Standard Deviations: Drive-thru bank robberies? Are we really that lazy?

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Apparently, this suspect prizes convenience over effectiveness in allegedly robbing bank from the...


Outtakes: Utah lawmakers cut off nose to spite face in public lands battles

Don Porter

When news came last week that Utah’s state legislators and governor had given the Big Kiss-Off to the Outdoor Retailer show, that old saying about cutting off your nose to spite your face came to mind.


Democrats support outdoor recreation industry, public lands, clean air

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With the announcement that the Outdoor Industry Association is leaving Salt Lake City, it's important that Weber County residents express our continued support for our outdoor industry. Outdoor recreation is important to our future. According to Ogden City Business Development, the county is home...

Guest Commentary

Continuous improvement is part of Weber State University's culture

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“In an age of competition, quality and innovation are key to long-term viability. The same holds true in higher education,” write Eric Amsel and Gail Niklason of Weber State University.

Our View

Party leader James Evans says it's time for Republicans to hide. He's wrong

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James Evans wants Republican lawmakers to postpone their appearances in Utah. Jason Chaffetz says that’s a bad idea — and he’s right.

Standard Deviations

Are Mormon legislators going against 'opposition in all things' with HB 11?

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Utah Legislature running roughshod over “opposition in all things” principle of the LDS Church. 

National Commentary

President Trump and the media — can we all get along?

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Those who are willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt should also be willing to give journalists a fair hearing, writes Kathleen Parker.

From the Editors

Now live on standard.net: An improved comment system

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We like to hear what you think about our journalism. We’ve updated our comments section to improve engagement and reader experience. 

Our View

We want to know — what news sources do you trust?

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The Standard-Examiner is one of 25 newspapers taking part in a nationwide study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, and we want you to help us.

Tech Matters

Tech Matters: Human or chatbot? How to tell

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When you can’t tell the difference between bot and human, you can run into trouble. Microsoft’s short-lived chatbot Tay made MIT Technology Review’s list of 2016’s biggest technology failures after jokesters on Twitter trained Tay to make offensive comments.

Guest Commentary

Utahns need compassionate care and medical cannabis reform

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“The CARERS Act would expand research and decriminalize the use of medical cannabis for those who use it in compliance with state law.” writes Christine Stenquist. “This bill would lead to the development of new medications and bring much-needed peace of mind to patients.”

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