Guest Commentary

Helpful answers require good questions

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Scientists ask questions. It’s what we do. It’s a hallmark of the scientific method....

Guest Commentary

A Business Leader's Perspective on Weber County’s Use of Contractors

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As a local business owner and resident, I would like to express my appreciation to Weber County for implementing some of the best practices that make the private sector thrive. One of these practices is the use of external contractors. Sound crazy? Hear me out. In local government, you’ve...


Guest Commentary

Church, state and the golden rule

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Could the golden rule be the common denominator among those who believe the United States was founded as a Christian nation and those who believe in strict separation of church and state? Let’s see. Few issues today create more controversial religious discussion than the issue of...


Guest Commentary

Helpful answers require good questions

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Scientists ask questions. It’s what we do. It’s a hallmark of the scientific method. I’m sure you remember those worksheets from junior high on the Scientific Method. Some had five steps, others eight, but the one I recall had four: 1) make an observation that describes a problem,...


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...


Guest Commentary

From Banjos to Bagpipes: We want to know who we are

D. Louise Brown

I noticed the woman sitting next to me wipe her eyes a couple of times. I finally turned and asked, “Why does this make us cry?” She laughed through her tears. “I don’t know. I just can’t listen to this without crying.” “Are you Scottish?” I asked....


Guest Commentary

Ebert right choice for Weber County Commission

Paul Mero

Weber County has a wonderful opportunity to advance prosperity and the common good by re-electing Commissioner James Ebert. Nothing against his primary challenger, Gage Froerer, but there is one singular and remarkable contrast between these candidates – one perhaps you have only felt but...


Agriculture

Dairy West: A partnership among western dairy farmers

Karianne Fallow

Dairy farming is tough business. The work is arduous, the hours are long (sometimes unending) and the market pressures are intense. Even in the face of these challenges, dairy farmers are generally optimistic and hopeful about the future. And they care deeply about their families, their animals and...


Column

Memorial Day in Utah is Celebrated Just Right

Steve Handy

Ah, Memorial Day … a day to pay respect to our kindred dead and enjoy a three-day weekend even as the holiday ushers in summer activities and vacations. I was feeling pretty good about my Memorial Day activities as I ate my bowl of Golden Puffs Tuesday morning. My Saturday started with a...


Column

Educating ourselves on our Constitutional rights

Kent Winward

Our constitutions are often designed to protect those without a political voice. There isn’t much need for freedom of religion for Catholics in Boston. There isn’t much need for freedom of speech if you are speaking to the like-minded. A well-designed constitution takes into account the...

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