America needs Republican vertebrates

Trump Paul

“The time for whispered criticisms and quiet snickering is over. The time for panic and...


Republican lawmakers are behind Utah land grab, not LDS Church

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In response to the Sept. 21 “news analysis” by Christine Colbert, “Mormon history explains why we want less federal land,” I don’t know where she got her information, but I really resent her implication that the “Mormon Church” has a stand on...

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Prison should further inmates' education, not handball skills

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While many inmates become skilled at playing handball, chess, or pinochle, Brian Wood believes their time could be better spent by furthering their education. 

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Filling food pantries at three Ogden schools, an unmailed letter, a state-of-the-art space for teaching technology classes, and Iron Horse vandalism.

Guest Commentary

School board failed to consider historic importance of Polk Elementary

Polk Elementary

“Destroying historically and architecturally significant buildings is in no one's best interest,” writes Connie Cox.

National Commentary

How the NFL lost to Trump

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“There were all sorts of unobjectionable means available for players to defy Trump, but they allowed themselves to, in effect, get double-dared into disrespecting the flag,” writes Rich Lowry.


United States needs to ban bump stocks

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Candlelight vigils, moments of silence at public events, flowers, etc., are meaningless gestures unless we also forcefully speak out against the tyranny of the National Rifle Association and let our legislators know that our current gun laws are unacceptable. To remain silent on this issue is to be...

Standard Deviations

Mountain Green man continues winning ways in quest for one-ton pumpkin

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Matt McConkie sets his fourth state record since 2010 with a 1,974-pound pumpkin.

National Commentary

Trump declares war on the Constitution


“Trump's supporters feared that if Clinton were elected, constitutional rights would be damaged over time by a liberal Supreme Court. Instead, they got a president who prefers to damage them immediately all by himself,” writes Steve Chapman.

Guest Commentary

Coates challenges us to examine our attitudes and behavior

We Were Eight Years in Power

“Today’s climate challenges those who have always considered themselves ‘not racist.’ That is why books like ‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ are so relevant — they challenge our beliefs about ourselves, our country, its history, and our own behavior and...

Our View

Why does the Davis Co. Sheriff's Office suddenly need an extra $15 million?

Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson audits

Despite six in-custody deaths last year, Sheriff Todd Richardson defended operations at the Davis County Jail. Now he wants a $15 million budget increase and 84 additional deputies, jailers and personnel. Not without an explanation.

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