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Our View: Boy Scouts make the right decision

Bagley Boy Scouts

We approve of the Boy Scouts of America ending its absolute ban on gay adult leaders while retaining the right of church-affiliated Scout troops to keep the ban. We also respect the decision of The...

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Our View: Swastika tagging disturbing

Ben Lomond High School in Ogden was tagged with graffiti. That’s not unusual; schools play pranks, particularly during rivalry sports events. However, the...


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Our View: Boy Scouts make the right decision

We approve of the Boy Scouts of America ending its absolute ban on gay adult leaders while retaining the right of church-affiliated Scout troops to keep the ban....


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Our View: Protect streams from coal mining

The Obama administration has proposed a rule that would prevent coal mining within 100 feet of streams. That makes sense; we don’t need coal debris flowing...


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Our View: How to screw up Medicaid

We're not at all surprised at the cypher of a Medicaid deal that a six-member group has "reached" to expand Medicaid in Utah. No one really expected the group to...


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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up: To Roy dancer Hailee Payne, for her success on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.” The 20-year-old dancer is still in the running...




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Our View: Heroin addiction going mainstream

Heroin addiction is a growing problem, not just in the U.S. but in Utah. From 2002 to 2013, Utah saw a 42 percent increase in heroin deaths. There were 91 in 2013,...


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Our View: Remember pioneers' resolve

We wish our readers a wonderful Pioneer Day in the Top of Utah. Take advantage of the activities, enjoy the Grand Parade on Ogden’s Washington Boulevard this...


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Our View: Don't limit water at parks

The National Park Service wants to reduce the amount of plastic dumped in trash cans, or worse, in streams by hikers who drink from disposable water bottles. But...


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Our View: Polygamy, gay marriage not similar issues

Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right, the perceived rights of polygamous marriages has tried to edge into the debate....


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Our View: Ogden's million-dollar bet

Six members of the Ogden City Council have agreed to transfer $1 million in Business Depot Ogden lease revenue to help subsidize a redevelopment project. Few...


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