Column: Football season creates camaraderie among prison inmates

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The change in the environment is palpable with quite a bit more camaraderie among inmates. Maybe...


If no one paid taxes, how would we fund the government?

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After terrifying experience as a child, woman is still afraid of storms

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A frightening thunderstorm hammered our house near the Cache County/Idaho border late one night in August 1944. Dad was called out on his job to Bear River Canyon. I could hear his two black workhorses tramping around the haystack in the feed storage yard adjacent to corral. I knew I must route...


Column: Negotiating on real estate might be the definition of insanity

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Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” After a long negotiation process, realtor Jen Kirchhoefer was beginning to think she and her clients might be a good case study for old...

National Commentary

Riot first, ask questions later

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“Charlotte is the latest episode in the evidence-free Black Lives Matter movement that periodically erupts in violence after officer-involved shootings,” writes Rich Lowry. “The movement is beholden to a narrative of systematic police racism to which every case is made to conform,...

Our View

Utah lawmakers are lousy at running the state's alcohol business

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Utah lawmakers need to get out of the alcohol business. They just aren’t any good at it.

National Commentary

Beyond the presidency, there are reasons to go on living

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“If the wrong candidate wins, a lot of Americans will yearn for an option that is not on the ballot: Sweet Meteor of Death 2016, which would end our misery by wiping out the human race,” writes Steve Chapman. “But even with Trump or Clinton in the White House, there will still be...


Who built the Browning House in Ogden? Now we know

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I was reading about the so-called Browning House at 2529 Jackson Ave., and I would like to make a correction to your Sept. 16 article (”Ogden's Historic Browning House for sale after years of renovation”). The house was built by my uncle, John Franklin Ellis, and his wife Telitha...


Public needs to be vigilant about idling UTA buses

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While riding my bike this summer, I became concerned about a UTA bus (No. 645) that would regularly sit idling for extended periods at what appeared to be its first stop, positioned north at 4630 South, Old Post Road. This is adjacent to Weber State's University Village dormitory complex, and...

National Commentary

Maybe crime's not rising, but voters think it is

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“For now, the most responsible reaction to the 2015 crime data is neither ‘the sky is falling’ nor ‘move along, nothing to see here.’ Vigilance for 2016 and beyond is appropriate,” writes Megan McArdle.

National Commentary

Everyone wants police reform. But how do we achieve it?

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We must do something to reduce the growing tension between police and communities of color. The hard part is finding common ground.

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