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Why Putin may stand down

Fred Kaplan, Slate
Apr 16 2014 - 10:14am

WASHINGTON -- Contrary to appearances, the crisis in Ukraine might be on the verge of resolution. The potentially crucial move came this week when interim President Oleksandr Turchynov said that he would be open to changing the country's political system from a republic, with power centered in the capital Kiev, to a federation with considerable...

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Is Obama cooking the Census books for Obamacare?

Bloomberg News, Megan McArdle
Apr 16 2014 - 10:11am

For several months now, whenever the topic of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act came up, I've been saying that it was too soon to tell its ultimate effects. We don't know how many people have paid for their new insurance policies, or how many of those who bought policies were previously uninsured. For that, I said, we will have to wait for...

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Chickens approved for West Valley City

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 9:09am

WEST VALLEY CITY -- Chickens may soon be coming home to roost in urban parts of West Valley City where they've been banned in the past.The City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night that defines female chickens as "household pets" -- a designation that allows hens in residential neighborhoods for the first time.Until now, chickens have...

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VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

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West Weber Elementary to be replaced; open house tonight

Ruth Malan, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 7:52am

WEST WEBER -- Although the West Weber Elementary School has served students well for the past 86 years, it will soon be replaced by a new, modern school. The two-story school opened in 1928 and has had rooms added to it throughout the years. It is going to come down when school is out this spring. But there is still an opportunity for former...

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Salt Lake Bank robbed

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 7:46am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police are looking for a man who robbed a Key Bank on South Foothill Boulevard.

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Utah Symphony to play for free in national parks

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 7:33am

SALT LAKE CITY  -- The Utah Symphony has announced it will play against southern Utah's soaring red rocks and canyons this August.

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Sorry commissioners Bell, Gibson, SE just tells your stories

Don Porter, Standard-Examiner contributor
Apr 16 2014 - 7:26am

I began studying journalism in 1981 at Utah State University. I spent the following 27 years as a reporter and/or editor in the business -- about 24 years of it at this newspaper. One thing you could always count on: At any given time, some politician in the Top of Utah would tattoo "kick me" on his or her forehead, and the Standard-Examiner would...

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GALLERY: Ben Lomond defeats Waterford 2-1

Briana Scroggins
Apr 16 2014 - 7:36pm

Ben Lomond High defeated the Waterford School 2 to 1 at Ben Lomond in Ogden on April 16, 2014.

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Farmington creates waterfowl park

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:31pm

FARMINGTON -- City leaders plan to create a 421-acre wildlife and waterfowl refuge park to protect a stretch of Great Salt Lake shoreline property from future development.

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West Ogden residents plead with city to follow through on community plan

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:28pm

OGDEN -- After more than 18 months of work shaped by public input, Ogden City Council members unanimously approved the new West Ogden Community Plan, which had not been updated since 1984.

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Sifting process begins for 1st District Court judgeship

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:22pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Only 17 lawyers stepped forward in nomination to replace 1st District Judge Ben Hadfield, who has announced his retirement in August after 21 years on the bench.

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Brigham shelter will protest sex violence with 'Denim Day'

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 6:01pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- The local women's crisis shelter plans to be the first entity in the state to join in a spreading protest against sexual violence called Denim Day.

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Witch hunt for teacher of genitalia lesson unfair

Contributed, Tammy Goodrich
Apr 16 2014 - 5:14pm

Regarding the April 14 news story, "Weber High teacher suspended over genitalia naming exercise," whatever happened to "The Golden Rule?" "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Teaching is one of the five in-demand professions because fewer young people are choosing to pursue a teaching degree.

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VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

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Hooper can't afford growth from high-density housing

Contributed, Ed Venstra
Apr 16 2014 - 4:42pm

Editor, I have often wondered what kind of medication the person was on who made the statement, "We need to become a city to stay country." What a fallacy.

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VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

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VIDEO: Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 2:24pm

Pushing the limits on style and self-expression is a rite of passage for teens and even younger kids. How far should schools go with their dress codes? The courts have sided with schools in an era when school safety is paramount.

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VIDEO: Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 11:34am

An Allegiant Airlines plane from Las Vegas to Duluth, Minnesota turned around shortly after take-off, after a swarm of bees clouded the windshield and got sucked into the engines.

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VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

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VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Layton shuts out Weber; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 11:03pm

SOFTBALLLAYTON 7, WEBER 0: At Layton, struggling Weber proved to be exactly what Layton needed to get its pitching and defense back on track.

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VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Fremont clips Layton; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm

BOYS SOCCERFREMONT 2, LAYTON 0: At Layton, Gunner Burrell still remembers Fremont's tie with Layton in the regular-season finale a season ago that gave Layton the Region 1 championship.

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VIDEO: Healthy competition at QB pleases Weber State football coach

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 8:32pm

OGDEN -- Weber State's quarterback competition is brought to you by the Sunshine State.

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VIDEO: Local tai chi instructor continues teaching at 88 years old

Kelly Keiter, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 5:54pm

After spending time in China while he was in the Marine Corps, Logan native Norman Skanchy observed the Chinese people doing tai chi. He later took his wife back to China in the 90's, and the two took lessons from an 80-year-old master. Skanchy is 88 years old, but is still very active as an artist and tai chi instructor.

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GALLERY: Ben Lomond defeats Waterford 2-1

Briana Scroggins
Apr 16 2014 - 7:36pm

Ben Lomond High defeated the Waterford School 2 to 1 at Ben Lomond in Ogden on April 16, 2014.

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GALLERY: Roosevelt Elementary School graduates from Weber Moves Program

Jamie Lampros
Apr 16 2014 - 12:28pm

Roosevelt Elementary School graduates from Weber Moves Program

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GALLERY: Layton defeats Northridge 15-2

Briana Scroggins
Apr 15 2014 - 8:31pm

Layton defeated Northridge High 15 to 2 at Northridge in Layton on April 15, 2014.

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GALLERY: 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships

Robby Lloyd
Apr 15 2014 - 11:13am

‘The 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships at Layton High School in Layton, on April 12, 2014. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Inappropriate Teacher-Student Facebook Messages

Cimaron Neugebauer
Apr 14 2014 - 8:43pm

Out of hundreds of messages, the Standard-Examiner selected 20 messages that show a 27-year-old teacher's string of behavior over months of inappropriate Facebook messaging to a then 13-year-old student. In the messages she discusses Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) issues of other students including grades, divorce/custody issues along with personnel, faculty, and student privacy issues with a teen student. The Ogden Highland Junior High School teacher resigned April 2. Some redactions have been made for privacy of other teachers and the principal, all of whom had disparaging remarks made about them. Since the teacher has not been publicly charged with anything, her Facebook profile picture has also been blurred. Private Facebook Messenger messages from the teen's account were provided to the Standard-Examiner by the parent.

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GALLERY: Bonneville Lakers take on Clearfield Falcons in Softball Action

Stephen Smith
Apr 14 2014 - 8:15pm

Bonneville Lakers Face Clearfield Falcons in Girls High School Softball Action

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GALLERY: Snowbasin Pond Skim

Dennis Montgomery
Apr 14 2014 - 1:18pm

Snowbasin held their first annual pond skim on Sunday, April 12, 2014 to celebrate the approaching end of the season, now planned for April 20, 2014. A large depression was created near the bottom of City Hill, lined with a tarp, filled with cold water with a few chunks of ice and a couple of duck decoys also thrown in to add ambiance. Approximately 100 skiers and snowboarders participated along with a snow biker, a kayaker and a ski patrol toboggan with most making it safely across the icy waters. Those that did not make it treated the spectators to splash-filled crashes and which made for a chilling scene.

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GALLERY: Powder Mountain Pond Skim

Dennis Montgomery
Apr 14 2014 - 1:00pm

Powder Mountain Resort held their first annual pond skim on April 11, 2014 to celebrate the end of the 2013-14 winter season. A large depression was created near the Timberline lodge, lined with a tarp, and filled with two-three feet of water-- very cold water with chunks of snow floating in it. Almost 80 skiers and snowboarders, some in costume, attempted to ride across the length of the pond without taking a plunge. Surprisingly to some, most made it safely across, but those that didn't treated the spectators to water spraying crashes.

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GALLERY: Ben Lomond defeats Waterford 2-1

Briana Scroggins
Apr 16 2014 - 7:36pm

Ben Lomond High defeated the Waterford School 2 to 1 at Ben Lomond in Ogden on April 16, 2014.

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VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm


VIDEO: Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 2:24pm

Pushing the limits on style and self-expression is a rite of passage for teens and even younger kids. How far should schools go with their dress codes? The courts have sided with schools in an era when school safety is paramount.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 2:24pm


GALLERY: Roosevelt Elementary School graduates from Weber Moves Program

Jamie Lampros
Apr 16 2014 - 12:28pm

Roosevelt Elementary School graduates from Weber Moves Program

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VIDEO: Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 11:34am

An Allegiant Airlines plane from Las Vegas to Duluth, Minnesota turned around shortly after take-off, after a swarm of bees clouded the windshield and got sucked into the engines.

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VIDEO: Woman guides wheelchair through obstacles to get to Ogden food bank

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 16 2014 - 8:36am

OGDEN -- Going across  town for 2.1 miles to get food might not seem like a big deal for most people, but for someone with limited mobility and no car, the monthly trek to the Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank is a challenge.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 8:43am


VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Layton shuts out Weber; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 11:03pm

SOFTBALLLAYTON 7, WEBER 0: At Layton, struggling Weber proved to be exactly what Layton needed to get its pitching and defense back on track.

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VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Fremont clips Layton; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm

BOYS SOCCERFREMONT 2, LAYTON 0: At Layton, Gunner Burrell still remembers Fremont's tie with Layton in the regular-season finale a season ago that gave Layton the Region 1 championship.

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