John C. Wester

Have guns been elevated in our society to the status of a symbol?

What, then, can be said about a culture that elevates the gun almost to the status of a symbol? Read more »

March 24, 2013


Herbert vetoes controversial gun carry bill

Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed HB76 on Friday, the controversial “constitutional carry” bill that would allow a concealed firearm to be carried without a permit.< Read more »

March 22, 2013


Utah Catholics pray for Pope Francis

On the same day that Pope Francis was inaugurated as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, some 500 Utah Catholics and their friends and neighbors gathered... Read more »

March 19, 2013


Both sides hitting Herbert on 'constitutional carry' gun law

Telephones rang constantly in the governor's office Monday as people weighed in on the so-called "constitutional carry" gun law the Utah Legislature passed last week. Read more »

March 18, 2013


Utah children win gains in health care and other top stories of the week (March 12-17)

Editor's note: The Deseret News' six areas of editorial emphasis reflect our distinctive mission to deliver quality news and analysis with an eye toward faith, family... Read more »

March 17, 2013

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