Rifles are inanimate objects. They can't assault anyone

ADDITION Texas Church Shooting-12

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter has been edited to correct spelling and punctuation errors that reached publication. The Standard-Examiner regrets the errors. In my lifetime I have never seen a rifle ever assault anyone. Not even the time I spent in the military did I ever see this take...

Guest Commentary

One standard for Roy Moore, another for Donald Trump

Trump Romney

“I’m genuinely pleased Lee and Romney are condemning Moore. I just wish they would apply the same standard, consistently, to the president of the United States,” writes Don Porter.

Our View

To address hate crimes, first you've got to report them

Ogden vandalism

The FBI says Ogden reported more hate crimes in 2016 than Utah’s six largest cities combined. That doesn’t add up.

National Commentary

Roy Moore loses the 'he said/she said'

Alabama Senate Moore Allegations

“Moore hasn't done himself any favors,” writes Rich Lowry.


We need to save Antelope Island from ATVs

BZ 080117 Antelope Island 02-1

The idea of allowing ATVs on Antelope Island has resurfaced and is more inappropriate now than ever. The detrimental effects of the increased noise, pollution, associated litter, trail erosion and vehicle traffic on the wildlife, and on the island itself, should be obvious to anyone. The beauty and...

Standard Deviations

Don't judge this columnist: Christmas lights already up — and on

Christmas lights

"Yes, the Christmas lights are already up on our house. And yes, we’re turning them on each night,” Mark Saal writes. 

National Commentary

Alabama rolls toward a high-stakes skirmish

Alabama Senate Moore

“Assuming that the Republican governor does not shred state law by preventing the election from occurring Dec. 12, Republicans' Senate majority might soon be gone,” writes George Will

National Commentary

This is why women don't immediately report allegations of sexual harassment

Alabama Senate Moore-2

Women shouldn't have to suffer in silence, and men of conscience must make sure they don't.

Guest Commentary

Q: Should we change our form of government? A: It’s all about the people

Weber's three commissioners sometimes disagree

“Regardless of the form of government we choose for ourselves, we must remember that it takes a vigilant, actively involved, well-informed public to elect good leaders,” writes Robert Hunter.


We can and should do more to prevent gun violence

Church Shooting Texas-8

It was an average Sunday for the worshipers in Sutherland Springs, Texas, until a white male armed with an assault rifle and tactical gear killed nearly 30 people. This type of horrific shooting has become appallingly familiar. Mass shootings are a nearly daily phenomenon in the U.S. Many respond...

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