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Utah families build school in Africa, inspire others

One South Ogden family’s effort to build a three-room middle school for some of Africa’s most impoverished kids has led others to support their efforts and start two other schools themselves.

Health & Fitness

Top 10 ways to improve your health

The Standard-Examiner talked to three educators who said making healthier choices doesn’t have to require major life changes.


Sensory room to open at Vivint arena

SALT LAKE CITY — A new sensory room is set to open to the public at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, the home of the Utah Jazz basketball team, in Salt Lake City on March 30, according to an Associated Press report.


North Ogden Divide and Powder Mountain Road open again after snow closures

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information after the roads were reopened.


102-year-old Ruby Price, reportedly Utah's first black teacher, has died

LAYTON — Ruby Price, a local icon known as “Grandma Ruby” to a large community and believed to have been Utah’s first black school teacher, died Saturday, March 17, at age 102.


Leave your Scouting For Food donations out Saturday

Saturday, March 17, is the annual Scouting for Food effort by the Boy Scouts of America.


A featured trio: Farmington Junior High special ed students sing 'Amazing Grace'

Three special education students were in the spotlight last week at Farmington Junior High when they sang a featured trio in “Amazing Grace” during the school’s choir concert.


Ogden women's basketball star overcomes odds

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — There’s a bright star on the Weber State University women’s basketball court who easily could have chosen a life of darkness.


Youth Impact getting 'our legs back under us' after death of founder Robb Hall

OGDEN — The staff at Youth Impact knows it has big shoes to fill following the Dec. 24 death of its founder and former executive director Robb Hall, 51.


Gift of healing: Local artist’s deceased LDS missionary portraits go global

HUNTSVILLE — A local artist who voluntarily paints portraits of missionaries who died while serving The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has more than doubled his work in the past five months.

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