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Republican Primary Forces Choice for N. Weber – S. Box Elder

When the re-districting ended in the Legislature, newly aligned House District 29 became a straddle district – being almost evenly split between South Box-Elder and Northwest Weber Counties as far as population and geography.   The new district pits incumbent Representative Brad Galvez against incumbent Representative Lee Perry.

Dan Lijenquist was Preserved in Plane Crash

Dan Liljenquist was preserved in Plane Crash

Dan Liljenquist Preserved in Plane Crash

By Jim Mackley

Mother Contacts Governor About Concerns with Common Core

I would like to write about the mediocrity of the Common Core standards themselves, outlining how they do not prepare student adequately for 4-year colleges, using the testimonies of educational experts and members of the Common Core validation committee. I also could write about the lack of legislative input, the tremendous costs to taxpayers, and the lack of meaningful public awareness of what Common Core is.

City Censors Communication

City Censors Communication

In its February 28th meeting, the North Ogden City Council approved a resolution in an effort to tighten controls on news paper reporter's access to either a city employee, or to an elected official. The new policy rule is that a phone call from any news media would not be answered directly, but would be answered only in written form - if the city official felt so inclined.

Mrs. Jacqueline Smith, Candidate for Utah's 1st Congressional District, Speaks in Pleasant View

Mrs. Jacqueline Smith met with citizens in Pleasant View, Utah, and spoke about how she could serve as Utah's new Congressman from the 1st Congressional District.  She emphasized returning to the Constitution, and spoke of the cycle in history that we are in.  The opportunity for improvement is before us.

Perry City Sends setback ordinance back to the Planning Commission

Perry City Utah looked at a setback ordinance on March 22nd, 2012.  At the Mayor's suggestion, the ordinance was sent back to the planning commission for revision to increase the setback distance.

Willard Utah Considering Water System Update, Hears About How to Get More Money

The Utah Water Association made a presentation to Willard City about how to get money to improve Willard's water system on March 22nd 2012

Utah's 1st Congressional District - Mrs. Smith to Congress?

Mrs. Jacqueline Smith presented herself in Pleasant View on March 13, 2012 (Sentinel News)

One of Pleasant View's businesses, Lomond View Designs, was the spot where local citizens met Mrs. Jacqueline Smith, one of two Republican Candidates for Utah's 1st Congressional Seat - presently filled by Rob Bishop. On March 13th, Mrs. Smith and several other Republican candidates for Weber County, Utah, and Federal offices spoke for about 8 minutes each and answered questions posed by the audience.

Block Grants are Unconstitutional and Unfunded Mandates

Block Grants Unconstitutional, Councilman Says An Example of not Heeding the Vertical Separation of Power

City Budget Struggle Time - Wants vs. Finances

Utah cities' budgets are required by state law to be balanced. This is the season of the year that begins the struggle for the city councils in working on the budgets which must be completed by July 1st. City governments have various sources of income which they seek always to increase due to pressure from the citizens for more services and amenities, and city employees who always want an increase in salaries and benefits.

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