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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

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:...

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More needs done to address cause behind spike in suicide deaths

Preventing Suicides

Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. Both were successful, and both died last week after committing suicide. While those two deaths made headlines nationally, the sad fact is that suicide is becoming a major issue in our country, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that in 2016,...

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Mail-in voting key tool for local election process

Utah Election -2

Each election cycle, we hear the reasons as to why people don’t vote: ‘I don’t have time,’ ‘I forgot,’ ‘My vote doesn’t matter anyway.’ There should be no excuse this year for Weber County residents to not let their voting voice be heard, as...

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Repair, don't rebrand, Utah Transit Authority

BZ 121817 UTA Bus 02-1

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...

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