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Our View: Heroin addiction going mainstream

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Heroin addiction is a growing problem, not just in the U.S. but in Utah. From 2002 to 2013, Utah saw a 42 percent increase in heroin deaths. There were 91 in 2013, 116 in 2014. In 2002, there were 61....

Our View

Our View: Boy Scouts make the right decision

We approve of the Boy Scouts of America ending its absolute ban on gay adult leaders while retaining the right of church-affiliated Scout troops to keep the ban....


National Commentary

The U.S. should help Central America help itself

Their numbers may have declined, but the violence they are trying to escape persists. As Congress considers the plight of the thousands of people from El Salvador,...


National Commentary

Pollard's release and the shame of American Jews

I’m relieved that the nightmare of Jonathan Pollard’s imprisonment is about to be over. Not because I feel any sympathy whatsoever for the convicted spy...


Letters

Reader muses about cows, Canola Oil, snappers

Editor, My wife asked me if they had pictures of the cows on Pluto. She said that methane pollution from cattle, sheep, and bison is the major cause of man-made...


Letters

Fireworks regulation needed

Editor, My husband and I live in a quiet subdivision in West Haven which consists of mostly one-acre lots. Many of us have horses or other large animals. Legal...




Letters

Teens in Altice case not innocent victims

Editor, I am writing regarding the case and prosecuting involving Brianne Altice. Altice, a former English teacher, who plead guilty to “three counts of...


Our View

Our View: Protect streams from coal mining

The Obama administration has proposed a rule that would prevent coal mining within 100 feet of streams. That makes sense; we don’t need coal debris flowing...


National Commentary

Liberals decide religious liberty isn't so great

The American tradition of religious freedom has long included exemptions from laws that impose a burden on the exercise of faith. The Volstead Act implementing...


National Commentary

Fighting health-care fraud requires funding

While the federal health-care program is still a long way from providing insurance to every American who needs it, the program is apparently pretty good at covering...


Letters

Reader dismayed with front-page article on LDS Church

Editor, I was dismayed to see the front-page article of Monday’s newspaper titled “LDS Church’s ‘House of cards falling down.’”...


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