Love's plan to make birth control pills available OTC — a reader conversation

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Should birth control pills be available without a prescription? U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, thinks...


People need to fine-tune their BS detectors, because it's everywhere

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Full disclosure: I'm a guy. And as a guy, I've been hanging around guys for a long time now. It started early — family, school, church, later on work, and clubs. So because of that, my BS detector is a fine-tuned machine. Pretty easy for me to detect BS when I hear it and see it. Turns out,...

Guest Commentary

Weber County emergency crews responded effectively to flooding

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“Mother Nature will show her mighty strength, but we take great comfort knowing that our crews and emergency response leadership teams are trained and ready to go,” the Weber County commissioners write.

Behind Bars , Guest Commentary

Behind Bars: Officers don't mess around when it comes to intervention, safety

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If a prisoner refuses to comply with orders, then officers will eventually intervene and use force, but not before they gather overwhelming numbers, inmate Brian Wood writes. 

Our View

Thumbs up, thumbs down: Utah AG Reyes' secret arrests, a love story and more

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The Utah attorney general should not be getting much love from those who love the U.S. Constitution; a Layton man fulfills his wife’s last wish and more. 

National Commentary

Trump — the myth of the passive president

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“Capitol Hill is dependent on Trump, not just to sign bills, but to lead,” writes Rich Lowry.


We need to be kind to one another, as Jesus taught

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What is the objective in all of the divisiveness in Congress? Why can’t people be good and kind to each other, as our Savior lived and taught? Sen. Orrin Hatch hit the nail on the head when he asked or said we need to be civil to each other. Actually, he said, “We all ought to be...


Utah's congressional delegation, Legislature and governor are all

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Like the outdoor retailers, I’m done with politics in Utah. Unlike them, however, I was born and raised here. But still, I’m done. The breaking point for the retailers and for me was Gov. Gary Herbert’s signing of the resolution urging President Donald Trump to rescind the Bears...

Guest Commentary

At the U.S. Supreme Court, a family tries to extend the Constitution by 60 feet

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“Most of the time we live safely within the borders of our laws. Usually our lives don’t venture into dangerous territory, where the law and Constitution do not — and cannot — protect us,” writes E. Kent Winward.

Our View

During a crisis, Utah law enforcement needs transparency, not secrecy

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At a time of uncertainty — after a fatal officer-involved shooting or a prisoner’s death in custody — facts, details and honesty reassure a community. But a bill in the Utah House would create silence, instead.

Standard Deviations

Standard Deviations: Serious trust issue has developed between public, news

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It’s a dangerous road, this false narrative that news outlets are deliberately making up stories out of whole cloth.

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