Guest Commentary


The Homefront: Why is food that tastes so good so bad for us?

D. Louise Brown

Food is our best friend and worst enemy. It’s vital for survival, yet it can kill us. Though it’s a great emotional comforter, food can also turn our bodies inside out.

Guest Commentary

Utah Legislature shows how to govern locally

Utah Legistature Adjourns

“Even when our national political life seems unsettled and unsettling, we can tend to our state, our cities and our own communities,” writes Carol McNamara.

Behind Bars

Behind Bars column gives a voice, insight to a hidden population

Nolan Taylor WEB ONLY

Any way we can make life more humane and compassionate for those caught up in the criminal justice system will, in the end, benefit society, Nolan Taylor writes. 

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Focusing on the expectations I have for myself, not on others’

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

“I believe I’m ready for the hardest part of all this, and that will be accepting that people will have varied opinions of me,” inmate Brian Wood writes. 

Guest Commentary

Utah passed 535 laws this session. Some of them aren't any good

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New laws aren’t always good laws, writes E. Kent Winward.

Guest Commentary

A cat's brutal death — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

sage the cat

Sage, a Clearfield family’s pet, died after someone tortured him. His death both enrages and worries Standard-Examiner readers.

Guest Commentary

Is it a man’s world? Reflecting on Women’s History Month 2017

Utah Legislature Women's March

“As with voting rights, I am at a loss trying to understand how an Equal Rights Amendment could hurt this country,” writes Adrienne Andrews of Weber State University.

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Welcome to Shady Acres — zero days since last incident

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

“I don’t think I’ll last very long in my new section,” inmate Brian Wood writes. “I’ll probably try to go elsewhere, but who knows — I may be getting voted off the island before then.”

Guest Commentary

Utah regulation reform is a positive for local businesses

Utah Legislature Things To Know-3 Wilson

“Along with impacting the overall cost of doing business, burdensome regulation hinders the growth and expansion of small businesses and takes up significant time and resources,” writes Rep. Brad Wilson.

Guest Commentary

Brief in Hernandez case provides a chilling look inside the U.S. Border Patrol

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“Trump is right,” writes E. Kent Winward. “The Border Patrol needs a big expansion — in oversight and accountability.”

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