Opinion

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....

Letters

Senator Mike Lee is a profile in courage

Editor: Utah Senator Mike Lee is a profile in courage. He stood up to fellow Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and voted no to the...


Letters

Thanks for outpouring of love for Sister Danile

Editor, To our friends in Utah: How does one say thank you to all our friends in Utah? By writing a letter to the editor, of course!! That’s what this is...


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...


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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....


Senator Mike Lee is a profile in courage

Editor: Utah Senator Mike Lee is a profile in courage. He stood up to fellow Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and voted no to the...