Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday. She was 92.
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Weber State put on a Take Back the Night event at the Ogden Amphitheater, with protesters marching down 25th Street, on Friday, April 13, 2018. The goal was to spread the message about ending sexual, relationship and domestic violence.
Community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Ogden on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
A farewell social was held for Weber State University president Charles Wight in Tracy Hall Science Center on Friday, April 13, 2018. Wight will take a new position as president of Salisbury University in Maryland on July 1.
As part of the GOAL Foundation’s Young Runners Program, 31 pairs of running shoes were handed out Wednesday, April 11, 2018, by GOAL staff and representatives from Granite Construction Co. at Heritage Elementary School in Ogden.
First responders examine the scene where four police officers and one man were injured when the man set himself on fire at a Kaysville gas station on Thursday, April 5, 2018. No fatalities were reported, but all five people were taken to hospitals according to Kaysville Police Chief Sol Oberg.
Actors performed during a dress rehearsal for the play “Class of ’94” on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Weber State’s Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts in Ogden.
April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. The following photos are archived pages of the Ogden Standard-Examiner and photos taken during a memorial mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Ogden.
Hundreds of library patrons, staff and supporters gathered for the reopening of the main branch of the Weber County Library on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Ogden. The library closed in late 2016 for a $17 million renovation.
The Spring Creek Road Landslide started on Nov. 19, 2017. For more than four months, the Riverdale landslide has been growing. Several homes have been evacuated, tons of mud and debris have been washed away and geologists from the Utah Geological Survey expect the slide to continue expanding.
The past month in Northern Utah was busy with spring sports, family activities and a wave of student-led protests.
Take a look at some of the best images from March, 2018 by the Standard-Examiner photographers.
Riots erupted in America’s capital in the hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Grieving and angry, rioters smashed windows, looted and burned buildings for several days, and at least 10 people lost their lives as a result of the violence.
With the Washington, D.C. police force overwhelmed by the rioting, the federal government deployed the National Guard to protect government buildings and maintain some semblance of order in the city. Soldiers carrying rifles in the streets of the capital became commonplace as officials struggled to calm angry residents.
It took decades for some predominantly black neighborhoods in the District of Columbia to recover from the destruction.
Today, 50 years later, the landscape of the city has changed with newer, more modern buildings replacing the damaged and burned facilities with little trace remaining from the days of rage following Martin Luther King’s death.