Opinion

Our View: Utah shouldn't forget rainy-day fund

Financial Markets Wall Street

Utah was doing a good job of maintaining its rainy-day reserve fund since the Great Recession. But like other U.S. states has seen its efforts drop off in recent years. According to a report by Pew...

Standard Deviations

The one that got away: An $80 million paycheck, to NOT do a job

Ordinarily, business stories bore me to tears. This one actually moved me there. Tears of sadness, tears of anger, tears of bitterness. But mostly, tears of sheer,...


Letters

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Editor, This is a follow up letter to the “Sunset Speedway.” I want to express my appreciation for the presence of the officers. If there were a way...


Letters

Bipartisan effort needed to amend IRS code

Editor, House Resolution 207 to amend the Internal Revenue code, if passed, will help the people on Capitol Hill do what we elected them to do in the first...


Guest Commentary

Japan-U.S. trade deal advances – with Pacific and global

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Our View

A Republican embarrassment

Senators voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general by an embarrassingly thin margin of 56 to 43. It was embarrassing not to Lynch, who...




Letters

Firing squad not as bad as it sounds

Editor, My name is Conner Hedin and I am a Boy Scout who belongs to Troop 738. I am also 17 years of age. I recently learned of Utah’s new law about the...


National Commentary

What's Marco Rubio's secret?

More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, “Rubio...


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From Aerosmith to basketball, new video editor has bounced

The Standard-Examiner’s new video editor is a globetrotter. Well, he worked for the Globetrotters. But he has also worked and traveled extensively as part of...


Letters

Remembering the boxing bailiff

Editor, A good friend and a former bailiff of the Third District Court I worked with for 13 years, Jay Fullmer, passed away April 22, 2015. Jay was the middle...


Letters

Fundraiser by soccer player a great idea

Editor, I Conner Mosher want to talk about Joao Plata, the Real Salt Lake soccer player. He is working with a school to raise money for his hometown in Africa....


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