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Utah can no longer afford a culture that perpetuates sexual violence

Enough. Enough of Utahns believing that women’s bodies are theirs to assault. Enough of a state government that allows a rape culture to perpetuate itself, year after year, refusing to significantly invest in prevention. Enough of abandoning rape victims, leaving them to struggle physically,...


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The time to begin discussing our shared challenges is now, not 2017

President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Jan. 12. A week earlier, in his role as chairman of the National Governors Association, Gov. Gary Herbert gave the State of the States address. One speech anticipated the other, with Herbert promoting the states as “laboratories...


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Teaching middle-schoolers about gun safety makes sense

About a third of Utahns own guns — 31.9 percent, according to a June 2015 study published in the journal Injury Prevention. Put another way, if your kid goes over to a friend’s house to play, the odds are 1 in 3 there’s a gun somewhere on the property. So Sen. Todd Weiler has the right idea. Let’s...


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Ogden police deserve their raises. So do the city's firefighters

Ogden police did not receive a step pay increase for more than 12 years. They finally got one Jan. 1. And they earned it — every penny. Matthew Godfrey suspended step raises for the Ogden PD during his first term as mayor, citing a weak economy. At that point, unemployment in the Ogden-...


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