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The influenza virus is coming, and it’s dangerous

Flu Shot

Influenza has already killed someone in Idaho. Protect yourself. Get a flu shot.


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As a nation, we can address gun violence. But it's going to take courage

Las Vegas Shooting

We’ve become a nation that sees the victims of mass shootings as statistics, not human beings.


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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

Interfaith Concert 7

This week’s topics: The Ogden Interfaith Concert, Alec Unsicker’s “Smiles Packages,” Weber County’s clumsy handling of a death penalty case, and women who don’t get mammograms.


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9 million kids rely on CHIP. Congress needs to put politics aside and renew it

Congress Health Overhaul Hatch

Twenty years ago, lawmakers found the courage to put politics aside and protect millions of economically vulnerable children. They need to show the same strength today.


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Readers React: Should UDOT up express lane rates for single-person vehicles?

FREEWAY EXPANSION

A Utah Department of Transportation proposal to increase toll rates for single-occupancy vehicles in Interstate 15 Express Lanes garnered a mixed response among the Standard-Examiner’s Facebook audience. Here’s a look at what they said.


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Freedom of speech prevails at the University of Utah

Free Speech Conservative Speaker Shapiro

Ben Shapiro gave his speech Wednesday. Opponents shared their disapproval. That’s how freedom of speech works.


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Can Spencer Cox be president now? Please?

Politicians-White Supremacists Cox

While President Donald Trump sows discord, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tries to build understanding.


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Hatch makes a strong argument for medical marijuana

Congress Taxes Hatch

All right, maybe he’s not Louis C.K. But look beyond the stoner jokes, and Hatch lays out a compelling case for the legalization of medical marijuana — an issue Utah voters could decide in November 2018.


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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Marathons, reenactments with red-face paint, European sports companies and the right way to call out bad officiating.


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Obamacare made life better for Utahns. Don't scrap the ACA — improve it

Health Overhaul Arizona McCain

The ACA is working in Utah. Replacing it with Graham-Cassidy puts the health of vulnerable Utahns at risk.


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