Opinion

Medical marijuana debate in Utah resembles a NASCAR pileup

Rick Larsen

Along with a conversation about the ballot initiative process, or the appropriateness of threats...

Letters

The Meaning of Memorial Day

My trek to Utah from Virginia brought more culture shock than some of my travels abroad. A major observation was how Utahans celebrate holidays. I had never seen houses and yards all out decorated for Halloween nor Christmas lights that stayed lit through January. Fireworks on July 24 were also a...


Letters

Salt Lake VA committed to providing best health care

Our Veterans have placed their lives on the line to fight for our freedoms. Their sacrifices cannot be repaid. But, we can honor and serve them every day through our commitment to provide them the best possible health care experience. The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System takes that...


Column

Weber State University's Goddard School is a Global Player

Jeff Steagall

This Isn’t Your Parent’s Weber State University Weber State University remains one of the nation’s few mid-sized public universities that combines the wide diversity of degree programs that only big schools typically offer with the personalized education and close student-faculty...


Column

NFL Stands Up for America

Adriana Cohen

The NFL is standing for America. It finally displayed leadership Wednesday, announcing that it has banned players from kneeling on the field while our national anthem is played. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement, "This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect...


Editorial

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

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Each week the Standard-Examiner hashes out issues large and small and takes a thumbs-up, thumbs-down stance. Have a thumbs-up or thumbs-down you’d like to give? Email a submission of 100 words or less to jmccabe@standard.net. Here’s what we recommend this week for praise and criticism:...


Editorial

Readers React

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As we reported this week, Travis Telford watched Troy Weston’s life leak away 24 years ago and says he regrets today not being able to tell Weston why. “I feel I really disrespected Troy because when he died he was laying there on the ground trying to talk, and all that was coming out...


Editorial

President's immigration policy is cruel

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Here's a frightening reality: Thousands of vulnerable kids may be headed to Texas, which is already overwhelmed with problems in its own child-welfare system. The Trump administration is scouting three military bases in Texas as possible shelters for migrant children in its new get-tough plan to...


Column

Is US Bellicosity Backfiring?

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U.S. threats to crush Iran and North Korea may yet work, but as of now neither Tehran nor Pyongyang appears to be intimidated. Repeated references by NSC adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence to the "Libya model" for denuclearization of North Korea just helped sink the Singapore summit...


Column

A Singular Mother

Connie Schultz

At the last minute, with an unfortunate combination of bad news and gratuitous drama, the divorced father was unable to attend his daughter's wedding. Who hasn't heard a version of that story? It's always something with these broken families, as we love to call them. As if every intact family were...


Column

Reducing Racial Profiling Depends on All of Us

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The post-9/11 mantra "If you see something, say something" appears to have taken an ugly turn these days. It used to relate to concerns about terrorism. If you saw an abandoned backpack or van, or if you discovered evidence that could be construed as bomb-related, the instruction was to immediately...


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