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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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Did leadership by 'bold goals' spark vet wait-time crisis?

Until he resigned in May, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki led his department of more than 350,000 employees for five years by setting “bold goals” that


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Richard Nixon’s complicated legacy

The right sort of sports fan, is how McGeorge Bundy greeted the news in 1973 that Gerald Ford had been selected as vice president by Richard Nixon. Ford succeeded


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Losing the light

Grow­ing up in the Mid­west, life was full of catch­ing light­en­ing bugs, play­ing hide-n-seek in the dark (and the real fun was


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Common Core controversy in public education in Utah

The opposition to Common Core standards in public education in Utah is not only full of myths, but also lacks concern about providing the best education to children


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Doom and gloom and end-world strategies

The fu­ture looks pretty gloomy to some folks in the good old USA; they are preach­ing doom and gloom and “end-world” strat­e­gies, and


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Top of Utah Voices: The 'gentiles' of Utah

During the last month reports on the celebration of the “Mormon” settlement of Utah, or Pioneer Days, resulted in articles on Mormon history and culture


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Putin is Russia's Reagan minus the congeniality

A new Gallup poll indicates 83 percent of Russians approve of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s job performance. On July 21st the Washington Post featured an


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How 'choice card' and $15 billion will help vets get care

Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA healthcare providers to


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Europe developments highlight Germany’s leadership

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has worked with discipline and determination to maintain democratic stability in her own country, and military stability on the


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