Give firefighters a break on Pioneer Day

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Give firefighters a break. Don’t start another 20 fires on Pioneer Day.

Guest Commentary

Checkout lines, market equilibrium and laws

Phishing for Phools

“Markets are our hammer,” writes E. Kent Winward. “It is up to us to decide if we are going to use them to build something beautiful or bash in our own skulls.”

Our View

Ogden needs a world-class municipal airport


If Ogden is going to remain one of America’s best small cities, it needs a world-class municipal airport. And that means fixing Ogden-Hinckley.

National Commentary

Trump's emasculation of Republican foreign policy

GOP 2016 Convention Trump

“In his acceptance speech, Trump drew lusty cheers as he blamed Clinton for all the trouble in the world,” writes Steve Chapman. “The stark irony is that if anyone in the race is likely to uphold the traditional Republican strategy, it's Clinton.”

Standard Deviations

30 years in the making: Mark Saal's search for the perfect cowboy hat

New cowboy hats

Standard-Examiner columnist Mark Saal buys his first Stetson after years of covering the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo.


Is there a relationship between warmer temps, algae bloom on Utah Lake?

Toxic Algae Utah Lake

While our congressional delegation is back at home for the August recess, it’s time for the press to take them to Utah Lake, along with researchers from Brigham Young University, Utah State University and the University of Utah to discuss the relationship between warming temperatures and the...

Guest Commentary

Is it OK to raise property taxes if it means sheriff's officers get a raise?

2nd Street search warrant

County commissioners might raise property taxes to pay for raises in the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. “Better do something,” one reader says.

National Commentary

Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him?

GOP 2016 Convention-3 Trump

Republicans say they revere Ronald Reagan. Then why did they just choose a nominee who rejects his ideals?

National Commentary

Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

APTOPIX GOP 2016 Convention Cruz

Cruz, McConnell and Ryan represented the anti-Trump faction in Cleveland, writes Charles Krauthammer. On the loyalist side — Gingrich, Pence, Giuliani and Christie.

National Commentary

Winners and losers from the final night of the Republican National Convention

GOP 2016 Convention-2

Ivanka Trump’s speech was a home run, writes Chris Cillizza. But will undecided voters recognize the grim portrait of America painted by her father?


Lack of parking shows Ogden leaders don't care about downtown

RL 082914 Ogden City Plaza Towing - Raptors Game-4-4

Let's face it, Ogden leaders have no interest in

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