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Federal workers have suffered enough cuts

Editor, As a member of the American Federation of Government Employees, I work hard for my pay and retirement. You have probably heard that government retirement...


Letters

Pricing carbon out of my future

Editor, As a college student, all I hear about is planning for the future. Financially, I am to prepare myself for the decades that lay ahead. With uncertainty in...


Our View

Our View: Inconvenient hearings on science standards

Utah’s science standards for students grades 6 through 8 are in need of an upgrade. They are 10 years old, which means they were written before many mobile...


National Commentary

Women in combat may fill a void

Should women serve in combat? Right now the military is answering that question with a final verdict scheduled to come down from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in...


Letters

Summit showing its true colors

Editor, After reading the Standard Examiner’s front page story on April 20, 2015 – “Dispute stinks up Ogden Valley”. It appears that the...




Guest Commentary

Here comes the sun at WSU

In the late 1960s, I was mining the shelves in a public library, and I came across a book titled the Whole Earth Catalog. I was amazed and enchanted. In an era...


Letters

Media lies about candidates who believe in God

Editor, I just read an article on internet by one of the completely out of control media providers that try to fill our heads with lies each day and turn our eyes...


National Commentary

It's a safe time to be a kid in America

Imagine you are 10 years old and being led, along with your 6-year-old sibling, into the back seat of a police cruiser. The police promise to take you home to your...


Standard Deviations

Military's hemp ban raises all sorts of reefer-maddening

Dude. I can’t even begin to pretend to understand the subtle — or perhaps not-so-subtle, depending upon which side of the debate you’re on...


Our View

Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to Utah for bucking the national trend and showing an increase in minority enrollment at its state colleges. Granted the overall numbers are low, but...


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Thumbs up to Weber County’s North Fork Park for being recognized as the world’s first bronze-tier International Dark Sky Park — the second...


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,...