Guest Commentary

Come together as one for Utah Pride Week

Mormons Gays-3

“Everyone who is troubled for what the recent election means for women, education,...

Guest Commentary

Net neutrality — what it is, why it works and why you should care

Net Neutrality-Q A FCC

“The American people need to once again remind our government representatives that as long as the free exchange of ideas and commerce utilizes corporate thoroughfares, net neutrality must be protected by law,” writes David Ferro.


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Correcting prisoners' bad behavior requires a positive culture

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If the prison system hopes to become a place for corrections, it will need a much more positive culture than what currently exists, and that change needs to start at the top, inmate Brian Wood writes. 


Guest Commentary

Come together as one for Utah Pride Week

Mormons Gays-3

“Everyone who is troubled for what the recent election means for women, education, marginalized communities or the continued ability to marry the person they love must stand together,” writes Carol Gnade.


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In reality, there are no pure pure heroes and villains

GOP 2016 Trump Rally

“As long as we continue act like we're in a melodrama, we will never see the true sides of all the characters, their motivations, machinations and the parts they really play,” writes E. Kent Winward.


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Ogden's resolution in support of immigrants — an S-E reader conversation

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The Ogden City Council passed a measure this week affirming Ogden’s commitment to the civil liberties of immigrants. “I hope the federal government steps in,” one reader said.


Guest Commentary

Weber Co. Sheriff Terry Thompson has it all wrong on medical cannabis

Terry Thompson

“Thompson has muddied the waters by combining medical use of cannabis with recreational use,” writes Doug Rice. “The sheriff has decided there is no such thing as medical use of cannabis.”


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China is filling the vacuum of global economic leadership

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Aristotle said that nature abhors a vacuum. A couple of thousand years of political-economic history has shown that to be accurate. A new vacuum is emerging. It is being filled in a way that should worry workers and consumers from Ogden, Utah, to Oxford, England, to Osaka, Japan. During the...


Guest Commentary

Sheriff Terry Thompson's misguided stance on medical cannabis

Sheriff Terry Thompson

Weber County Sheriff Terry Thompson continues to advocate for a costly, destructive and failed “war on drugs.” He claims, in a written policy, that legalizing cannabis for medicinal use would “create thousands of victims.” RELATED: “With Nevada's move to legalize,...


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Just take it away — most decision-making in prison is reactionary

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

The solution to most issues in prison is to take something away, inmate Brian Wood writes. There doesn’t seem to be thought put into what would be a better way to do things. 


Guest Commentary

In Northern Utah, the ICE raids are real — and so is fear of the law

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“The law should be the collective voice of our humanity and basic decency,” writes E. Kent Winward. “When it ceases to be an extension of our own values, we must make every effort to change the law to eliminate fear and increase justice.”


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