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Ogden's Dee Elementary School was a special place

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Phyllis Savage and Alice Glenn started teaching at Dee Elementary when it opened in 1970. They have...

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Facebook and the politics of news

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Facebook says it conveys news without bias. Conservatives aren’t so sure, writes David Ferro.


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Ogden's Dee Elementary School was a special place

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Phyllis Savage and Alice Glenn started teaching at Dee Elementary when it opened in 1970. They have a lot of fond memories.


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3 simple rules for understanding news coverage of the law

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You, too, can understand media coverage of the law, writes E. Kent Winward. Just remember these three simple rules.


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Bathrooms, transgender students and Obama: A reader conversation

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A reader took President Obama to task for ordering public schools to accommodate transgender students in bathrooms. “Obama Derangement Syndrome is real,” a Facebook user wrote in response.


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Utah business needs more women in leadership roles

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Programs like E3 and AWE! can help young women become business leaders. But personal encouragement is important too, writes Dr. Jeff Steagall.


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Don't make Utah agriculture a scapegoat for what's happening to Great Salt Lake

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“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” — Aldo Leopold It was frustrating to read a story in the Standard-Examiner that focused on the important contributions of the...


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Rest easy, Cafe Rio — thanks to Orrin Hatch, your trade secrets are safe

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Google and Congress changed the way business is done last week. You’ll notice eventually, writes E. Kent Winward.


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A history class, a racial slur and an NAACP investigation: A reader

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The president of the Ogden NAACP says he still has questions about what happened in a history class at South Ogden Junior High. Readers say the civil rights group needs to stay out of it.


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The Weber County Commission debate matters

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Whoever wins the GOP primary becomes the next Weber County commissioner. Voters need to pay attention, writes Carol McNamara.


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Common Core, SAGE testing now a big issue in GOP gubernatorial race

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Common Core and SAGE testing have become major issues in the Utah Republican governor’s race. Surprisingly, it was Utah Gov. Gary Herbert who raised the bar when he called for eliminating Utah’s Common Core standards and some SAGE testing in Utah.


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