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Our View: Altice wise to plead guilty

More female police officers, more female prosecutors and more female judges may be factors contributing to more female teachers being charged, prosecuted and...


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Our View: Utah shouldn't forget rainy-day fund

Utah was doing a good job of maintaining its rainy-day reserve fund since the Great Recession. But like other U.S. states has seen its efforts drop off in recent...


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Our View: Inconvenient hearings on science standards

Utah’s science standards for students grades 6 through 8 are in need of an upgrade. They are 10 years old, which means they were written before many mobile...


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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to Utah for bucking the national trend and showing an increase in minority enrollment at its state colleges. Granted the overall numbers are low, but...


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Our View: Nation needs its tax collectors

“Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don't take it all.“ -- George Harrison, from the song “Taxman“ From the Bible to the...




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Our View: Keep good landlord program

It is unfortunate that a recent forum at Weber State University regarding Ogden’s Good Landlord Program didn’t include any advocates for the program....


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Our View: Build more apartments

In Utah, with its large families, it is not unusual for parents to have adult children trying to get out on their own while there are still younger children at home....


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Our View: Judge correct on river access

Judge Keith Kelly made the right decision when he ruled in favor of granting public access to a popular fishing and canoeing section of the Weber River above...


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Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to Ogden City for coming up with a plan to jumpstart revitalization of the east-central part of town between 20th and 30th Streets. The plan, called...


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Our View: Flag apps that encourage school 'swats'

Remember when we used to swat flies? Or a swatting at school meant a form of corporal punishment? Now a disturbing social trend has developed in which a person can...


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