Standard Deviations

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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.

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Sunglasses, hats and pants: Mormon missionaries be stylin'

Sisters in pants

Pants, people. Mark Saal tackles how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently made a few changes to the dress standards for its missionaries for the latest Standard Deviations. AND WHY ARE THERE SO MANY PHOTOS OF WHITE SHIRTS?

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New Ogden City logo should just embrace its inner Disney

Ogden's new logo

Mocking cities’ marketing plans isn’t just fun, it’s important. At a time when municipalities face serious challenges — tight budgets, aging infrastructures, crime — pounding public money down the rathole of an image makeover seems a relatively senseless act.

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Standard Deviations: No 'Glory' in South Ogden teacher using racial slur

the n-word

Faster than you can say “I have a dream,” everybody’s all wound up again. It’s getting old. And sadly predictable.

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Can horse racing without gambling be a success? Weber Downs is betting on it.

LEAD BS 050416 Horse Racing 01

With flat-track horse racing returning to the Golden Spike Event Center, could informal betting come with it?

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Standard Deviations: Manmade earthquakes rocking Oklahoma


As if being known for twisters wasn’t bad enough ... Oil and gas industry may be responsible for increase in shaking in the Sooner State.

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Billy Joel was wrong: Walking alone in Bed-Stuy isn't completely crazy

Brooklyn Bridge

Columnist Mark Saal reflects on his vacation to New York City with his wife, where he learned that Billy Joel was wrong — it’s not crazy to walk in Bed-Stuy alone.

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