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Public lands lawyers billed too lavishly

Public Lands Battle-1

Utah’s plan to spend $14 million to sue the feds for control of public lands already has lukewarm support. Two polls show Utahns narrowly oppose the effort.  Lawyers have been hired to prepare legal arguments and they have billed the state. Their billings are a travesty, with no fiscal...

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Independence Day in Ogden — hot, dry weather, fireworks and 20 fires

Fire truck STOCK photo

People put the lives of family, friends and firefighters at risk 20 times Monday night — all for a brief, sparkly thrill. They’re just lucky they didn’t kill anyone.

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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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Firefighters risk their lives every time they answer a call. But we’ve been putting them in harm’s way too often this summer.

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The Weber-Morgan Board of Diesel Operators

Lead BZ 021116 Inversion

Young, old, rich, poor, urban, rural — in Weber County, we all share responsibility for the quality of the air we breathe. That includes diesel owners.

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Negotiation, compromise lead to agreement on North Ogden library renovation

North Ogden Branch design plan

For a while, North Ogden, Harrisville and Pleasant View argued with Weber County over the 2013 county library bond. But in the end, they found agreement — which is what voters wanted all along.

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It's time to restore the Ogden Canyon mountainside

canyon mountainside

A project to replace an Ogden Canyon pipeline was completed in 2013. It’s time to restore the mountainside.

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A couple reservoirs are full, but that doesn't mean we can begin wasting water

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Pineview Reservoir is full. So is Causey Reservoir. So the Northern Utah drought is over and we can use as much water as we want, right? No. Not even close. Actually, as it turns out, we need to expand our conservation efforts. Snowpack in the Ogden River watershed returned to normal levels this...

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When an Amber Alert is issued, pay attention — young lives are at stake


Don’t allow yourself to grow jaded about Amber Alerts. They save children’s lives.

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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in northern Utah?

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Ogden puts an end to ambush towing. Meanwhile, some people still don’t understand that northern Utah is one big fire risk.

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Another look at our endorsements — Gochnour, Hiatt and Herbert

Candidates sound off on county form of government

The Standard-Examiner endorses Caitlin Gochnour, Steve Hiatt and Gov. Gary Herbert in the June 28 primary elections. But ultimately, you decide the winners.

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