Our View

In Farmington, a 'little slice of paradise' becomes deadly

Farmington Pond cottonwood tree

One person drowned after jumping off the rope swing at Farmington Pond. Another almost did. So the city had to make sure it didn’t happen again.

National Commentary

How can we ease the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?

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People of color have known for ages that there’s a penalty for driving while black or Hispanic, writes Esther J. Cepeda. The question is, why?


GOP writes a health care bill in secret, but Dems and media are the problem?

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John Reynolds actually had some salient points in his last letter (“Democrats, biased media are tearing America apart, June 19), but then he had to go and blow it with his partisan rhetoric again. While it's true our system of government relies on an informed and engaged electorate, you can't...

Behind Bars , Guest Commentary

Behind Bars: Utah parole board needs a better way to gauge prisoners' progress

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Deciding who goes free and who dies in prison has got to be hard, but I feel like board members often have to do it with their eyes closed and one arm tied behind their backs, inmate Brian Wood writes. 

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

Trump Young Immigrants

This week’s topics: BYU’s sexual assault policy is too weak, DACA stays — for now, finger-pointing is unproductive in South Weber and Uintah and Weber County gets its 27-mile loop after decades of work.

National Commentary

A Democratic blind spot on culture

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“Stopping Trump is imperative, so long as it doesn't require the party rethinking its uncompromising stance on abortion, guns or immigration,” writes Rich Lowry.

National Commentary

Republicans' four big lies about health care

Congress Health Overhaul Heller

“If this bill were truly about health care, Republicans would take all the tax cuts out and use that money to ease the pain their bill would cause. But they won't, because the tax cuts are the thing that matters to them,” writes E.J. Dionne.


Older drivers are some of the safest on the road

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I read Our View in the June 16 Standard-Examiner with great interest (“Utahns are lying to keep their driver's licenses. And that puts everyone at risk”). According to statistics cited by the editorial, 280 people died on Utah roads in 2016. Of that number 99 deaths were speed related,...

Standard Deviations

Canine cannabis? Hemp might help your hound get through the next month of

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Healthy Hemp Pet Company uses legal relative of marijuana plant to help with pet’s anxiety and, well, joints.

Guest Commentary

Blessed are the poor, for they shall not have health insurance

Health Care Bill Protest Denver

“Two recent personal events have made me realize just how twisted our public discourse about health care has become,” writes E. Kent Winward.

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