Utah's new .05 BAC threshold — an S-E reader conversation

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Gov. Gary Herbert says lowering the state’s BAC threshold to .05 will save lives, but some...


Conservatives acted like adults when Obama won. Learn a lesson, Democrats

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Two fine examples of “low-information” people had letters in this newspaper March 13, 2017. One letter called for an investigation of President Trump and his alleged ties to the Russian government (”Demand that Sessions appoint a special counsel to probe Trump's ties to Russia,...


Mexico may pay for a wall — to keep the Americans out

The way many of our good-paying manufacturing jobs are being outsourced to Mexico (jobs from Nabisco, Carrier, and Chrysler, just to name a few), it’s possible that many living in this country might want to move to Mexico in search of a job, seeing how there might not be any here. It’s...


A story about a little old lady, a celebrity and a homeowners association

Westwood Village

Outtakes , Guest Commentary

Outtakes: Utah's lawmakers should be concerned with texting while driving too

Texting and driving

Our governor and legislators are all worried about drunk drivers, but they should be just as concerned about drivers who are weaving and wandering and risking others’ lives by messing with their phones.

National Commentary

Our nation's schools should be ICE-free zones

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“Though there is a policy stating that ICE officers and immigration agents should refrain from enforcement actions at K-12 schools, there is no statute or law guaranteeing it,” writes Esther J. Cepeda. “There ought to be.”

Tech Matters

Tech Matters: Modern-day tax scams and other telephone troubles

Danger Scam Alert

A robotic female voice says she is calling from the IRS, a warrant has been issued for my arrest, my house is being watched, and I must call her back immediately. What do they want? iTunes gift cards.

Guest Commentary

Student evaluations are focused on the wrong customers

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“The university needs to hear from students, but student evaluations, as currently administered, should only be considered for what they are worth,” writes Weber State University’s David Ferro.


Utah needs to spend more money on its public schools

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Those of you who are worried about the K-12 experience of Utah's children are doing the right thing. Education on the cheap here hasn't worked, and it's in danger of causing harm further and further down the road. How do I know that? We're discovering, slowly but surely, that those countries that...


Utah teens don't have the maturity, experience to carry concealed weapons

Concealed carry

It's really hard to understand how our legislators could submit a bill to allow Utahns as young as 18 to obtain concealed gun permits and then for Gov. Gary Herbert to sign the bill and make it the law. Where, oh where is their common sense? I was 18 once, and so were our legislators and the Guv....

Standard Deviations

Stricter drunk driving law may be about both religion and safety

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Lowered blood alcohol levels could be just the ticket for bringing together Mormons and their ‘Gentile’ neighbors.

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