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By now you have probably heard about the astounding observations of the black hole at the center of the galaxy designated M87 and christened Powehi, a Hawaiian phrase referring to an “embellished dark source of unending creation.” This monster of an object, six billion times as massive as ou…

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SOUTH OGDEN — Burch Creek Elementary recently opened a new after school program, after the Weber School District Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis secured a federal grant through the 21st Century Community Learning Center initiative.

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OGDEN — Taking advantage of rules that allow underclassmen to enter the NBA Draft but later return to school if desired, Weber State junior guard Jerrick Harding announced his decision to enter the draft Wednesday morning on Twitter.

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I recently attended an address by a revered community and religious leader who pulled up several images of well-known sports heroes with the aim of inspiring the young people in the audience to set and achieve goals of their own.

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One week ago, members of the Ogden community joined together to honor victims of the mosque massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. People from all walks of life gathered on the steps of Ogden’s city hall March 27. The weather was overcast, and the mood was somber. Small children climbed the …

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization.

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By now, most people are familiar with the scandal involving wealthy parents who paid a fixer to help their children cheat their way into elite colleges. The scandal illuminates the seamy side of undergraduate admissions. It also underscores some paradoxical realities about the benefits of at…

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OGDEN — When Jeni Claudio picked up a flier about Weber State’s Family Literacy Program at her son’s Head Start program, she was looking for a way to improve her parenting. Little did she know that the program would lead her to enroll in Weber State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

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In March 1961, soon after his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy introduced the United States Peace Corps — a concept offering material help to developing nations and better understanding for all. Seven years later, upon graduating from Weber State, I joined the ranks.

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Over the course of six years my husband has insisted that he had a terrific idea for an outdoor winter party in our driveway. Each time he would bring it up, I would try to be patient, listen attentively and not throw my hands in the air shouting, “That’s not the way it works in Utah. This i…

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OGDEN – On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Ogden School Board approved a construction bid for the new Ben Lomond gym and three additional Ben Lomond projects for a total of $28,295,261.