Montoya headlines SteelFist card; boxer West loses split decision

Tomorrow night, at Farmington’s Legacy Events Center, there will be a 16-bout MMA card that is for all ages. The fights start at 6. Lucus Montoya headlines against Danny August. My Standard-Examiner recap is here. Also, there is a Total … Read More

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Defiant Tortoises: “We Don’t Recognize Ranchers’ Authority”

A small crowd blocks the highway in protest of a BLM roundup of animals on public land. A scuffle ensues, civilians are tased and pushed to the ground, but finally, the government officials are driven away. That’ll show ‘em! How … Read More


GAO Releases Audit of the National Environmental Policy Act

WASHINGTON—The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released their findings from an extensive audit of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The audit was done at the request [letter] of House Natural Resources Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee Chairman Rob … Read More

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With Fawn McKay Brodie, there was little neutrality among Mormons

Next year, it’ll be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fawn McKay in Weber County. It’s pretty safe to say that there is no one left who witnessed the extremely intelligent Huntsville youngster who moved through college in her … Read More

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Hatch Statement on Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Serve as HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued the following statement after President Obama nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as HHS … Read More

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The English Language Bible

“If God wrote the Bible in English, it’s good enough for me.” This quote showed up spreading across Facebook recently, attributed to Michele Bachmann. I knew as soon as I saw it that Bachmann did not really say that, and … Read More

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Hatch gives statement at fiscal year budget meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today delivered the following remarks at a committee hearing examining the President’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: … Read More

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State of financial literacy and its importance in the lives of Americans

Most Americans do not realize that their financial health increasingly depends upon their own decisions. It is also noteworthy that despite their financial status, a significant percentage of Americans still do not have rudimentary knowledge of financial transactions. Even those … Read More

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Lee Plans to Offer Amendment to End Comp-Time Discrimination Against Private-Sector Employees

WASHINGTON – When the Senate moves to the Fair Pay Act, Senator Mike Lee plans to propose an amendment that would give private-sector employers the ability to offer their employees the option of compensation time or overtime pay.  Votes on … Read More

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Hatch On CMS Decision to Scale Back Proposed Medicare Advantage Cuts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announced its decision to pare back previously proposed cuts to the market-driven Medicare Advantage … Read More

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