Congress cares more about its big donors than working-class voters

Congress Taxes Ryan

They've done it again. Our "representatives" in Washington have voted to raise our taxes and make health care less affordable for millions of citizens, while slashing taxes on large corporations and the wealthy. Reps. Rob Bishop, Mia Love, Chris Stewart and John Curtis all toed the party line and...

Guest Commentary

Democracy, conversation and hyperbole


“Our politicians have shifted from exaggeration for effect to simply using large lies instead of small ones,” writes Jeff Steagall.

Standard Deviations

Here's a handy-dandy holiday gift guide for Black Friday

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What you really need for Christmas? A Death Star Waffle Maker. Or an Automatic BBQ Grill Cleaning Robot.

Guest Commentary

A look at the fentanyl epidemic in Utah

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“The opioid epidemic is real and with the influx of fentanyl, death is a likely outcome,” writes Lt. Jake Sube.

Our View

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration. Don’t let it become a season of mourning

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Thanksgiving weekend is a dangerous time on Utah roads, so adjust accordingly.

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: A little work and a microwave go a long way with prison cuisine

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“Spreading is where prisoners get together and make a big meal. In prison, food is entertainment,” Brian Wood writes this week.


Don't end the Affordable Care Act

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I have had a disability since I was 15 months old. I would like to challenge to President Trump and members of Congress to spend two days in a manual wheelchair or a walker, but you can’t use accessible parking spots, ramps made for wheelchairs or buttons to open automatics doors. Before the...

National Commentary

A fight more pressing than Democratic squabbling

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“Voters in Virginia (and New Jersey and elsewhere) said to Washington Democrats: Stop it with your stupid fights. We have work to do,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr.

Our View

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

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This week’s topics: Online sex ed, grandfamilies and the opioid epidemic, “It’s OK to be white” posters and students building a better community at George Washington High School.

National Commentary

Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton


“A Clinton reckoning — whatever that means — will likely come in some form. But it may have to wait until the world shifts further toward the more equitable balance that Clinton himself, for all his grim faults, sought to bring forth,” writes Francis Wilkinson.

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