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This past week, we reported on an average tax increase of $27 for homeowners in Ogden. The increase is not due to a new tax by Ogden City Council, but instead by the average home cost in the city increasing to nearly $200,000. The city’s current tax rate is .003103, but for the city to have...


Gage Froerer is a Humble and Effective Servant Leader

I have had the opportunity to work closely with both James Ebert and Gage Froerer, and wish to share my experience with Gage Froerer’s remarkable leadership style. I first met Gage before I held any political office when I contacted him as a constituent. He personally responded, and genuinely...


Where Is the Republican Gene McCarthy?

Mark Shields

After Election Day in 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide victory over Republican Barry Goldwater and Democrats procured a 68-32 majority in the Senate, the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. Senate met in private. Rightly confident -- they now had the numbers needed to pass Medicare, Medicaid...


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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’s what we recommend this week for praise and criticism:...


Trump’s Bold Historic Gamble

Patrick Buchanan

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime minister once counseled, “Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.” At his Singapore summit, Trump smartly...


Don't torture to enforce laws

I am in favor of enforcing our immigration laws. I'm not in favor of torture as a method of law enforcement. Is separating children from parents a form of torture? It would be for me. And it would be for you too, wouldn't it? What are we becoming in this country? I agree with Rep John Curtis, R-...

From the Editors

Standard-Examiner recognized in Utah Journalism Awards

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The Standard-Examiner received 16 awards and four honorable mentions at the 2018 Utah Journalism Awards and reporter Mark Shenefelt received the Don Baker Investigative Reporting Award.

Guest Commentary

Weber County Residents are tired of Politics as Usual

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In a recent guest commentary, the author details his opinion on the difference between “transactional” and “devotional” politicians. Like many of the recent articles published in the Standard Examiner, it included a lot of criticism from one elected officials camp to the...


Trump Will Sink the Economy, Too

Froma Harrop

That was quite a show Donald Trump put on in Canada. Insulting our closest friends and trading partners while sucking up to Russian leader Vladimir Putin -- well, that got people's attention. As Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium, tweeted, "Just tell us what Vladimir has on you....


Roskelley has earned her vote

As a member of Utah House District 7, I have been more than frustrated with not feeling represented. At our Caucus, which I think is currently a flawed system, to the "Special Election" to replace our House Representative who is leaving the State, I felt my voice was not heard. But now, with the...

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