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We need to defend free speech, especially when it offends

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Two quick comments. First, our newspaper, the Standard-Examiner, does not report fake news. It has integrity and honesty. That is its lifeblood. I subscribe to it, and have since 1981, for two main reasons: 1) It tries hard to keep politicians honest by constantly exposing them. That is what keeps...


Reader hates daylight saving time, misses long, dark summer evenings

Spring Forward

I guess it’s time to get my opinion out of mothballs again. I hate daylight saving time. It takes a month for my body to accept the time change. Do you know where MST begins? In Kansas. It makes sense if you live in Denver. The sun pops out of the prairie early in the morning, but if you live...

Guest Commentary

The war on terror claims a soldier of compassion — and a dear friend

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“The hand of compassion on my shoulder was taken away; the war on terror continues. This is about all of us,” writes E. Kent Winward.

Our View

How an abandoned Ogden firehouse became a place of hope for the homeless

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Family Promise helped Ogden understand the potential of an old firehouse. And, as a result, families now stand a better chance of staying together as they find homes and jobs.

National Commentary

Why health care can't be fixed

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“Trump has led voters to believe they can have all the stuff they want and none of the stuff they resent,” writes Steve Chapman. “But neither he nor anyone else has found a plausible way to accomplish that.”

Standard Deviations

Job stays fresh: Ogden woman has been selling Tupperware for 50 years

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Joyce Bielik, of Ogden, has been hosting Tupperware Parties since 1967.

Guest Commentary

Utah's new .05 BAC threshold — an S-E reader conversation

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Gov. Gary Herbert says lowering the state’s BAC threshold to .05 will save lives, but some readers argue the law will hurt Utah.

National Commentary

Neil Gorsuch is eminently qualified for the Supreme Court

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Neil Gorsuch is heading to the Supreme Court. It's unfortunate that he has to endure the congressional kangaroo court on his way

National Commentary

American democracy: Not so decadent after all

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People wondered who could stop a strongman like Trump. The answer — checks and balances, writes Charles Krauthammer.


Nonprofit entity wants to take responsibility for Farmington Canyon Road

Farmington Canyon Road

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