Saving Obamacare is still the priority

Congress Health Overhaul Graham

“What the country cannot afford is to go backward, which is where Sens. Graham and Cassidy...


Motorists need to look out for elderly bike riders

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I am 62 years old. I've been driving for 56 years. All my life I've read about the elderly being run over and killed in crosswalks. I could never understand it until I started riding a bicycle 13 years ago. If I rode on the sidewalk and into the crosswalk, eight out 10 drivers making a right turn...

National Commentary

This Hispanic Heritage Month, let's have a meaningful discussion

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“The so-called conversations about these "issues" that permeate the internet at this time of year are a colossal waste of time and energy within an already very loosely united populace,” writes Esther J. Cepeda.

Our View

You need CodeRED before the next disaster strikes in Northern Utah

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Reverse 911 is old, ineffective technology. CodeRED can reach you anywhere.

National Commentary

Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

Trump Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None has really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the...


Brown makes a flawed argument about Confederate statues

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I read D. Louise Brown's column on taking down the Confederate statues in America (”America shouldn't be in the business of taking down statues,” Aug. 31). She proclaims her disdain both for the alt-right and “the actions of their opponents to silence them.” She justifies...

Guest Commentary

Listen, kid. You don't know who you're dealing with

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“In the end my parents did a bang-up job responding to a child who did things differently than they or the previous children did. Because of attempts to cut corners, I can spot those habits in my children,” writes Meg Sanders.

Our View

Don't panic — FB report of a cougar attack can't be verified

Mountain Lion-Neighborhood

When you’re sharing information about something as frightening as a cougar attack, verify it first.

National Commentary

The Vietnam syndrome: How we lost it, why we need it

Vietnam War-Huet

“Once again we find ourselves mired in an incomprehensible land, amid people who distrust us. Once again we are aligned with a corrupt regime that couldn't survive without our help as we incur casualties in the pursuit of goals we never reach,” writes Steve Chapman.


Social Security and Medicare aren't entitlements. We've earned them

Social Security Options at 80

When I read David Spackman’s Sept. 5 letter to the editor, “Medicare, Social Security promote laziness and dependency,” I was totally disgusted. In fact, I read and re-read it four times to make sure I understood the full meaning. I did.  Who in their right mind would make...

National Commentary

A cautionary tale about progressives losing their minds

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“The president doesn't want to impose his traditional sexual morality because, for starters, he doesn't have any to impose,” writes Rich Lowry.

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