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Cooper to resign from position as Ogden’s economic development director

OGDEN — A major municipal position is being vacated as Ogden City staff members begin to tackle the new year. In a press release sent Friday afternoon, it was announced that city officials have accepted the resignation of Community & Economic Development Director Brandon ...

Gov. Cox encourages Utah educators to eliminate cellphones from the classroom

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has asked state educators and community leaders to remove cellphones from the classroom by creating "a collaborative and cohesive (local education agency)-wide policy framework." The governor's office sent letters making the request to the Utah State Board of Education, ...

What will Utah lawmakers do for housing, homelessness in 2024?

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has repeatedly said the state’s housing affordability crisis is what “keeps him up at night,” and that’s why the governor made housing and homelessness centerpiece issues in his budget recommendation. “Those are the two big rocks I’m focused on” during this ...

2023 saw lots of water, new Ogden mayor and other highs, lows

"May you live in interesting times." Often attributed to the ancient Chinese as a curse, the statement perfectly described Ogden — both positively and negatively — in 2023. Today, the Standard-Examiner is taking a look back at the past year's highs and lows as we get 2024 ...

Ogden City Council OKs new street parking ordinance for snow, ice events

OGDEN — This week has brought significant snowfall to the Ogden area and, almost fittingly, a change in how the city will deal with it. On Tuesday, the Ogden City Council voted 5-1 to adopt a new ordinance "to prohibit on-street parking when it is snowing or when snow removal is apparent or ...