Mark Saal

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Agriculture

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

This year’s unnaturally warm, dry winter has left both Utahns and their plants with some seasonal confusion.


Education

6th grade Valentine's dance raises issues of consent, empowering girls

WEST HAVEN — If there’s a take-home lesson to be learned from this year’s sixth-grade dance at Kanesville Elementary School, it’s that it’s OK to just say no. Even on Valentine’s Day.


Standard Deviations

Newspaper publisher, ‘beloved’ columnist to take on Ogden Marathon — sort of

I’m calling it “Diary of a Blimpy Kid.”


Local

Black community members recall backlash in wake of horrific Hi-Fi murders

OGDEN — Whatever modest progress whites and blacks may have made in the Ogden area during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, those fragile race relations almost came undone in a single April night back in 1974.


Environment

Victims of fast-moving landslide vent frustrations to Riverdale City Council

RIVERDALE — Standing before the Riverdale City Council in mud-spattered jeans and a work shirt, Becky Meehan began her remarks by apologizing for her messy appearance.


Standard Deviations

In Utah, a GOP lawmaker conceives a sex ed bill that actually makes sense

Uh-oh. The Utah Legislature may have a serious problem on its hands.


Entertainment

Ogden's Egyptian Theater offers free concert of Persian music

Ogden's Egyptian Theater offers free concert of Persian music


Local

34 people found during Weber County's 'most successful' homeless count

OGDEN — After volunteers spent last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-27, hunting for the homeless in the wee hours of the morning, organizers say preliminary results from the 2018 Weber County Point-in-Time count provided a treasure trove of information on that segment of the population.


Standard Deviations

Mayor should keep his office out of Farmington Phoenix mascot decision

FARMINGTON — And the award for Most Embarrassing Misuse of Public Office goes to …


Environment

Willard Bay Gardens owner remembered for love of plants and people

Barney Barnett loved two things — plants, and people.


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