Opinion

Domestic abusers in Utah can't be allowed to keep their guns

BN 020815 Domestic Violence Day 01

Domestic violence kills. Between 2000 and 20013, Utah recorded 264 domestic violence-related...

Standard Deviations

Cam Newton wasn't biggest loser at Super Bowl 50

Columnist Mark Saal takes on the haters of Cam Newton’s post-loss press conference. 


Letters

Pornography has benefits; keep it legal in Utah

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader were arguing how the people of planet Earth should be ruled. Darth Vader said,


Our View

Thumbs up to THRIVE volunteers who provided health care to about 500 in Ogden

The Standard-Examiner editorial board hashes out the positions we take on the Opinion page. Here’s what members recommended last week for praise and criticism: THUMBS UP: To THRIVE, a volunteer organization run by college-aged members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. THRIVE provided free...


National Commentary

Send your kids to the best school possible

CHICAGO — A couple of first-generation college grads recently wrote to


Guest Commentary

Utah needs to proceed slowly on medical marijuana

Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, has introduced SB73, which if passed will bring a California-style medical marijuana dispensary system to Utah. The issue received a lot of media attention, especially since so many of our neighboring states have also taken up the issue (Alaska, California,...


Standard Deviations

'Brownney the Incontinent' teaches this columnist humility

What did the over-hydrated guinea pig say to the reporter? Urine big trouble, mister.


Our View

Domestic abusers in Utah can't be allowed to keep their guns

Domestic violence kills. Between 2000 and 20013, Utah recorded 264 domestic violence-related homicides — 43 percent of all the state’s murders during that span. Utah lawmakers saw the numbers and unanimously approved a 2015 law keeping firearms out of the hands of anyone with a domestic...


Letters

Despite its pretty website, Public Lands Initiative is an irresponsible idea

That Public Lands Initiative website is a slick piece of work! I’m a sucker for photos of beautiful landscapes and maps of all sorts, and Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz utilized both brilliantly in a user-friendly interface. Credit must be given where credit is due. I must admit, I would...


Opinion

Utah medical marijuana opponents need to look at the facts

In a Feb. 4 story published by the Standard Examiner, Weber and Morgan County health officials and law enforcement personnel voiced their opposition to the two medical cannabis bills currently being considered by state legislators. RELATED: “Weber officials oppose two bills that could...


National Commentary

Healthy economic growth is our missing ingredient

This year's Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas — Donald Trump on Muslims, Ted Cruz on carpet bombing, Marco Rubio on male footwear. It has also has produced one of the best: Jeb Bush's 4 percent plan. No, that wasn't his desired share of the...


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