THUMBS UP: We’re happy to see the mountains glowing with fresh snow this month. As of Jan. 1, Utah’s snow water equivalent was 29% higher than normal, which is great news after the relatively dry November and December we had. We hope the snow will continue to fall throughout the winter. The …
THUMBS UP: Happy New Year from the staff at the Standard-Examiner. We hope 2020 is filled with progress on Northern Utah's utmost issues, from insightful planned development to improvement on roads and construction, and uplifting those in our community that are stuck in the cycle of intergen…
THUMBS UP: It might have just squeaked in, but many in Utah (though not all) saw a White Christmas this week. Welcome, snow!
The Christmas holiday is now passed, but for many the holiday break continues, and so do the needs of many local children.
In an article today by Standard-Examiner reporter Tim Vandenack, we learned about a recent push by local residents to help retired first responders — namely retired firefighters in Northern Utah.
THUMBS UP: We don't think residents could be more excited for the news released Thursday on construction near Hill Air Force Base's Roy gate as it prepares for an increase in jobs to the area. It doesn't need stating, but base traffic has only room for improvement to ease the headaches of ma…
We’ve got a whopping thumbs down this week for air quality. We’re all guilty parties in this, and we literally have to live with it. It was so poor along the Wasatch (Davis and Weber included) that planes were redirected as they couldn’t land in Salt Lake City amidst the trapped fog and smog…
THUMBS UP: A bill is making its way through Congress, originating with Utah Rep. Ben McAdams, working to provide greater relief to victims of Ponzi schemes. Utah is thoroughly acquainted with this kind of white collar crime of fraud. After all, it's the leading state in the country for the r…
Despite the negativity in the national political stage, there’s so much we have to be grateful for in Northern Utah.
On Sunday, Standard-Examiner reporter Jacob Scholl reported on newly released figures between 2018 and 2019 from the Utah Bureau of Forensic Services on how the state is doing in processing rape kits in Utah.
The Utah Farm Bureau held its Federation Annual Convention in Layton this past week, gathering farmers and agricultural-based businesses from across the state to talk about top issues facing this encroached upon industry.
THUMBS UP: It’s turkey time! We know some of you have already skipped on to Christmas, but in our opinion, Thanksgiving is one of the greatest holidays. We look forward to cherishing our time with our friends and family and reflecting on the tender mercies we’ve experienced this year. As Uta…
This week, another unfortunate crash happened on Sunday when a single-engine Piper Cherokee crashed under currently unknown circumstances a half-mile south of Ogden-Hinckley Airport after departure, shutting down lanes of Interstate 15 traffic as first responders cleared the scene.
Davis School District and one of its employees was recognized for something outstanding it does among educators in the state.
We want to talk about a deep divide between two ideological camps that are not political.
THUMBS UP: It has been wonderful to see the outpouring of support and remembrance this past week that Northern Utah has for its veterans of all ages. From our canyons to our schools to care facilities, there were residents of all ages thanking members of our armed forces.
Much discussion surrounding Utah’s inmates in prisons and county jails has revolved around the growing population, how to manage it, and major structural updates that need to be made to adequately serve and provide public safety.
Beginning today through next week, countless organizations and local residents will be honoring and remembering our veterans here and around the country as the nation honors Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.
As each election year passes, so too does the seemingly small amount of civility left in them.
The death of Maj. Brent Taylor on Nov. 3, 2018, immediately stunned the community and brought statewide mourning for a leader and life gone early in service for his country.
THUMBS UP: It’s not publicly known why, but Smith’s Food and Drug (a subsidiary of Kroger) reversed a decision this week that it made earlier in 2019 to accept VISA credit cards in its stores across the region. In April, Kroger officials said it would no longer accept the form of payment fro…
As we approach Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Northern Utahns have places to respect and honor the men and women who make sacrifices for us each day.
A group of conservatives in Utah spoke out against the state’s ongoing use of the death penalty, citing a number of reasons why capital punishment goes against conservative ideals so many Utahns hold dear.
THUMBS DOWN: We know Utah politicians are concerned when it comes to anything related to alcohol in the state, and that includes mandates regulating the state liquor stores. What's silly is the fact the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is going to pour all beer down the drain — liter…
Right now registered Weber County voters have election ballots at home, with one option — Proposition 3 — listed asking whether voters approve or disapprove of studying the most effective form of county government.
On Oct, 22, 2018, a University of Utah student was murdered on campus.
It has been just two years since the #MeToo movement came on the national stage. Its founder and others concerned about sexual assault and harassment worry that the issue has been sidetracked by candidates for president next year.
No one wants to hear of yet another ecclesiastical leader of any faith abusing their position for personal gain, much less potentially abusing youth.
THUMBS UP: The Ogden area is fortunate to have volunteers like Lyndsey Sorrentino, Cherie Malone, Marie Hahn and Carolyn Holland. These community members have sacrificed their personal time to keep Utah trails clean as part of the Pliking Club of Ogden. The group gathers at least once a week…
A little bit of Northern Utah history was revealed this week.
Encouraging people in pain to use opioids for relief if there are effective alternatives is, in a word, insane. Yet the federal government does just that, according to two U.S. senators from states hit hard by the drug abuse epidemic.
This week, Utah began its public celebrations honoring women of the 19th and 20th centuries who fought for rights to vote, as well as changes within our own state.
Since the Clearfield Police Department arrested an Ogden long-haul trucker on Sept. 25 for a number of alleged rapes in the region by comparing his DNA with that of DNA evidence left with victims — connected due to DNA evidence from cases matching with a distant relative’s in an open-source …
This week, residents will receive their mail-in ballots for the Nov. 5 general election.
THUMBS UP: The Monarch has a new sculpture on display, but it ran into some issues with creating a potential fire hazard. Luckily the city fire marshal was able to help make some adjustments so the project can continue to be displayed for coming months while it is temporarily installed.
An Ogden native is set to star in a new Discovery Channel TV show — “River of No Return” — this fall based on the premise of homesteading in the remote wilderness in Idaho near the Salmon River ... during the winter.
THUMBS DOWN: We might have been ready for fall, but these early freezes are catching us off guard. Before we know it fall leaves will have come and gone.
Last week, women in the media had the opportunity to participate in the Utah Women and Leadership’s (UWLP) Speaker & Dialogue Series, based out of Utah Valley University, with the aim to strengthen the impact of women and girls and publishing research with impact recommendations that dir…
Weber-Morgan Health Department is preparing for the flu season, and so should you.
Mental health care services still struggle to meet the basic needs of most Utahns. With high suicide rates and depression, and the state still battling out the ban on conversion therapy that continues to harm the lives of those in the LGBTQ community, sometimes it feels like many Utahns are …
As September comes to a quick close, we’d be remiss to not mention the efforts that have taken place for National Suicide Prevention Month.
THUMBS UP: This week was a major victory for DNA tests and local police agencies as they arrested a long-haul trucker for alleged decades-old rape cases across Northern Utah and likely elsewhere. According to reporting, Clearfield police arrested Mark Douglas Burns, 69, and 17 first-degree f…
A small group of Standard-Examiner journalists had the opportunity to tour the Weber County Jail in September with new Sheriff Ryan Arbon.
If you’ve been to the Salt Lake International Airport at any time in the last 12 months, you know.
Imagine the feelings of horror and helplessness you would suffer if you learned family members had been injured, perhaps even killed, in an accident thousands of miles away.
Thousands of people across the world came out on Friday to protest world governments failing to act quickly enough in response to climate change.
No doubt recent news about abortions will become a political football for campaigns. It ought to be viewed as one of the great public health triumphs of the past few decades.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Standard-Examiner will launch an exciting addition to provide even broader access for our Northern Utah readership. Joining our strong daily print edition will be the opportunity for SE Online memberships — complete digital access to our award-winning reporting and…
A study released this past week weighed in on the current media landscape in the country, shedding light on the makeup of media in Utah today.
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