Trump, Utah and cuts to 2 national monuments — an S-E reader conversation

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Outdoor retailer Patagonia joined a series of lawsuits against President Trump after he reduced the...


Randall Carlisle was one of Utah's best TV news anchors

Randall Carlisle

I think Utah has been very fortunate in having some of the best TV news anchors in the country. Certainly, one of the very best has been Randall Carlisle, who recently retired from ABC 4. So it was sad to see Randall's last broadcast Sunday evening, Dec. 3. My husband and I wish Randall the very...


Either call out sexual abusers or get out of politics

Trump-2 Hatch

I was on a recent call with Sen. Orrin Hatch and heard him get grilled by callers on why he would support Roy Moore in Alabama (I was especially happy that one of the questioners was a man). Hatch danced around the question, praising President Donald Trump and expressing the need to end all sexual...

Guest Commentary

Parents play a crucial role in teaching children to reject racism

Atticus Finch

“A child may learn to be racist from the friends they choose. But, generally speaking, I don’t believe they would choose those racist friends if both parents and teachers are using the same anti-bigotry instruction manual,” writes Don Porter.

Our View

9 million kids rely on CHIP for health care — and Congress still hasn't renewed it

Congress Budget Battle Hatch

Funding health care coverage for low-income children? Who has time for that?

National Commentary

If it involves Trump, Russia and Mueller, it must be true

Flynn ABC Reporter Suspended

“If the press had less faith that Robert Mueller is on the verge of bringing the Trump presidency to its knees, it might exercise a little more discrimination,” writes Rich Lowry.

Standard Deviations

Breathe easy, folks — here comes the dreaded temperature inversion

Inversion perversion

That old prankster Mother Nature is trying to give us a “climatological Dutch oven.” 

National Commentary

'Darkest Hour' proves that history can hinge on a single leader

Golden Globes Nominations Actor Film Drama

“Many are looking for a place to invest their hope. And some leader, we trust, will rise who calls his countrymen to choose decency and civic friendship above the destructive pleasures of hatred and blame,” writes Michael Gerson.

National Commentary

California needs to begin preparing for a fiery reality

California Wildfires-8

What should make Southern California fearful is that climate change could mean a future of more frequent and more intense wildfires.

Guest Commentary

Shop local. Eat local. Give local. Think local.

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“To maintain a great northern Utah, all of us must maintain a sense of community. We must be conscious of one another’s needs, work together and support each other,” writes Robert Hunter.


When we sit idling in our cars, we're contributing to inversions

Air Pollution Alert Utah

I am writing in response to the Dec. 11 story, “Inversion expected to last throughout the week; no-burn alert still in effect,” by Jessica Kokesh. As the inversion settles along the Wasatch Front, a new norm settles as well: Poor air quality. We would revolt at anyone throwing trash...

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