News

Drunk driving in Utah: Fewer crashes happening but those that do are deadlier

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Fewer alcohol-related crashes occurred in Utah over the past decade, but these crashes have become...

Food

5 Korean restaurants to try in Northern Utah and Salt Lake

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You probably don’t need an excuse to grab a plate (or two) of Korean barbecue, but celebrating the 2018 Winter Olympics is a good one.


Agriculture

What's up with all the bloomin’ flowers? Warm February brings color

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No need to panic just yet over abnormally early signs of spring. Crops should be just fine, according to the experts.


Local

Readers react: 6th grade dance sparks conversation on consent

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Should elementary-schoolers be required to dance with anyone who asks? Standard-Examiner readers chime in.


Transportation

Pleasant View FrontRunner station closing in August due to new safety rules

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Even so, UTA officials hope to eventually build a new rail line between Ogden and Pleasant View that’s compliant with the new guidelines so commuter rail service can resume.


Politics

Eden consultant plans bid for Utah House seat to be vacated by Froerer

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Steve Waldrip, a Republican, will seek the District 8 post, which covers western Weber County.


Education

Ogden schools now considering 11 scenarios for closing, rebuilding elementaries

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Officials now have 11 proposals as they weigh next steps to improve district schools following the failure of a bond proposal last year.


Weather

Snow storm heading toward Northern Utah Sunday

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Snow accumulation of 2-6 inches is expected in the northern valleys, and 10-20 inches in the mountains.


State

Former bank branch manager pleads guilty to money laundering

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A former manager of a bank branch in Bountiful has admitted embezzling more than $565,000 to buy a house. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports that 33-year-old Daniel Scott Frischknecht pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in...


State

Demand for permits to hike The Wave continues to increase

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations. The Salt Lake Tribune reports more than 160,000 people...


Government

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...


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