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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

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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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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...

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