From the Editors

Meet the Standard-Examiner team: Benjamin Zack, visual journalist

meet benjamin zack

Benjamin Zack, who lives in Ogden and works as a visual journalist at the Standard-Examiner, shares what he loves about northern Utah, what makes him passionate about journalism and more.


What does 'maybe' mean? Whatever you need it to

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D. Louise Brown writes about how a little five letter word can help or hinder life’s littlest and biggest decisions.


Build toll booths to raise money for roads in Washington Terrace

Toll Booth

Washington Terrace is a bedroom community. We don’t have much of a tax base. Our roads were never designed to support the traffic that we have seen the last few years. I would suggest that the mayor of Washington Terrace send a letter to the surrounding cities asking them to start...

National Commentary

Is it time to ask Mitt Romney to run?

Bob Bennett Funeral

“Romney is not ideal,” writes Jennifer Rubin, “but the GOP passed ideal in March. Romney is a plausible, qualified grown-up.”

Our View

After telling the public to get lost, the UTA suddenly sees the light

UTA bus

It took threats and condemnation to convince the UTA board to honor the Open Meetings Act. And that’s just sad.

National Commentary

Low-income students face a knowledge gap outside the classroom

Nation's Report Card 2016

The Nation’s Report Card contains some encouraging news, writes Esther J. Cepeda. But it also shows that kids from poor families and underfunded schools simply don’t know as much as their better-off peers.

Guest Commentary

Facebook and the politics of news

Facebook Trending Topics

Facebook says it conveys news without bias. Conservatives aren’t so sure, writes David Ferro.

Our View

Who's going to be our next Weber County commissioner? That's up to you

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Caitlin Gochnour and Jim Harvey — candidates for the Weber County Commission — are debating Thursday at WSU. Send us the questions you’d like to ask them. 

Standard Deviations

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, it’s a pain in the asterisk.

National Commentary

There's only one choice worse than Clinton or Trump — not voting

Sanders California

Faced with an election between two candidates they don’t like, what can Americans do? Vote, says Kathleen Parker.

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