CNBC discovers what we already knew — Ogden's a great place to start a business

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We’ve already built one of the most vibrant communities in the United States. And the best...


San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick is an un-American jerk

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I just wonder if San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick understands just how many real Americans have died to protect his right to be such a jerk. Keene Barton Clinton


Disparity in wages between deputies, commissioners is ridiculous

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I too read the article regarding the salaries of sheriff’s deputies and the Weber County commissioners (”Weber's property tax proposal raises compensation questions,” Aug. 17 Standard-Examiner). I think it is an absolutely disgusting matter when Weber’s Administrative...


Review spending in every Weber Co. department to find money for deputies'

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I agree with your view about money to pay for deputies’ salary increases (Aug. 21, ”Does it take a 25% tax hike to find the money for Weber County pay raises?”). I would like to add a few things to consider. There are several Weber County employees who are supposed to be retired...


Column: Being a parent in prison is the real punishment

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A letter from the Utah Office of Recover Services and the fact he hasn’t been contributing financially, nor in any other way, to his son’s upbringing reminded inmate Brian Wood of his parenting failures. 

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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The Weber County Elections Office wins two richly deserved awards. Meanwhile, motorists are already putting children’s lives in danger at crosswalks.

National Commentary

Why Clinton Republicans matter

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Hillary Clinton Republicans could be one of the most important legacies of the 2016 campaign, writes E.J. Dionne Jr. Or they could be just a short-term GOP reaction to Donald Trump.


Drivers need to wake up before they kill a child in a crosswalk

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Utah drivers, wake up. My daughter was hit Aug. 24 by Creekside Elementary School in Kaysville. She got a few scrapes, but thankfully, she didn't get killed. The bike took the brunt of the damage. She was in the crosswalk doing what she's supposed to do. The person who tagged her did get out...


Grant Ave. Promenade mattered more to Ogden than raises for police,

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When you’re looking for more money to pay our underpaid police/fire personnel, you only need to look at what is more important to Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell. Bike lanes and the movement of bikes are much more important. Like Sebastian Benitez’s Aug. 19 letter to the editor noted, a lot...

Guest Commentary

If we want to fix our criminal justice system, first we must overcome our fear

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“The net effect of all our fear is that we stop examining whether or not our criminal justice system is doing what we want it to do,” writes E. Kent Winward. “Is it making us safer? Is it making our society better?”

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Mylan's EpiPen fiasco can't be unseen

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Mark Saal: I’ve seen it, and I still don’t believe it. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch defends outlandish price increases for auto-injector.

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