Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week we discuss a dedicated Weber State and Ogden resident, half-baked sentencing reform in...


Mentally unstable people shouldn't be allowed to buy guns

School Shooting Florida

In light of the recent tragedy in Florida, social media is once again being pounded with anti-gun propaganda. Car accidents are frequent, yet we do not threaten to ban cars. I do not believe this is a gun issue. I believe this to be a mental health issue. The suspect Nikolas Cruz has a troubled...

Guest Commentary

We're making progress on juvenile justice reform — and our kids will benefit

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“Peer courts, juvenile court judges, school districts, and others are now navigating significant systemic change. This requires time, resources, and innovation,” write Erin Jemison and Anna Thomas.

National Commentary

Florida lawmakers sure taught those kids a lesson, didn't they?

School Shooting Florida REACTION

Well done, Florida legislators. You just turned those students against The Establishment. What a mistake.

National Commentary

First-class travel is the least of Scott Pruitt's sins

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“Nothing else Pruitt is doing compares to the malignant effects of his permissiveness about pollution,” writes Steve Chapman.


Utah man says tax commission owes him an explanation

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Because of health problems, in June 2014, my wife and I sold our family farm in Idaho, where we had lived for more than 30 years. We then moved into an assisted living facility in Brigham City, and my wife passed away in early spring 2015.  In late October 2017, I received a letter from the...


Hollywood is training American kids to become killers

School Shooting Florida

Where is the most prolific training ground for a budding young terrorist or mass school shooter? Right in your own living room. One evening last week, my wife and I sat down in front of our TV set and began clicking through the available movie list. Very few contained anything we were interested in....


The National Rifle Association isn't the fourth branch of government

APTOPIX School Shooting Florida Funeral

Once again flags are flying at half-staff while politicians utter platitudes. Besides the 17 students and staff who were killed in Florida, many were seriously injured, and hundreds of children are traumatized. Since 1990 150 schoolchildren have died from gun violence. Gun violence is preventable....


Trump is possibly the worst president in history


William J. Ridings Jr., who is an attorney, and Stuart B. McIver, an editor and author, consulted with 719 historians and political scientists from every region of the nation and asked them to rank each president in the following categories: leadership qualities; accomplishments and crisis...

Guest Commentary

Adults won't do anything about gun violence. Maybe teens can.

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“If this nation’s teens can convince voters to elect candidates that are not beholden to the NRA, maybe progress can be made toward lessening the carnage that so frequently visits our nation’s schools and public places,” writes Don Porter.

Our View

Mowing electric — a small, practical way to improve Utah air quality

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Do something to improve Utah air quality. Trade in your gasoline-powered mower.

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