Our View: We need to respect police

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We need to respect the police. It’s that simple. There are occasional bad exceptions, of course, and we read about them in the media, but the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officers


Reminder: Cops lives at stake whenever they approach someone

Editor: Not always do I agree with the philosophy in "Our View" but when I read the opinion in the Aug. 21 issue, "We need to respect police," I was very pleased.

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Evil strikes back

Just as World War I didn't prove to be "the war to end all wars," the 20th century didn't turn out to be when the nearly unimaginable brutality and indescribable

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The right presidential reaction

As the tumultuous situation in Ferguson, Mo., entered its second week, President Obama stood before the nation and offered a mild, balanced plea. There is

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We’re spending way too much on raising our kids

The Department of Agriculture has released its annual report on the cost of raising children, and the upshot is what you probably already know: It’s expensive.

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A fee on carbon: good for the economy and the climate

Imagine receiving $45 per month directly deposited into your checking account just because you are an American. This deposit would increase to $396/month in

Our View

Our View: Utah, get Medicaid expansion!

Utah is losing out on the benefits of Medicaid expansion. Our state leaders are denying tens of thousands of our residents the opportunity to have affordable health


Please keep your private business to yourself

Editor, Why do some discuss their private bedroom lives to people who would like to keep that a private matter? It’s invading  people’s comfort


Why government openness matters

Editor, One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was


Don't wait too long to start West Davis Corridor

Editor, Regarding the Aug. 12 news story, “West Davis Corridor decision delayed 6 months,” hello, "Utah to smarts,“ you already have a corridor

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I got 'doored' while biking home

I got “doored” while biking home from the Weber County Fair, Saturday night, about 11:30 p.m., at the intersection of Second Street and Pingree Avenue.

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