Column: Trump's response to Charlottesville shows we've made a monumental error

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In the wake of President Donald Trump’s response to white supremacists in Charlottesville, columnist Don Porter asks how our country made such a massive error in its choice of leader.

National Commentary

Millennial racists take center stage in Charlottesville

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“Racist grandpas may be dying out, but their bigotry is regenerating in today's youths,” writes Catherine Rampell.

Our View

Utah's churches point out a universal truth — white supremacy is evil

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In the aftermath of Charlottesville, one Utah denomination after another delivered the same message — racism is evil and white supremacists are wrong. Their words carry moral authority.

National Commentary

Mothball the Confederate monuments

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“The monuments should go. Some of them simply should be trashed; others transmitted to museums, battlefields and cemeteries,” writes Rich Lowry.


Kudos to those responsible for flowers in downtown Ogden

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I am writing to express my appreciation and thanks to all those people responsible for placing the hanging baskets of flowers and pots around the downtown area. A special thanks to Rebecca, who is responsible for the planting, watering and overall care of the 300 flower pots. I live in the downtown...

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Column: It's not the best time for a total solar eclipse in this country

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Despite predictions of gloom and doom, astrophysicists say our nearest star is good for another five billion sunrises.  

Our View

Sen. Mike Lee's silence on Charlottesville is unacceptable

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch didn’t need two days to provide moral clarity on Charlottesville. Sen. Mike Lee remains silent, however — and that’s nearly as troubling as Trump’s lack of courage.

Guest Commentary

What the parable of the river can teach us about SLC's Rio Grande crisis

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The opioid epidemic is often cited as a primary cause of the drug addiction and crime in the Rio Grande district of Salt Lake City, writes Michael Vaughan. But why does Utah have an opioid problem in the first place?


Vandals destroyed a beautiful piece of art at Ogden Pioneer Stadium

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My husband, Newell Nelson, painted a mural of a Dolly Varden trout on the south side of the Ogden Pioneer Stadium. It was done in 2008 upon request of Ogden City Police to try to help curb the amount of graffiti being done by random persons. There are about 25 murals in all. Many have been...

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Behind Bars: O.J.'s parole hearing gets a 2 out of 10 for contrition

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“I, along with much of America, watched a good portion of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing the other day on the news,” columnist Brian Wood writes this week. 

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