Who deserves praise and criticism in Northern Utah this week?

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“A Moment in the Ring” gave special needs entrants a chance to shine at the Weber...

National Commentary

The latest Clinton email story just isn't a scandal

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Nobody got “special access” to Secretary of Sate Hillary Clinton by donating to the Clinton Foundation, writes Paul Waldman. Not even Bono.

Our View

CNBC discovers what we already knew — Ogden's a great place to start a business

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We’ve already built one of the most vibrant communities in the United States. And the best part is, we’re just getting started.

National Commentary

One man's clutter could be another man's treasure

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“De-cluttering doesn't have to be a vapid exercise in conspicuous austerity,” writes Esther J. Cepeda. “Clean house and help others at the same time by donating to your local nonprofit thrift store.”

Guest Commentary

Weber County needs a new form of government

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“Ogden constitutes 36 percent of Weber County’s population,” writes L. Clifford Goff. “Yet it is noteworthy that no one on the county commission is from Ogden City, which is in fact the county seat — the focal point for Weber County government operations.”

National Commentary

Our false feelings of insecurity

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“Even the most secure nation needs to pay attention to tangible dangers, including small ones,” writes Steve Chapman. “But it shouldn't let itself be spooked by shadows.”

National Commentary

The real reason prescription drugs cost more in the U.S.

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The U.S. spends more than twice what other industrialized countries spend on drugs. Why? Because of long government-granted monopolies.


Ziegfield Theater's "La Cage Aux Folles" teaches timely lessons

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Brava, Ziegfeld Theater! Brava, cast of “La Cage aux Folles!” Based on a play written in 1973 and first produced on Broadway in 1983, this timeless, award-winning musical has much to offer us today. On the surface, it plays for laughs using slapstick, modestly risqué gags, and a...


It takes water to make food

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I am writing in response to the article published Aug. 6, 2016, “She wants to Convince Utahns to use less water,” about Faye Rutishauser, the new conservation coordinator for the Utah Division of Water Resources. I am amazed when I hear of people who don't understand it takes water to...

Our View

Marathoner Jared Ward makes Utah — and the United States — proud

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Ward finished sixth Sunday against the greatest distance runners in the world. Think of it — a kid from Kaysville who grew up to challenge for a medal at the Olympics.

National Commentary

Donald Trump's ideological test for immigrants is absurd

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“It's not wrong to want to keep out those who would do us harm — we should absolutely be thinking about better screening,” writes Esther J. Cepeda. “But restricting entry to only those who can traverse (or fake) an ideological purity quiz doesn't even pass the smell test....

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