Don’t blame Weber County employees for next year’s 21 percent tax increase

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Blame county commissioners for the 21 percent tax increase. Blame voters. But don’t blame...


RMP tries to penalize homeowners for using solar energy

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About two years ago Rocky Mountain Power started sending us a letter every month saying we were using more energy than our neighbors and we needed to conserve energy. We had long felt a desire to help our environment by using solar energy, so we decided to install a $23,000 system on our roof....


Trump isn't fit to be president

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In response to B. Robert Jones (”Hey, all you crybabies in the Buttercup Generation. Trump won. Grow up,” Nov. 26 Standard-Examiner): I have no idea who the

Guest Commentary

The election is over. Now we must learn to listen to one another

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“It is clear that a critical mass of this country feels disengaged, unsupported and without voice,” writes Adrienne Andrews. “How can we come together? What can and should that look like?”

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: How do you put a price on what Santa does?

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More holes than a post-Trump-presidency ozone layer.

National Commentary

When he heckles the "crooked media," Trump is attacking the Constitution

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“It should be obvious that without the so-called mainstream media, especially newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, no one would know anything that has any basis in objective fact — and yes there is such a thing,” writes Kathleen Parker.


Smith will be a welcome addition to Weber County Attorney's Office

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This is regarding the Standard-Examiner’s “Our View” section of Nov. 21, specifically the comment about Judge Dee Smith leaving his position as an Ogden city justice court judge. The article is titled, “Thumbs Up”; the graphic is “Thumbs Down....

Our View

Small gesture of socks could make a world of difference in our community

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Don’t overthink simple ways to give during the holiday season.


Rocky Mountain Power is putting out disinformation on solar panels

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We need to correct the misinformation Rocky Mountain Power provided via its spokesperson, Paul Murphy. He claims that because of net metering, RMP pays 8.9 to 14.5 cents per kilowatt hour for residential solar (“Proposed solar charges from Rocky Mountain Power cause customer confusion,”...


Behind Bars: Developing a better set of morals isn't simple

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If doing the right thing is to become one’s modus operandi that person must realize a benefit and/or reap a reward, whether that is a belief in karma, god, positive and negative energy, or just the way it makes them feel.

National Commentary

The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think

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In Donald Trump’s world, facts don’t matter, writes Margaret Sullivan.

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