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Our View: Don't neuter Net neutrality

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
May 8 2014 - 1:30pm

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to allow Internet service providers (ISP) to charge extra money for "fast lane" broadband services. In other words, the mega web sites on the Net, YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, etc., would have better service, and speed, than other web sites.Such changes would allow ISPs to charge customers for "...

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Our View: High court correct on prayer

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
May 7 2014 - 10:31am

A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court is correct in its ruling that prayer is OK at public meetings. In fact, this should not be an issue that divides Americans along ideological lines. A 9-0 vote to allow prayers prior to meetings at the village of Greece, N.Y., would have been better. The First Amendment is designed to preserve the freedom of...

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Our View: Tax dollars for shooting

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
May 6 2014 - 2:03pm

According to Weber County comptroller Dan Olsen, tax dollars have been found to purchase the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Ogden Industrial Park. The state Legislature allocated Weber County $1.5 million to purchase the indoor gun range. That left $2.3 million for the county to raise to buy the range.But according to Olsen, that's a problem...

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Our View: A political convention in Utah?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
May 5 2014 - 12:55pm

The last time Utah went to the Democrats in a presidential election was 1964, or half a century ago. In 1992, Ross Perot outpolled Bill Clinton here; Obama lost badly in 2008 and 2012. There's a good chance this year that the Democrats' sole U.S. congressional holding will go Republican.Nevertheless, Salt Lake City is pondering whether to host the...

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Our View: Vaccination denialism

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
May 2 2014 - 1:40pm

Vaccination rates are declining, in Utah, and across the country. What's alarming is that the rates have apparently declined, as well, among the children of well-educated parents. According to the Guardian newspaper, there are measles outbreaks reported on both coasts, New York and California.In Utah, the rate of youngsters seeking exemptions from...

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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
May 2 2014 - 1:36pm

Thumbs up: To educator Cassie Cox. This outstanding teacher at Two Rivers High School in Ogden has received honors for her talents, including from Office Depot. Her story, as part of Teacher Appreciation Week, will be featured on the show Access Hollywood.Thumbs down: To the Utah State Republican Party, for approving an anti-Count My Vote...

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Our View: Shurtleff on the offensive

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
May 1 2014 - 11:33am

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff promises to win any battle with prosecutors if he ever faces trial as a result of his tenure in office. While the lion's share of the media coverage of the scandal that embroiled the attorney general's office focused on Shurtleff's successor, John Swallow, who resigned last year, Shurtleff's conduct in...

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Our View: MMA and a city’s prejudice

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 30 2014 - 10:04am

It seems that we can't have a mixed martial arts card in Farmington without a controversy. Last year, a city official uttered ignorant remarks about the sport, and later apologized.Last month there was another MMA card at Farmington's Legacy Events Center. The event was handled smoothly and with respect, but things became roiled nevertheless. The...

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VIDEO: Our View: Is Senator Lee trending more moderate?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 22 2014 - 1:18pm

Utah's junior U.S. senator, Mike Lee, has enjoyed his status as a Tea Party favorite, always ready to provide a conservative quote to the cable TV news channels. But recently, there have been signs that he's moderating his persona some.First, Lee hired one of the most reasonable state legislators in Utah, Ogden's Ryan Wilcox, to be his director in...

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VIDEO: Our View: Pass on buying Swanson Center

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 30 2014 - 2:04pm

We're pleased that many Top of Utah lawmakers enjoy their Second Amendment rights. A host of pols gathered with spouses recently at the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Ogden for a night of dinner and shooting. We're sure that a lot of enjoyment was had by all.There was another reason for the dinner and shooting, however. There's a push --...

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VIDEO: Our View: A fishing compromise?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 28 2014 - 1:48pm

This year's Utah Legislature may actually grab a great compromise if a fishing rights bill can be passed and signed into law.Ogden Republican Rep. Dixon Pitcher is sponsoring House Bill 37, of which navigable waterways are deemed public transportation corridors in Utah, thereby open to all. However, to use the waterways, public rights of way must...

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VIDEO: Our View: Making government efficient

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 27 2014 - 2:19pm

Government gets a bad rap. Deficits, long lines, slow service, a polarized Congress, all of those are legitimate beefs. However, government is also the entity that provides essential services, such as streets, law enforcement, fire departments, and so on.Government also assists the most vulnerable among us. When that local level of government...

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VIDEO: Our View: Can Layton evolve?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 20 2014 - 2:34pm

As a changing of the guard has begun in Layton city government, the key question for the city is whether it can evolve to meet economic challenges and be competitive with other cities -- notably Farmington -- in attracting businesses and tax revenue.Farmington has shown a lot of energy in business development, and it's fair to say that Layton is...

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VIDEO: Our View: A too-empty Egyptian?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Nov 13 2013 - 4:02pm

The Historic Peery's Egyptian Theater is a gem located directly in the heart of downtown Ogden. We're very grateful that a generation ago, a group of supporters started a foundation to restore the theater to its grandeur. The Egyptian Theater Foundation saved a great theater from a wrecking ball.When one steps into the Egyptian, it recalls the...

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VIDEO: Our View: Is Senator Lee trending more moderate?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 22 2014 - 1:18pm

Utah's junior U.S. senator, Mike Lee, has enjoyed his status as a Tea Party favorite, always ready to provide a conservative quote to the cable TV news channels. But recently, there have been signs that he's moderating his persona some.First, Lee hired one of the most reasonable state legislators in Utah, Ogden's Ryan Wilcox, to be his director in...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2014 - 10:29am


VIDEO: Our View: Pass on buying Swanson Center

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 30 2014 - 2:04pm

We're pleased that many Top of Utah lawmakers enjoy their Second Amendment rights. A host of pols gathered with spouses recently at the Swanson Tactical Training Center in Ogden for a night of dinner and shooting. We're sure that a lot of enjoyment was had by all.There was another reason for the dinner and shooting, however. There's a push --...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 31 2014 - 2:09pm


VIDEO: Our View: A fishing compromise?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 28 2014 - 1:48pm

This year's Utah Legislature may actually grab a great compromise if a fishing rights bill can be passed and signed into law.Ogden Republican Rep. Dixon Pitcher is sponsoring House Bill 37, of which navigable waterways are deemed public transportation corridors in Utah, thereby open to all. However, to use the waterways, public rights of way must...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 30 2014 - 2:43pm


VIDEO: Our View: Making government efficient

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 27 2014 - 2:19pm

Government gets a bad rap. Deficits, long lines, slow service, a polarized Congress, all of those are legitimate beefs. However, government is also the entity that provides essential services, such as streets, law enforcement, fire departments, and so on.Government also assists the most vulnerable among us. When that local level of government...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 30 2014 - 12:06pm


VIDEO: Our View: Can Layton evolve?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Jan 20 2014 - 2:34pm

As a changing of the guard has begun in Layton city government, the key question for the city is whether it can evolve to meet economic challenges and be competitive with other cities -- notably Farmington -- in attracting businesses and tax revenue.Farmington has shown a lot of energy in business development, and it's fair to say that Layton is...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 21 2014 - 3:23pm


VIDEO: Our View: A too-empty Egyptian?

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Nov 13 2013 - 4:02pm

The Historic Peery's Egyptian Theater is a gem located directly in the heart of downtown Ogden. We're very grateful that a generation ago, a group of supporters started a foundation to restore the theater to its grandeur. The Egyptian Theater Foundation saved a great theater from a wrecking ball.When one steps into the Egyptian, it recalls the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 15 2013 - 7:26am


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