Guest Commentary

If we want to fix our criminal justice system, first we must overcome our fear

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“The net effect of all our fear is that we stop examining whether or not our criminal justice...

Guest Commentary

If we want to fix our criminal justice system, first we must overcome our fear

Prison Relocation-5

“The net effect of all our fear is that we stop examining whether or not our criminal justice system is doing what we want it to do,” writes E. Kent Winward. “Is it making us safer? Is it making our society better?”


Guest Commentary

Roy, raises and a 38% property tax increase — a reader conversation

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Roy’s city council decided it needed to give pay raises to firefighters and police, so it raised property taxes by 38 percent. “That is crazy,” said one person.


Guest Commentary

Weber County needs a new form of government

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“Ogden constitutes 36 percent of Weber County’s population,” writes L. Clifford Goff. “Yet it is noteworthy that no one on the county commission is from Ogden City, which is in fact the county seat — the focal point for Weber County government operations.”


Guest Commentary

Utah's Silicon Slopes should slant to sociability

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Small companies at Startup Ogden are developing the next generation of apps. But technology isn’t just about progress — it’s also about community, write David Ferro and Luke Fernandez of Weber State University.


Guest Commentary

For the time being, at least, a Catch-22 on medical marijuana

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“Eventually, marijuana will be properly classified to provide the societal good that we seek from our medications and drugs,” writes E. Kent Winward. “We should encourage our legislators to fund research and be educated and aware about the positive and negative benefits drugs can...


Guest Commentary

Food, firearms and Ogden's Union Station — a good mix?

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Gun-toting servers in a Union Station restaurant? The prospect gives some readers indigestion.


Guest Commentary

Fix today and fight for tomorrow

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“The best counties in the country don’t just happen,” James Ebert writes. “It takes fighting for the future.”


Guest Commentary

Who says U.S. manufacturing can't compete?

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American manufacturers can still compete. And two Northern Utah companies prove it, writes Jeff Steagall.


Guest Commentary

Rewriting the script on payday loans

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The law provides a script for much of our lives, writes E. Kent Winward. And eventually, the law will catch up with payday lending.


Guest Commentary

Who should be teaching Utah kids? An S-E reader conversation

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Utah faces a severe teacher shortages. Is allowing schools to hire untrained, unlicensed teachers the answer?


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