Opinion

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.


Letters

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

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“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.


Letters

Northern Utahns are paying too much for gasoline

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I wonder if people understand a simple formula: Cost (from the wholesaler) + transportation costs + markup (merchant profit) + taxes = consumer cost. I have to ask this question, because we in Weber and Davis counties are being taken to the cleaners on fuel prices. My wife and I went to Southern...


National Commentary

No, Roy Moore, God won't solve our problems

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“If Christian discipleship is the key to a healthy society, states at the top of the religiosity scale should do far better than those at the bottom in fostering safety, strong families and wholesome behavior. But they don't — not by a long way,” writes Steve Chapman.


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