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Rep. Froerer: Limit access to public waterways on private land

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 18 2014 - 11:54pm

SOUTH OGDEN -- Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, touted the private property rights of those whose land intersects with public waterways in a Tuesday night meeting with District 8 constituents at the South Ogden Senior Center.

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Bill gains steam to make Utah AG an appointed office

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 15 2014 - 6:05pm

SALT LAKE CITY --  Sen. Todd Weiler's proposal that the state attorney general be appointed, rather than elected, received a favorable review by a Senate committee and will move forward.A committee voted unanimously Friday to forward SJR3 to the Senate. The resolution would amend the Utah Constitution and change the way the state's attorney...

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Bramble bill on caucuses sparks hot debate

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 14 2014 - 12:43pm

SALT LAKE CITY - Claiming a statewide initiative to eliminate the caucus system is a gun to the head of political parties, a Utah County lawmaker is running legislation he says finds a middle ground preserving the caucus system, but also makes citizen participation easier.Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, used a Friday committee meeting to outline an...

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Syracuse ousts sewer board member after squabble

Lynn Arave, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 13 2014 - 1:45pm

SYRACUSE - The Syracuse city council has appointed a new representative to the North Davis Sewer District board amid a controversy not only over term expiration, but whether more can be done about the district's finances.Councilman Brian Duncan was appointed to the sewer board in a 4-1 vote Tuesday night. He replaces Councilman Douglas Peterson,...

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Davis attorney calls friend-of-the-court brief in same-sex marriage 'political stunt'

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 13 2014 - 6:37am

Weber and Davis counties are noticeably absent from the "friend of the court" brief 16 Utah counties filed in federal court in support of the state's bid to shut down same-sex marriages.Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings said he refused to sign it, calling it a "political stunt" and the development process "asinine."

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Audit cites abuse of vehicle privileges in Utah Attorney General's Office

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 12 2014 - 3:27pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Some employees in the Utah Attorney General's Office appear to have abused their state vehicle privileges.So says an inquiry and analysis released Wednesday by the state Auditor's Office.

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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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Does Hollywood have a fixation on Hillary Clinton?

Emily Heil, Helena Andrews, The Washington Post
Feb 1 2014 - 10:55am

WASHINGTON -- CBS just ordered up a pilot for a potential series called "Madam Secretary," a drama centered on the globe-trotting diplomacy and complicated family life of a "maverick" secretary of state.Hmmm... sounds a bit familiar.

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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: 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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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: 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.

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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...

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...

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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.

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