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Utahns' TV tastes and political support don't always sync — except when they do

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The New York Times says the Trump campaign used TV-viewership data to identify and run broadcast advertising in areas with a high number of viewers concerned about immigration and anti-Obamacare.


Readers React: Would lowering the state’s DUI limit to 0.05 be good for Utah?

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A Utah lawmaker is hoping to lead the Utah Legislature to lower the state’s legal limit for driving under the influence. Here’s what Standard-Examiner readers had to say about the proposal.

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Journalist vents over Mormon Church's relationship with the media

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Even simple yes/no questions of fact get a basic “No comment” from LDS Public Affairs.

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In a post-truth world, a defense of facts and common sense

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“The law and facts are what eliminate fear, and lead to prosperity. Post-truth can only lead to ‘1984’ dystopias.” writes E. Kent Winward.

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Column: Visualize your homeownership goals to make them happen

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Columnist's New Year's resolution is to exercise more

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Columnist Don Porter is heading to the Gettysburg National Military Park for a bike trip with an old friend, so his New Year’s resolution is to exercise more. 

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We have the ability to build safer guns. The NRA doesn't want you to have them

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“Americans should support technological advances to the ‘safety’ mechanisms that guns have now used for more than 100 years,” writes David Ferro.


Remember these important items on your next ATV trip


Taking a ride into the backcountry on an ATV carries a certain inherent responsibility. This goes beyond wearing protective gear and dressing for the weather. A rider needs to go prepared to help other riders on the trail.


Behind Bars: The more time I spend in prison, the more I appreciate what I have

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Columnist Brian Woods tells the story of a good day in prison and his journey to appreciating the things he has.

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Peace on earth, good will to men

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“I hope you can take the warmth and goodwill from your home today and let it emanate outwards into the community,” writes E. Kent Winward. “We start with bringing peace to our corner of the world and let it expand from there.”

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