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Breaking cycle of poverty in Weber County

Marlin Jensen

Intergenerational poverty is a major problem in Utah. A state report issued late last year,...

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Repair, don't rebrand, Utah Transit Authority

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Only in government would a plan to spend $50 million of the taxpayer’s money to “rebrand” a flawed organization gain any traction. Thankfully, here in Utah common sense has prevailed in the case of the Utah Transit Authority and the effort from some to give it a new look instead...


Our View

Breaking cycle of poverty in Weber County

Marlin Jensen

Intergenerational poverty is a major problem in Utah. A state report issued late last year, “Utah’s Fifth Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty, Welfare Dependence and the Use of Public Assistance,” provides great detail into the problem and the larger effect it is having on...


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The best of Northern Utah from last week

RYAN J. SONNIER/U.S. Air Force The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the rehearsal day prior to the 2015 Joint Base Andrews Air Show at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 18, 2015.

Each week the Standard-Examiner hashes out issues large and small and takes a thumbs-up, thumbs-down stance. Have a thumbs-up or thumbs-down you’d like to give? Email a submission of 100 words or less to jmccabe@standard.net. Here are some of the good things that happened last week around...


Editorial

Patch Adams visit a reminder of the need to enjoy life

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During his visit, our reporter described Adams as wearing big, floppy shoes and a red nose. He also had bluish hair and carried a rubber chicken. Adams visited with Syracuse man Kim Call, providing just the pick-me-up Call needed during a lengthy hospital stay.


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New Barker Park Amphitheater Good for North Ogden

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Baker Park amphitheater set to debut July 4 for North Ogden’s Cherry Days


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It isn't too late to slow climate change. If only someone could sell the idea.

As scientific terms go, "climate change" is failing. Good terms are specific, descriptive and help people to understand complex concepts. Climate change is ambiguous, referring perhaps to the most pressing human-generated environmental problem of the century, or to other kinds of changes that...


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Iraq has elections this weekend; they're a mess

After the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the military flare-up between Iran and Israel along the Syrian border, national elections in Iraq this weekend will be a crucial test of Iran's regional influence. But the election will also unfold under the largely unrecognized but ominous...


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Obama Painted Nation Into Corners

Former President Barack Obama and his aides were very good at one thing — painting the nation into corners. They did it with health care, their campaign against coal and affordable electricity, and their deal with Iran. Irreparable damage was done in every case. It remains for President...


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Missing the Point With the First Lady

First lady Melania Trump has an excellent idea with her “Be Best” campaign to help children. Too bad so many in the media, after listening to her unveil it Monday, focused most of their reporting on her relationship with her husband, President Donald Trump. It is true. Approximately...


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Sen. Orrin Hatch's apologies don't fix anything

Hatch Foundation

After seven terms in the U.S. Senate, you’d expect Utah’s Orrin Hatch to understand the value of discretion. And you’d be wrong.


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