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Weber Republicans dump Zogmaister; Ebert wins nomination

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 5:29pm

OGDEN -- After two rounds of voting, James Ebert nailed his party's nomination, taking 67 percent of the delegate vote at Saturday's Weber County Republican convention.That tally of about 600 delegates ended Commissioner Jan Zogmaister's bid for a third term, and gave Ebert an easy ride into office because there is no Democratic contender to...

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Commission and sheriff's races key for Davis Republicans

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 6:11pm

FARMINGTON -- With three major Davis County seats being contested on the Republican ticket, there is plenty at stake at this year's party Convention.And it appears the candidates wouldn't want it any other way as they put their personal contact skills into practice.

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Weber GOP delegates highly interested in library issue

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 5:24pm

OGDEN -- Weber County Republican and Democratic delegates thronged candidates and incumbents Tuesday night during a crowded meet-and-greet session at Weber State University's Hurst Center. 

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Davis GOP chief says ethics complaint against him dismissed

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 5:08pm

FARMINGTON -- An ethics complaint filed against Davis County Republican Party chairman Phill Wright has been dismissed as having "no merit," according to Wright.But Wright's claim is one the Davis County Republican Party's Ethics Committee will neither confirm or deny.

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VIDEO: In 'State of the County' speech, Gibson attacks Standard-Examiner

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:46am

OGDEN -- While giving Tuesday's "State of the County" presentation, Weber County Commission Chairman Kerry Gibson lashed out at the Standard-Examiner and library proponents for recent stories, editorials and other material that criticized attempts to downsize a voter-approved bond."A lot has been said lately about our library system and what its...

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Davis GOP secretary files ethics complaint against party chairman

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:43am

FARMINGTON -- In an ethics complaint, the secretary of the Davis County Republican Party alleges chairman Phill Wright verbally attacked her in a party meeting and withheld convention delegate lists from her.

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Incumbent Greenwood of Roy drops out of House District 12 race

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 4 2014 - 2:29pm

ROY -- The Republican incumbent in Legislative District 12 has withdrawn from the race, leaving his GOP challenger Mike Schultz of Hooper a clear path to the party's nomination. Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, has served in the Utah House since April 2007. At 64, Greenwood is retired from the Utah Highway Patrol, where he served about 25 years...

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Pentagon pushes plan for new BRAC round

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 6:43pm

The Department of Defense is continuing with its push for another BRAC round.On Wednesday, John C. Conger, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations, told a subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington that a Base Realignment and Closure round is the best way for the DoD to keep pace with the continual slashing...

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Weber Republicans dump Zogmaister; Ebert wins nomination

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 5:29pm

OGDEN -- After two rounds of voting, James Ebert nailed his party's nomination, taking 67 percent of the delegate vote at Saturday's Weber County Republican convention.That tally of about 600 delegates ended Commissioner Jan Zogmaister's bid for a third term, and gave Ebert an easy ride into office because there is no Democratic contender to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 10:25am


Commission and sheriff's races key for Davis Republicans

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 6:11pm

FARMINGTON -- With three major Davis County seats being contested on the Republican ticket, there is plenty at stake at this year's party Convention.And it appears the candidates wouldn't want it any other way as they put their personal contact skills into practice.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 6:11pm


Weber GOP delegates highly interested in library issue

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 5:24pm

OGDEN -- Weber County Republican and Democratic delegates thronged candidates and incumbents Tuesday night during a crowded meet-and-greet session at Weber State University's Hurst Center. 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 5:29pm


Davis GOP chief says ethics complaint against him dismissed

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 10 2014 - 5:08pm

FARMINGTON -- An ethics complaint filed against Davis County Republican Party chairman Phill Wright has been dismissed as having "no merit," according to Wright.But Wright's claim is one the Davis County Republican Party's Ethics Committee will neither confirm or deny.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 5:50pm


VIDEO: In 'State of the County' speech, Gibson attacks Standard-Examiner

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:46am

OGDEN -- While giving Tuesday's "State of the County" presentation, Weber County Commission Chairman Kerry Gibson lashed out at the Standard-Examiner and library proponents for recent stories, editorials and other material that criticized attempts to downsize a voter-approved bond."A lot has been said lately about our library system and what its...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 9 2014 - 1:26pm


Davis GOP secretary files ethics complaint against party chairman

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:43am

FARMINGTON -- In an ethics complaint, the secretary of the Davis County Republican Party alleges chairman Phill Wright verbally attacked her in a party meeting and withheld convention delegate lists from her.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 9 2014 - 2:13pm


Incumbent Greenwood of Roy drops out of House District 12 race

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 4 2014 - 2:29pm

ROY -- The Republican incumbent in Legislative District 12 has withdrawn from the race, leaving his GOP challenger Mike Schultz of Hooper a clear path to the party's nomination. Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, has served in the Utah House since April 2007. At 64, Greenwood is retired from the Utah Highway Patrol, where he served about 25 years...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 3:53pm


Pentagon pushes plan for new BRAC round

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 6:43pm

The Department of Defense is continuing with its push for another BRAC round.On Wednesday, John C. Conger, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations, told a subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington that a Base Realignment and Closure round is the best way for the DoD to keep pace with the continual slashing...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 6:44pm

VIDEO: In 'State of the County' speech, Gibson attacks Standard-Examiner

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:46am

OGDEN -- While giving Tuesday's "State of the County" presentation, Weber County Commission Chairman Kerry Gibson lashed out at the Standard-Examiner and library proponents for recent stories, editorials and other material that criticized attempts to downsize a voter-approved bond."A lot has been said lately about our library system and what its...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 9 2014 - 1:26pm


VIDEO: Weber Democrats look for boost from new caucus format

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 19 2014 - 1:16pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- After losing precious ground in terms of elected officeholders in Weber County, Democratic party leaders decided it was time for an overhaul.Only one Democrat holds an elected county position, and no Democrats represent Weber County in the state Legislature or the U.S. Congress.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 19 2014 - 2:35pm


VIDEO: Utah defends freeze on benefits for gays

The Associated Press
Mar 1 2014 - 3:06pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials say in a new court filing that they have no choice but to put a freeze on granting benefits to newly married gay couples until a federal appeals court rules on the state's same-sex marriage ban.The filing comes in response to a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed in January on behalf of four gay and...

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VIDEO: Hatch: Big government bad for Utah

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 3 2014 - 10:12am

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 123,000 Utahns are struggling in the crossfire waiting to see if the governor will be one of nearly half of U.S. governors who choose to accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage. The other alternative is for Utah to create its own plan.Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, helped approve a $1.1 trillion omnibus budget...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 3 2014 - 10:12am


VIDEO: Clean-air advocate and N. Utah congressional hopeful bikes to work

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 19 2014 - 8:27am

NORTH OGDEN -- Whether it's to clear his head or clear the air, clean-air advocate and physician Peter Clemens has honed the habit of biking to work over the past seven years."I ride my bike somewhere between 125 to 150 days a year," Clemens said of the 30-mile round-trip commute from his North Ogden home to the Ogden Regional Wound and Infusion...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 19 2014 - 8:27am


VIDEO: Persecuted in China, Falun Gong practitioners appear in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 18 2014 - 7:03pm

OGDEN -- "Pain is good," explained David Thurston as he and his wife, Cheyenne Liu, led a small group into exercise two, Falun Standing Stance, of the five exercises that comprise the practice known as both Falun Dafa and Falun Gong. "I think in Western exercise, people always think you need to be moving," Liu said. "Which is contrary to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 18 2014 - 8:41pm


VIDEO: Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

The Associated Press
Jan 9 2014 - 4:24pm

TRENTON, N.J. -- Moving quickly to contain a widening political scandal, Gov. Chris Christie fired one of his top aides Thursday and apologized repeatedly for the "abject stupidity" of his staff, insisting he had no idea anyone around him had engineered traffic jams to get even with a Democratic mayor.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 9 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Outgoing N. Ogden mayor made city a top priority

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 6 2014 - 7:07am

NORTH OGDEN -- Residents here can rest a little easier at night thanks to outgoing Mayor Richard Harris.  Harris, who has called North Ogden home since the early 1980s, has been instrumental for decades in planning and developing neighborhoods, roads and countless ordinances to keep residents safe. 

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VIDEO: In 'State of the County' speech, Gibson attacks Standard-Examiner

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 9 2014 - 7:46am

OGDEN -- While giving Tuesday's "State of the County" presentation, Weber County Commission Chairman Kerry Gibson lashed out at the Standard-Examiner and library proponents for recent stories, editorials and other material that criticized attempts to downsize a voter-approved bond."A lot has been said lately about our library system and what its...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 9 2014 - 1:26pm


VIDEO: Weber Democrats look for boost from new caucus format

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 19 2014 - 1:16pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- After losing precious ground in terms of elected officeholders in Weber County, Democratic party leaders decided it was time for an overhaul.Only one Democrat holds an elected county position, and no Democrats represent Weber County in the state Legislature or the U.S. Congress.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 19 2014 - 2:35pm


VIDEO: Utah defends freeze on benefits for gays

The Associated Press
Mar 1 2014 - 3:06pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials say in a new court filing that they have no choice but to put a freeze on granting benefits to newly married gay couples until a federal appeals court rules on the state's same-sex marriage ban.The filing comes in response to a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed in January on behalf of four gay and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 1 2014 - 3:07pm


VIDEO: Hatch: Big government bad for Utah

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 3 2014 - 10:12am

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 123,000 Utahns are struggling in the crossfire waiting to see if the governor will be one of nearly half of U.S. governors who choose to accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage. The other alternative is for Utah to create its own plan.Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, helped approve a $1.1 trillion omnibus budget...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 3 2014 - 10:12am


VIDEO: Clean-air advocate and N. Utah congressional hopeful bikes to work

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 19 2014 - 8:27am

NORTH OGDEN -- Whether it's to clear his head or clear the air, clean-air advocate and physician Peter Clemens has honed the habit of biking to work over the past seven years."I ride my bike somewhere between 125 to 150 days a year," Clemens said of the 30-mile round-trip commute from his North Ogden home to the Ogden Regional Wound and Infusion...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 19 2014 - 8:27am


VIDEO: Persecuted in China, Falun Gong practitioners appear in Ogden

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 18 2014 - 7:03pm

OGDEN -- "Pain is good," explained David Thurston as he and his wife, Cheyenne Liu, led a small group into exercise two, Falun Standing Stance, of the five exercises that comprise the practice known as both Falun Dafa and Falun Gong. "I think in Western exercise, people always think you need to be moving," Liu said. "Which is contrary to...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 18 2014 - 8:41pm


VIDEO: Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

The Associated Press
Jan 9 2014 - 4:24pm

TRENTON, N.J. -- Moving quickly to contain a widening political scandal, Gov. Chris Christie fired one of his top aides Thursday and apologized repeatedly for the "abject stupidity" of his staff, insisting he had no idea anyone around him had engineered traffic jams to get even with a Democratic mayor.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 9 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Outgoing N. Ogden mayor made city a top priority

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 6 2014 - 7:07am

NORTH OGDEN -- Residents here can rest a little easier at night thanks to outgoing Mayor Richard Harris.  Harris, who has called North Ogden home since the early 1980s, has been instrumental for decades in planning and developing neighborhoods, roads and countless ordinances to keep residents safe. 

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 6 2014 - 7:07am


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