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NORAD keeps close eye on that creepy Claus fellow

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake ...

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Shorter Mormon meetings? Better than The Rapture

As Job so eloquently points out in the Old Testament: The Good Lord giveth, and the Good Lord taketh away.


Hospital valets not allowed to accept tips

OGDEN — Folks don’t usually complain when a service is free. But Margaret James isn’t happy that one group won’t — or can’t — take her money anymore.


Donated Santas help a grieving group find their 'new normal'

OGDEN — This is a story about loss and grief.

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Thankful, even for things we don't have

Ah, my favorite week of the year.


Can Ogden's Washington Boulevard regain its glory?

OGDEN — Dan Musgrave recalls what a happening place downtown Ogden was back in the 1960s.


Ogden's Washington Boulevard forgotten, some business owners say

OGDEN — The popular ’60s English singer Petula Clark was right. When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go downtown.


Is Washington Boulevard getting 'gentrified' or 'redeveloped?'

OGDEN — Back in June, when he was trying to save his downtown all-ages music venue, Mojos owner Ron Atencio used the “G” word.

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Gays, red cups and refugees: Nothing to fear but fear itself

Things I’m afraid of: Heights. Enclosed spaces. Horses. Adam Sandler movies.

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Midget strippers and killer barber chairs? Only in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — My wife and I were strolling past the famed dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio Hotel last Friday morning when a nice-looking, well-dressed man walked up beside us.

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