Man grateful for ride home on a rainy day

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I was walking home from Winco in Roy. I was maybe halfway home, heading east on 6000 South. It was raining pretty hard. I stopped for a minute to take a drink from my water bottle. A guy in a truck rolled down his window and asked if I needed a ride home. I accepted his offer and directed him...


Anyone who disrespects the flag should be charged with treason

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I am a senior citizen over 85 years old.  I am not a Democrat or Republican. I think President Franklin Roosevelt did as much for the U.S. as Lincoln did for the slaves.  I am a military man who served five years on two destroyers. In March 1951 I was on a train headed for Korea. We went...

National Commentary

Should President Trump be able to start a nuclear war?

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“Should Kim Jong Un go over the line in his insults and threats, our president might have a tantrum and decide to nuke North Korea. And there is no reason to believe anyone would stop him,” writes Steve Chapman.

Our View

Fireworks bill improves Utah safety and air quality, but we can still do better

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Cutting fireworks by six days in July is a step in the right direction. But local governments need the ability to ban fireworks.

National Commentary

Racism against Asians should not be tolerated

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Too many athletes and stars get a pass when they demean Asians, writes Esther J. Cepeda.


Rifles are inanimate objects. They can't assault anyone

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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

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“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

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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'

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


We need to save Antelope Island from ATVs

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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...

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