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THUMBS UP: This week was a major victory for DNA tests and local police agencies as they arrested a long-haul trucker for alleged decades-old rape cases across Northern Utah and likely elsewhere. According to reporting, Clearfield police arrested Mark Douglas Burns, 69, and 17 first-degree f…

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On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Standard-Examiner will launch an exciting addition to provide even broader access for our Northern Utah readership. Joining our strong daily print edition will be the opportunity for SE Online memberships — complete digital access to our award-winning reporting and…

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THUMBS UP: The state’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force held is final town hall this week, ending in Orem at Utah Valley University. It concludes a tour of town hall meetings across the state as legislators Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard, R-Logan, and Rep. Francis Gibson, R-Mapleton, and…

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THUMBS UP: This week police, detectives and other personnel with Salt Lake City were able to locate, test and confirm they had recovered Mackenzie Lueck's remains. The Utah student had been missing when police had already recovered some of her DNA last week in a man's backyard, who was subse…

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In all the #MeToo talk about sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, it dawns on me that one category of victim remains undiscussed, almost taboo to talk about: the victims of childhood incest.

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THUMBS UP: More of us than others have been guilty of it, but it’s something we all as Utahns can improve upon: driving hands-free of our cellphones. There’s plenty on them to distract us — between messages, alerts, music, podcasts and, yes, still phone calls — while sitting and walking, muc…