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Utah, it's inexcusable that Lee, Love and Stewart are unopposed

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More candidates need to pursue signature-gathering as an option. It’s the best way to make...

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Communities reacted well to windstorm's damage

It was a rough weekend windstorm that hit northern Utah. The highest winds were in Farmington at 91 mph. It was not catastrophic, public damage is limited; some cities reported minimal damage.  However, the private damage tally is high. Cities reported damage as high as several hundred thousand...


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Our View: Test cannabis as a treatment for addiction

Utah just had a long, contentious debate over whether cannabis should be used as medicine. Despite popular support, enough legislators said no.  Voters may reverse the Legislature next year, when backers are expected to put access to medical marijuana on the ballot as an initiative. It’s...


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A new look for Liberty Park and a nonprofit that employs those with special

Some people see a need and fill it. People like Jared Abney, founder of Mentor Mowing, for instance.


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Utah, it's inexcusable that Lee, Love and Stewart are unopposed

More candidates need to pursue signature-gathering as an option. It’s the best way to make Utah incumbents — think Republican — face their party’s voters.


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Vandals defaced the Frame Arch. Don't let them get away with it

The arches belong to all of us, for all time. No one has the right to mar their beauty.


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Don't feed Utah's opioid epidemic — get rid of your old, unneeded meds

Utah medicine cabinets are full of prescription painkillers, and they’re fueling a health crisis. Saturday, you can safely dispose of the meds you no longer need.


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Government worked the way it's designed in the debate over a Pineview curfew

Think representative government doesn’t work, especially at the local level? Think again. The Weber County Commission scheduled a discussion Tuesday, April 26, on an ordinance imposing an overnight curfew at Pineview Reservoir, but so many people objected that commissioners delayed their vote....


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Utah had a cheap, popular way to reduce air pollution. So lawmakers killed it

For three days in February, as state lawmakers met in Salt Lake City, Utah made news for recording the worst air quality in the nation. How did the General Assembly respond? By eliminating funding for a program that reduced air pollution. In 2014, lawmakers approved $200,000 for the Clean Air...


Opinion

A principal receives a fitting award and a young athlete takes silver

The Standard-Examiner editorial board hashes out the positions we take on the Opinion page. Here’s what members recommended last week for praise and criticism: THUMBS UP: To Vincent Ardizzone, principal of James Madison Elementary School, the recipient a $10,000 Huntsman Award for Excellence...


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By refusing to be bullied, Gochnour gives Weber County voters a choice

As recently as two years ago, a Republican like Rep. Justin Fawson could’ve bullied Caitlin Gochnour into quitting the race for Weber County Commission. But not any longer. Gochnour is on the ballot whether Fawson likes it or not — and that’s good for representative government in...


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