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The Nicolas Sanchez shooting — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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Police officers were justified Feb. 21 when they killed Nicolas Sanchez outside a Roy convenience...

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Weber State, home of the Wildcats — not the wild cats

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“Encouraging a cat population on our campus places both birds and ourselves at substantial risk,” writes Sam Zeveloff


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Read a book that challenges the way you see the world

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“The most important challenge of Banned Book Week isn’t the challenges made against the books, but the challenge to ourselves to open our minds and read,” writes E. Kent Winward


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The Nicolas Sanchez shooting — a Standard-Ex reader conversation

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Police officers were justified Feb. 21 when they killed Nicolas Sanchez outside a Roy convenience story, Weber County Attorney Chris Allred ruled. Readers overwhelmingly agreed.


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Listen, kid. You don't know who you're dealing with

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“In the end my parents did a bang-up job responding to a child who did things differently than they or the previous children did. Because of attempts to cut corners, I can spot those habits in my children,” writes Meg Sanders.


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I think Instagram is eavesdropping on my conversations

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“Call me paranoid, if you will, but it’ll take some convincing to make me believe otherwise,” writes Don Porter.


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Philosophically speaking, a college education is a great value

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Jeff Steagall provides four tips to make college “a truly transformative experience.”


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A Supreme Court case about more than a wedding cake

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“The job of the state and the law is to protect civil liberties and eliminate discrimination, not promote one belief over another,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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Did a high school teacher go too far with a survey on sexuality and drugs?

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The Weber School District suspended Candace Thurgood for giving her students a 1981 “Dear Abby” survey on sexuality and drug use. After about a week, she’s back at Roy High School. Was her suspension warranted?


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Column: The portrait in Ogden’s Attic

MICHAEL VAUGHAN editorial contributor

The protagonist in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray displays an exterior of youth and beauty. Dorian is fixated on the image he displays to the world. Meanwhile, a portrait hidden in Dorian’s attic provides a continuing visual record of his true character, which is a life of...


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A look at how Trump's DACA decision may play out in the courts

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“The Trump administration’s defense of its announcement that DACA is being discontinued doesn’t comport with history, the rules, or even its own earlier attempts to use executive power to thwart and control immigration,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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