. military, and Hill Air Force Base, is the two-generation old A-10 Warthog. The A-10 is a slow, close-air-support jet fighter-...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 10:41am

VIDEO: Our View: Pass on buying Swanson Center

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 30 2014 - 2:04pm

We're pleased that many Top of Utah lawmakers enjoy their Second Amendment rights. A host of pols gathered with spouses recently at the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Ogden for a night of dinner and shooting. We're sure that a lot of enjoyment was had by all.There was another reason for the dinner and shooting, however. There's a push --...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 31 2014 - 2:09pm


VIDEO: Our View: A fishing compromise?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 28 2014 - 1:48pm

This year's Utah Legislature may actually grab a great compromise if a fishing rights bill can be passed and signed into law.Ogden Republican Rep. Dixon Pitcher is sponsoring House Bill 37, of which navigable waterways are deemed public transportation corridors in Utah, thereby open to all. However, to use the waterways, public rights of way must...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 30 2014 - 2:43pm


VIDEO: Our View: Making government efficient

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 27 2014 - 2:19pm

Government gets a bad rap. Deficits, long lines, slow service, a polarized Congress, all of those are legitimate beefs. However, government is also the entity that provides essential services, such as streets, law enforcement, fire departments, and so on.Government also assists the most vulnerable among us. When that local level of government...

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VIDEO: Our View: Can Layton evolve?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 20 2014 - 2:34pm

As a changing of the guard has begun in Layton city government, the key question for the city is whether it can evolve to meet economic challenges and be competitive with other cities -- notably Farmington -- in attracting businesses and tax revenue.Farmington has shown a lot of energy in business development, and it's fair to say that Layton is...

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VIDEO: 'Power bump' results in mechanical failure, black plume at Stericycle

Antone Clark, Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner
Jan 10 2014 - 6:38am

NORTH SALT LAKE -- Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Becca Hubrich was pulling into her driveway when her daughter exclaimed about the nearby Stericycle medical waste incinerator spewing black smoke.

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VIDEO: Windstorm cleanup continues as Top of Utah residents brace for more

Loretta Park, Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner
Nov 22 2013 - 7:34pm

Davis and Weber residents will wake up this morning to some high winds, but the gusts should not get as high as they did Thursday night, metrologists say.

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VIDEO: Our View: A too-empty Egyptian?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Nov 13 2013 - 4:02pm

The Historic Peery's Egyptian Theater is a gem located directly in the heart of downtown Ogden. We're very grateful that a generation ago, a group of supporters started a foundation to restore the theater to its grandeur. The Egyptian Theater Foundation saved a great theater from a wrecking ball.When one steps into the Egyptian, it recalls the...

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VIDEO: Gladys the friendly goose sightings at farmers market, Home Depot, on the road

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner
Sep 22 2013 - 10:07am

LIBERTY -- Quite the goose-down comforter winds up on Diane Westcott's bed every night.There's down aplenty, of course, but some pretty big feathers, too -- along with two webbed feet, some wings and a bright orange beak.Why, look, it's Gladys, a real live goose, settling in for another night of fowl dreams. The snowy white bird sleeps at the foot...

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GALLERY: Ogden shooter gets 6 years to life in prison.

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner
Feb 20 2014 - 5:43pm

The man who pleaded guilty to shooting his father-in-law in church last Father’s Day may spend the rest of his years behind bars.

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GALLERY: Cal Grondahl's editorial cartoons for February 2014

To protect and serve

Cal Grondahl, Standard-Examiner
Jan 31 2014 - 2:52pm

Calvin Grondahl's editorial cartoons for the Standard-Examiner

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GALLERY: Cal Grondahl's editorial cartoons for January 2014

Governors' conference

Cal Grondahl, Standard-Examiner
Dec 31 2013 - 3:58pm

Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons from Cal Grondahl

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GALLERY: Cal Grondahl's editorial cartoons for December 2013

Happy New Year

Cal Grondahl, Standard-Examiner
Dec 2 2013 - 2:49pm

Cal Grondahl's Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons

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GALLERY: Cal Grondahl's editorial cartoons for November 2013

The smoking gun

Cal Grondahl, Standard-Examiner
Oct 31 2013 - 3:31pm

Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons from Cal Grondahl

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GALLERY: Ogden shooter gets 6 years to life in prison.

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner
Feb 20 2014 - 5:43pm

The man who pleaded guilty to shooting his father-in-law in church last Father’s Day may spend the rest of his years behind bars.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 20 2014 - 8:34pm


GALLERY: Cal Grondahl's editorial cartoons for February 2014

To protect and serve

Cal Grondahl, Standard-Examiner
Jan 31 2014 - 2:52pm

Calvin Grondahl's editorial cartoons for the Standard-Examiner

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 14 2014 - 2:15pm


VIDEO: Our View: Pass on buying Swanson Center

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 30 2014 - 2:04pm

We're pleased that many Top of Utah lawmakers enjoy their Second Amendment rights. A host of pols gathered with spouses recently at the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Ogden for a night of dinner and shooting. We're sure that a lot of enjoyment was had by all.There was another reason for the dinner and shooting, however. There's a push --...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 31 2014 - 2:09pm


VIDEO: Our View: A fishing compromise?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 28 2014 - 1:48pm

This year's Utah Legislature may actually grab a great compromise if a fishing rights bill can be passed and signed into law.Ogden Republican Rep. Dixon Pitcher is sponsoring House Bill 37, of which navigable waterways are deemed public transportation corridors in Utah, thereby open to all. However, to use the waterways, public rights of way must...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 30 2014 - 2:43pm


VIDEO: Our View: Making government efficient

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 27 2014 - 2:19pm

Government gets a bad rap. Deficits, long lines, slow service, a polarized Congress, all of those are legitimate beefs. However, government is also the entity that provides essential services, such as streets, law enforcement, fire departments, and so on.Government also assists the most vulnerable among us. When that local level of government...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 30 2014 - 12:06pm


VIDEO: Our View: Can Layton evolve?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 20 2014 - 2:34pm

As a changing of the guard has begun in Layton city government, the key question for the city is whether it can evolve to meet economic challenges and be competitive with other cities -- notably Farmington -- in attracting businesses and tax revenue.Farmington has shown a lot of energy in business development, and it's fair to say that Layton is...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 21 2014 - 3:23pm


VIDEO: 'Power bump' results in mechanical failure, black plume at Stericycle

Antone Clark, Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner
Jan 10 2014 - 6:38am

NORTH SALT LAKE -- Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Becca Hubrich was pulling into her driveway when her daughter exclaimed about the nearby Stericycle medical waste incinerator spewing black smoke.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 10 2014 - 6:38am


GALLERY: Cal Grondahl's editorial cartoons for January 2014

Governors' conference

Cal Grondahl, Standard-Examiner
Dec 31 2013 - 3:58pm

Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons from Cal Grondahl

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 24 2014 - 2:23pm


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