Opinion

We've started to reduce childhood food insecurity, but we can't stop now

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We helped nearly 1,500 Weber County children escape food insecurity. Now let’s do the same for the...

Guest Commentary

Facebook and the politics of news

Facebook Trending Topics

Facebook says it conveys news without bias. Conservatives aren’t so sure, writes David Ferro.


Our View

Who's going to be our next Weber County commissioner? That's up to you

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Caitlin Gochnour and Jim Harvey — candidates for the Weber County Commission — are debating Thursday at WSU. Send us the questions you’d like to ask them. 


Standard Deviations

Columnist finds pornography a fascinating subject

Pornography Health Crisis Utah

Just don’t ask the speech-to-text feature on your phone to type the word “porn.” Because, frankly, it’s a pain in the asterisk.


National Commentary

There's only one choice worse than Clinton or Trump — not voting

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Faced with an election between two candidates they don’t like, what can Americans do? Vote, says Kathleen Parker.


Letters

Weber County needs Gochnour's financial expertise, former commissioner says

Caitlin Gochnour kicks off campaign

The opportunity to serve the people of Weber County as commissioner for eight years, from 1998-2006, was a tremendous honor. While working to solve problems and address the concerns of the people I served, I gained insight into the needs of this county. We must elect a candidate with experience and...


Letters

Utahns continue to elect lawmakers who vote against the things we want

Public Lands Plan

It’s a mystery to me why so many Utahns commit political suicide by voting against themselves. How? By electing representatives who refuse to vote for things the majority of citizens want. Let’s look at a few examples. Year after year, polls show that Utahns want adequate funding for education. So...


Letters

Teacher at South Ogden Junior High didn't need to use racial slur

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With all due respect to teachers and especially our students, we are too quick to use racial slurs. At South Ogden Junior High School, history teacher Douglas Barker did say the full “N-word,” which I know is not at all necessary to say. Just say “the N-word” or “black.” Must we keep dragging up...


Guest Commentary

Ogden's Dee Elementary School was a special place

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Phyllis Savage and Alice Glenn started teaching at Dee Elementary when it opened in 1970. They have a lot of fond memories.


National Commentary

Let's talk about real populism

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“Let's get members of Congress on record about overtime,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “And perhaps a big debate would force more coverage of this issue — and also get the media to press Trump about where he stands.”


Behind Bars

It's not impossible to find positive role models in prison

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I’ve mentioned many times all the bad influences that surround me in prison; there are many, but I’ve also found good ones. The more time I’ve spent around certain individuals, the more I have found my admiration for them.


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