Stop purchasing single-use plastics

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I am writing in regards to the multiple articles written about the region’s recycling issues. While this is important for the time being, we do need to shift some our focus to address the core issue: reducing plastic production. Plastic has become a cheap convenience and is getting out of...

Education , Guest Commentary

Readers react with pride, disdain to Weber High's gun violence walkout protest

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Hundreds of students at Weber High walked out and gathered on the school soccer field, where student Zach Thomas reminded them of the purpose of their protest and read the names of the victims in the shooting.

National Commentary

Trump's wall is performance art, not border security

Trump wall

“His wall promise rests on the same basis as a Ponzi scheme,” writes Steve Chapman. “It doesn't have to work in the end. It just has to work long enough to fleece the gullible.”

Our View

To the students who walked out of class Wednesday: Don't give up

Weber High School Walkout

The students who walked out of class Wednesday didn’t create this violent culture and flood it with easily obtainable military-style weapons. But now they’re our best hope of fixing it.

Guest Commentary

We need guardians with guns in our schools

School Shooting Florida

“The problem doesn’t lie in the inner workings of a gun; the problem lies in the inner workings of the shooter,” writes D. Louise Brown. 


GOP is a one-ring circus with a delusional ringmaster

Trump walks

I returned a Republican survey uncompleted. I once had some respect for the party. That has been eviscerated by the man selected to lead the GOP and by Congress with its lack of disaster recognition. The president in almost every respect is a liar or he allows distortions and petty grievances to...

Guest Commentary

“You are a communist that hates Donald Trump and this country"

Trump Astros Baseball

Guest columnist Don Porter shares emails from his readers.

National Commentary

Pompeo may have a better chance of succeeding as Secretary of State

Trump Tillerson

Pompeo's best chance for success lies in persuading his boss that he is not, as Trump once said, "the only one that matters" in foreign policy.

National Commentary

Elon Musk brings back the Age of Exploration

Trump Immigration Entrepreneurs

“The founder of Tesla and SpaceX is, through his brio and technological prowess, bringing back a whiff of the Age of Exploration, the time when men launched across oceans in rickety ships in pursuit of the unknown (and perhaps untold riches),” writes Rich Lowry.


Use military personnel to guard public schools

Manning Wikileaks

President Donald Trump wants to have our school teachers carry guns and defend our students from gun-toting terrorists. This is a bad idea. Our teachers have enough to do educating, guiding, testing and evaluating students — not to mention that most teachers would not have the heart to shoot...

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