Following tragedy, Utah's abandoned mines need addressed

Missing Teens Bodies

While it’s important to recognize and celebrate the importance of mining in Utah’s...


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...


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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:...


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...


President's immigration policy is cruel


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...


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...


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...


Reducing Racial Profiling Depends on All of Us


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...


Can a Pope Change Moral Truth?

Patrick Buchanan

  That joking retort we heard as children, "Is the pope Catholic?" is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?" As judgment was thought to...


Past time to fix local roads


Have any of you ever driven up 7th street from Washington Boulevard to Harrison Boulevard? That road goes by Ben Lomond High school. A very busy road. Have you ever driven up 2nd street from Washington Boulevard to Monroe Boulevard? The only road to Five Points from Harrison Boulevard? Every one of...


Have a safe, relaxing Memorial Day weekend

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As millions of Americans prepare to commemorate the sacrifice of men and women who gave their lives in service to our country, it’s important that people celebrate Memorial Day weekend safely on our region’s roads, waterways and in the mountains. Expect the holiday traffic to start...

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