Guest Commentary

Utah's new .05 BAC threshold — an S-E reader conversation

DUI Threshold-1 Dabakis

Gov. Gary Herbert says lowering the state’s BAC threshold to .05 will save lives, but some...

Outtakes

Outtakes: Utah's lawmakers should be concerned with texting while driving too

Texting and driving

Our governor and legislators are all worried about drunk drivers, but they should be just as concerned about drivers who are weaving and wandering and risking others’ lives by messing with their phones.


Guest Commentary

Student evaluations are focused on the wrong customers

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“The university needs to hear from students, but student evaluations, as currently administered, should only be considered for what they are worth,” writes Weber State University’s David Ferro.


Guest Commentary

The war on terror claims a soldier of compassion — and a dear friend

Kurt Cochran news obit

“The hand of compassion on my shoulder was taken away; the war on terror continues. This is about all of us,” writes E. Kent Winward.


Guest Commentary

Utah's new .05 BAC threshold — an S-E reader conversation

DUI Threshold-1 Dabakis

Gov. Gary Herbert says lowering the state’s BAC threshold to .05 will save lives, but some readers argue the law will hurt Utah.


Recreation

Column: Anglers should be happy about flooding, even if it delays fishing

Fly fishing Utah Spencer Durrant Column

The fishing season will be different this year. It’ll be harder. But we can’t complain about having too much water.


Outtakes

Outtakes: If the US did a 'Happiness Report,' Utah would be at the bottom

Don Porter

The United States is No. 14 on the United Nations’ list of the happiest countries. If the US did its own report, where would Utah end up?


Guest Commentary

The ACA isn't a sensible health care plan. Neither is the GOP alternative

Congress Health Overhaul-4

“We have not yet found the right solution for health insurance,” writes Jeff Steagall.


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: With its low success rate, parole is a scary proposition

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

The circumstances as to what will bring an offender back to prison fluctuate greatly, inmate Brian Wood writes, and sometimes even small violations can send a parolee back to prison.


Guest Commentary

Keeping up with the news is almost impossible

Obama Legacy Social Media

No matter how fast information comes at us, writes E. Kent Winward, we still care most about the news that affects us personally.


Guest Commentary

Rob Bishop and the GOP plan to replace Obamacare — an S-E reader conversation

Public Lands Battle Bishop

The Standard-Examiner argued U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop needs to return to Northern Utah to explain why it’s OK to leave 52 million Americans without health coverage. Here’s how readers reacted.


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