Guest Commentary

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

Arthur Elston Cottages of Hope

The SparkPoint Center at Cottages of Hope is pioneering a new, integrated approach to helping...

Guest Commentary

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

Arthur Elston Cottages of Hope

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

Utah Budget 2016 House

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...


Guest Commentary

Lessons from Orwell: Big Brother isn't the problem. Conformity is the problem

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“Big Brother didn’t watch so much as just expect everyone to behave the same way,” writes E. Kent Winward.


TX

Fears of coming out dissolve with acceptance from peers

TX. Coming Out

Clearfield senior Alex Johnson shares his story of coming out as gay in a conservative state. 


Guest Commentary

The Homefront: Dumping your 2016 backpack will be a liberating moment

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Dwelling on what has passed is a waste of time and energy. Wisdom suggests we sift through the rubble, pick out the few pieces of knowledge learned worth keeping, then turn to the future.


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