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30 years in the making: Mark Saal's search for the perfect cowboy hat

New cowboy hats

Standard-Examiner columnist Mark Saal buys his first Stetson after years of covering the Ogden...

Standard Deviations

30 years in the making: Mark Saal's search for the perfect cowboy hat

New cowboy hats

Standard-Examiner columnist Mark Saal buys his first Stetson after years of covering the Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo.


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Grow up, America: Trump-Pence logo no more sexually suggestive than any other

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As a self-described immature columnist, Mark Saal says he’s surprised to be the one pointing to a lack of maturity surrounding the Trump-Pence logo debut.


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No more Sundance? Maybe Ogden should shoot for Berlinale

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Sundance wants to engage with Ogden in a different way. Read: “I love you, but not like that.” Mark Saal’s latest Standard Deviations.


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Dressing for success at the Box Elder County Jail

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Sleeveless shirts, stretch pants, culottes that don’t reach to the bottom of the knee are among the outfits not allowed at the jail.


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With divisiveness over recent shootings, is America irreparably broken?

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Apparently, you’re either black or blue. You can’t be both. Mark Saal’s latest Standard Deviations.


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Standard Deviations: My annual plea against fireworks insanity

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Columnist Mark Saal: Consumer Product Safety Commission breaks down fireworks injuries, and it doesn’t look good for guys. Consider this Saal’s annual windmill-tilting exercise in today’s Standard Deviations.


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Brexit trumps Justin Timberlake's Twitter troubles

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The U.K.’s Brexit decision could have its advantages, one supposes.

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