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The tax code is simply not fair

Jared Gomez, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 12:46pm

I can't think of one person who upon receiving a bill and noticing additional charges have been applied would not then seek to have those charges removed. We are happy to pay what we are responsible for, but nothing more.It is a generally accepted principle that it's not right to charge a person for more than he has legitimately used. When...

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With Fawn McKay Brodie, there was little neutrality among Mormons

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 11:52am

Next year, it'll be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fawn McKay in Weber County. It's pretty safe to say that there is no one left who witnessed the extremely intelligent Huntsville youngster who moved through college in her mid-teens and was teaching English at Weber College by age 19.Even today, there's precious little neutrality among...

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The Vigil

John W. Reynolds, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 11:49am

We wait in anticipation of something that will answer burning questions. We expect a life-changing experience and we wait patiently because we have been promised fulfillment. We wait and watch faithfully because we are a people of faith.Song tells us what mere words cannot express; song lifts our spirits. In a Catholic Holy Saturday candle light...

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Student safety -- protection training

Standard-Examiner, Terry Thompson
Apr 17 2014 - 3:25pm

A severely troubled active shooter taking the life of many very young elementary age children and courageous teachers in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, shook the reality of many school officials, even with the past incidents of active school shootings that have taken place over the years. Teachers have traditionally believed that their presence would be...

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Witch hunt for teacher of genitalia lesson unfair

Contributed, Tammy Goodrich
Apr 16 2014 - 5:14pm

Regarding the April 14 news story, "Weber High teacher suspended over genitalia naming exercise," whatever happened to "The Golden Rule?" "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Teaching is one of the five in-demand professions because fewer young people are choosing to pursue a teaching degree.

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You reap what you sow

Lisa Vipperman, Standard-Examiner
Apr 16 2014 - 1:34pm

On the very day that Joyce Wilson's opinion column ran in the Standard-Examiner, ("We need highly effective teachers in the classroom," April 9) I ran into a former colleague from Highland Junior High. I told her to tell the students that I miss them, and I did not leave because of them. In fact I felt wistful then, just as I felt last summer when...

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Military Update: Top enlisted: Slow compensation to protect readiness

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 16 2014 - 10:50am

Military leaders lead. Politicians can lead too, of course, but usually not before sticking a wet finger in the wind to learn how political winds blow.The contrast was evident Wednesday as top enlisted leaders delivered a kind of suck-it-up-and-punch-us message to a group of nervous senators.The armed services personnel subcommittee wanted to...

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Top of Utah Voices: Looking back on Common Core

Michael Vaughan, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:31pm

The Common Core curriculum is being discussed in editorial columns, debated on talk radio and lampooned by late-night talk show hosts. The harshest critics of the Common Core feel that it is a socialist-tinged effort to usurp local authority and impose a curriculum designed by the federal government.I have to say that I am a bit surprised by the...

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The tax code is simply not fair

Jared Gomez, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 12:46pm

I can't think of one person who upon receiving a bill and noticing additional charges have been applied would not then seek to have those charges removed. We are happy to pay what we are responsible for, but nothing more.It is a generally accepted principle that it's not right to charge a person for more than he has legitimately used. When...

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With Fawn McKay Brodie, there was little neutrality among Mormons

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 11:52am

Next year, it'll be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fawn McKay in Weber County. It's pretty safe to say that there is no one left who witnessed the extremely intelligent Huntsville youngster who moved through college in her mid-teens and was teaching English at Weber College by age 19.Even today, there's precious little neutrality among...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 11:52am


The Vigil

John W. Reynolds, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 11:49am

We wait in anticipation of something that will answer burning questions. We expect a life-changing experience and we wait patiently because we have been promised fulfillment. We wait and watch faithfully because we are a people of faith.Song tells us what mere words cannot express; song lifts our spirits. In a Catholic Holy Saturday candle light...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 11:49am


Student safety -- protection training

Standard-Examiner, Terry Thompson
Apr 17 2014 - 3:25pm

A severely troubled active shooter taking the life of many very young elementary age children and courageous teachers in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, shook the reality of many school officials, even with the past incidents of active school shootings that have taken place over the years. Teachers have traditionally believed that their presence would be...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 17 2014 - 3:25pm


Witch hunt for teacher of genitalia lesson unfair

Contributed, Tammy Goodrich
Apr 16 2014 - 5:14pm

Regarding the April 14 news story, "Weber High teacher suspended over genitalia naming exercise," whatever happened to "The Golden Rule?" "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Teaching is one of the five in-demand professions because fewer young people are choosing to pursue a teaching degree.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 5:18pm


You reap what you sow

Lisa Vipperman, Standard-Examiner
Apr 16 2014 - 1:34pm

On the very day that Joyce Wilson's opinion column ran in the Standard-Examiner, ("We need highly effective teachers in the classroom," April 9) I ran into a former colleague from Highland Junior High. I told her to tell the students that I miss them, and I did not leave because of them. In fact I felt wistful then, just as I felt last summer when...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 2:38pm


Military Update: Top enlisted: Slow compensation to protect readiness

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 16 2014 - 10:50am

Military leaders lead. Politicians can lead too, of course, but usually not before sticking a wet finger in the wind to learn how political winds blow.The contrast was evident Wednesday as top enlisted leaders delivered a kind of suck-it-up-and-punch-us message to a group of nervous senators.The armed services personnel subcommittee wanted to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 10:50am


Top of Utah Voices: Looking back on Common Core

Michael Vaughan, Standard-Examiner
Apr 14 2014 - 2:31pm

The Common Core curriculum is being discussed in editorial columns, debated on talk radio and lampooned by late-night talk show hosts. The harshest critics of the Common Core feel that it is a socialist-tinged effort to usurp local authority and impose a curriculum designed by the federal government.I have to say that I am a bit surprised by the...

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