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Our View: A 383-vote Weber Commission

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 1:14pm

There is a delicious irony in that the future make-up of the Weber County Commission has been determined with 383 votes. We recall Commission Matt Bell's assertion that a successful bond for an improved Weber County system really shouldn't be taken seriously because only "17 percent" of actual voters determined the bond outcome. Seventeen...

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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 12:48pm

Thumbs up: To the Ogden Treehouse and Ogden and Weber school districts, which are teaming up to get local kids ready for kindergarten by providing backpacks filled with books and activities courtesy of the Treehouse Museum of Ogden.Thumbs down: To a "cease and desist" letter sent to Roy Police Department from Lone Peak Police Department, which has...

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The tax code is simply not fair

Jared Gomez, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 12:46pm

I can't think of one person who upon receiving a bill and noticing additional charges have been applied would not then seek to have those charges removed. We are happy to pay what we are responsible for, but nothing more.It is a generally accepted principle that it's not right to charge a person for more than he has legitimately used. When...

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Autopsies of 7 Utah County infants completed

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 12:13pm

PLEASANT GROVE -- The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage.

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How not to talk about wealth inequality

Cagle Cartoons, Tina Dupuy
Apr 18 2014 - 11:58am

Have you heard we live in an oligarchy? Perhaps you've been told America is a plutocracy? Is that because of widespread demagogy?Circumlocution: a big word meaning using unnecessarily lofty words to express an idea.Welcome to the baffling world of liberal-speak.Oligarchy, plutocracy and demagogy: The holy trinity of sesquipedalian polysyllable...

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It’s not too soon to get excited about baseball

Bloomberg News, Stephen L. Carter
Apr 18 2014 - 11:57am

It's hard to believe that one-tenth of the Major League Baseball season has already slipped into the past. Fans pay almost no attention to the standings until around Memorial Day. Baseball plays the longest season of any major sport, and is, for that reason, an excellent counterpoint to the gotta-know-right-now bustle of our world. To take...

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The Big Bang, the multiverse and you

Cagle Cartoons, Danny Tyree
Apr 18 2014 - 11:55am

In 1979 Robin Williams declared, "Reality...what a concept!" Today his exclamation might be, "Infinite realities: way too much concept!"To be sure, science fiction and comic books have for decades exploited the idea of a multiverse (e.g. our universe -- with an estimated observable width of 92 billion light-years -- is just one of many universes...

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A mental health checkup

An Editorial, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 11:53am

The country's inadequate mental health system gets the most attention after instances of mass violence of the sort that the nation has seen repeatedly over the past few months. Not all who commit these sorts of atrocities are mentally ill, but many have been. After each, the national discussion quickly, but temporarily, turns toward the mental...

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Our View: A 383-vote Weber Commission

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 1:14pm

There is a delicious irony in that the future make-up of the Weber County Commission has been determined with 383 votes. We recall Commission Matt Bell's assertion that a successful bond for an improved Weber County system really shouldn't be taken seriously because only "17 percent" of actual voters determined the bond outcome. Seventeen...

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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 12:48pm

Thumbs up: To the Ogden Treehouse and Ogden and Weber school districts, which are teaming up to get local kids ready for kindergarten by providing backpacks filled with books and activities courtesy of the Treehouse Museum of Ogden.Thumbs down: To a "cease and desist" letter sent to Roy Police Department from Lone Peak Police Department, which has...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:48pm


The tax code is simply not fair

Jared Gomez, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 12:46pm

I can't think of one person who upon receiving a bill and noticing additional charges have been applied would not then seek to have those charges removed. We are happy to pay what we are responsible for, but nothing more.It is a generally accepted principle that it's not right to charge a person for more than he has legitimately used. When...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:46pm


Autopsies of 7 Utah County infants completed

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 12:13pm

PLEASANT GROVE -- The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:16pm


How not to talk about wealth inequality

Cagle Cartoons, Tina Dupuy
Apr 18 2014 - 11:58am

Have you heard we live in an oligarchy? Perhaps you've been told America is a plutocracy? Is that because of widespread demagogy?Circumlocution: a big word meaning using unnecessarily lofty words to express an idea.Welcome to the baffling world of liberal-speak.Oligarchy, plutocracy and demagogy: The holy trinity of sesquipedalian polysyllable...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 11:58am


It’s not too soon to get excited about baseball

Bloomberg News, Stephen L. Carter
Apr 18 2014 - 11:57am

It's hard to believe that one-tenth of the Major League Baseball season has already slipped into the past. Fans pay almost no attention to the standings until around Memorial Day. Baseball plays the longest season of any major sport, and is, for that reason, an excellent counterpoint to the gotta-know-right-now bustle of our world. To take...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 11:57am


The Big Bang, the multiverse and you

Cagle Cartoons, Danny Tyree
Apr 18 2014 - 11:55am

In 1979 Robin Williams declared, "Reality...what a concept!" Today his exclamation might be, "Infinite realities: way too much concept!"To be sure, science fiction and comic books have for decades exploited the idea of a multiverse (e.g. our universe -- with an estimated observable width of 92 billion light-years -- is just one of many universes...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 11:55am


A mental health checkup

An Editorial, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 11:53am

The country's inadequate mental health system gets the most attention after instances of mass violence of the sort that the nation has seen repeatedly over the past few months. Not all who commit these sorts of atrocities are mentally ill, but many have been. After each, the national discussion quickly, but temporarily, turns toward the mental...

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VIDEO: 'One-take Romney' returns to political stage as GOP leader

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 10:01am

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to...

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VIDEO: Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 9:47am

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

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VIDEO: Layton neighborhood embroiled in dispute over chicken-killing terrier

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:34am

LAYTON -- On a quiet street here a family tends to their chickens, oblivious to the danger that will soon ravage their backyard and kill nearly a dozen of their livestock.Three times in the past year the Wallace family has seen a bloodletting of scattered feathers in the form of what look like piles of leaves, all at the paws of a pure-bred...

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VIDEO: Burke says NBA reality was a pleasant surprise

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner columnist
Apr 18 2014 - 6:23am

Before he got to the Jazz, rookie point guard Trey Burke heard whispers about NBA veterans and what goes on behind the scenes.Petty stuff.Selfish stuff.Obnoxious stuff.

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VIDEO: Football paved path for WSU's Coach Q to leave troubles behind

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:15am

A Q Score measures a celebrity's name recognition and appeal; if Weber State football fans had their their own Q-rating system, one assistant coach would have an alphabetical advantage: Coach Q.

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VIDEO: Morbid makeup artists provide realism for ShakeOut disaster drill

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 5:11pm

OGDEN -- Three hours before the biggest earthquake Utah's never had, a small group of volunteers is gathering behind a boarded-up elementary school. Armed with plastic tubs filled with containers of makeup, paint, and other unappetizing goop, they prepare to transform a couple hundred students into "victims" of a natural disaster.It's just another...

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VIDEO: Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence

The Associated Press
Apr 17 2014 - 4:01pm

The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.

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VIDEO: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir

The Associated Press
Apr 17 2014 - 10:56am

Portland, Ore. will flush down millions of gallons from the city reservoir after security cameras caught a teen urinating into the tank.

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GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY:Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School

Robby Lloyd
Apr 18 2014 - 12:37am

‘Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School. April 17, 2014 at Millcreek Junior High in Bountiful. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)’

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GALLERY: Ogden Community Soccer Complex Fundraising Event

Stephen Smith
Apr 17 2014 - 8:52pm

The Ogden Community Soccer Complex Committee holds a special event Thursday evening at the Marquardt Field House at Weber State University to support a new soccer complex.

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GALLERY: Roy High School Auto Show

Jamie Lampros
Apr 17 2014 - 2:57pm

Roy High School Auto Show

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GALLERY: 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships

Robby Lloyd
Apr 17 2014 - 1:11pm

‘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: Saturday Satire for April 19, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 17 2014 - 12:12pm

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

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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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VIDEO: 'One-take Romney' returns to political stage as GOP leader

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, The Washington Post
Apr 18 2014 - 10:01am

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego. He stepped off in Burbank, Calif., and caught a ride to a sound stage, where his on-again, off-again political consigliere, Mike Murphy, was waiting to shoot a commercial on a set that bore more than a passing resemblance to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 10:08am


VIDEO: Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 9:47am

KATMANDU, Nepal -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 10:16am


VIDEO: Layton neighborhood embroiled in dispute over chicken-killing terrier

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:34am

LAYTON -- On a quiet street here a family tends to their chickens, oblivious to the danger that will soon ravage their backyard and kill nearly a dozen of their livestock.Three times in the past year the Wallace family has seen a bloodletting of scattered feathers in the form of what look like piles of leaves, all at the paws of a pure-bred...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 6:34am


VIDEO: Burke says NBA reality was a pleasant surprise

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner columnist
Apr 18 2014 - 6:23am

Before he got to the Jazz, rookie point guard Trey Burke heard whispers about NBA veterans and what goes on behind the scenes.Petty stuff.Selfish stuff.Obnoxious stuff.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 6:23am


VIDEO: Football paved path for WSU's Coach Q to leave troubles behind

Roy Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 6:15am

A Q Score measures a celebrity's name recognition and appeal; if Weber State football fans had their their own Q-rating system, one assistant coach would have an alphabetical advantage: Coach Q.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:04pm


GALLERY: 2014 Great Utah ShakeOut

Briana Scroggins
Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am

Clearfield Job Corps students volunteered to have moulage done for large disaster training purposes at the old Grandview Elementary School in Ogden on April 18, 2014.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:49am


GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY:Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School

Robby Lloyd
Apr 18 2014 - 12:37am

‘Girls Softball, Payson vs. Bountiful High School. April 17, 2014 at Millcreek Junior High in Bountiful. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)’

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:38am


GALLERY: Ogden Community Soccer Complex Fundraising Event

Stephen Smith
Apr 17 2014 - 8:52pm

The Ogden Community Soccer Complex Committee holds a special event Thursday evening at the Marquardt Field House at Weber State University to support a new soccer complex.

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