Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Utah needs to increase its funding for public schools

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“Balancing the state's budget is constitutionally a necessity, but taking our kids for a ride year after year in the process isn't,” writes Ron W. Smith.

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Take time to speak up against sexual assault

Waldo Shatter the Silence

“As we look to what 2017 will bring, let’s renew our commitment to reject violence and act with compassion, integrity, respect and love for one another,” writes Stephanie L. McClure.

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Homeless shelter secrecy earns Salt Lake City leaders the Black Hole Award

Homeless Shelter Salt Lake-8

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskulpski and the City Council made a secret decision about homeless shelters. Their plan will resonate in Ogden.

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: It's not ideal, but I'm grateful for the life I have now

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“It’s true the life I have now in no way resembles the one I had. But it’s the one I have, and I’m grateful for it,” inmate Brian Wood writes. 

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Better Utah government in three easy steps

Legislature Session Utah-12

“Your participation doesn’t require a lot, but very good things can happen if we work with our elected representatives to help us get the laws we want and the laws we need,” writes E. Kent Winward.

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Paying for Trump's wall: An S-E reader conversation


Is a tax on Mexican imports the right way to pay for Trump’s wall along the U.S. border with Mexico? Standard-Examiner readers sound off.

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