Guest Commentary

Amazon.com and Utah sales taxes — an S-E reader conversation

Holiday Shopping Shipping

Collecting Utah sales taxes on Amazon.com strikes some readers as nothing but a money grab. But...

Guest Commentary

Amazon.com and Utah sales taxes — an S-E reader conversation

Holiday Shopping Shipping

Collecting Utah sales taxes on Amazon.com strikes some readers as nothing but a money grab. But others say it’s a way to level the playing field for local businesses.


Guest Commentary

The election is over. Now we must learn to listen to one another

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“It is clear that a critical mass of this country feels disengaged, unsupported and without voice,” writes Adrienne Andrews. “How can we come together? What can and should that look like?”


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Why do some individuals feel the need to burn the flag?

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“To become a united country, our goal should be inclusion, to the point where the flag symbolizes protection and prosperity for everyone,” writes E. Kent Winward. “Burning the flag shouldn't turn us into a tribal, mindless tweet mob.”


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Weber County's 21% property tax increase — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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Commissioners voted Tuesday to raise property taxes by 21 percent in Weber County. How did it play with their constituents?


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Point/Counterpoint: Is the Electoral College the best way to elect a president?

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Weber State political science professors Thom Kuehls and Leah Murray will debate the effectiveness of the Electoral College in a Dec. 5 forum at WSU. Here’s an idea of what to expect.


Guest Commentary

Rocky Mountain Power’s rooftop solar rate adjustment needs more study

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Rocky Mountain Power wants to adjust its rates for Utah customers with rooftop solar panels. But the proposal needs more study, writes David Ferro.


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Yes, these are uncertain times. But in Utah, we look out for one another

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Even in a time of uncertainty, Utahns take care of one another — and that’s reassuring, writes E. Kent Winward.


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Flag burning — an S-E reader conversation

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Crystal Hall knew she was making a strong statement when she burned an American flag. But did she go too far?


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Free trade is a job-creation machine, even in landlocked Utah

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“Our economy is actually strengthened by forcing American companies to compete with firms from all over the globe, while also forcing international business to compete head-to-head with the U.S,” writes Jeff Steagall.


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Lesson learned: A two-hour wait to vote is unacceptable

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Why were the lines at Weber County polling places so long? Because of all the provisional voters, writes clerk/auditor Ricky Hatch.


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