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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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Ogden native a mastermind behind Comic Con

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 3:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ogden native, Bryan Brandenburg, is behind much of the success of what many are calling Utah's most popular event ever, Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience, which continues Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

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'One for the Pot' an improbable plot, but it's fun

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 18 2014 - 3:49pm

Giving away money sounds easy enough. But things become complicated for Jonathan Hardcastle in "One For The Pot" when he attempts to do just that.

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Parents complain about Michelle Obama speaking at high school graduation

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:44pm

TOPEKA, Kan.  -- Given their druthers, some Kansas high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair instead of expanding the guest list to include first lady Michelle Obama.

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Man fined $525 for drink refill

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:36pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.

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Germany is key to reining in Russia, as in the past

Arthur I. Cyr, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 3:20pm

"To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war," said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a great leader who understood war should be kept in mind regarding the Geneva accord on the crisis in Ukraine.Churchill made the comment during the early years of the Cold War, after effective cooperation...

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VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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We shouldn't put society above freedom

Contributed, David Tomczak
Apr 18 2014 - 3:12pm

Editor,We have all the freedom one ever could want here in the United State; we have the choice to do whatever we want. However, we care about what others might think or what society will label us. In many ways we have signed over our freedom to fit in with a group so we don't standout and bring unwanted attention to us. 

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Ogden native a mastermind behind Comic Con

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 3:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ogden native, Bryan Brandenburg, is behind much of the success of what many are calling Utah's most popular event ever, Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience, which continues Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:50pm


'One for the Pot' an improbable plot, but it's fun

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 18 2014 - 3:49pm

Giving away money sounds easy enough. But things become complicated for Jonathan Hardcastle in "One For The Pot" when he attempts to do just that.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:49pm


Parents complain about Michelle Obama speaking at high school graduation

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:44pm

TOPEKA, Kan.  -- Given their druthers, some Kansas high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair instead of expanding the guest list to include first lady Michelle Obama.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:44pm


Man fined $525 for drink refill

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:36pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:36pm


Germany is key to reining in Russia, as in the past

Arthur I. Cyr, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 3:20pm

"To jaw-jaw is better than to war-war," said Winston Churchill in 1954, supporting the principle of nations negotiating. Those wise words from a great leader who understood war should be kept in mind regarding the Geneva accord on the crisis in Ukraine.Churchill made the comment during the early years of the Cold War, after effective cooperation...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:20pm


VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:27pm


We shouldn't put society above freedom

Contributed, David Tomczak
Apr 18 2014 - 3:12pm

Editor,We have all the freedom one ever could want here in the United State; we have the choice to do whatever we want. However, we care about what others might think or what society will label us. In many ways we have signed over our freedom to fit in with a group so we don't standout and bring unwanted attention to us. 

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Organizers discuss coming Ogden soccer complex at mega fundraiser

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 3:09pm

OGDEN -- More than a thousand people turned out Thursday for a celebration of the coming soccer complex in Ogden whose organizers say will be ready for use sooner rather than later this fall.Kids spent the evening at Weber State's Marquardt Fieldhouse visiting with Real Salt Lake players, posing for pictures with Waldo the Wildcat and navigating...

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VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

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VIDEO: Dog walker benefits as much as Davis shelter canines

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:31pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- At a steady walking pace, volunteer Steve Turner is quickly becoming every Davis County shelter dog's best friend.Since April of 2012, Turner has been volunteering three to four times a week as a dog walker in treating the canines to a day out from the Davis County Animal Care & Control shelter in Fruit Heights.

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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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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Good Friday march in Ogden

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 2:23pm

Catholics march the street of ogden on good friday. On April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

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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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VIDEO: Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Kristi Eaton, Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:16pm

DENVER -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 3:27pm


GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Good Friday march in Ogden

Brian Wolfer
Apr 18 2014 - 2:23pm

Catholics march the street of ogden on good friday. On April 18 2014. Photos by Brian Wolfer

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 2:26pm


VIDEO: Dog walker benefits as much as Davis shelter canines

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 1:31pm

FRUIT HEIGHTS -- At a steady walking pace, volunteer Steve Turner is quickly becoming every Davis County shelter dog's best friend.Since April of 2012, Turner has been volunteering three to four times a week as a dog walker in treating the canines to a day out from the Davis County Animal Care & Control shelter in Fruit Heights.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 1:38pm


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


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