Columnist finds pornography a fascinating subject

Pornography Health Crisis Utah

Just don’t ask the speech-to-text feature on your phone to type the word “porn.” Because, frankly,...


Horse racing at Weber Downs is a sure bet for community, family says

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We are writing in response to Mark Saal’s May 10 column, “Weber Downs bets that racing without gambling can work.” The people of Weber County have charged the Golden Spike Event Center staff to be responsible with taxpayer funds. Saal’s comments are charging the GSEC with...

Our View

Vote for Historic 25th as America's favorite Main Street

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Historic 25th Street is a nominee for America’s best main street in USA Today’s Reader Choice Awards. But it can’t win if you don’t vote.

National Commentary

Trump looks to the European far right for his ideas — and that's frightening

Trump Kimmel

“Trumpism is not an American original,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “Almost every plank in the candidate's vaguely defined platform is derivative of the European far right.”

National Commentary

Orrin Hatch recounts his meeting with court nominee — before the meeting

Obama Supreme Court

In a Deseret News op-ed, Sen. Orrin Hatch says he met with Merrick Garland but it didn’t change his mind about delaying the confirmation process. Just one problem — he hasn’t met with Garland.


Harvey's professional experience qualifies him for Weber County Commission

Weber County Commission race just got competitive

I had the opportunity to meet Jim Harvey, a candidate for the Weber County Commission, a few years ago at a church function and later on a one-to-one basis. I have watched the healthy growth of our Golden Spike Arena with interest over the years, a positive amenity enjoyed by tens of thousands of...


Gochnour will bring a new perspective to the Weber County Commission

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We are supporting Caitlin Gochnour for Weber County commissioner, and we strongly urge you to vote for her in the upcoming Republican primary election. We became personal friends with Caitlin many years ago after she, her husband, and their family moved from Panguitch, Utah, back to her hometown of...

National Commentary

Doctors have the right to perform abortions

Oklahoma abortion

Oklahoma’s proposed abortion ban was illegal, writes Noah Feldman. But not for the reason you might think.

Our View

Building new bus stops will make mass transit more appealing in Ogden

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The UTA and Ogden plan to upgrade some of the city’s worst bus stops this year. That’s going to make mass transit safer and more appealing.

National Commentary

Making fun of transgender people is so Jim Crow

LGBT Rights-Legal Milestones

The same language once used against African-Americans, gays and Jews is now aimed at transgender people. It’s not funny, writes Steve Chapman.

From the Editors

Meet the Standard-Examiner team: Leia Larsen, reporter

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Leia Larsen, a reporter for the Standard-Examiner, shares what she loves about northern Utah, what makes her passionate about reporting and more.

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