Tough guy Trump withers when it comes to Putin, sanctions against Russia

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When it comes to the Russian leader, Trump doesn't come across as fierce or demanding. He comes...

Our View

Now's not the time to begin soaking your lawn in Northern Utah

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Pay attention to how much water you pour on your lawn, and when. Because Utah is in a drought.


Statistics on gun deaths may be true, but they aren't correct

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I got a kick out of John Reynolds’ statistics that claim to illustrate Finland has more gun deaths than the United States (“Guns haven’t killed anyone. They aren’t the problem,” March 27). It reminded me of the time as a youth I put on my resume that I was a former...


Ogden library is more fun, but is it helping children learn?

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This month the historic Ogden library opened its doors again after undergoing remodeling. As a person who reads and collects books, I decided to visit the new library and see what's taken place. The building has been updated. There is new acoustical tile on the ceiling and the fixtures in the...

From the Editors

Standard-Examiner journalists earn 28 awards in regional Top of the Rockies contest

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The contest, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado chapter, includes news organizations from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

National Commentary

Republicans have wasted their opportunity


“Republicans are resting on their laurels, when they don't deserve any laurels,” writes Rich Lowry.

National Commentary

Where are the conservatives we need?

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“Our politics will remain broken as long as conservatism confines its energies to cutting taxes and defending a reckless president at all costs,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: The stigma of prison, parole

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Just the other day when I told someone I had recently been released from prison. He said, “Well, you look like you’re healthy and doing OK.”

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week: Political infighting, a young cowboy poet, expanded voting and lessons learned from the Uintah fire.


NBA players should not represent America if they don't respect the flag

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On Saturday, April 7, I read about the United States forming a 35-man pool for the USA Basketball national team. They’ll play for the Americans if they qualify for the 2019 Basketball World Cup and the 2020 Olympics. I read the names, and I think some of these players are not qualified to be...

Standard Deviations

Not only has this columnist's ship come in, but the midnight buffet is spam

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I’ll see your Nigerian prince, and raise you a South African banker.

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