If you live in Weber County, here's your chance to ask a $7.4 million question

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The Weber County Commission wants to raise property taxes by 22 percent. But first, you get to have...


Box Elder County residents need to oppose municipal service tax

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We have class wars, race wars and a new one, incorporated vs. unincorporated wars. Government uses these divisions so that they can retain their power and control over the people. The Box Elder County Commissioners feel that the people who live in unincorporated areas are not paying their fair...

National Commentary

How Trump forgot about his promise to keep Carrier jobs in the U.S.


During the campaign, Donald Trump promised to keep Carrier in Indiana. But that was news to Trump, writes Katie Zezima.

Guest Commentary

Weber County's 21% property tax increase — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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Commissioners voted Tuesday to raise property taxes by 21 percent in Weber County. How did it play with their constituents?

National Commentary

After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over

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“The autocracies are back and rising; democracy is on the defensive; the U.S. is in retreat,” writes Charles Krauthammer.

National Commentary

New Texas rule isn't about dignity — it's about overturning abortion rights

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What’s really happening here is not an attempt to pay respect to fetuses but an attempt to disrespect women who choose to have abortions — or even those women who miscarried fetuses they wanted to carry to term.


Put in a flashing crosswalk light at 33rd and Wall before it's too late

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Now that we’re in the holidays, turning our attention to those who have fallen on hard times, I’m writing to argue for a flashing pedestrian crosswalk light at the intersection of 33rd Street and Wall Avenue in Ogden. Since the Lantern House shelter opened its new facility, I’m...


George E. Wahlen Veterans Home grateful for community support

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The George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home would like to thank the outstanding community in which we live. Throughout the year, numerous community organizations and individuals contribute time, effort, and money to provide additional services and resources in support of the veterans home. Our...

Our View

Thursday could've been a bloodbath in Bountiful. We are grateful it wasn't

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As a community, we are grateful to all those who acted on behalf of our children their teachers Thursday at Mueller Park Junior High School.

National Commentary

Is partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional?

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“In the end,” writes Steve Chapman, “partisan gerrymandering is not really aimed at frustrating the party that is out of power. It's aimed at foiling voters who might want to remove politicians from office.”

National Commentary

No, Donald Trump won't drain the swamp

Trump Mnuchin

“The swamp will endure; it always does,” writes Rich Lowry. “This doesn't mean that a Trump administration can't make the swamp a little less important.”

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