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Syracuse candidate says fliers attacking him are full of inaccuracies

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 3 2013 - 9:27pm

SYRACUSE -- A last-minute political flier left on the doorsteps of Syracuse homes shortly after Halloween night, attacking Councilman Doug Peterson, a Syracuse mayoral candidate, is full of inaccuracies, says Peterson.

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Huntsman Sr. denies being behind Reid's assertion about Romney

The Associated Press
Nov 3 2013 - 4:51pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Industrialist and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. has denied a claim in a new book that he was the source of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's assertion last year that Mitt Romney had not paid taxes in a decade.

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GOP senator takes on Tea Party in re-election battle

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on Capitol Hill Oct. 8. MELINA MARA/The Washington Post

The Washington Post
Oct 26 2013 - 10:03pm

TRENTON, Tenn. -- As he seeks a third term in the U.S. Senate, Lamar Alexander is doing something few other incumbent Republicans have tried recently: Instead of running scared of the tea party, he's running hard against it.Alexander hardly mentions tea party icons such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, nor does he call out the hard-right conservative...

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Stewart proposes safety net for national parks

Chris Stewart

Contributed
Oct 26 2013 - 6:56pm

WASHINGTON - Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, has introduced legislation that will allow states to continue funding the operation of some national parks and monuments in the event of another federal government shutdown.The Provide Access and Retain Continuity Act enables states to fund and continue operating national parks and other federal facilities...

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City campaigns have few women candidates - Why?

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 25 2013 - 5:08pm

"A woman's place is in the House . . . and the Senate too!"More than 35 years have passed since Anna Belle Clement O'Brien coined that phrase as she successfully campaigned for the Tennessee Senate in 1976. But since then, women have made few gains in terms of numbers. 

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Complaint raises question of ethics, nepotism in Riverdale as election nears

Cody Hansen

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 24 2013 - 8:04pm

RIVERDALE -- Cody Hansen has always been interested in Riverdale politics.A lifelong resident, Hansen served on the city's very first youth council back in high school. And he has never been shy about shooting off his mouth over things he thinks the city should or shouldn't be doing. Running for office seemed like the logical next step.

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'Show horse' Lee facing GOP backlash in Utah

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, center, arrive at a rally at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Leaders in the U.S. Senate have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default. The rally was organized to protest the closure of the Memorial, subsequent to the shutdown, and lack of access to it by World War II veterans, who traveled there on Honor Flight visits. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Philip Rucker, The Washington Post
Oct 23 2013 - 8:39am

SALT LAKE CITY -- When Mike Lee toppled longtime Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett here in 2010, it was the tea party's first big triumph. But now, after a 16-day government shutdown, it's Lee who faces a revolt within his own party.

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North Ogden councilman produces controversial letter

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 21 2013 - 12:30pm

NORTH OGDEN -- City Councilman Wade Bigler has now produced the letter resident Michael Dufrene has asked for since August.

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VIDEO: Weber Democrats looking for an edge in the issues

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 19 2014 - 5:33pm

Weber County voters -- Red, blue or somewhere in between?

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Davis Democrats tout growing numbers

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 19 2014 - 4:52pm

KAYSVILLE -- The old joke that Davis County Democrats got together and met in a closet no longer applies.As proof, on Saturday, the group needed a junior high school gymnasium.

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Davis Dems to decide lone contested race

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 5:51pm

KAYSVILLE -- The Davis County Democratic Party convention today will be highlighted by a party competition for the House Seat 19 nomination.The convention begins at 10 a.m. at Kaysville Junior High School, 100 E. 350 South.

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VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

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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: Weber Democrats looking for an edge in the issues

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 19 2014 - 5:33pm

Weber County voters -- Red, blue or somewhere in between?

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VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

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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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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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VIDEO: Weber Democrats looking for an edge in the issues

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 19 2014 - 5:33pm

Weber County voters -- Red, blue or somewhere in between?

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 7:02pm


VIDEO: Lee sides with ranchers in Nevada BLM dispute

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm

OGDEN -- Sen. Mike Lee appeared at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, driving his messages of pushing for limits on federal and presidential power and urging states and individuals to assert their rights.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 16 2014 - 4:55pm


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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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...

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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


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