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Weber County’s training teachers to use guns a bad idea

Larry Bennington, Standard-Examiner
Apr 23 2014 - 1:09pm

Some Weber County officials have come up with a new program to train teachers in how to do the county's job in a two-hour class. County officials say that essentially the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good teacher with a gun. When you have to follow moron Congressman Louie Gomer Gohmert's lead, you've lost the argument...

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Military Update: JCS to tell Congress: Allow pay curbs or harm readiness

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 23 2014 - 11:02am

Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is giving the Joint Chiefs of Staff an unusual and potentially powerful opportunity to persuade senators they risk a readiness crisis if they don't take significant steps this year to slow growth in military compensation.All seven of the nation's top four-star officers are to...

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The morphing of capitalism into crony capitalism

Standard-Examiner, Vijay K. Mathur
Apr 22 2014 - 1:10pm

Income and wealth inequality has increased significantly during the past decade. Capitalism of the 20th century, that uplifted the incomes and wealth of most Americans, is no longer giving hope to a large proportion of Americans for any recovery of their economic status and economic opportunities in the future.Capitalism, as an economic system,...

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Top of Utah Voices: A place to which our kids will come back

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Apr 21 2014 - 12:56pm

Kym Buttschardt, co-owner (along with her husband Peter) of Roosters and the Union Grill at Historic Union Station, stood out front of Roosters on Historic 25th Street in Ogden and talked. She pointed to the building next to her and said, "That was a halfway house when we first moved in here."Then she pointed to the other side of street and said...

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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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Weber County’s training teachers to use guns a bad idea

Larry Bennington, Standard-Examiner
Apr 23 2014 - 1:09pm

Some Weber County officials have come up with a new program to train teachers in how to do the county's job in a two-hour class. County officials say that essentially the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good teacher with a gun. When you have to follow moron Congressman Louie Gomer Gohmert's lead, you've lost the argument...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2014 - 1:12pm


Military Update: JCS to tell Congress: Allow pay curbs or harm readiness

Standard-Examiner, Tom Philpott
Apr 23 2014 - 11:02am

Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is giving the Joint Chiefs of Staff an unusual and potentially powerful opportunity to persuade senators they risk a readiness crisis if they don't take significant steps this year to slow growth in military compensation.All seven of the nation's top four-star officers are to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2014 - 11:02am


The morphing of capitalism into crony capitalism

Standard-Examiner, Vijay K. Mathur
Apr 22 2014 - 1:10pm

Income and wealth inequality has increased significantly during the past decade. Capitalism of the 20th century, that uplifted the incomes and wealth of most Americans, is no longer giving hope to a large proportion of Americans for any recovery of their economic status and economic opportunities in the future.Capitalism, as an economic system,...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 22 2014 - 1:10pm


Top of Utah Voices: A place to which our kids will come back

Kase Johnstun, Standard-Examiner
Apr 21 2014 - 12:56pm

Kym Buttschardt, co-owner (along with her husband Peter) of Roosters and the Union Grill at Historic Union Station, stood out front of Roosters on Historic 25th Street in Ogden and talked. She pointed to the building next to her and said, "That was a halfway house when we first moved in here."Then she pointed to the other side of street and said...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 21 2014 - 12:56pm


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...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:46pm


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 22 2014 - 1:07pm


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

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