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Guest op-ed: United States not as indivisible as it once was

Most know of the column in Parade magazine called "Ask Marilyn" (Marilyn Vos Savant, supposedly the world's highest IQ at the time). In the early 1990s, she was asked the question "What internal situation do you feel poses the largest threat to the well-being of the United States?" Her response ...

Murray: Change the pressure pushing down on you

“Pressure pushing down on me.” For the last couple of months, I have had Queen’s “Under Pressure” on high-rotation on my playlist. I know the pressure is bad because I actually enjoy my morning run when no one can talk to me, and I can’t answer any texts or emails. Under any normal ...

Guest op-ed: Should we amend the Constitution?

An important question lurking in the background today is whether we need a Constitutional Convention to fix large problems that have popped up in recent decades. If we fix things in the Constitution, then nobody can make a law to change them, because things in the Constitution are set in stone. ...

Guest op-ed: A Halloween Christmas list

I always go a little crazy at Christmas time. OK, maybe a lot crazy. I love looking through the catalogs which used to come earlier and earlier each year. Maybe they still do, I wouldn’t know. Since I’ve been dumb enough to buy some things, I get them year-round now. That means that, every ...

Guest op-ed: Building the future together

In our August school board meeting, the Weber Board of Education determined to place a school bond initiative on the November ballot. This is a decision that our board never takes lightly! Bonding is the funding mechanism that a school district uses to manage enrollment growth and replacement ...

Guest op-ed: Ogden’s efforts to weaponize land

What can be said when the family farm is taken? Then years later, that same land is used as a weapon against follow-on generations to destroy their health and drive them from their homes? In 1940, the residents of the rural communities of Marriott and Slaterville were asked to give up their ...

Guest op-ed: Getting young people to engage in politics

The why is just as important as the how. How do we get young people to vote and engage in politics? There is extreme difficulty in answering this question. Part of this difficulty arises from the different places this question might arise. Various political and ideological interests, as well ...

Guest op-ed: Why is my child acting out?

Children experience many biological and chemical changes while growing. Some begin to act more withdrawn, irritable, or sad. If this is the case, they may be experiencing the effects of ACEs. Adverse Childhood Experiences exist among all populations worldwide; not a single race, ethnicity, or ...

Andrews: Take care of yourself and others

Last week, I found myself in a great deal of inexplicable pain. Normally, I would try to push through because there is so much to accomplish. Unfortunately, the pain became blinding, and all I could do was cry. This situation required medical attention. I’d been dealing with the pain for a ...