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Our View: Heroin addiction going mainstream

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Heroin addiction is a growing problem, not just in the U.S. but in Utah. From 2002 to 2013, Utah saw a 42 percent increase in heroin deaths. There were 91 in 2013, 116 in 2014. In 2002, there were 61....

Our View

Our View: Protect streams from coal mining

The Obama administration has proposed a rule that would prevent coal mining within 100 feet of streams. That makes sense; we don’t need coal debris flowing...


National Commentary

Liberals decide religious liberty isn't so great

The American tradition of religious freedom has long included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith. The Volstead Act implementing...


National Commentary

Fighting health-care fraud requires funding

While the federal health-care program is still a long way from providing insurance to every American who needs it, the program is apparently pretty good at covering...


Letters

Reader dismayed with front-page article on LDS Church

Editor, I was dismayed to see the front-page article of Monday’s newspaper titled “LDS Church’s ‘House of cards falling down.’”...


Letters

Government owns too much of Utah

Editor, Re: “Report: Utah hogs resources,” (July 15): This is what happens when the government owns three-quarters of the state and if you want to...




Letters

Bus stop shelters need protection from hot sun

Editor, I’ve noticed some new bus stop shelters being built around the city and I applaud that venture. I do hope that the area of Monroe Boulevard down by...


Letters

Groups are eroding the Boy Scouts of America

Editor, Thank you to the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT activist organizations for tactfully eroding the Boy Scouts of America! Your sophistries are...


Our View

Our View: How to screw up Medicaid

We're not at all surprised at the cypher of a Medicaid deal that a six-member group has "reached" to expand Medicaid in Utah. No one really expected the group to...


National Commentary

Cops as criminals

Late one night, during high school, I was driving home when several police cars zoomed by. Curious about what was going on, I followed them down a residential...


National Commentary

Putting out the fire, next time

The Ebola virus has not been eliminated from West Africa, but the public health crisis has eased. The virus, for which there is no ready cure, infected more than 27,...


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