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It's easy to vote in Davis County

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With very little effort, you can be an outstanding Utah citizen! You can register to vote. One in four eligible Utahns don't even register. And you can be outstanding by actually voting! In the last

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The U.S. Constitution turns 227 today

The U.S. Constitution is 227 years old. Wednesday, Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution by 39 brave men


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American Spirit contest essay winners explore the Constitution

The American Spirit’s two winning essays, from Kristen Aeschlimann and Evelyn Tanner, are published on Constitution Day. This year's contest had entries from


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An update on Ogden’s creative class

A decade ago, I wrote an article about Richard Florida’s book The Rise of the Creative Class. The book makes the case that communities with an active arts and


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Constitution Day helps protect from lawlessness

Constitution Day, Sept. 17, is a day for reflection on the importance of the American Constitution. The document teaches Americans how to secure for ourselves and


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ISIS policy must emphasize regional context

The challenge to governments and people of the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has to be met effectively. To


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Ogden Farmers market changes attempt to fix what wasn't broken

After reading the Aug. 10 Standard-Examiner article, “Ogden Farmer's market crowds mushroom after changes,” I felt compelled to write. I have attended


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People of the Middle East must bring peace, stability to region

The Middle East (a Western label BTW) has always been problematic. This is a region that is rife with divisions. There are multiple ethnicities, as well as a wealth


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Military Update: VA chief: 'Tens of thousands' more medical

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs “tens of thousands” more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA


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Nexus of inefficiency in criminal justice system, public policy

I have written on poverty issues in the recent past and suggested ways government policy could be improved to reduce poverty. Here I want to discuss how


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Have you been to the theatre lately?

Have you been to the the­atre lately? Your re­sponse to this ques­tion may be, “of course, I just saw the lat­est sum­mer


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