Let's try each day to be better and nicer

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We are very fortunate to live at this time and in this place. There is beauty and wonder all around us! But along with the beauty, there is also discouragement. Each of us is faced with trials and challenges. And although there is wickedness in the world, I truly believe that there is no room in...


These days, parenting looks a lot harder than it was

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Columnist Mark Saal laments how quickly children are forced to grow up these days.

Guest Commentary

Contrasting views on diesel emissions testing

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The debate over diesel emissions testing in Weber County wasn’t just about air quality, writes David Ferro. It was also about politics.


Pick up a banned book this week. Assert your right to read

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This is Banned Books Week. Assert your right to read.

National Commentary

If the Latino vote is taken for granted, the sleeping giant will never awaken

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“Why should Latinos be expected to turn out to vote when so little attention is paid to them?” asks Esther J. Cepeda. “They seem to matter only to journalists hot to publish overly simplistic reports proclaiming that Hispanics will either be decisive or again fail to punch their...


Column: Football season creates camaraderie among prison inmates

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The change in the environment is palpable with quite a bit more camaraderie among inmates. Maybe that’s the reason so many casual fans make the switch and why there’s so much excitement for the season.


Congress must get serious about the West’s wild horses

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The United States can target a drone on a lone desert hut halfway round the world and send a roving vehicle to Mars, but it can’t figure out what to do with the wild horses that overpopulate the West and wreak havoc on local range land.

National Commentary

What can we expect from Clinton and Trump in the debate?


If you're a political junkie like me — or, heck, even if you aren't — you have been waiting a very long time for Monday night's presidential debate. Estimates are that 80 million to 100 million people will watch - an amazing number given the splintering of TV viewership over the past...

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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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:

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Columnist gets 'microaggressive' about 'trigger warnings'

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It’s a year later, and we’re still arguing about hearing offensive ideas on college campuses.

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