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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...


The Russia temptation

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Scandal politics is always very tempting, and the left, especially TV personalities like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, have given in to it utterly. Its allure is understandable: It's easy. You don't have to do any of the hard work of public persuasion or re-examine any of your assumptions. Robert Mueller...


State of the 2018 Midterms

Scott Rasmussen

Republicans passed a tax cut, eliminated the Obamacare mandate and took other steps to reduce the regulatory burden. The economy took off, people are feeling better about how things are going in the nation, and recent primaries suggest that the enthusiasm of Republican voters is higher than...


Ogden Fire Department helped man get out of his van

I am wheelchair-bound from the time I get out of bed until I go to bed, so there are some things that I am unable to do without injuring myself.


Getting help in time of need

I wanted to express my thanks to the many thoughtful people who stopped to offer assistance during our time of need. They supplied us with water, tissues, and offers to call an ambulance. One kindly gentleman stayed with us, holding the dog and helping to provide shade, until our son, Andy, could...

Editorial , Our View

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.


Israel at 70: Bibi's Troubled Hour of Power

Patrick Buchanan

While the Israelis are the most powerful nation in the region, how long can they keep 2 million Palestinian Arabs confined in the penal colony that is the Gaza Strip?

Editorial , Guest Commentary

Davis County Sheriff Addresses Misconduct

Todd Richardson

“I want the public and our employees to know that ALL personnel matters will be addressed and handled appropriately. I am deeply saddened by the actions of these employees, and offer my sincere apology to the public and the rest of the employees of in the Davis County Sheriff’s Office....

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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


Time to Bring Back the Asylums


Today the majority of severely mentally ill people have become the problem of the police, whose only alternative is to arrest them and lock them up.

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