Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

Panhandling Free Speech

Distracted driving, addressing panhandling, an Ogden redevelopment project and wrongheaded Facebook...

Homefront , Guest Commentary

The Homefront: Saying goodbye isn't nearly as final as it used to be

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With the help of modern technology and transportation, it’s not nearly as difficult to say goodbye to family as it was centuries ago. 


Christmas movies in July are a little too much

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I’m old, and maybe that’s my problem. But lately, watching one of my favorite television stations, they’ve jumped seasons and all the little movies they’re playing are based on Christmas stories — snow, living rooms decorated for Christmas, houses decorated with bulbs...

National Commentary

Curbing traffic stops would save lives

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“Curtailing traffic stops wouldn't make the roads more dangerous. But it would save the lives of motorists and police who are now put in peril for no good reason,” writes Steve Chapman.

Our View

Openness helps restore trust after police dog's death in N. Utah

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Sheriff, county attorney made sure the public learned what happened to Endy.

National Commentary

A chance to work together and craft workable health care reform

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“The fact is, Obamacare was never perfect nor should anyone have expected it to be,” writes Kathleen Parker.


Lagoon needs to donate its caged animals to sanctuaries, zoos

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If you've ever taken a ride on the train at Lagoon, then you've seen the cruel and brutal lives the caged animals are forced to lead there. They are trapped in small enclosures with nothing to enhance their miserable daily existence. They must just sit there alone and idle in insane boredom in the...


America's founding documents were divinely inspired

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In his July 5 letter (”Founders made it clear America wasn’t founded on Judeo-Christian principles”), Harold Young refutes my claim that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, as stated in my June 1 letter (”America must return to God in order to become great...


A dirty little secret: Cig companies pay to place their products in movies

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“If I had to blame a movie character for my first smoked cigarette, it was either Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name in ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ or Humphrey Bogart’s gumshoe Philip Marlowe in ‘The Big Sleep.’ ”

Tech Matters

Tech Matters: Get more out of your browser

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Browser add-ons are a great way to make your online experience more enjoyable, more productive and safer.

Our View

Ogden mayor took city government into his own hands

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Mayor MIke Caldwell’s misguided attempt to recruit Stadler Rail shows why we must insist on open, representative government.

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