Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in northern Utah?

Ogden Marathon

Despite the cold and rainy weather, the Ogden Marathon was a success. And speaking of Ogden, its new brand is a winner.


Our problems could be the result of our lack of reverence for God's name

LDS Temple Moroni

Oh, the power of a word. There is much to do of late about the power one word has (”South Ogden Jr. High teacher violated policy by using racial slur,” May 4 Standard-Examiner). I never cease to be amazed! When African-Americans are offended by a word, they do something about it. Christians say...

Guest Commentary

3 simple rules for understanding news coverage of the law

National Monument Utah

You, too, can understand media coverage of the law, writes E. Kent Winward. Just remember these three simple rules.

Our View

We've started to reduce childhood food insecurity, but we can't stop now

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We helped nearly 1,500 Weber County children escape food insecurity. Now let’s do the same for the remaining 13,000.

National Commentary

Spend a lot of time standing in line at the airport? Thank the feds

Airport Security Long Lines

“The agency in charge of aviation security has become a major problem,” writes Steve Chapman. “That's odd, because it was supposed to be a solution.”

Standard Deviations

Sunglasses, hats and pants: Mormon missionaries be stylin'

Sisters in pants

Pants, people. Mark Saal tackles how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently made a few changes to the dress standards for its missionaries for the latest Standard Deviations. AND WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PHOTOS OF WHITE SHIRTS?


Trump's rise is similar to Hitler's

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I see the latest Fox News poll shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton. I've often wondered how Adolf Hitler was able to dupe the Germans into putting him in power. Now we are witnessing the same sort of thing here in the United States of America! Who would have ever believed it? Gullibility...

National Commentary

By refusing to release his tax returns, Trump does Clinton a favor

GOP 2016 Trump’s Reassurance Tour

The GOP is about to nominate the one candidate less transparent than Hillary Clinton, writes Jennifer Rubin. That lets her off the hook on any number of issues.

Guest Commentary

Bathrooms, transgender students and Obama: A reader conversation

LGBT One School

A reader took President Obama to task for ordering public schools to accommodate transgender students in bathrooms. “Obama Derangement Syndrome is real,” a Facebook user wrote in response.

National Commentary

Doctors have a right — and duty — to discuss guns

NRA Convention

In a nation with more than 30,000 annual deaths from gunfire, and more than 70,000 injuries, promoting the safe storage and handling of guns is an obvious task for public health professionals. At least, it should be. As a paper published online this week at the Annals of Internal Medicine argues,...

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