Figures don't lie, but liars can figure

Student Gun Protests-18

I don't remember much of the plane geometry that Mr. (Scott) Wangsgard tried to teach me in the...


Visit to Washington oncologist spared woman months of chemotherapy

Doctor and patient

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter has been edited to correct a word in the third paragraph. The Standard-Examiner regrets the error. In October 2017, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer. Of the three lymph nodes that were removed during surgery, two were positive for cancer. Because...

From the Editors

Friday FAQs: Why does the Standard-Examiner put sticky ads on its front page?

Standard-Examiner sticky ad

Q: Why does the Standard-Examiner put a sticky advertisement on the front page?

National Commentary

Portraits in grace: A pilot, a judge and a first lady

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

“The president and a good deal of Congress may disappoint, if not embarrass, many Americans, but we have no shortage of admirable Americans in public life who know it's not all about them,” writes Jennifer Rubin.

National Commentary

Republicans can ward off demographic doom

Trump boards

“Several of the scenarios in which Republicans win the presidency resemble 2000 and 2016: They're electoral victories earned with fewer popular votes than the Democrats are projected to get,” writes Ramesh Ponnuru.

Our View

Parents bringing their babies to the Senate floor? It's about time

Senate Babies

Senators, meet Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, born April 9 to Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois. She’s only a few days old, but she’s already shaking things up in Washington.


Brian Wood, you'll always have people cheering you on

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This is a note to Brian Wood, who writes the Beyond Bars column for the Standard-Examiner. It is a little late, but in your article about not getting your salesman's license, your wrote about being transferred to the service department (”My views on earning, spending money have changed since...

Our View

Weber County GOP convention was a veritable fiasco

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The Weber County Republican Party made an amateur hour out of its own convention on Saturday by changing bylaws last-minute. The rule changes jilted some, seemingly for arbitrary reasons.

National Commentary

Tough guy Trump withers when it comes to Putin, sanctions against Russia

UN Security Council Syria-1

When it comes to the Russian leader, Trump doesn't come across as fierce or demanding. He comes across as scared.

National Commentary

Immigrants should feel protected by local police, not threatened

Immigration Enforcement

Columnist Esther Cepeda writes that such tactics result in less-safe neighborhoods and many local law enforcement agencies across the country have rejected these programs for decades.


Guns have a way of getting into the wrong hands and destroying lives

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Regarding the April 12 letter “Guns don’t kill people. Evil people kill people,” it’s true that a gun doesn’t go off by itself. What’s important to remember, however, is that guns always have a way of getting into the wrong hands and destroying lives. The...

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