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An attack on a lawmaker — an attack on our way of life

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First, Gabrielle Giffords. Now Steve Scalise. We didn’t learn anything in the six years between their shootings.


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Free trade and balanced immigration policies are essential to Utah's economy

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Our lawmakers face a choice — they can support the president’s executive orders on trade and immigration or they can advocate the principles that helped build Utah’s economy. But they can’t do both.


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You’ve got a modern crime lab, Utah. Now make sure it’s completely funded.

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Automation at Utah’s new crime lab will help prevent future rape kit backlogs. But to fulfill its potential, it needs to be fully staffed — and funded.


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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: The LDS Church gets recognized for fighting child abuse, candidates file for city offices in Weber and Davis counties, the Air Quality Committee was disbanded and the Weber County Commissioners opt to hire a consultant for a close-to-home issue.


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Going to jail shouldn't be a death sentence for the mentally ill in Utah

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Utah must find a way to help mentally ill prisoners get the psychological treatment they need before someone else commits suicide in a county jail — someone like Matthew Ryan Hall.


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A joint city/county health clinic is a great idea. But don't stop there

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A health clinic jointly operated by Ogden and Weber County is a creative way to control costs. But don’t stop there — open it up to community partners.


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Surviving Utah's 100 deadliest days requires common sense

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This is a deadly time of year on Utah’s roads. How do you survive? Start by slowing down.


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Help us investigate the true extent of intolerance in America

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We cannot address hatred until we begin to understand it. And that requires data — accurate, real-time data.


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Utah is beautiful this time of year. But it can also be deadly.

Raging Rivers

Strong currents, cold water combine to make rivers "the most dangerous places in Utah."


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Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Ogden’s booming music scene, summer food programs, Utah senators take the wrong side on Paris and Diesel Brother’s disregard the right thing to do.


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