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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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Free speech doesn't offer the right to degrade others

Contributed, Quinton Davis
May 7 2014 - 5:10pm

Editor,In reading the May 6 letter, "Recent racism issues merely a smokescreen," I knew it would be a matter of time before someone spoke out about rancher Bundy and NBA owner Sterling's right to freedom of speech being violated.  But, I offer to this letter writer and any of those that feel these two men have a right to voice their opinions...

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More safety rules, devices needed near Ogden Canyon

Contributed, Dave Hultgren
May 7 2014 - 4:46pm

Editor,Since I live at the mouth of Ogden Canyon, a few comments occur to me.  One of the most important things I have noticed is the run, at high speeds, from Harrison to the one lane road into the canyon. This occurs daily. Better, highly visible warning lights should be installed. Lane marking is almost gone. The road at the junction just...

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Those who aren't vaccinated should stay away

Contributed, Dawn W. Naylor
May 7 2014 - 4:37pm

Editor,A few months ago I was diagnosed with whooping cough. I thought whooping cough went out with the Dark Ages. Was I ever wrong! I suffered with this for weeks. When I finally stopped eating, I thought I heard the angels calling my name. But by deciding not to give in to this awful disease, I am still here.  One doctor told me that I had...

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Impossible to teach Utah history without pioneers

Contributed, Karen Peterson Moyle
May 7 2014 - 4:21pm

Editor,Regarding the April 30 guest commentary by Gregory Clark, "Wrong to push religion in public schools," I grew up a lone Mormon girl in the Bible Belt in Texas. In our public school we had a Scripture or thought and a prayer every day. They were presented by the students. We also said the Pledge of Allegiance daily. Those few moments...

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'War on women' pales compared to other woes

Contributed, David Kaiser
May 7 2014 - 3:57pm

Editor,The plight of the kidnapped Nigerian girls makes the "war on women" seem even more pathetic.David KaiserSyracuse  

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Republicans fail to offer viable option to Obamacare

Cagle Cartoons, Ted Kaufman
May 7 2014 - 2:05pm

When I cast my Senate vote for the Affordable Care Act in 2009, I had a lot of mixed feelings. The bill certainly didn't do everything I had hoped for, and I knew parts of it would have to be revised by future Congresses. But I was sure that the health-care system we had was broken, and the ACA went at least part of the way toward fixing it.I knew...

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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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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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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for May 3, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
May 1 2014 - 11:10am

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

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GALLERY: Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons for May 2014

Cal Grondahl and Val Chadwick Bagley, Standard-Examiner
Apr 30 2014 - 9:43am

Editorial cartoons from Cal Grondahl and Val Chadwick Bagley

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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for May 3, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
May 1 2014 - 11:10am

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

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GALLERY: Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons for May 2014

Cal Grondahl and Val Chadwick Bagley, Standard-Examiner
Apr 30 2014 - 9:43am

Editorial cartoons from Cal Grondahl and Val Chadwick Bagley

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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for April 26, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 24 2014 - 11:18am

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

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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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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for April 19, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 17 2014 - 12:12pm

Cartoons from around the nation and world.

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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for April 12, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 10 2014 - 11:19am

Cartoons from around the nation and world

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GALLERY: Saturday Satire for April 5, 2014

Cagle Cartoons
Apr 3 2014 - 11:36am

Cartoons from around the nation and world

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GALLERY: Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons for April 2014

Cal Grondahl and Val Chadwick Bagley
Mar 31 2014 - 4:29pm

Standard-Examiner editorial cartoons from Cal Grondahl and Val Chadwick Bagley

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