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Staff Columns

Kauai really something to crow about

KAUAI, Hawaii — It’s 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and I can’t sleep. It isn’t simply because it’s already 9 a.m. back home, either....


Recreation

Northern Utah golfers proclaim 'best winter ever'

OGDEN — Winter golfing in northern Utah is not for the faint of heart. Steven Rawlings recalls one time golfing with his son in the dead of winter....


Standard Deviations

Leave it to NASA to make redirecting asteroids boring

And to think it had such a promising title, too. “Asteroid Redirect Mission.” What, are you kidding me? A mission to redirect an asteroid? Those three...


Staff Columns

Schools, teachers failing us? What about students, parents?

So, who’s with me? Feel like getting a little hate mail this week? If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a reporter and columnist over the years,...


Standard Deviations

Are you ready for some baseball? (Roughly 7,290 hours, to be

Well, it’s official. The gruelling winter of 2014-’15 is finally over. How do we know this? Because the other day the animated logo on the web page for...




Opinion

Mad about March? Time for some nonstop college hoops

The Madness that is March begins! In this week’s installment of “Saal in 60 Seconds (or so),” the basketballer with the mad skillz looks at the...


Standard Deviations

Sunshine Week: Bigger than Christmas?

How is Sunshine Week not every bit as big as Christmas or the Fourth of July? No disrespect to my fellow Christians or patriots, but I would argue that the...


Government

Transparency audit: Some city performances spotty

This is part two of a four-part series on local government transparency in the Top of Utah. For an explanation of our transparency auditing process, see...


Government

Several Top of Utah cities score highly in transparency

This is part one of a four-part series on local government transparency in the Top of Utah. For an explanation of our transparency auditing process, see...


Standard Deviations

Lawsuit over teacher-student sex? Guess who ends up paying

It’s sad when you can’t decide which is worse — the alleged perpetrator, or the alleged victim. It’s been almost a year and a half since...

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