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Bicycling in Utah

Bicycle trails

This morning while walking I noticed at least 20 people riding bikes—some for exercise, some to commute to jobs and others for the joy of feeling fresh air on their faces. I admire them for

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CBO: Why VA claims exploded and ways to slow the trend

America’s population of living veterans fell by almost five million, or 17 percent, from 2000 to 2013. So why did the number of veterans drawing disability


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Ironic justice system: Drug dealer goes free, 16-year-old sent

What kind of a coun­try do we live in when a 16-year-old teen­ager is sen­tenced to prison (May 14 news ar­ti­cle, “16-year-old sent to


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AAFES makes 'business case' for all vets to shop online

Allowing 18.8 million honorably-discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services, which also operate brick-and-mortar department stores and


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A fee on carbon: good for the economy and the climate

Imagine receiving $45 per month directly deposited into your checking account just because you are an American. This deposit would increase to $396/month in


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I got 'doored' while biking home

I got “doored” while biking home from the Weber County Fair, Saturday night, about 11:30 p.m., at the intersection of Second Street and Pingree Avenue.


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Safety net programs for the poor under attack

Conservatives of all stripes, including politicians blame redistribution policies of the Obama administration for the current unemployment problem. They generally


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Military Update: Civilian doc networks to backstop VA primary

More than two decades ago, when a shrinking military healthcare system saw patient demand exceed its capacity to deliver timely care, particularly for a burgeoning


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Cambodia, The Killing Fields and rule of law

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just completed a major step forward. The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of


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Schools that nurture individual greatness

In a few days another school year will be upon us. Will it be business as usual? Utah has a subject-centered system that tries to standardize and make students fit


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A conflict that will not end

"We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population." Attributed


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