Guest Commentary

Immigration in Northern Utah: An S-E reader conversation

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President Trump promised to deport immigrants who came to the United States illegally. Some of them...

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Most inmates don't dwell on the overwhelming ugliness of prison

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“It would be difficult to interact with certain people on a daily basis if I put too much thought into what they have done,” inmate Brian Wood writes. 


Guest Commentary

What does Trumpcare look like and how do we get there?

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Lower costs? Insurance for everybody? President Trump says we can have it all. So let’s do it, writes E. Kent Winward.


Guest Commentary

Immigration in Northern Utah: An S-E reader conversation

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President Trump promised to deport immigrants who came to the United States illegally. Some of them have children in our schools. What should happen to their kids?


Guest Commentary

Ogden's SparkPoint Center at Cottages of Hope— a new approach to assistance

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The SparkPoint Center at Cottages of Hope is pioneering a new, integrated approach to helping Northern Utah families become self-sufficient, writes Jeff Steagall. 


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Clarifying my stance on preparing prisoners for life after jail

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“The point I was intending to make was not to say prisoners shouldn’t be released, but to say that there are real people that could use some help and are not getting it,” inmate Brian Wood writes. 


Guest Commentary

Why some laws work and others don't

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“The law works best when it provides proper incentives for people’s behavior,” writes E. Kent Winward. “The law performs poorly if it attempts to prohibit or stop behavior.”


Guest Commentary

Does Ogden need an I-15 freeway interchange at 24th Street?

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An Interstate 15 freeway interchange at 24th Street in Ogden would cost between $80 million and $100 million. Is it worth the investment? 


Guest Commentary

There are internships. Then there are Utah legislative internships

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College interns in the Utah Legislature are essentially chiefs of staff, schedulers and gatekeepers all at once, writes Carol McNamara.


Outtakes

Outtakes: Critical response to Streep’s Trump takedown is beautifully ironic

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Shut up and act. It’s a bizarro world we live in, isn’t it?


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: The 'us vs. them' mentality is unproductive

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The fervor between prisoners and jailers seems to be at an all-time high with police and parolees continually on the news for shooting and killing each other. Unfortunately, the prison culture seems to intensify this adversarial relationship rather than creating an environment that supports the...


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