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Readers React: Should Utah ban cellphone use while driving?

Cell phone addition

House Bill 64 would ban all cellphone use cellphone use while driving with the exception of using hands-free devices. Here’s how what you, the readers, said on the subject. 

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House, Senate leaders applaud formation of teen suicide task force

Prison Relocation-5

“The growing problem of teen suicide is a national problem and its impact has been felt in our state as well. Because we didn’t mention it in our opening remarks doesn’t mean it isn’t a priority for either one of us.’

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Readers React: Imagine Dragons singer's film seeks to end 'shaming' LGBT Mormons


Here’s what you, the readers, had to say about Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds’ documentary, “Believer,” about the effect of the Mormon church’s stance on same-sex marriage has on LGBT teens. 

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Take the governor's plea to heart and work as a community

State of Utah Herbert

“Community and cooperation will improve everyone’s lives, and indeed save many. These values encompass the beliefs of the people of Utah, from the time it was founded,” writes E. Kent Winward.

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Utah has some of the best jail standards in the United States

SW 110217 Utah Jail Standards Press Conf 04

“Many of our inmates have little regard for their own health and welfare, and many are now getting the best health care they have experienced,” writes Sheriff Terry Thompson.

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Utah lawmakers are showing signs of potential

Utah Legislature Session Hughes

Sure, Utah lawmakers are going to do their share of silly things this session. But columnist Don Porter says he can forgive them if they if eliminate the sales tax on groceries and sue opioid makers.

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Hey, Alexa — what’s the future of voice technology?

On The Money-Alexa Holiday Shopping

“Experts can see a future where voice technology is everywhere — your wrist, your home, your car,” writes David Ferro of Weber State University.

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GOP official's Facebook post is a threat to voting rights

Davis County GOP

Three members of Mormon Women for Ethical Government take a Republican Party official to task for his Facebook post about voting rights.

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Photographers. relax. You can shoot photos of cows right here in Utah

Food and Farm Undercover Videos

“Yes, out here in the gun-totin’, rootin’-tootin’ West, we don’t want our cows to be shot, even if it is with a camera. But our judges and the First Amendment, for the most part, are having none of it,” writes E. Kent Winward.

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We need to take a more stable view of the president's health

Trump Physical

“All nonsense aside, it’s a challenge to comprehend why those who didn’t vote for nor like the president don’t understand the need to hope his health is intact. Anything less reflects animosity out of control,” writes D. Louise Brown.

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