Listen, kid. You don't know who you're dealing with

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“In the end my parents did a bang-up job responding to a child who did things differently...

Guest Commentary

Weber State, home of the Wildcats — not the wild cats

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“Encouraging a cat population on our campus places both birds and ourselves at substantial risk,” writes Sam Zeveloff

National Commentary

Can we avoid a health care horror?

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“What the GOP really wants is to spend a whole lot less government money helping people get health care. But they can't admit it because it sounds heartless,” writes E.J. Dionne.

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Marathons, reenactments with red-face paint, European sports companies and the right way to call out bad officiating.


Bishop deserves praise for acknowledging threat of climate change

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I attended our monthly Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting, a grassroots group that advocates for a national carbon fee and dividend program. At that meeting, I learned U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop spoke in favor of language regarding the threat of human-caused climate change in the House military...


Thanks to those who support American Spirit essay contest

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The earliest expressions of American spirit came from our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We celebrate Constitution Day on Sept. 17. One means of acknowledging the value of this document can be accomplished in an essay contest, something we’ve had a history of doing How do...

Standard Deviations

Caffeinated drinks at BYU? We all know what that leads to — same-sex marriage

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The times they are a-changin’, and the LDS Church is changing right along with them.

National Commentary

Trump's dangerous confusion on the Iranian deal

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“If Trump decides to torch the deal, we will most likely face the choice of watching as Tehran resumes progress toward acquiring nukes or launching another Mideast war in the hope of halting it,” writes Steve Chapman.

Our View

Obamacare made life better for Utahns. Don't scrap the ACA — improve it

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The ACA is working in Utah. Replacing it with Graham-Cassidy puts the health of vulnerable Utahns at risk.

Guest Commentary

Read a book that challenges the way you see the world

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“The most important challenge of Banned Book Week isn’t the challenges made against the books, but the challenge to ourselves to open our minds and read,” writes E. Kent Winward

Guest Commentary

The Nicolas Sanchez shooting — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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Police officers were justified Feb. 21 when they killed Nicolas Sanchez outside a Roy convenience story, Weber County Attorney Chris Allred ruled. Readers overwhelmingly agreed.

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