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...


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

Riverdale I-15 crash 091516

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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Repair, don't rebrand, Utah Transit Authority

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Only in government would a plan to spend $50 million of the taxpayer’s money to “rebrand” a flawed organization gain any traction. Thankfully, here in Utah common sense has prevailed in the case of the Utah Transit Authority and the effort from some to give it a new look instead...


The Innocence Project

Layton City CSI Evidence Room 01

On TV crime shows like "CSI," "NCIS" and "Law & Order," science gets the bad guys. In real life, "science" often ensnares the innocent. Former NYPD Detective Harry Houck gets annoyed when TV shows make forensic science look infallible. "You watch a detective get down and look at a body (and...


Time to end abusive collection practices on student loan debt

Kent Winward

Instead of owing a debt to the benefits of education, we have a lot of debt we owe for education.

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Breaking cycle of poverty in Weber County

Marlin Jensen

Intergenerational poverty is a major problem in Utah. A state report issued late last year, “Utah’s Fifth Annual Report on Intergenerational Poverty, Welfare Dependence and the Use of Public Assistance,” provides great detail into the problem and the larger effect it is having on...


Trump's curious coalition

Robert Reich

Trump's curious coalition endures only because he's a clever salesman and con man. The only way it can possibly succeed at entrenching Trump is if Democrats say and do little or nothing.


Running first race very satisfying accomplishment

On Sunday, May 20th, I read with interest and amusement Mark Saal's account of his first time running a race. I, too, am a 59-year-old who ran a race for the first time on Saturday, May 19th. I experienced a sense of satisfaction reading his account. There is something inherently comforting in the...

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