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If you're convicted of domestic violence, you shouldn't have a gun

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Keeping guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence will save Utah lives. Pass...

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Utahns need access to court records — even in dismissed criminal cases

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The Utah Judicial Council wants to seal dismissed criminal cases. That would deprive Utahns of information they need to hold police, prosecutors and governments accountable for their actions.


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Tell us what news sources you trust — and what sources you don't

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The Standard-Examiner is participating in the Trusting News project. You can, too. It starts with a survey.


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Utah lawmakers have no business getting between women and their doctors

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Doctors know best how to treat their patients. They need every tool at their disposal, especially when dealing with someone in rural Utah, far from a clinic, hospital or specialist.


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If you're convicted of domestic violence, you shouldn't have a gun

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Keeping guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence will save Utah lives. Pass HB 206.


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If the Outdoor Retailer shows leave Utah, Herbert bears part of the blame

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The outdoor recreation industry is ready to say goodbye to Utah, and Gov. Gary Herbert is allowing it to happen.


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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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Somebody shot and killed a 21-year-old horse named Cinnamon. Her family deserves justice. Meanwhile, Excellence in the Community is a great addition to Ogden’s concert scene.


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Jason Chaffetz's town hall was exactly what we didn't need

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Now more than ever, we need facts. We need clarity. We need honest debate. We got none of that Thursday at Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town hall meeting.


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Automatic voter registration — an idea whose time has come in Utah

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Utah needs to do everything it can to encourage participation in the democratic process. Automatic voter registration is one way to get more people to the polls.


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2017 session shows Utah legislators are crummy listeners

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Yes, let’s keep debating the Zion Curtain. Not. 


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For about 30 refugees, the journey to Utah continues

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After a week of agonizing fear and uncertainty, about 30 refugees are once again on their way to Utah. But they can still use your help.


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